Alonso: basketball players “the Basque country” has earned more respect in the match of Euroleague with CSKA
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MOSCOW, April 20. /Offset. TASS Sergey Fuchs/. The players of the Spanish “Basque” was worthy of at least overtime in the second match of the series 1/4 finals of the basketball Euroleague with CSKA, the team deserved more respect. This opinion was expressed to journalists the head coach of the Spanish team of Sito Alonso.
On Thursday, CSKA at home defeated the “Basque country” with a score of 84:82. The Russian team took the series to three victories of 2-0. At the last second the hosts forward Kyle Hines converted two decisive free throws for violating it.
“CSKA have been working hard to win this match, and anyway, CSKA is a great club. We are 90 percent of the group stage were in the top eight, that is why I believe that the “Basque country” deserves respect. But sometimes we need to make double effort to achieve what is seeking CSKA . We deserved more respect, and here I am talking not so much about the last moment of this game, but several episodes in both games,” said Alonso.
“We deserved at least overtime, but we have to keep the faith to win two home games and return here,” he concluded.
The third match of the series will be held in Spain on 25 April.
CSKA beat “Basque country” in the second match of 1/4 final of the Euroleague basketball