Ludwigsburg stun Murcia - Gameday 6, Tuesday Round Up
MIES (Switzerland) - Tuesday night was not short of action across Gameday 6 of the Basketball Champions League, with no less than five of the eight games finishing in single digit deficits.
There was no bigger upset than Ludwigsburg's shock upset win over Murcia, find out more about that and the rest of the night's games in the round up below:
Banvit vs Anwil
Banvit took a 75-68 victory over Anwil to remain unbeaten at home, thanks to a dagger three from Alex Perez with 24 seconds left.
Perez' triple made it a two-possession game, putting the game out of reach for Anwil, who had fought back from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit.
McKenzie Moore led Banvit with 19 points, as Jordan Morgan was the only other player in double figures with 13.
Michal Michalak, Jaroslaw Zyskowski and Josip Sobin led Anwil with 15 points-a-piece.
Notable Number: 27 - the number of points Banvit poured in during the third quarter, whilst holding Anwil to 14 to regain control of the game.
Neptunas Klaipeda vs Promitheas Patras
Promitheas Patras fought until the very end for a 83-82 road win over Neptunas Klaipeda.
Trailing by 7 heading into the final five minutes, Promitheas kept chipping away - and were helped by a five point swing late in the game after a missed Neptunas lay up led to a three pointer - until Rion Brown's steal and dunk in the final minute gave the Greek side the lead for good.
Brown finished with 16 points, but Terrell Parks' 18 and 8 rebound led Promitheas.
Tomas Delininkaitis had 23 points on 5-of-9 from three pointer range for Neptunas, who wasted an 18 point, 16 rebound and 5 assist effort from Jerai Grant.
Notable Number: 12 - the number of steals Promitheas Patras had, scoring 16 points off turnovers.
UNET Holon v Telekom Baskets Bonn
UNET Holon led by as many as twenty three on their way to a 94-74 home victory over Telekom Baskets Bonn.
Holon progressively pulled away in the second half for the final margin, as they led for all but 2 minutes and 31 seconds of the contest.
Corey Walden had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, as Khalif Wyatt finished with 16 in his return for Holon, who improved to 4-2 in Group B.
Charles Jackson scored 20 for Bonn, and Yorman Bartolo and James Webb added 11-apiece, but they couldn't stop Bonn from falling to 2-4.
Notable Number: 61.4 - the percentage Holon shot from the field, including 52.2% from beyond the arc.
AEK vs Lietkabelis
AEK toughed one out for a 65-59 over Liekabelis to move to 5-1 atop of Group C.
Despite being short-handed and out-performed in a number of key statistical categories, AEK showed their resilience without Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Dusan Sakota, using another impressive performance from Vince Hunter.
Hunter went for 28 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals going 8-for-11 from the floor, whilst Giannoulis Larentzakis joined him in double figures with 12 off the bench.
Dominik Mavra had 10 points for Lietkabelis, who were in front for 20 minutes, but could not hold on.
Notable Number: 4:16 - the duration of the scoring drought Lietkabelis went on midway through the fourth quarter, allowing AEK back into the game.
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg vs UCAM Murcia
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg stole one for their first victory of the season, handing UCAM Murcia their first loss of the season with an 81-80 scoreline.
Lamont Jones stole the ball in the backcourt and converted an uncontested lay up in the dying seconds to give Ludwigsburg an 81-80 lead and Murcia were unable to convert on their final possession
Jordon Crawford led Ludwigsburg with 21 points and 6 assists, going 8-for-10 from the floor, Jones added 20 and Kelan Martin 19.
Murcia's Ovie Soko was impressive on his way to 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, Emanuel Cate added 15 of his own and Charlon Kloof had 13.
Notable Number: 25 - the number of lead changes in a game that proved to be a thriller, as Ludwigsburg led for just five minutes.
Umana Reyer Venezia vs Nanterre 92
Nanterre made it back-to-back wins in the Basketball champions League for the first time this season, with a 99-87 win over Umana Reyer Venezia.
Nanterre were no doubt helped by Austin Daye fouling out in just 8 minutes of action, along with an incredible joint-performance from the duo of Adas Juskevicius and Julian Gamble.
Juskevicius knocked down six triples on his way to 31 points and 9 rebounds, whilst Gamble had 28 points, 11 rebound and 3 blocks, to help Nanterre climb to 3-3.
Gasper Vidmar had his best outing with Venezia, finishing with 17 points, but it was not enough as Venezia suffered a rare loss, falling to 4-2.
Notable Number: 33 - the number of points Nanterre scored in the fourth quarter to seal the outcome.
JDA Dijon vs Telenet Giants Antwerp
Telenet Giants Antwerp registered a comfortable 80-61 win on the road over JDA Dijon following a strong second half.
After 10 lead changes in the first half, Antwerp dominated the second, opening the third period on a 15-3 run to take commanding control, improving to 3-3,
Jae'Sean Tate and Dennis Donkor had 15 each to lead Giants, Tyler Kalinoski finished with 13, whilst Ismael Bako had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Gavin Ware had 15 to lead Dijon, but they fall to 1-5.
Notable Number: +18 - the scoring differential in the second half, as Antwerp did not let Dijon back into the game.
Petrol Olimpija vs medi Bayreuth
medi Bayreuth got a much-needed 76-67 win over Petrol Olimpija to pick up back-to-back wins, improving to 2-4 in Group D.
Bayreuth didn't pull away for good until the final stages, overturning an early fourth quarter deficit.
De'Mon Brooks led the Bayreuth scoring with 13 points before fouling out, and Gregor Hrovat and Adonis Thomas finished with 12 each.
For Olimpija, Miha Lapornik had a game-high 17, Scottie Reynolds had a 14-point, 10-assist double-double and Aleksandar Lazic grabbed 13 rebounds, but they could not prevent the Slovenian side falling to 1-5.
Notable Number: 13 - the number of steals Bayreuth finished with as they tightened the screw defensively.