The score is equalized in the final series of the Superleague. Current vice-champion – Kutaisi defeated Delta 82:70 after losing a first match. Final series last until 3 victories and the next two matches will be held in Tbilisi on May 27 and 28.
As for today’s match, it was quite tense and emotional. In fact, Kutaisians won this meeting without a head coach – Kote Tughushi. In the second period, when Kutaisi players broke 17-point lead, Kote went to the court and protested the decision of the referee in one of the episodes. He claimed that Davit Lomidze, a member of his team, didn’t deserve a foul and the opponent simulated. Referees fouled Kote out of the game and Imeretian Club had to start everything over with 38:38.
Tugushi’s job was continued by his assistants, and the players were shattered and they won a leadership with a decent fight until the end of the game. Giorgi Barbaqadze led the winners with 24 points. Akaki Dvalishvili scored 20 points. Jonathan Lee had 13 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Malcolm Drumwright and Artem Shvets were the most effective players in Delta with 13-13 points each.