Credit: Baskonia
Credit Baskonia

Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz won the trophy in their first pre-season competition. EuroLeague's team met the Italian squad Dinamo Sassari, participants of the Basketball Champions League, and defeated them handily 84-72

The Spanish team was in control of the game during the first quarter, finishing up by 7 points (23-16). Newcomers Baldwin, Marinkovic, and Fontecchio were the main characters during the first 10 minutes of action.

In the second quarter, Dinamo Sassari were able to get back on track thanks to a 12-0 run, organized by Logan and Clemmons. However, Baskonia's 3-point shots and fast-break buckets restored the lead. After two quarters the Basques were up by 12 points (46-34).

Baskonia started the second half with good energy and maintained control of the game. Marinkovic and Giedraitis had a good stretch, as their club's lead increased to 13 points (66-53).

The fourth quarter did not bring any surprises. The Basques finished the contest with a comfortable victory.

Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: Peters 15, Baldwin 14 (7 rebounds, 5 assists), Giedraitis 13, Nnoko 13 (10 rebounds), Marinkovic 11, Fontecchio 10, Granger 4 (5 assists), Enoch 4.

Dinamo Sassari: Clemmons 16, Mekowulu 11, Logan 10 (3 assists), Battle 10 (5 rebounds), Burnell 7, Bendzius 6, Gentile 5, Borra 5, Treier 2 (3 assists).

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