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Crazy finish in Basketball Championship League

48 seconds to go, down 8 points. You'd need a miracle to pull that one off. Well, last night in Bamberg a miracle happened. Bamberg (Germany) was leading 82:74 against Fuenlabrada (Spain) and the game seemed as good as done. Your only chance would be to make quick threes and foul, hoping the opposing team would miss free throws.

O'Leary scores a three - 82:77 - foul and one made free throw by Rice - 83:77 - Bellas scores an and-one, sinks the free throw - 83:80 - foul and both free throws made by Rice - 85:80 - Enyega makes a three with the luckiest bounce ever - 85:83 - foul and one free throw made by Rice - 86:83. All of this happened in 33 seconds of game time. At this point, Bamberg decides to change their strategy and foul. Popovic scored both free throws for Fuenlabrada and the score is 86:85 with 9 seconds to go.

Bamberg inbounds the ball and after 5 seconds there is a foul. 4 seconds to go, Stuckey makes both free throws and it is 88:85. Victory is within reach. Bamberg decides to foul again and then it gets wild. Cruz makes his first one - 88:86. According to FIBA rules, the ball has to touch the rim for the attempt to be legit. This is what got Tony Parker once who forgot the European rules, just slammed it against the glass hoping to get it back. Let's just say it didn't really end well for Tony or the glass.

Back to Cruz. He intentionally missed so the ball would touch the rim and then the Spanish team got really lucky. A player from the German team tipped the ball out and Fuenlabrada had possession again. They inbounded the ball and in one of the best Steph Curry impersonations ever, Cruz made a three from the parking lot for the win! Final score, Bamberg 88:89 Fuenlabrada.

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