AEK get revenge against Jerusalem - Gameday 8, Tuesday Round Up
MIES (Switzerland) - The Basketball Champions League returned on Tuesday after a two-week hiatus, with no bigger result than AEK avenging their only loss on the season to Jerusalem.
Here's a round up of all the action:
Besiktas Sompo Japan vs medi Bayreuth
medi Bayreuth rode an incredible performance from Kassius Robertson to a 74-92 win over Besiktas Sompo Japan.
Robertson finished with 31 points, in a game that was tied at 70 with less than five minutes to play before the visitors ended the contest on a 20-4 run.
Robertson went 9-of-10 from the field, without a miss in the second half, Andreas Seiferth had 16 points and 9 rebounds, and DeMon Brooks scored 13 points before fouling out in 23 minutes.
Jason Rich had 17 and Robin Benzing 15 for Besiktas, who fall to 3-5.
Notable Number: 100 - the percentage Robertson shot in the second half, as he went 8-of-8, including 5-of-5 from beyond the arc.
CEZ Nymburk vs JDA Dijon
JDA Dijon picked up their second win of the season; both against CEZ Nymburk, with an 89-78 victory on the road.
Dijon pulled away in the second quarter and led by as many as 17 on their way to victory, which will serve as a confidence booster to start the second half of the Regular Season.
David Holston had 18 of his 20 points in the second half, going 7-of-9 from the field, and adding 8 assists to lead the French side, who had six players in double digits. Obi Emegano, Alexandre Chassang, and Ryan Pearson had 12 each.
Petr Benda and Bracey Wright had 12 each to lead CEZ Nymburk, as both teams stand at 2-6.
Notable Number: 50 - the percentage JDA Dijon shot from beyond the arc, shooting 11-of-22.
Promitheas Patras vs Filou Oostende
Filou Oostende escaped Greece with an 88-84 win over Promitheas Patras, for their second consecutive road victory.
Neither team led by more than six in a game that went down to the wire, as the visitors overcame a 33-point outing from Tony Meier. Taking the lead on a Vincent Kesteloot lay up with 6:49 to play, Oostende held off every Promitheas charge, as they were never able to quite get over the hump.
TJ Williams had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, and Nedim Buza added 14 for Oostende, whilst Rion Brown had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Promitheas.
Notable Number: 16 - the total number of lead changes that occurred as neither team could gain commanding control.
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs AEK
AEK avenged their only loss of the season to Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem in their opener, winning their seventh straight game with a 83-70 victory in Israel.
AEK improved to 7-1 in the top-of-the-table Group C clash, handing Jerusalem just their second loss on the season at 6-2.
After the game was tied up at 61 early in the fourth, AEK used a 13-4 sparked by Jonas Maciulis to take control down the stretch.
AEK's Malcolm Griffin exploded for 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, having had just 21 points combined in his last four Basketball Champions League games, with Vince Hunter adding 16 points and 8 rebounds, whilst Howard Sant-Roos added 13.
James Feldeine's 16 points led Jerusalem, with TaShawn Thomas having a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Notable Number: 51.3 - AEK's shooting percentage from inside the three-point line, as they converted at solid efficiency.
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs Iberostar Tenerife
Iberostar Tenerife showed their resilience with a 99-92 overtime victory on the road against Telekom Baskets Bonn.
Despite losing Thaddus Mcfadden just four minutes in, Tenerife stayed on track to stay atop of Group B at 7-1, taking control in the extra period.
Bonn will be frustrated after being within reach on multiple occasions, using Martin Breunig's late free throws to force the overtime.
Sebas Saiz registered a team-high 19 points off the bench, Tim Abromaitis had 16 points and 8 rebounds, whilst Colton Iverson and Javier Beiran had 15 each,
Joshua Mayo was superb as he scored 25 for the hosts, and Breunig finished with 19, but it would not prevent the defeat.
Notable Number: 51 - the number of points Tenerife got from the bench, led by Saiz.
Telenet Giants Antwerp vs Lietkabelis
Telenet Giants Antwerp got their second win of the season against Lietkabelis, protecting home court with a 70-64 victory.
Yoeri Schoepen came up huge with a big three to make it a two-possession game with 20 seconds remaining, and drain the life out of the visitors.
Tyler Kalinoski had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, Paris Lee contributed 13 points, and Jae'Sean Tate joined them in double digits with 10.
Marko Cakarevic was the only Lietkabelis player to reach double figures with 10.
Notable Number: 23.1 - the percentage shooting Lietkabelis were held to from beyond the arc, as they went 3-for-13.
SIG Strasbourg vs Petrol Olimpija
SIG Strasbourg held off Petrol Olimpija with a 81-73 win at home to improve to 5-3 on the season.
Youssoupha Fall came up with some big plays down the stretch as he dominated the glass and converted on the inside to finish with 17 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Jerell Eddie had 12 points and knocked down a dagger three pointer to put Strasbourg up 8 with 1:15 to play.
Mardie Collins added 18 points and 5 assists for the hosts, whilst Olimpija received some big performances from a number of young players, including 21 year old Roko Badzim who had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, but they fell to 1-7 at the bottom of Group D.
Notable Number: 18 - the number of offensive rebounds Strasbourg hauled in, as they won the battle of the boards.