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McLean helps Alba Berlin beat the Spurs 94-93

Jamel McLean's buzzer beater clinches 94-93 win for Alba Berlin over the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker from France, left, and ALBA's Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann, rear, and Alex Renfroe from the US, right, challenge for the ...
San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green throws the ball during an NBA Global Games basketball match between US team San Antonio Spurs and German team ALBA Berl...

Germany Baskeball San Antonio Spurs ALBA Berlin

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker from France, left, and ALBA's Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann, rear, and Alex Renfroe from the US, right, challenge for the ...

Germany Baskeball San Antonio Spurs ALBA Berlin

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green throws the ball during an NBA Global Games basketball match between US team San Antonio Spurs and German team ALBA Berl...

BERLIN (AP) -- Jamel McLean's score at the buzzer gave Alba Berlin a 94-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, handing the NBA champion a dramatic defeat in its first preseason game.

The American contributed 18 points for the eight-time German champion, which rallied after a slow start by winning all but the first quarter.

Tony Parker scored 28 for the Spurs, with Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard finishing on 14 apiece. Duncan had 10 rebounds.

Alex King opened the scoring with a 3-pointer for the hosts, but the Spurs replied instantly through Parker and quickly carved out a 16-point lead. Alba fought back, however, and clinched it through McLean's buzzer beater.

The Spurs' next game on the NBA Global Games tour is Saturday at six-time Turkish champion Fenerbahce in Istanbul.


Updated : 2021-04-15 01:19 GMT+08:00