Another antagonist has been added to the nightmares of Tartu University/Rock fans: namely, point guard Tanel Soku. Already back-to-back title-holders with nine consecutive wins in Estonian league championship series over Rock, BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn made it 10 last night thanks to Soku’s heroics.
In a back-and-forth game, Rain Veideman was ultimately sent to the free-throw line as Rock held a one-point advantage with about three seconds remaining. Unfortunately for his side, Veideman hit just one of the two FTs to give the challengers a 71-69 lead but leaving Tallinn with no timeouts.
And then this happened.
Soku was high-scorer in the match with 19 points, with none more important than these. Tallinn, Estonia’s representative in both the Baltic and VTB United Leagues, is now up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series and could be on the way to an unprecedented-in-Estonia third consecutive championship series sweep. Poor, poor TU/Rock…