Istanbul (dpa / lsw) - After the first defeat in the Champions League, the basketball players of the MHP giants Ludwigsburg quickly look ahead again. "Now it's time to focus on the next game," said coach Joshua King after the 63-77 win against Darussafaka on Wednesday evening, but he also criticized: "If you allow 21 turnovers, it's almost impossible to close the game win. Also, we just didn't throw well and missed too many points."
The previously unbeaten Ludwigsburg defended their lead in Group E despite the defeat. However, Hapoel Jerusalem now also have seven points in the table to catch up with the Swabians. In the first encounter just under a month ago, the Bundesliga side had clearly won in Istanbul. As a result, the MHP giants at least won the direct comparison against the Turks.
On December 13th there will be a top game against Jerusalem in the MHP Arena. With a win, the Bundesliga side could lay the foundation for group victory at the Danish representative Bakken Bears seven days later before the final duel.