Norris Cole made everyone in Moraca stand on their feet and brought victory to Buducnost over Darüşşafaka, showing why he had a notable NBA career and two championship rings. The US defender scored for the "Blue" for a score of 75:74, just 3.4 seconds before the end.
"We did not start the way we wanted, but we regrouped at half-time. We remained united, we believed in one another, invested much more energy in the second half. Energy, defense and attacking solutions were the key to victory. In the sequel, Jackson hit important shots, Big G (Bitadze) controlled the floor, captain Gordic allowed us to play in our rhythm. That's what we want," said Cole.
Edwin Jackson was the most effective with 18 points
"This win gives us hope we can do much better; we have two important games at home, everything is possible. We won against big teams here; we will host Real and Gran Canarias next. It's essential not to be the last, and now we can optimistically look ahead. We always do our best; we leave our heart on the floor. Sometimes the game turns to our advantage, and sometimes it slips away. Today we were lucky, I hope we will have it in the future," said Jackson.
Text by Vijesti Sport, on January 11th 2019, read more at Vijesti