2017-18Regular SeasonRound 26
March 15, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA

Brose holds on for first win under Coach Banchi

Brose Bamberg stayed alive for another round at least as it held off the visiting Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-79 at home on Thursday. It was the first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague win as the head coach of Brose for Luca Banchi, whose team improved to 10-16 on the season and avoided elimination, helped by Khimki Moscow Region's road win over Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, last-place Efes dropped to 6-20. Brose took the lead for good in the second quarter and ran away with a 10-0 run to open the third quarter behind Dorell Wright and Ricky Hickman. Efes never gave up, as Errick McCollum and Vladimir Stimac kept the visitors' hopes up, but Leon Radosevic made key plays down the stretch for Brose. Radosevic collected 15 points plus 9 rebounds, including a career-high 6 on the offensive end. Wright also scored 15 while Augustine Rubit had 14 points and 10 rebounds in victory. McCollum netted 21 points, Stimac fought his way for 18 in 17 minutes, while Derrick Brown scored 11 in a losing effort.

Efes started hot, with Birkan Batuk knocking down a triple and McCollum hitting a pair. McCollum had 10 points as Efes opened an 8-15 lead, but Nikos Zisis and Rubit fueled a Brose reaction that got the hosts in front 21-19. Batuk buried another three-pointer as the teams were tied at 22-22 after 10 minutes. Toney Douglas made a three from cornet to put Efes back in front to start the second, but only briefly. Dejan Musli scored three times from close range for Brose, while Lucca Staiger hit a three-pointer and Rubit converted a three-point play to put the hosts up 38-30. Brown and McCollum answered with back-to-back threes for Efes and Bryant Dunston had a three-point play as the visitors cut into the margin, leaving Brose with a 44-41 advantage at halftime.

The hosts had a great start to the third quarter, with Wright and Hickman hitting triples and Rubit doing the inside work during a 10-0 run. A tip-in from Radosevic opened up a 58-43 margin. Brown and McCollum replied, stringing together 7 points, but Wright from outside and Radosevic twice inside restored a 15-point lead before Louis Olinde's corner jumper made it 67-50 late in the third quarter. Efes was not going away, however, as McCollum and Stimac helped cut the deficit to 69-60. Maodo Lo nailed a three to keep Brose with a cushion, but Stimac kept working inside to keep Efes lurking. Daniel Hackett went length of the court for a fastbreak layup, Hickman hit an important floater, and Wright hit a three-pointer to send Brose up 83-71. But Stimac still kept Efes in it and McCollum hit a baseline jumper at 83-77. Finally, however, Radosevic came up with a pair of offensive rebounds in the final 60 seconds to help the hosts hold on.

Augustine Rubit - Brose Bamberg - EB17
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Euroleague.net
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), CORTES, CARLOS (ESP), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE)
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
0 HACKETT, DANIEL 23:29 9 3/5 0/2 3/6   1 1 4         3 7 11
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 19:43 5 1/4 1/3   1 4 5 3   3   3 3 4 3
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 26:39 15 3/5 3/3   1 3 4 1 1   2       21
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 23:54 8 4/5 0/1     3 3 5 1       3 1 13
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 3:32     0/1             1         -2
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 12:54 3   1/3     1 1           1   1
9 MITROVIC, LUKA 7:40 2 1/1       2 2           1   3
12 LO, MAODO 14:30 5 1/1 1/3           1 3     2 1  
16 OLINDE, LOUIS 5:46 3 1/1   1/2   2 2   1 2     1 1 3
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 25:12 14 4/10 1/1 3/3 2 8 10 1   2 1   1 3 20
42 MUSLI, DEJAN 15:19 9 3/4   3/4 1 1 2           3 3 9
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 21:22 15 6/8 0/1 3/4 6 3 9 2   3 1   3 4 21
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 88 27/44 7/18 13/19 13 29 42 16 4 14 4 3 21 24 106
        61.4% 38.9% 68.4%
Head coach: BANCHI, LUCA
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
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 30:39 21 2/9 5/10 2/2 1 5 6 2 1 2 1   3 5 19
4 BALBAY, DOGUS 21:23 2 1/5 0/1   2 4 6 3 1 2 1   2   4
5 BROWN, DERRICK 21:57 11 4/6 1/2         3 1 2   1 4 1 6
6 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 23:38 8   2/3 2/2       1 1       3 3 9
11 DEMIR, BERK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MOTUM, BROCK 18:03 4 1/1 0/2 2/2       1 1 1     1 2 4
13 WEEMS, SONNY 29:02 6 2/7 0/3 2/2 1 3 4 6   1   1 3 2 5
15 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 17:22 18 6/9   6/7 2 2 4 1   1   1 1 4 20
22 MUSTAFA, MUHAYMIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 DOUGLAS, TONEY 14:56 6 0/1 2/3     1 1 3 1 1     5   3
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT 23:00 3 1/5   1/1 1 2 3     1 1 1 2 4 3
Team           5 1 6               6
Totals 200:00 79 17/43 10/24 15/16 12 18 30 20 6 11 3 4 24 21 79
        39.5% 41.7% 93.8%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

BANCHI, LUCA
Brose Bamberg
"It was a good game and an important win. No matter of our records, it was a game both teams wanted to play seriously because of the confidence, and because of the process to get better. I am very proud of the way the team approached the game tonight, and how we were able to improve and increase the consistency of our defense in the second half. Especially in rebounding. I think we did an excellent job to contain their athleticism. It was almost the key to give confidence to our offense. We shared the ball well, maybe had too many turnovers, but it is a part of the game I am sure we will improve very soon. I think it was a victory we deserved."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"I think that the first half was a close game. We started the game well, but in the second quarter with bench players coming on the court, we lost our advantage and Brose started taking control of the game. We made mistakes in one-on-one low-post defense, and McCollum in his defense on Zisis. But it was a close game. We lost it in the beginning of the third quarter, Brose made a 10-0 run. We tried to come back making some shots, but each quarter we played very bad defense. They punished us and won the game. Congratulations to Brose."

Players

WRIGHT, DORELL
Brose Bamberg
"I think the defense was the key. I think we really came out and brought it to them in the second half on the defensive end. And that’s how we are going to win games. Getting stops, getting rebounds, and getting those guys uncomfortable. It was a game of runs. They are talented team, a lot of those guys can score the ball. They made their run, but we sustained it."