2016-17Regular SeasonRound 1
October 14, 2016 CET: 19:30
Local time: 20:30 FENERBAHCE ULKER SPORTS ARENA
Bogdan Bogdanovic - Fenerbahce Istanbul - EB16

Fenerbahce edges Bamberg behind Bogdanovic

Fenerbahce Istanbul edged Brose Bamberg with a thrilling 67-66 victory that came down to the very final shot on Friday at the Ulker Sports Arena. It was an extremely close contest throughout, with neither team leading by more than 8 points at any stage, and Bamberg had a chance to win at the buzzer, but Nicolo Melli’s tough long-range three-point attempt did not drop and Fenerbahce held on. Bogdan Bogdanovic paced the home team with 18 points, only missing 2 shots all night, while big men Ekpe Udoh, Pero Antic and Jan Vesely scored 10 points apiece. Bamberg was led by Darius Miller who scored 17 points, with Nikos Zisis adding 11 and Melli hauling in 12 rebounds. Next week Fenerbahce heads on the road to face FC Barcelona Lassa, while Bamberg begins its home campaign against Unics Kazan.

Melli scored the game’s first points and Vladimir Veremeenko was soon on target to give Bamberg a 5-point lead. The visitors never trailed in the first quarter and led 18-22 after 10 minutes. Fenerbahce then rallied through Antic, whose back-to-back triples gave the home team its first lead, and the Fenerbahce defense restricted Bamberg to 2 points in nearly five minutes to hold a 36-33 halftime lead. Fenerbahce appeared to be taking charge early in the second half and stretched out to an 8-point lead after Antic’s big slam. But battling Bamberg fought back, concluding a 2-11 streak with five quick points from Miller to take the lead, 43-44. However Fenerbahce’s Bobby Dixon hit a pair of triples in a 10-2 streak and the hosts led 53-51 with 10 minutes remaining. Fenerbahce started the fourth well and led by 7 after a triple from Bogdanovic. But Bamberg again came back and a pair of forceful dunks from Daniel Theis made it 62-60 with just four minutes remaining. Bogdanovic and Janis Strelnieks exchanges three-pointers before Bamberg regained the lead, 65-66, with 1:22 on the clock as Miller held his nerve to convert 3 free throws. Antic responded with a pair of free throws to send Fenerbahce back in front, and that was the last scoring as Melli couldn’t quite take his team’s last chance to win.

Friday, October 14, 2016
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 11127
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Fenerbahce Istanbul18181714
Brose Bamberg22111815
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Fenerbahce Istanbul18365367
Brose Bamberg22335166
Fenerbahce Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 HERSEK, BARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 UDOH, EKPE 30:21 10 4/10   2/2 2 5 7 1 2       1 4 17
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 ANTIC, PERO 19:35 10 1/1 2/3 2/2   1 1 1 2   1   2 2 14
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN 30:25 18 4/5 2/4 4/4   2 2 3   3     3 5 19
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS 21:48   0/4       2 2 4   4   2 1 1 -4
18 ARNA, EGEHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 NUNNALLY, JAMES WILLIAM 22:26 4 1/2   2/2   4 4 3 1 1   1 3 1 7
23 UGURLU, BERK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 VESELY, JAN 27:01 10 2/10   6/11 2 4 6 1       3 2 8 7
35 DIXON, BOBBY 22:23 8 1/2 2/4     2 2 1   1     1 2 8
70 DATOME, LUIGI 26:01 7 1/6 1/3 2/2 1 4 5 2         2 1 6
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 67 14/40 7/14 18/23 7 26 33 16 5 9 1 6 15 24 78
        35% 50% 78.3%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
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
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 22:17 4 2/3 0/2     1 1   1 2     3 1 -1
4 MELLI, NICOLO 29:57 5 2/7 0/2 1/1   12 12 3 1 2 2   4 4 14
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 31:29 11 3/7 1/3 2/2 1   1 5   3     4 3 7
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 3:13     0/2     1 1 1         1   -1
10 THEIS, DANIEL 21:05 8 4/5     1 4 5 1 1 1 2   3 1 13
12 LO, MAODO 3:50   0/1 0/1                   1   -3
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 27:57 7 0/1 2/8 1/1 1 4 5 3   1     1 2 8
14 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 15:20 6 3/5     2 1 3 1     1 1 3   5
20 HARRIS, ELIAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 MILLER, DARIUS 26:45 17 3/4 2/5 5/5   2 2 2 2   1   3 3 20
25 KRATZER, LEON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 18:07 8 1/1 2/3     3 3 1   2     1   8
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 66 18/34 7/26 9/9 7 28 35 17 5 11 6 1 24 14 72
        52.9% 26.9% 100%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Istanbul
“It is obvious we’re not at the level we need to be this season. We only played good basketball in some moments. Our experienced players took some decisions that are really tough to understand. There is a lot of work in front of us. The problem in basketball isn’t if you lose the game, it’s if you don’t understand why you lose the game. I really hope we will be better. However I’d like to thank our fans for their support as always.”
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
“The last possession was not a great execution but I believe we should have done better before that. We came back in the fourth quarter and we had a chance to win. Not many teams come here and have the chance to take the last shot to win the game, but we should be a little more arrogant and take more risks in offense. Fenerbahce is a great team, great coach, great players, great arena, but we can’t be happy and this would be a great trap for us if we came here and were happy because we had a chance to win with a shot in the last second. We made some mistakes and this is the first step of a marathon. We have to bounce back and focus on doing some things better in our next game, especially speed and spacing.”

Players

NUNNALLY, JAMES WILLIAM
Fenerbahce Istanbul
"It was a hard-fought game. That's a very good team. Bamberg is a good team. A win is a win. We wanted to play better, but we came out victorious and that's what matters now. We just gotta get better."
BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN
Fenerbahce Istanbul
“It was a very bad game from our side, but the victory was important. Sometimes it’s nice to win after playing badly, and we will watch the video and play better in the future.”
CAUSEUR, FABIEN
Brose Bamberg
“It was a tough game, as we expected. I think we showed a good face during the whole game. We had a shot to win – sometimes they go in, sometimes not. We played really good and intense defense, and made them have a really tough game. We are really disappointed about the result but we did a great job.”
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