Tuesday, November 30

Ludwigsburg conceded first defeat in the Champions League

The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg suffered a defeat in the Basketball Champions League for the first time this season. The Swabians lost to the Italian representative Sassari.

The previously undefeated group A leaders lost 75:82 (27:36) to the Italian club Banco di Sardegna Sassari on matchday four. The team from Sardinia achieved their first victory.

After just under six minutes, the Ludwigsburg had only scored two points and were already two-digit behind (2:14). The guests hit their threes too weak and committed too many ball losses. Nevertheless, the Bundesliga basketball team was able to shorten the gap between them a little (27:36). Justin Simon (best thrower with 26 points) not only led Ludwigsburg after the break, with eight points in a 13-0 run the American had briefly put the guests in the lead.

8-0 run by Sassari no longer catches up Ludwigsburg

The game now picked up speed, with an 8-0 run Sassari regained momentum at the end of the third round. In the fourth quarter, Ludwigsburg’s defense found it difficult to stop Sassari: The guests couldn’t get closer than three points. Despite the defeat, Ludwigsburg remains in first place in the table and has a good chance of reaching the next round. Two games are still pending in the group stage.


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