Antwerp tonight in the Lotto Arena for a piece of basketbalgeschiedenis taken care of. With still a day to go in the group stage of the Champions League, put the Giants after a 67-63 victory against the French Dijon for the eighth-finals. Never previously managed a Belgian team.
Antwerp was allowed with 18 points losses of Dijon, and a place in the knock-out stages of the Champions League was within. That cop wanted the Giants for their own audience happy event with a seventh victory in group C. Under the impulse of a big hitter Ismael Bako beat the home team immediately a gap of 12 points after the first quarter. That lead was to the rest even further deepened (36-20). After the break, took out the Antwerp foot of the accelerator.
The team of coach Roel Moors captures the final batter in the fourth place, and punch along with AEK, Hapoel and Bamberg to the play-offs. On the slotspeeldag in group C are going to Antwerp still visit pouleleider AEK in Athens. That unnecessary prestigeduel on 6 February. Possible places also Filou Ostend that day for the eighth finals of the Champions League. The Belgian champion needs only to win of Strasbourg in the Versluys Arena. (belga)