By Stefan Djordjevic / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hapoel Holon almost let a sure win get away from them but, in the end, they were victorious with 75-71 on the scoreboard against Tsmoki-Minsk.
Chris Johnson scored 22 points followed by C.J. Harris’ 18 and Isaiah Miles’ 12 points. For Tsmoki, Andrei Rahozenka scored 15 in addition to Maksim Salash’s 13 and Aliaksei Trastsinetski’s 12 points.
Tsmoki was ahead at halftime (34-31), however, Holon was the team with full control in the fourth quarter (71-61), that is, until the three-minute mark. The hosts put on a 10-2 run to have a shot at victory but Guy Pnini’s and CJ Harris’s calm free-throw shooting allowed Holon to survive.
With this outcome, both teams now hold a 2-2 record in Group C as they race for a spot in the playoffs. It should be noted that Tsmoki has the tiebreaker advantage due to the 79-69 win in the first duel back in November.
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