2020-21Top 16Round 3
January 26, 2021 CET: 18:45
Local time: 18:45 MARCEL CERDAN

Metropolitans beats Trento in OT thriller

In an intense showdown that needed more than 40 minutes to determine a winner, Boulogne Metropolitans 92 stayed undefeated in Top 16 Group F by downing Dolomiti Energia Trento 92-86 at home in Marcel Cerdan arena on Tuesday. Metropolitans improved to 3-0 and has won 10 of their last 11 EuroCup games. Trento, which led 77-80 and had possession with a few seconds left, dropped to 1-2. Anthony Brown became the Metropolitans' hero by hitting a buzzer-beating corner three-pointer that sent the game to overtime, 80-80. David Michineau and Archie Goodwin made the difference in the extra period. Michineau led the winners with 23 points. Goodwin added 21 and Brown 19 for Metropolitans. Trento got 22 points from Luke Maye, 21 from JaCorey Williams and 11 from Kelvin Martin.

Brown sank a jumper and Michineau a triple in 7-0 opening run for Metropolitans that Neal Sako capped with a layup. Gary Browne and Jeremy Morgan each struck from downtown for Trento while Williams followed a layup with a dunk in a 0-16 run that Maye capped with a tip-in to give Trento a 7-16 lead. Goodwin scored in penetration but Maye did better with a three-pointer and Martin added a put-back basket for a 9-21 Trento advantage after 10 minutes. Bastien Pinault and Maxime Roos buried corner triples early in the second quarter for the hosts and Michineau dunked to make it 18-25. Vitalis Chikoko scored down low and Roos added a fastbreak slam to force a Trento timeout at 22-25. Browne stepped up with an off-balance jumper for the visitors and Williams followed a layup with a jump hook, but Michineau and Chikoko kept Metropolitans as close as 28-31. Roos and Michineau each buried a triple but Maye kept Trento ahead, 34-35, at halftime.

Lahaou Konate sank a three-pointer to put Metropolitans ahead, 37-35, soon after the break. Martin rescued Trento with 6 unanswered points, igniting a 2-13 run in which Maye followed a triple with a layup for a 39-48 margin. Metropolitans found a go-to guy in Brown, who got help from Goodwin to keep their team within 48-50. Toto Forray sank a three-pointer and Williams added a layup but Chikoko held Metropolitans within 53-57 after 30 minutes. Maximilian Ladurner scored inside for Trento to start the fourth quarter while Michineau and Goodwin kept Metropolitans close at 58-59. Michineau and Pinault buried three-pointers for another lead change before Williams and Morgan helped Trento tie it at 64-64 with 6 minutes left. Goodwin scored 4 short baskets that Victor Sanders answered with a triple while Williams stayed unstoppable and Forray sank a floater for a 72-73 Trento lead. Brown came back with a three-point play for the hosts, but Williams and Martin provided another lead change, 75-76. Forray hit free throws, Michineau scored in penetration and Morgan drew a foul with 22.2 seconds left. He buried both free throws and Goodwin turned the ball over, but the hosts got the ball back with 2.0 seconds remaining and Brown swished the game-tying triple right at the buzzer.

Early in overtime, Brown made foul shots and Goodwin dunked for an 84-80 Metropolitans lead. Maye sank a turnaround jumper but Michineau had 4 points, including a huge put-back slam, in a 6-0 run that Goodwin capped with a layup, sealing the outcome at 90-82 as Trento never recovered.

Pivotal performer

Michineau finished the game with a career-high 23 points, hitting 5 of 8 two-pointers, 3 of 6 from downtown and 4 of 4 free throws while adding 4 rebounds, 4 assists and a block for a PIR of 21.

Game-changing moment

Trento led 77-80 and had the ball with a few seconds left. Martin attacked the rim and Roos stopped him with a big block. Metropolitans got the ball back with 2.0 seconds left, called timeout, and Brown hit the three-point shot which forced overtime and eventually allowed the hosts to win the game.

Stellar stat

Metropolitans finished the game with 8 blocks, tying a club record. It also had 8 blocks against Partizan NIS Belgrade last week. For the second consecutive game, Roos had 5 blocks, tying his career best, which is also a Metropolitans club record.

Did you know?

Metropolitans can qualify to the playoffs in Round 4 if it beats Trento on the road and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar beats Partizan at least once in their two upcoming showdowns.

Next game

Both teams face each other again in Top 16 Round 4 next week. This time, Trento hosts Metropolitans on Tuesday, February 2.

Archie Goodwin - Boulogne Metropolitans 92 (photo Metropolitans - Olivier DAlmeida) - EC20
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PUKL,SASA; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; KONSTANTINOVS, KRISTAPS
Attendance: 0
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Boulogne Metropolitans 92925192712
Dolomiti Energia Trento211422236
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Boulogne Metropolitans 92934538092
Dolomiti Energia Trento2135578086
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STOLL, PAUL 9:08     0/3           1 1       4 1
5 KONATE, LAHAOU 14:05 3   1/3     2 2 1   1         3
6 MICHINEAU, DAVID 35:49 23 5/8 3/6 4/4 2 2 4 4   4 1   4 3 21
7 ROOS, MAXIME 30:09 8 1/2 2/6     6 6   2   5   3   13
8 SAKO, NEAL 15:38 3 1/2   1/2 1 2 3   1 2   1 4 1 -1
9 PINAULT, BASTIEN 26:35 6 0/2 2/5   2 2 4 2 1 1     3   4
10 GOODWIN, ARCHIE 31:26 21 10/13 0/3 1/2 2 3 5 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 20
21 BROWN, ANTHONY 37:18 19 2/5 2/4 9/11   8 8 4   3 1   3 7 26
23 CHIKOKO, VITALIS 24:52 9 4/8   1/1 2 1 3 3 1 2   2 4 2 6
77 HALILOVIC, MIRALEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 2 5     1         4
Totals 225:00 92 23/40 10/30 16/20 12 28 40 15 8 18 8 4 23 20 97
        57.5% 33.3% 80%
Head coach: ZDOVC, JURE
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
Dolomiti Energia Trento
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MARTIN, KELVIN 27:22 11 4/7 0/1 3/4 1 7 8 5 1 1   3 1 2 17
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE 3:34   0/2     2   2 1   1     2   -2
8 CONTI, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 BROWNE, GARY 25:52 5 1/5 1/4 0/1   1 1 3 3 5   1 2 3 -1
10 FORRAY, TOTO 28:05 7 1/3 1/2 2/2 2   2 3 1 1     4 1 6
11 SANDERS, VICTOR 22:32 6 0/4 1/1 3/3   1 1 2 2 1   2 1 5 8
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 MORGAN, JEREMY 34:06 8 0/1 1/4 5/7 1 3 4 4 4 2   1 1 3 13
22 WILLIAMS, JACOREY 33:59 21 9/12   3/6 3 5 8 1 1 5 1 1 2 5 23
23 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN 9:33 6 2/3   2/2 1   1     1     3 1 3
32 MAYE, LUKE 39:57 22 5/10 2/5 6/6 3 6 9 4   2 3   4 3 27
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 225:00 86 22/47 6/17 24/31 13 26 39 23 12 20 4 8 20 23 96
        46.8% 35.3% 77.4%
Head coach: BRIENZA, NICOLA

Head Coaches

ZDOVC, JURE
Boulogne Metropolitans 92

"Congratulations to both teams. About the game, we expected this. We tried everything; we could not find the weapon. But in the end, we also had a little bit of luck. With five small players, we found the rhythm and the way to beat them. It's a big win for us, with all these injuries and problems. Let's move forward. I tell my players that we really need to focus on these two games, because after comes the break, and then Partizan and Kuban. They are really ambitious teams; they want to go to EuroLeague. They will be prepared and it will be very difficult to beat them. Now we are in a good position and with one more win we can come really close to the quarterfinals."

"First of all, congratulations to both teams. It was a very interesting game, defintitely, it didn't surprise me, they are a good team. They didn't have some luck this year. And definitely, we had some tough games in which you come back from a few points and for sure, it was hard. Our players gave everything. We have a problem with our roster. I didn't want to put Miki [Halilovic] in the game because he was in the hospital in the last 48 hours. For sure, without three starters, we were a little bit tired, we could feel this. We had a lot of tough games since the new year, traveling, and we can feel this. In the end, we had a little bit of luck and found the way to play against them. Again, I cannot not be happy because I am so tired! We really tried to win this game because we don't know if after this big break in March, Partizan and Lokomotiv can come back and be very strong. They are ambitious teams, can buy players and it is very difficult to beat them. We can finish the job before. We did our job tonight with big luck, and I hope next week we will have Miki and we will try to win over there."

BRIENZA, NICOLA
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"Of course, details. Of course, we had a stop in the last possession and the ball in our seconds, up by 3 with 12-15 seconds left and that is the key because in the end, about the last shot, he scored a great basket and we could not spend the foul because with 2 seconds left, we knew they would shoot the ball immediately. So we tried to play our best defense, and that can happen, that shot. The problem was the action before, we should have stayed more poised, more in control, do what we were supposed to do and read the game. First, we are not happy at this moment, but honestly, I think we played against a very good team. We controlled the game for very close to 40 minutes, so these are very good things. Now we have our league game and then we wait for them in Trento. We will try to do our best not for 39 minutes and 50 seconds, but for 40 minutes total."

Players

MICHINEAU, DAVID
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
"It was a tough game, they played really aggressive. We had some bad moments and were not matching their energy, especially on defense. I think that when we did, that helped us come back to the game and try to get that win."
BROWN, ANTHONY
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
"Coach told me to go to the ball. And to be honest, that's what I live for, so I just shot it. I mean, I don't think about missing it or making it. It's just basketball, so I just shot it and let it go, and it went in. We got out to a slow start. I think we came in with a little too-low energy today, and we had to pick it up. Thankfully, we got the win, but we didn't play well."
MAYE, LUKE
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"We made mistakes all game. We fought, we played hard and had a chance to win at the end. Personally, I made a mistake driving to the basket and I got a charge. I just have to do what Coach continues to tell me, I just have to be more patient. It is tough because we have been struggling and wanted to win. It is tough because we should have won, but at the end of the day, we have to move on and play as hard as we can the next game, learn from this and try to continue to come back better."