When David Blatt’s Darussafaka Istanbul hosted Red Star Belgrade on the final day of the Euroleague season the option was simple – win and you go through to the playoffs, lose and you miss out.
🏀🇷🇸L'Etoile Rouge Belgrade joue sa place en quart de l'Euroleague ce soir face à Darussafaka
Explications d'un miracle dans
basketlemag</a> N°7 <a href="https://t.co/YCuPaoxdkj">pic.twitter.com/YCuPaoxdkj</a></p>— BASKET LE MAG (basketlemag) 7 avril 2017
The hosts started with a ten-nil run and maintained their double-digit lead for most of the game.
Wannamaker and Wilbekin
They were led by the attacking duo Brad Wannamaker and Scott Wilbekin, who scored 22 and 16 points respectively.
In the third quarter the visitors managed to reduce the lead to only three points but they were unlucky with their long shots.
There was only one success out of 16 attempts.
With less than four minutes to go there was a 13 point deficit – thanks to the outstanding Wannamaker.
In the end it was a ‘blow-out’ – Darussafaka regained the momentum and won 78-62.
As the Euroleague reg. season draws to an end, Darussafaka clinches the last spot in the playoffs! Party time! Thank you
moerman42</a> ! ❤🏀👌 <a href="https://t.co/bly9d0I4bh">pic.twitter.com/bly9d0I4bh</a></p>— Romain Hanskens (teamfrozzie) 7 avril 2017