Start Lublin outlasted TBL champs and Euroleague participant Stelmet Zielona Gora 82-78 on Sunday evening to record its thir win in the season. The unexpected result as Start Lublin played first game with Michal Sikora as head coach (took over team after Pawel Turkiewicz left) and Stelmet ZG was undefeated in TBL since May 30! It's more shocking when we compare Euroleague budget with only 150k euro spent for all players in Start.
The game was mostly controlled by Stelmet, but in the last quarter Start shocked everyone. Grzegorz Malecki (195-G/F-84, agency: Mateusz Jodlowski) scored the final 6 points and the visitors missed makeable shots and made crucial turnover in the closing seconds to leave the victory in Lublin.
Igor Chumakov 16-PTS; 6-RT; 3-AS; 1-BS; 23 min