2017-18Regular SeasonRound 23
February 23, 2018 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 BROSE ARENA

Wright leads Brose past Zvezda

Brose Bamberg tied a club-record 14 three-pointers and registered its largest win in the past two seasons, topping the visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 86-62 on Friday. Brose swept Zvezda with this win, so even though both teams hold 9-14 records, Brose is in 11th place and Zvezda 12th. The hosts took the lead for good in the second quarter, which they finished with a 10-1 run to open 46-36 lead. They then used a 17-3 third-quarter spurt to break the game open. Dorell Wright shined with 21 points, making 5 of 7 triples, grabbing 9 rebounds and dishing 4 assists. Dejan Musli amassed 13 points and 13 rebounds, Lucca Staiger netted 12 points and Augustine Rubit scored 10 in victory. Mathias Lessort had 12 points and 6 rebounds for Zvezda, while Branko Lazic and Taylor Rochestie scored 11 apiece.

Zvezda scored the first 7 points of the night, including Milko Bjelica's corner triple, but Brose quickly caught up. Wright hit a three from left side, and Ricky Hickman knocked one down in transition from the right. Another three, from Nikos Zisis, tied it 11-11. That was not the end of three-point barrage, as Daniel Hackett and Dylan Ennis traded triples and Wright added another for the hosts. However, Alen Omic scored inside and Ennis hit again from the outside to put Zvezda ahead 21-23 after 10 minutes. Appropriately, Staiger hit a triple to open the second quarter and Musli's layup had Brose in front 32-25. Zvezda rallied with Dejan Davidovac scoring from long range and in the low post, and Lazic hitting one from downtown, to close within 36-35. But Rubit from close range and Wright with a left corner triple sparked a 10-1 run that put Bamberg in front 46-36 at halftime.

The teams traded blows early in the third, as Lessort and Rochestie scored on one end while Rubit downed 6 consecutive points for Brose. Wright added a three-point play then assisted Hickman for a corner triple that helped break the game open, 62-42. While the visitors were held without a field goal for more than 6 minutes, Wright's four-point play made it 69-45 after three quarters. Rochestie cut into the deficit with 5 points at the start of the fourth quarter, but Wright and Zisis hit three-pointers to keep the visitors at bay, as Brose cruised to a big win.

Dejan Musli - Brose Bamberg - EB17
Friday, February 23, 2018
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Referees: LATISEVS, OLEGS (LAT), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL), CORTES, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 5851
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Brose Bamberg21252317
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade2313917
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Brose Bamberg21466986
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade23364562
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 14:28 7 0/2 1/1 4/4   2 2 1 1 1     3 4 9
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 15:32 9   2/4 3/4   2 2 1 1 2     3 4 9
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 28:06 21 2/4 5/7 2/2 3 6 9 4   2 1   2 2 29
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 27:58 7 0/2 2/2 1/2   4 4 6 1 4     2 3 12
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 7:50 2 0/1   2/2   1 1 1         1 2 4
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 17:25 12   4/6     2 2 1         2 1 12
9 MITROVIC, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 LO, MAODO 14:12 1   0/1 1/2       2   1   1 4 3 -2
16 OLINDE, LOUIS 10:59 2   0/2 2/2                 1 1  
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 16:11 10 4/6   2/2 1 2 3 1 1 1     3 3 12
42 MUSLI, DEJAN 23:49 13 5/10   3/4 3 10 13 2   3   2 2 2 17
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 23:30 2 1/4       2 2 1   1   1 2   -2
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 86 12/29 14/23 20/24 8 33 41 20 4 16 1 4 25 25 102
        41.4% 60.9% 83.3%
Head coach: KANTZOURIS, ILIAS
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
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KESELJ, MARKO 1:27                              
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN 27:05 5 1/1 1/4     2 2   1       1 2 6
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 23:12 11 2/3 1/3 4/4 1 2 3   1     1 4 3 10
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN 9:34   0/2 0/2   2   2           3 1 -4
14 FELDEINE, JAMES 20:20 4 1/4 0/5 2/2   2 2     1     2 3 -2
16 JANKOVIC, STEFAN 15:26 1 0/1 0/1 1/2 3 1 4   1 1     5 1 -2
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 23:50 11 3/7 1/2 2/2   2 2 4 1 2     2 2 11
23 OMIC, ALEN 12:52 7 2/2   3/6   1 1       2   2 5 10
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS 27:08 12 5/7   2/5 3 3 6 1 3 1 2   2 3 19
31 ENNIS, DYLAN 16:10 8 0/5 2/5 2/2   3 3     1     1 1 2
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
51 BJELICA, MILKO 22:56 3 0/2 1/4         4   3     3 4  
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 62 14/34 6/26 16/23 11 18 29 9 7 10 4 1 25 25 53
        41.2% 23.1% 69.6%
Head coach: ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN

Head Coaches

KANTZOURIS, ILIAS
Brose Bamberg
“I believe it was a game in which we needed to react as a team. We started a little bit slow, but as the time was going by, we did the things we said we said we needed do, little things that seem to be simple, but are very important for a team to perform and play as a team. I believe we played solid defense for the whole game. We managed to keep a team like Crvena Zvezda, with good offensive players, to 62 points, and that was a team effort. On the other hand, we had good creation, sharing the ball with 20 assists. I believe the result is fair. It is just one win, nothing more. We have to stay humble, keep on working and trying to improve.”
ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
“Congratulations to Brose on this win. They were much more aggressive than we were, they used their fouls smarter that we did. We are in a bad period, and it is my responsibility that we looked so bad tonight. We have to find a way to get out of this bad period as soon as we can. We looked like one team before the Serbian Cup, and now we look like differently. We have a chance to practice until next Friday, against Unicaja, and we have to find a way to get back to how we played before this bad period.”

Players

WRIGHT, DORELL
Brose Bamberg
“We played more as a team. We helped each other on the defensive end, that was big for us. We were on a big slide, and I think guys really responded and that’s what got us this win. I am going out there to play hard, doing whatever I can for this team.”