After being down the whole game, making two good comebacks Kalev managed to take the lead 72:71 lead with four minutes to go. But after making mistakes in some crucial plays, Chris Czerapowicz made a clutch three with 9 seconds to go to give Tsmoki a comfortable 4 point lead. Branko Mirkovic made a quick three at the end but it was not enough as the hosts made 2 of 2 of their free-throws with 0,6 seconds left and no time-outs. What happened 1,5 seconds before the end will probably haunt Briscoe a little bit as he tried to miss the layup for a free-throw chance but it went in despite throwing the ball at the rim.
Briscoe finished with 27 points for BC Kalev/Cramo while Mirkovic added 15. For Tsmoki, 37-year old Aliaksandr Kudrautsau had a nice outing wit 23 points while with the clutch three, Czerapowicz had 20 points. Despite having better shooting percentages Kalev just wasn’t able to even out the free-throw game the hosts had 30 points from the charity stripe against our 17, which was one of the key factors.