2017-18Regular SeasonRound 21
February 02, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA

Brose sinks Panathinaikos behind Rubit and Wright

Brose Bamberg used a huge fourth quarter to take down the visiting Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 95-74 on Friday night. Bamberg improved to 8-13, three victories behind the eighth and final playoff position, while Panathinaikos dropped to 13-8 in a three-team share of fourth place in the standings. The hosts were up by double digits at the halftime, but the Greens rallied in the third quarter behind a brilliant Nick Calathes. However, Brose was near-perfect in the fourth, converting one possession after another to open a 86-65 lead with 3 minutes to go. Augustine Rubit led the way with a career-high 26 points and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Dorell Wright added 15 points in victory, Maodo Lo scored 12, and 19-year old Louis Olinde had 10 points, surpassing his total of 8 points in his previous eight EuroLeague appearances. For Panathinaikos, Calathes scored 15 of his career-high 31 points in that third quarter and dished 7 assists. Nikos Papas was the only other Panathinaikos player in double figures with 11 points.

Dejan Musli scored Brose's first 7 points, before runners from Wright and Olinde made it 11-7. Calathes scored from close range, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo had an alley-oop dunk. Kenny Gabriel's baseline jumper tied it at 15-15, but the hosts finished the quarter on an 8-2 run with Rubit sinking a jumper to end the first quarter leading 23-17. Similar to what Musli did to start the first quarter, Rubit did in the second, scoring 7 points before Ricky Hickman's three-point play helped Brose opened 35-23 lead. Antetokounmpo scored inside and Calathes from outside for Panathinaikos, but the hosts nonetheless lengthened their lead to 42-32 at halftime.

At the start of the third quarter, Panathinaikos turned to a zone defense and Calathes took over offensively. His pair of runners helped trim the deficit to 46-40. Olinde had a dunk for Brose, but Pappas hit a triple and Chris Singleton made a three-point play for the visitors. Two more runners by Calathes suddenly gave Panathinaikos an 48-50 lead. Lo soon hit Brose's first triple of the night and Calathes had one for the visitors to tie it at 55-55. However, Rubit scored inside to close the third quarter, and then Wright struck from outside to open the fourth. Rubit drove the baseline and Daniel Hackett spun in the lane for a three-point play, re-establishing a double-digit lead, 65-55. Rubit's triple increased the margin, and despite 4 points by Calathes, Brose climbed ahead 74-16 as Wright hit another three and Rubit took it inside midway through the fourth quarter. Another triple from Wright helped increase the margin to 18 points, 82-64, and Brose was not going to let that lead slip away in the final 3:30 of the night. The margin broke the 20-point barrier with 3 minutes to go and Brose celebrated a big win that keeps it in the playoff race.

Augustine Rubit - Brose Bamberg - EB17
Friday, February 2, 2018
Euroleague.net
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), HORDOV, TOMISLAV (CRO)
Attendance: 6150
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Brose Bamberg23191538
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens17152319
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Brose Bamberg23425795
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens17325574
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 23:11 9 2/2 0/3 5/7   3 3 3   1     2 3 10
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 16:52 7 3/5 0/2 1/1   4 4 2   3     1 1 6
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 26:43 15 1/2 3/3 4/4   3 3 1 2   1     2 23
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 18:40 4 2/3       1 1 2   1     3 1 3
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 1:17                              
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 6:25     0/1                   1   -2
12 LO, MAODO 25:11 12 4/5 1/2 1/1 1 1 2 5   1 1   3 1 15
16 OLINDE, LOUIS 24:24 10 4/5 0/1 2/3 2 3 5 1   2     4 3 10
17 EDIGIN, EDDY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 21:32 26 7/8 1/1 9/12 2 6 8     2 2   4 8 34
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 20:30 5 1/5   3/4   2 2 2 1     2 2 6 7
42 MUSLI, DEJAN 15:15 7 3/3   1/2   3 3 1   3     2 5 10
Team             4 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 95 27/38 5/13 26/34 5 30 35 17 3 14 4 2 22 30 119
        71.1% 38.5% 76.5%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
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
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 SINGLETON, CHRIS 25:41 7 1/3 0/5 5/6 1 2 3 1 2 3     4 7 5
3 RIVERS, KC 18:35   0/1 0/3     3 3         1 3 1 -4
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS 22:28 11 2/5 1/2 4/6 1 1 2   1       3 4 9
12 DENMON, MARCUS 8:42   0/1 0/2     1 1 1         2   -3
14 GIST, JAMES 25:29 4 2/7     1 3 4   1 3     5 1 -3
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 9:28 8 4/4           1   1     2 3 9
19 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 13:09 3 0/1 1/1                 1 1 3 3
22 GABRIEL, KENNY 17:20 6 3/3 0/3   1 1 2       1   3   3
23 AUGUSTE, ZACH 1:31                         2   -2
33 CALATHES, NICK 35:54 31 10/16 3/4 2/2   1 1 7 1 1   2 3 3 30
43 ANTETOKOUNMPO, ATHANASIOS 21:25 4 2/2 0/1     2 2   1   1   3   4
44 MITOGLOU, KONSTANTINOS 0:18                              
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 74 24/43 5/21 11/14 6 15 21 10 6 8 2 4 31 22 54
        55.8% 23.8% 78.6%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI

Head Coaches

PASCUAL, XAVI
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

“Congratulations to Brose Bamberg on this win. I think it is clear what happened in the game. In the first 20 minutes, we did not play well and we did not feel the game in the right way. Down by 10, we had some changes to our game in the third quarter and we cut it to 2 points. But in the fourth quarter we lost control of our emotions, we lost control of our game. They immediately went on a 9-0 run, and the game was over.”

KANTZOURIS, ILIAS
Brose Bamberg

 

 

"I believe we are coming off a very difficult week, having one bad result and one really bad performance. I feel we bounced back as a team. We played a very good game for 40 minutes, with all the mistakes that basketball can include. We had a lot of energy, we fought for rebounds and loose balls, which is something that was missing in previous games. And I believe we had a really good result against a great team as Panathinaikos. Coach Trinchieri was glad about the result, but as a perfectionist, in the locker room he was commenting what we can do better."

Players

RUBIT, AUGUSTINE
Brose Bamberg
“We stayed solid on defense. We started the second half laid back, but we picked it up. And our defense was the key to victory. It is huge for our confidence to beat one of the top teams, one of the best teams year in and year out. We needed that. We were struggling lately and we are trying to find a way to pick it back up. Olinde came out with energy. He is a big talent, and he came out and did what he can do. He came out with big energy, he started it off, and everybody followed his energy.”
RIVERS, KC
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
"No one else but Calathes responded to the demands of the game. The situation is clear and we need to be careful. We must to be 100% focused on our goal and protect our home. It is important for us and we should not miss another game at OAKA and find wins away from home. All teams are difficult. I hope we will work as a team after this result."