End of story for Crvena Zvezda Telekom in Eurocup

allan ray

Very cold shower for Crvena Zvezda Telekom and their fans just two days after big celebration in Serbian Cup.

Today, in Game 5 in Eurocup Last 16, Crvena Zvezda Telekom lost in crucial game against Ratiopharm Ulm and lost all chances for Eurocup Quarterfinals.

Ratiopharm Ulm played better in most of this game and deserved this road game. They celebrated with 92-78.

Ray Allan led Ratiopharm Ulm in fantastic role as he scored 26 points, Steven Esterkamp scored 20 points, Lance Jeter added 15 points.

In Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Igor Rakocevic scored 24 points, Michael Scott and Rasko Katic scored 11 points each.

I am sure that all we expected much much more in this game from Crvena Zvezda Telekom, especially after they won Radivoj Korac Cup trophy two days ago.

Some will say, they were tired, blah blah blah, but this is not excuse for this game tonight. You can be tired but still give your maximum.

There were too many ups and downs during this game, and not much ideas in offense. Defense wasn’t good in first half, bit better in second, but still not enough for Ratiopharm Ulm who had great shooting evening.

Next Tuesday, Crvena Zvezda Telekom will play last game in Eurocup Last 16 against Galatasaray Medical Park. Too bad, this game won’t change things.

In meantime, at Sunday, February 17, Crvena Zvezda Telekom will meet Partizan mt:s again, this time in Game 21 in ABA Adriatic league.

Tough schedule for Crvena Zvezda Telekom in last several days and it will continue. But, as I said, no excuses for this defeat.

Photo: augsburger-allgemeine.de