2016-17Regular SeasonRound 14
December 22, 2016 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA
Fabien Causeur - Brose Bamberg - EB16

Brose Bamberg dominates Olympiacos

Brose Bamberg led from start to finish en route to beating Olympiacos Piraeus 82-68 at Brose Arena on Thursday night. The win improved Bamberg to 5-9 in the standings, while snapping Olympiacos’ four-game winning streak and dropping the Reds to 9-5. Bamberg opened the game with an 11-0 run and never relinquished it. A 17-6 spurt in the second quarter broke the 20-point barrier and Bamberg never let Olympiacos closer than 9 points the rest of the way. If Olympiacos had any chance of coming back, Darius Miller denied it hitting 4 fourth-quarter triples and scoring 15 of his 20 points in the final stanza. Fabien Causeur scored all of his 17 points in the first half, Nicolo Melli had 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Janis Strelnieks collected 9 points and 7 assists in victory. Olympiacos, which played without the injured Georgios Printezis, saw Vasislis Spanouli score 15 points and Kostas Papanikolaou add 11 in defeat.

Bamberg stormed out of the gate, scoring the first 11 points of the game behind Causeur and Miller. Olympiacos needed more than four and a half minutes to score its first points, before threes from Papanikolaou and Spanoulis cut the deficit to 13-9. However, Miller hit a triple to spark another Bamberg run and the hosts were quickly back up with a double-digit lead, which stood at 23-13 after 10 minutes. Back-to-back threes from Melli and Strelnieks opened a 29-13 advantage after 63 seconds in the second. A 0-8 run sparked by big man Patric Young got the visitors within 10 points, but Bamberg answered with 7 straight points, capped by a Nikos Zisis triple, before a three-point play and three-point shot from Causeur increased the margin to 48-27. Olympiacos cut it to 48-30 at halftime with a Spanoulis layup-plus-foul. The visitors scored the first 6 points of the third quarter. A Vangelis Mantzaris triple cut the deficit to 50-39. Zisis stopped the bleeding for the hosts, but a three-pointer from Spanoulis helped cut the deficit to single digits and Papanikolaou beat the third-quarter buzzer with a put-back to make it 59-50 at the end of third quarter. But the visitors never got closer. Strelnieks hit a three to restore a double-digit lead, before Miller took over. His 11 points in four minutes opened a 75-58 edge and Bamberg cruised the rest of the way.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), MOGULKOC, EMIN (TUR)
Attendance: 6150
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Brose Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 27:16 17 5/8 2/4 1/1   2 2 3   2     1 4 18
4 MELLI, NICOLO 35:40 13 4/7 1/4 2/2 3 6 9 4 2 3 2   2 4 23
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 31:41 9 1/2 1/6 4/4 1 4 5 2 1 3     3 3 8
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 0:07                              
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 4:47 3   1/3     1 1           1   1
10 THEIS, DANIEL 11:34 5 2/4   1/2   1 1       1 2 4 1 -1
12 LO, MAODO 2:13                              
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 26:17 9 3/5 1/2   1 3 4 7 3 1     2   17
14 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 5:19                         1   -1
21 MILLER, DARIUS 32:09 20 2/3 5/9 1/1   2 2 2 2 1 1   3 1 19
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 2:45   0/1 0/1                 1 1 1 -3
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 20:12 6 3/5     1 3 4   1 1 1 2 4   3
Team           5 3 8     1         7
Totals 200:00 82 20/35 11/29 9/10 11 25 36 18 9 12 5 5 22 14 91
        57.1% 37.9% 90%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Olympiacos Piraeus
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 GREEN, ERICK 24:34 8 2/4 0/3 4/4   2 2 1 1       1 4 10
2 BIRCH, KHEM 15:28 6 2/4   2/6 2 2 4 1 1 1   1 1 4 7
4 YOUNG, PATRIC 16:53 9 3/4   3/4   2 2   1 2 1     3 12
5 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS 17:45 8 1/2 2/3   2 2 4     1 1   2   8
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS 29:30 15 4/8 2/6 1/1   1 1 4 1 4   1 2 4 10
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS 17:42 2 1/2 0/3     3 3   1   1 1 1 1 2
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA 7:39   0/2     1   1     2 1 1 2   -5
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS 27:01 11 3/4 1/2 2/2 2 6 8 1   1     1 2 18
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS 18:33 5 1/1 1/2 0/2   1 1 3         3 2 5
24 LOJESKI, MATT 22:42 4 1/3 0/2 2/2   1 1 2   1 1 1   2 4
27 ATHINAIOU, IOANNIS 2:13     0/1                   1   -2
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 68 18/34 6/22 14/21 8 22 30 12 5 13 5 5 14 22 71
        52.9% 27.3% 66.7%
Head coach: SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
"Usually good teams, made of good people, after a terrible and embarrassing loss are able to regroup and bounce back. This is what my team did tonight. It was an embarrassing loss against a great Madrid team, and we never showed up for that game. But we owed respect to ourselves for hard work we are doing every day. Tonight we played an amazing first half. I believe close to perfection offensively and defensively. It was expected to struggle a little bit in the second half. But the team never lost the handle and the poise of the game, even when Olympiacos came within less than 10 points. A great game, a great night, a great Christmas gift for everybody against one of the best teams in Europe at this moment. They held the longest win streak besides CSKA in EuroLeague until tonight. It was a great night for all."
SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"Congrats to Bamberg for the win. They played much better than us and deserved it. They got the lead from the first moment, and they had an easy day."

Players

MELLI, NICOLO
Brose Bamberg
"We put a lot of energy from the beginning. I think we imposed ourselves and controlled all the game. I think we had a so-so third quarter, but you know, you expect a comeback from such a good team. I think we handled the game pretty well, all 40 minutes. Energy and focus were our keys."