Arged BMSLAM Stal weather early storm to stay perfect and advance to Final
TEL AVIV (Israel) - Arged BMSLAM Stal continued their perfect record in this season's FIBA Europe Cup as they defeated CSM CSU Oradea 77-66 to advance to Sunday's final.
The Polish side overturned a double-digit deficit to run out convincing winners and set up a repeat showdown with Ironi Ness Ziona from the Regular Season.
Turning point: Oradea were first to make their move, after an even start at 11-11, as they used a 10-0 run to take control, but their opponents hit back with an 18-3 spell across quarters to surge ahead. Arged BMSLAM Stal took the second period 25-8 to consolidate their advantage, and they would stay in the ascendancy en route to victory.
Game hero(es): Denzel Andersson provided the early spark for Arged BMSLAM Stal with the Swedish forward posting 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field. Trey Kell enjoyed a final flourish to finish with a game-high of 19 points along with 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
Stats don't lie: That second quarter did the damage with Oradea held to just eight points having made a bright start with 24 points in the opening 10 minutes. It was a controlled display from Arged BMSLAM Stal with just 6 turnovers in the contest as they overcame an early wobble.
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