MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg dominate Prometey to move to 2-0
KYIV (Ukraine) - MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg got their second big win in the Basketball Champions League with a 86-64 victory over host Prometey, denying them their first-ever win in the BCL.
In their first two games, Ludwigsburg have now outscored their opponents by a margin of 35 points.
Ludwigsburg had four players score in double figures with Justin Simon (18 points), Jonah Radebaugh (14 points) and both Yorman Polas Bartolo and Jordan Hulls with 13 points.
Prometey had three players - D.J. Kennedy (18 points), D.J. Stephens (11 points) and Chris Dowe (10 points).
Turning point: Hulls hit a buzzer beater to end the first half for Ludwigsburg, giving them an eight-point lead and momentum heading into the locker room.
They carried that momentum into the second half, outscoring Prometey 45-31 over the final two quarters.
Game hero: Simon led Ludwigsburg with a double-double off the bench, doing a little bit of everything with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
He shot 6-of-14 from the field, 2-of-3 from three-point and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.
Stats don't lie: Ludwigsburg led the game for a dominating 36:50 compared to only 53 seconds for Prometey.
Ludwigsburg forced 18 turnovers and scored 27 points off those turnovers.
Perhaps the biggest difference in the game was the disparity in rebounding, as Ludwigsburg outrebounded Prometey 44-29.
They had a 17-8 advantage on the offensive glass that led to 20 second chance points, 13 more than Prometey.
Bottom line: The German club remain unbeaten at 2-0 in Group A and will look to keep their hot start going when they host Lenovo Tenerife on Oct. 27.
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The Ukrainian club fall to 0-2 in the group and will look for their first-ever BCL win against Banco di Sardegna Sassari on Oct. 27.