Barcelona won the Athens Panathinaikos Opap at 97:89 (13:16, 23:17, 22:23, 17:17, 22:14) overtime.
Schmidt started the game in the top five and spent 22 minutes and 49 seconds on the court, scoring four points, winning one rebound, passing twice, intercepting the ball once and blocking one shot. He made one of two two-point throws in the basket, but the two “thirds” flew past the basket. Schmidt also threw two free throws.
He also earned four personal notes and scored three efficiency points. The player of the Latvian national team was prevented from obtaining the accumulated notes for more playing time. Schmidt earned his fourth note in the attack in the middle of the third quarter and did not go on the pitch for the next ten minutes.
The top scorer with 24 points in the Barcelona team was Cory Higgins, who also had seven rebounds, and 20 points for Brandon Davis. In the Panathinaikos Opap team, Marcus Foster scored 24 points.
One of the referee’s judges was Latvia’s leading judge Oleg Latishev.
Meanwhile, Kaunas “Žalgiris” defeated Istanbul “Anadolu Efes” in their square with 89:73 (25:16, 16:19, 25:20, 23:18), celebrating the fourth success in a row.
The Lithuanian team was the most successful with 17 points and five rebounds, Nigel Heess, while Brian Danston stood out with 20 points in the Istanbul club.
Although the number of people with Covid-19 in Lithuania has been growing almost as fast as in Latvia in recent days, the game “Žalgiris” was watched by 5011 fans in the arena.
On Thursday, a game against Belgrade’s “Crvena zvezda mts” was also scheduled for Rihards Lomaža’s Wilelban ASVEL, but a team of three people was diagnosed with Covid-19 five days ago.
It has already been reported that the CSKA basketball players of Moscow still won the ULEB Euroleague game on Wednesday without the leader of the Latvian team Jānis Strēlnieks. CSKA won the “Fenerbahche Beko” in Istanbul in the overtime with 78:77.
“Žalgiris” leads the tournament with four successes, “Barcelona” is third with three successes, while CSKA has accumulated two successes in three matches and occupies the ninth position.
Also this season, ten countries with 18 teams are represented in the Euroleague, which is the same as in the previous season. The teams will play a two-round tournament, with the top eight entering the playoffs. The Euroleague champion will be determined in Cologne, where the final four tournament will take place.
This year, the champion was not determined, the tournament ended six rounds before the end of the regular championship.
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