Bojan Bakic scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, including a key basket and a pair of free throws to hold of a late Swans Gmunden rally as KK Buducnost earned a 72-79 road win in Austria to remain tied for first place in Group E. The game was as close as could be through three periods, before Buducnost opened the final period on fire riding Bakic to a 10-point lead. Ian Boylan led a spirited Gmunden comeback to within 2, but Bakic stood tall down the stretch to secure the victory. Buducnost won its fourth straight to improve to 4-1 before visiting co-group leader Triumph Lyubertsy next week. Gmunden meanwhile fell to 2-3 and will host third place Benetton Fribourg in a key encounter next week. Vladimir Micov posted 12 points and 9 rebounds, while Vladislav Dragojlovic added 11 points for the winning team. Deteri Mayes led Gmunden with 26 points, Boylan added 18 points and 7 assists and Matthias Mayer scored 10 in defeat.
The game was close from the very beginning. Marko Popovic's basket and Dragojlovic's free throw gave the visitors a 0-3 start, but that would prove to be the biggest lead of the first period, which featured five lead changes and five ties. That pattern remained early in the second period until Dragojlovic heated up and helped Buducnost to a 25-30 advantage. Andreas Helmigk cut it to just 1 point, but Ivan Maras kept the visitors ahead at halftime, 33-37. Mayes scored 5 straight midway through the third to put the hosts on top once more and despite Buducnost tying the score twice more, Gmunden held a narrow 53-51 lead heading into the fourth quarter. However Buducnost came out firing in the fourth quarter: Dragojlovic tied the game, Bakic hit a three and Buducnost continued to score until it led 59-69. Boylan led the Swans back with a 10-2 run and a Mayer capped that run with a big three to make it 69-71, but Bakic rose to the occasion with a clutch basket and then hit a pair of free throws in the last minute to seal the win.