this Spanish basketball team lost in Georgia this Monday in the 2023 World Cup qualifiers The young man appeared when his rival had largely covered him and managed to annoy the locals. Rati Andronikashvili, who plays in NCAA, will give victory to his team ACB Thad McFadden and Giorgi Shermadini and Toko Shengelia were also decisive.
Spain has already secured a move to the next stage of these knockout rounds, but victories over advancing opponents like Georgia are dragging into the second stage, so coach Sergio Scariolo had stressed the importance of a match. The team didn’t know how to take advantage of this moment when they managed to destroy their opponent and were doomed to fail. Tight end, in which he gave up the initiative due to his failure.
Realizing the potential of their opponent in the match, Spain neutralized Shengelia and Shermadini from the very beginning, but the residents did not lose their calm. While McFadden was very active, he put good pressure on the ball and shot long distance shots that allowed him to close the first quarter on top, without letting the Spanish team catch up in attack. Given the turmoil on offense, Sergio Scariolo ran his team but the locals they stopped by mistake in every counterattack He tried to open the Georgian hoop from the 6’75 line, but from that point on, his 7’0 shot allowed the locals to open a small margin (21-16, m.13).
A break from Scariolo awakened Spain, helped by the return of Joel Parra and the vitality of Jaime Fernández, boosting the pace of his actions. The locals realized how they lost the tight control they had exercised during the accident, but they managed to get there. rest ahead and with maximum income thanks to a Shengelia basket on the buzzer (37-31, m.20).
This blow and the break in between prevented Spain’s recovery, but Georgia did not adapt in the hit. Shock hardened, failures multiplied however, the appearance of Xabi López-Arosrgui at both ends of the pitch allowed the team to maintain the pressure. Ferran Bassas’ trio equalized the match and Jaime Pradilla’s basket completed the comeback (41-43, m.27).
Despite losing control the natives did not leave. The intense attrition work on McFadden made it difficult for him to score, but the nationalized player’s perseverance and Shengelia’s deployment on either side of the track allowed him to reach the end with options and even take the lead (60-59, m). .38).
López-Arostegui’s trio was involved when Georgia threatened to take off, and the match was decided either heads or tails. Andronikashvili took the risk and won a steal against Bassas, but Darío Brizuela’s three-pointer tied the game with eighteen seconds left and Shengelia could not escape without delay.
Brizuela claimed responsibility for the attacker but Andronikashvili gave the initiative back to the locals with a steal and almost eight points in a row. Parra narrowed the score, but with just over half a minute to go, McFadden made a three-pointer.
82 – Georgia (15+22+7+23+15): McFadden (16), Andronikashvili (17), Sanadze (8), Shengelia (12), Shermadini (18) -five marches- Bakradze (-), Bekauri ( 5), Bokolishvili (-), Burjanadze (3) and Jintcharaze (3).
76 – Spain (14+17+16+20+9): Colom (-), López-Arostegui (14), Parra (11), Pradilla (6), Guerra (10) -five starts- Barreiro (-), Bassas (10), Fernández (3), Sima (2), Brizuela (12), Diez (4) and Saiz (4).
Referees: Glisic (SER), Vojinovic (MNE) and Prpa (Serbia). They eliminated the local Jintcharaze.
Events: The match corresponding to the qualifying windows for the 2023 World Cup, played in front of 8,000 spectators at the Tbilisi Arena in Tbilisi.