Logan’s 8 triples lead Alba to dramatic victory
David Logan hit Eurocup season-high 8 three-pointers, including three in the final four minutes, rallying Alba Berlin in a thrilling ending to a 72-70 win over Strasbourg in the German capital on Wednesday night. Alba took control of the game with a 13-2 run to start the second quarter, and had 54-45 after three quarters. But Strasbourg put together a 3-17 run to start the fourth, taking 57-62 lead. But Logan hit his triples, and Reggie Redding scored a game-winning basket for the Berliners to pull out a victory. Logan finished with 24 points, shooting 8 of 12 behind the arc. Redding finished with 10 points, while Jonas Wohlfarth and Vojdan Stojanovski had 9 apiece for Alba. Romain Duport collected 19 points and 8 rebounds for Strasbourg, Louis Campbell scored 12, and Bootsy Thronton 11 in defeat.
A pair of baskets from Jeremy Leloup, and a triple from Axel Toupan helped the visitors to an early 2-9 lead. Jonas Wohlfarth and Vojdan Stojanovski sparked Alba's offense, but Bootsy Thornton who joined Strasbourg before the Last 32, hit a three-pointer as the visitors held 10-17 at the end of the first quarter. But lead did not last long in the second period, opened with a put-back from Reggie Redding, before back-to-back threes from David Logan and Cliff Hammonds put the Berliners in front. Another triple from Logan, and a jumper from Akeem Vargas gave Alba 23-19. Stojanovski from long range, and Redding from close range extended it to 30-23, but Romain Duport scored a pair of baskets, and Louis Campbell scored in the final seconds of the second quarter, cutting it to 34-31 at halftime.
Leloup and Duport hit shots in the early going of the third quarter, but Levon Kendall contributed with an offensive rebound and a jumper for Alba, before Logan’s triple and Redding’s layup made it 44-35. Duport scored twice, and a jumper from Tim Abromaitis cut it to 46-43, but Logan buried back-to-back triples , and Hammonds hit a jumper just before the end-of-quarter buzzer for 54-45. Abromaitis and Louis Campbell hit three-pointers in the early going of the fourth quarter, Duport scored 5 points, including a basket-plus-foul, before Thornton nailed back-to-back triples for 57-62.But Jan-Hendrick Jagla scored couple of baskets from close range, and Logan nailed his sixth shot from long range and 64-64. On the next four shots, Campbell and Leloup hit triples for Strasbourg, but Logan answered after each one for the hosts and 70-70. With the last one, Logan tied Eurocup record for triples made in a single game. Redding scored on a fastbreak to put Alba back in front, and it turned out, scored a game-winner as the hosts survived three-point attempts from Thornton and Antoine Diot in the last 30 seconds.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014