The Lenovo Tenerife can not with a successful MHP Riesen

Lenovo Tenerife lost this Wednesday the opportunity to take the lead in Group A of the regular phase of the FIBA ​​Champions League, when defeated in Germany against MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (80-69) in a match that dominated the locals from the first moments.

A tough and complicated game for Txus Vidorreta’s squad that, although he never left the game, it was difficult for him to take the initiative, especially in the first two quarters. After the break, the island squad improved and reached four points in the third act, but the locals knew how to hold the visitor pull and regain command of the game and the scoreboard.

The Germans attacked well from the outside, but in front of Lenovo Tenerife responded well especially with the entry of Brazilian Marcelinho Huertas who contributed points and security in attack. At the end of the first quarter, the local advantage was reached by four points (19-15, although before Lenovo Tenerife had been only one point behind (16-15) after two free throws scored by Fitipaldo.

With Wiltjer on the court, already in the second quarter, Lenovo Tenerife found ways to score, but Riesen was more successful and managed to go to ten points in the 14th minute of the game (29-19). This advantage was increased until 31-19 with a German team willing to defend that leadership tooth and nail. With 43-28 the maximum difference was reached so far for MHP Riesen, a difference worked and taking advantage of the lack of success of a Lenovo Tenerife that was difficult to attack.

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After the break, Lenovo Tenerife rose one more point in their defense and began to play more fluidly in attack, although it was difficult for them to score. Little by little the difference on the scoreboard was reduced and after a partial of 2-9, the match settled into an exciting 55-52.

The most difficult thing was done and now it was necessary to finish that good third quarter, but the German team knew how to stand firm, get back on the pitch well and to take clear differences to end up winning by 80-69 and continue to be the leader of this Group A of the FIBA ​​Champions League.

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