2005-06Regular SeasonRound 14
February 09, 2006 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 GALATSI OLYMPIC HALL
GHP Bamberg broke its three-game losing streak and finished Group A with a 7-7 record by downing AEK 51-65 on the road in Athens, Greece on Thursday night. GHP Bamberg was already qualified for the Top 16, becoming the first German team to ever do so. Meanwhile, AEK dropped to 3-11 and finished eighth in the Group A standings. Demond Mallet led the winners with 13 points while Spencer Nelson added 11 and 7 rebounds for Bamberg. Slaven Rimac and Panteleimon Papaioakim each had 11 for AEK, which was limited to 15-for-45 shooting accuracy and outrebounded 21-33. Mallet had 10 points almost in a row in the second quarter as Bamberg led 24-29 at the half. Nelson and Uvos Helmanis shined after that and a triple by Mike Nahar made it 40-51 after three quarters. Bamberg only allowed 11 points in the final period to leave Athens with a well-deserved win.

It took exactly 2 minutes, 35 seconds and eight empty possessions before either team got on the scoreboard. That teams was AEK, whose first points came when Lionel Chalmers fed Yiannis Bouroussis for a thunderous dunk. Soon, Robert Garrett came off the bench to beat the shot-clock buzzer from the arc and put Bamberg ahead 2-3. Spyros Panteliadis responded with 4 quick points to put AEK back in front, but Spencer Nelson scored on a dunk-plus-free throw to make it 6-8 for the visitors. Slaven Rimac made a layup and Taylor Coppenrath converted free throws that swung the lead to AEK again, 10-8. For the next 4:22, however, neither team could score more than a couple points. As such, AEK held a 12-10 lead after 10 minutes.

The second period opened with AEK rushing ahead 16-10, whereas Bamberg kept struggling offensively. Eventually, Tim Begley connected from downtown for the guests, but Spyridon Magkounis answered the same way to boost AEK's edge to 19-13. Mallet, scoreless until then, suddenly caugth fire. He nailed a triple that triggered a 2-14 Bamberg run over the next 4 minutes, with 10 of those points coming from him. AEK was forced to call a timeout to try to turn the tide in their favour. Finally, Panteleimon Papaioakeim drew a foul and hit a free-throw with 37 seconds remaining, yet the Yellows stayed lethargic offensively. Nelson gave Bamberg a 24-29 edge at the break, by which time AEK had gone 6 minutes without a shot made from the floor.

The second half got underway with Ioannis Kalampokis firing in a three-pointer. On the other side, Begley hit his second triple to keep the guests firmly ahead, 27-33. When Rimac drilled a mid-range jumper, it was AEK's first basket inside the arc after more than 12 minutes. Bamberg punished AEK on the break with back-to-back layups by Mallet and Nelson to forge a double-digit lead, 30-40. Now, the hosts found a go-to guy in Rimac, whose 5 points trim the difference to 35-42. However, Bamberg and rebounds specialist Nelson dominated the boards and soon the guests reclaimed a 37-48 lead. Chalmers found an open shot beyond the arc to keep AEK's chances intact but Mike Nahar thought otherwise and buried a three from the corner at the buzzer to make it 40-51 after three quarters.

Bamberg marched in style into the fourth quarter behind a triple by Rick Stafford and a layup by Hamann to make it 40-56 lead. When the game looked out of reach for the hosts, Papaioakeim picked up the scoring slack a bit, as he scored on a dunk that capped a 6-0 run and brought AEK within 46-56 with more than 4 minutes left. Bamberg kept its composure and Garrett sank a decisive three-pointer to widen the gap to 46-59 and Helmanis hit another late to make sure as Bamberg headed off to the Top 16 on the right note and AEK saw its season end with a defeat.
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Danos Tsakalos, Athens
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Referees: BRAZAUSKAS, ROMUALDAS (LTU), GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), VOJINOVIC, MILIJA (SRB), MANOS, ANTONIOS (GRE)
Attendance: 0
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AEK Athens12121611
GHP Bamberg10192214
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AEK Athens12244051
GHP Bamberg10295165
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 HAGAG, DROR 4:00     0/1                       -1
6 RIMAC, SLAVEN 23:45 11 3/5 1/2 2/2   2 2 2         5 3 10
9 MAGKOUNIS, SPYRIDON 11:15 3 0/2 1/1     2 2   1       1   3
10 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 28:45 7 1/4 1/3 2/2   4 4 2 1       3 4 10
11 PAPANIKOLAU, NIKOLAOS 8:00     0/1                       -1
12 TSIARAS, GEORGIOS 7:00                           2 2
13 COPPENRATH, TAYLOR 25:45 4 1/8   2/2 1 2 3     1 1   2 2  
14 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 14:15 2 1/1     1 2 3       1   4 2 4
15 PAPAIOAKIM, PANTELIS 25:00 11 3/5   5/10   4 4     1 1   3 7 12
16 MATOS, ANESTIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 CHALMERS, LIONEL 33:15 4 0/4 1/4 1/2 1 2 3 1   1     4 2 -3
21 PANTELIADIS, SPYRIDON 19:00 9 2/3   5/8         2 2     2 6 9
Team           1 1 2   1         1 4
Totals 200:00 51 11/32 4/12 17/26 4 19 23 5 5 5 3 0 24 29 49
        34.4% 33.3% 65.4%
Head coach: KAKIOUSIS, ELEFTHERIOS
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
GHP Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ENSMINGER, CHRIS 21:00 3 0/4   3/4 1 4 5   1     1 4 4 3
5 MALLET, DEMOND 21:30 13 3/7 2/3 1/2 1 1 2 3   2     3 2 9
6 HAMANN, STEFFEN 28:15 8 1/3 0/3 6/7 1 4 5 3   1   1 2 9 15
7 STAFFORD, RICHARD 26:15 5 1/2 1/4     1 1 2   1     2 1 2
9 HELMANIS, UVIS 19:45 6   1/3 3/4 1 4 5     1     2 3 8
12 GARRETT, ROBERT 10:15 6   2/3   1   1 2   1     4   3
15 PHELPS, DERRICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 ARCHIBONG, KOKO 17:15     0/2     1 1           2 1 -2
22 NAHAR, MIKEL 17:00 5 1/2 1/1   2 4 6 1   2     5   4
31 BEGLEY, TIM 16:30 8 1/2 2/4                 1 2 1 3
33 NELSON, SPENCER 22:15 11 4/6 0/2 3/5 4 3 7   1 2     2 3 12
Team           3 2 5           1   4
Totals 200:00 65 11/26 9/25 16/22 14 24 38 11 2 10 0 3 29 24 61
        42.3% 36% 72.7%
Head coach: BAUERMANN, DIRK
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