2020-21Regular SeasonRound 5
December 22, 2020 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 TOFAS SPOR SALONU

Bursaspor earns its first EuroCup victory

Frutti Extra Bursaspor collected the first 7DAYS EuroCup victory in club history as it erased a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit and prevailed in overtime 90-91 over Nanterre 92 in a makeup game from Round 5. Bursaspor blew a 13-point lead and then raced back from 11 points down in the final 7 minutes to send the game to overtime, where Malik Newman decided the game with 2 free throws with 11 seconds left. Kenny Kadji led the way with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the EuroCup debutant, while Xavier Munford had 19 points, Lamar Peters 17 points, Newman 15 and Oguz Savas 14, giving the club a 1-7 record. Nanterre, which had already qualified for the Top 16 before the game, was officially hosting the contest though it was played at Bursaspor’s home Tofas Spor Salonu arena. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and dropped Nanterre’s record to 4-5. Johnny Berhanemeskel poured in a career-high 22 points in the loss while Chris Warren had 20 points and Tyler Stone added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The two teams will play again on Wednesday in Round 10 action.

Kadji opened the scoring for the guests with Berhanemeskel hitting his first three-pointer for Nanterre’s first lead, 5-2. After Berhanemeskel’s second triple made it 10-8, Perry Jones hit from deep to start a 3-12 close to the first quarter for a 13-20 advantage. Brian Conklin’s jumper started the second quarter for Nanterre, but Peters hit a three-pointer and Munford downed back-to-back triples as the advantage grew to double figures, 19-29. Peters added three-pointers on three straight possessions to stretch the difference to 25-38. The main thing keeping Nanterre in the game was offensive rebounds, with 6 such boards resulting in 8 points - 4 by Ivan Fevrier. Berhanemeskel scored 5 points in the final minute for the hosts and Bursaspor led just 38-46 at the break.

Kadji got the second half going in and pushed the lead to 38-48, but the Bursaspor offense stalled with 4 turnovers while Berhanemeskel hit a three-pointer and Warren had a pair of baskets to go ahead 49-48 with an 11-0 run. Kadji ended the drought of nearly 6 minutes to start four straight lead changes before Warren’s layup made it 57-52. It was 57-53 after 30 minutes. Kadji once again scored to start the quarter, but Berhanemeskel knocked down a three-pointer as did Fevrier and Stone and Nanterre’s lead was 68-57. Bursaspor raced back with Newman draining back-to-back three-pointers and a layup in a 0-13 run to put the Turkish side up 72-75 with less than 3 minutes left. Warren stepped up with a three-pointer and 3 free throws and Stone’s putback made it 80-77 with 42 seconds remaining. Kadji answered with a layup, but missed the bonus free throw with 32 seconds to play. Warren split free throws at the other end allowing for Peters to score a layup and even the game at 81-81 with 5.2 seconds to go - sending the game to overtime.

Munford’s three-pointer early in the extra session had Bursaspor up 81-86 only to see Warren tie the game on a three-point play, 86-86. Savas got a big tip-in off a missed free throw and Bursaspor went up 86-89. Kaba responded with a score, but then turned it over with 14 seconds to play and Newman hit 2 free throws with 11 seconds to win the game.

Three-pointers when they count

Malik Newman connected on just 2 of 12 three-pointers, but they were timely triples, going back-to-back in the fourth quarter to start the turn-around when Nanterre was leading by 10 points with less than 6 minutes left.

Off target

Johnny Berhanemeskel drained 6 of 11 three-pointers for Nanterre, but the trio of Damien Bouquet (0 of 8), Chris Warren (1 of 6) and Tyler Stone (1 of 4) combined for just 2-of-18 shooting from long range in the loss.

Telling numbers

Bursaspor converted 64.7% of its two-pointers and held Nanterre to just 26.5% shooting on three-pointers. Nanterre could not take advantage of 18 offensive rebounds or a 21-10 advantage in second-second points.

Next games

Nanterre and Bursaspor will face off again on Wednesday, December 23, for their Round 10 game.

Kenny Kadji - Frutti Extra Bursaspor (photo Bursaspor - Samet Dogru) - EC20
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: KOWALSKI, MARCIN; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; LAVRUKHIN, ARTEM
Attendance: 0
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Nanterre 92
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 BERHANEMESKEL , JOHNNY 40:58 22 2/3 6/11   1 5 6 3 1 6     5 4 19
3 FORTAS, FLORIAN 7:44 2   0/2 2/2 1   1           1 1 1
7 FEVRIER, IVAN 17:40 7 2/6 1/3   2 3 5         1 1   4
8 BOUQUET, DAMIEN 32:56 6 3/7 0/8   1 5 6 4 1 2       2 5
11 KABA, ALPHA 29:48 6 3/7   0/2 4 8 12 1 1 2 3 2 4 2 11
14 CONKLIN, BRIAN 15:02 8 3/6   2/2 1   1 2   1 1   3 3 8
16 EYANGO-DINGO, SAMUEL 1:54                              
33 STONE, TYLER 38:33 19 7/10 1/4 2/4 4 5 9 5   1     3 5 26
69 WARREN, CHRIS 40:24 20 6/8 1/6 5/6 1 2 3 5 2 2   1 5 5 19
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 224:59 90 26/47 9/34 11/16 18 31 49 20 5 14 4 4 22 22 99
        55.3% 26.5% 68.8%
Head coach: DONNADIEU, PASCAL
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
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 AKDAMAR, TEVFIK 8:00 2 1/3 0/1   2   2     1     2   -2
5 MUNFORD, XAVIER 33:05 19 3/4 3/9 4/5 1 5 6 1   4 1 1 3 7 18
7 JONES, PERRY 20:51 3 0/2 1/2     1 1 2 1         1 5
9 PETERS, LAMAR 37:33 17 2/3 4/7 1/2 1 3 4 7 1 3     3 6 24
14 NEWMAN, MALIK 39:36 15 2/4 2/12 5/5   6 6 3   2   2 4 4 8
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 30:28 14 7/8   0/3 3 6 9 3 1 2 1   3 2 21
23 MUTAF, MAXIM 22:44     0/1         1 1       5   -4
35 KADJI, KENNY 32:43 21 7/10 2/5 1/3 1 7 8   1 2 2 1 2 2 21
44 CORBACI, KAAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3   3     1         2
Totals 225:00 91 22/34 12/37 11/18 11 28 39 17 5 15 4 4 22 22 93
        64.7% 32.4% 61.1%
Head coach: ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN

Head Coaches

ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
"First of all, thank you to the coaching staff and the club of Nanterre for accepting to play two games in Bursa. That means a lot to us. The second thing, this game did not have a great quality but I have to say I am very proud of these eight guys. We finished with seven guys because of an injury. This is maybe a small win, but for this club, for me and for these guys it's a big win because it's a historic win. This is the first win in a European competition, so it's very good. And it's in EuroCup, which is a very good competition."

Players

KADJI, KENNY
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
"Thank you to Nanterre for coming here and playing two games in a row. For us, it's an important victory for our confidence. I congratulate the team. This is a very tough competition, the second best in Europe, and this team, this organization is learning and moving forward."