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07/11/2018
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Bologna remain perfect, Feldeine explodes - Gameday 5, Wednesday Round Up


MIES (Switzerland) - Gameday 5 came to a close on Wednesday, with three teams remaining perfect and one particularly spectacular offensive outburst.

Read on to find out what happened, whilst you can find Tuesday's round up here.

Besiktas Sompo Japan vs Segafredo Virtus Bologna


Segafredo Virtus Bologna continued their unbeaten start, moving to 5-0 with a 94-90 road win over Besiktas Sompo Japan.

Bologna led for the majority of the game and Besiktas remained in striking distance throughout, but the visitors kept their composure down the stretch to pull out the win.

Tony Taylor led with 21 points, Pietro Aradori added 16 points and Brian Qvale and Kevin Punter finished with 15 each, the former adding 9 rebounds.

Besiktas' Kevin Taylor had 22 points and 7 assists to lead five players into double figures but it would not be enough, as they dropped to 1-4 with the defeat.

Notable Number: 53.6 - the combined percentage both teams shot from the field as they both broke the 90-point barrier.

AEK vs Montakit Fuenlabrada

 
Defending champions AEK dispatched of Fuenlabrada 78-71 to move to 4-1 in Group C action.

After Fuenlabrada momentarily took the lead midway through the third period,  but AEK immediately responded with a 12-0 run sparked by Malcolm Griffin and Vince Hunter to take control the rest of the way.

Hunter went 11-for-16 for 24 points in 28 minutes, and Howard Sant-Roos was the only other player in double figures with 10 points for the home side.

Ian O'Leary had a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double off the bench, and Francisco Cruz had 12 points but the Spanish side dropped to 3-2.

Notable Number: 32 - the number of points AEK scored off turnovers, as they registered 11 steals on the game.

Petrol Olimpija vs Neptunas Klaipeda


Neptunas Klaipeda picked up their first road win with a 97-88 victory over Petrol Olimpija.

The Lithuanian squad almost led entirely from start to finish, and extended their lead to as many as 18 on their way to victory, as they improved to 3-2.

Jerai Grant dunked his way to 16 points and 9 rebounds, Tomas Delininkaitis went 6-for-9 for his 20 point s in just 15 minutes, whilst 20-year-old Gytis Masiulis had 16.

Olimpija received 22 points from Miha Lapornik and 16 from Blaz Mesicek, but the Slovenian champions fell to 1-4.

Notable Number: 67 - the number of points Olimpija received from their bench, but it would not be enough.

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs CEZ Nymburk

 
James Feldeine exploded to lead Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem cruising past CEZ Nymburk 88-64.

Feldeine finished with a Basketball Champions League season-high of 35 points, along with 9 three-pointers, for an unstoppable performance.

Feldeine went 5-for-5 from deep in the opening period, pouring in 17 points, to lead Hapoel to an early lead which they never relinquished. 

Amar'e Stoudemire continued his recent form with 13 points in 20 minutes, and TaShawn Thomas finished with 12 points, as Hapoel improved to 4-1 atop of Group C.

Jaromir Bohacik had 16 and  Alex Davis 14 for CEZ Nymburk, who dropped to 1-4 at the bottom of the group.

Notable Number: 9 - the number of three-pointers James Feldeine made, one short of Jimmy Baron's Basketball Champion League record.

medi Bayreuth vs Filou Oostende





medi Bayreuth picked up their first win of the Basketball Champions League this season with a 87-71 victory over Filou Oostende.

Bayreuth led by just one at halftime, but dominated the third and fourth periods, to end a four-game losing streak.

David Stockton went 6-for-9 for 20 points to lead the German side, Hassan Martin finished with 15,  and De'Mon Brooks had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Chase Fieler scored 14 and TJ Williams 13 for Oostende who have lost back-to-back games in the Basketball Champions League, as they dropped to 1-4 in Group D.

Notable Number: 7 - Bayreuth looked after the ball, with just seven turnovers.

Sidigas Avellino vs Banvit

 
Sidigas Avellino survived with a 99-95 win over Banvit to move to 2-1 in second place in Group A.

Avellino kept their cool at the free throw line in the final minutes, as Banvit rallied to attempt a last gasp victory, and conversely struggled at the free throw line, going 12-for-22, whilst were unable to keep their cool; registering two technical fouls in the final period.

Caleb Green went 4-of-4 at the line  over the last 10 seconds of the game, taking his tally to 23 points on the night, along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists fpr Avellino.

Demetris Nichols finished with 24 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and Norris Cole  had 10 assists go to with his 9 points and 6 rebounds.

Alex Perez led Banvit with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, but Ragip Atar, the 19-year-old, put up an impressive 17 points in 16 minutes whilst missing just two shots for the Turkish side.

Notable Number: 32 - the number of free throws Avellino made, including big ones down the stretch to keep Banvit at bay.

SIG Strasbourg vs Promitheas Patras

 
SIG Strasbourg protected home court with a 83-78 win over Promitheas Patras, overcoming a heroic performance from Rion Brown.

Brown erupted for 30 points,  but could not prevent Strasbourg taking their first lead in the second half with 90 seconds remaining, overturning a double-digit deficit with five minutes to play.

Jeremy Nzeulie had 19 points to lead Strasbourg, Nicolas Lang finished with 18, and Ali Traoré added 12.

Leonidas Kaselakis added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in defeat for Promitheas.

Notable Number: 26 - the number of turnovers Promitheas Patras had.