Belgian training in three lessons. Thus, the Czechs lost hope of a direct World Cup lead

Basketball player Jan Veselý played the best game this season in the European League, but did not prevent Fenerbahce Istanbul’s narrow loss to Barcelona 74:76. The Czech national team scored 24 points and was the game’s top scorer. He added eight rebounds.

Until the last minute, Fenerbahçe was five points behind, but thanks to Veselý he was hoping for a turnaround. The Czech player was fouled 43 seconds before the end, converted a free throw, jumped the ball after another imprecise and reduced it to 72:74. In the end, the home team tried again to bring the ball back to Veselý, but to no avail. However, Devin Booker reached it and leveled with an uncompromising smash. The last event came out for the guests – in the last second Nikola Mirotič decided on a difficult shooting position, which had not shone until then. He missed all six threes and finished the game with eight points.

The Turkish team have lost the fourth of their six games, while Barcelona have maintained their 100% balance and lead the competition.

European Basketball League – Round 6: Fenerbahce Istanbul – FC Barcelona 74:76 (home Veselý 24 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists), Monaco – Crvena zvezda Belgrade 70:62, Olympiakos Piraeus – Alba Berlin 87:83, Maccabi Tel Aviv – Žalgiris Kaunas 76:62, Bayern Munich – Milan 83:77.

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