Telekom Baskets Bonn have reached the Final Four of the Basketball Champions League. On Tuesday, the Rhinelanders won the decisive third quarter-final game against the French team Straßburg IG 83:77 (44:46) and won the series 2:1. The final tournament has not yet been scheduled.
The guests had a much better start and were leading 26:21 after the first quarter. Straßburg extended the lead to 33:23 (14th minute). But thanks to the once again strong US duo TJ Shorts and Javontae Hawkins, Bonn closed the gap to 44:46 at the break.
Coach Tuomas Iisalo's team confirmed their good form after the break. With 54:50 (25th) the Baskets turned the match around for the time being and showed a good reaction even after being 63:65 behind (30th). The Bundesliga side started the final quarter with a 13:2 run (76:67/35) and never gave up their lead.
The best pitcher was Spielmacher Shorts with 24 points. Hawkins (15) and Sebastian Herrera (13) were also convincing.
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