2013-14Regular SeasonRound 4
November 07, 2013 CET: 19:15
Local time: 19:15 BROSE ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
76.7 Points 74.3
35.3 Rebounds 29.7
14.7 O. Rebounds 9.7
20.7 D. Rebounds 20.0
19.7 Assists 13.0
4.0 Steals 5.3
1.3 Blocks 1.0
16.7 Turnovers 14.3
45.9 % 2PT 54.5 %
44.2 % 3PT 32.8 %
73.7 % FT 77.6 %
72.7 Index 73.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.7 / Smith Points 15.3 / Langford
7.7 / Ford Rebounds 6.7 / Melli
3.3 / Zirbes OR 4.0 / Melli
4.7 / Ford DR 3.5 / Moss
5.7 / Goldsberry Assists 4.0 / Langford
1.0 / Tadda Steals 1.5 / Moss
0.7 / Ford Blocks 0.7 / Melli
2.3 / Goldsberry Turnovers 3.0 / Samuels
66.7 % / Neumann 2PT 100.0 % / Moss
66.7 % / Jacobsen 3PT 57.1 % / Gentile
100.0 % / Jacobsen FT 100.0 % / Melli
15.0 / Jacobsen Index 17.5 / Moss


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
2-1 Regular Season 1-2
2-1 Overall 1-2


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The Take

It could be a pivotal game in the race to reach the Top 16. Brose Baskets is undefeated at home and Milan looks for its first road win. Bamberg relies on sharpshooters Jamar Smith, Anton Gavel and Casey Jacobsen to make the difference at the wings. Jacobsen will not have it easy against David Moss while Gavel and Smith must work hard to slow super scorer Keith Langford. Alessandro Gentile and MarQuez Haynes give Milano depth and talent off the bench. The point guard battle between two very different players - John Goldsberry of Bamberg and Curtis Jerrells of Milan – may be one of the biggest keys to this game, as whoever controls the game tempo will have greater chances to win. Milan’s Samardo Samuels, CJ Wallace and Nicolo Melli must be ready for a physical battle against Sharrod Ford, Maik Zirbes and Damir Markota. Expect a physical, intense showdown.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Game Notes

Brose Baskets Bamberg

Bamberg is 1-7 all-time against Italian clubs in the Euroleague. Its lone win came against Benetton Treviso in December 2005.

Sharrod Ford and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan guard Keith Langford were teammates at Virtus Bologna during the 2008-09 season.

Casey Jacobsen has made at least one three-pointer in nine consecutive Euroleague games. He is one of only 13 players in history with an above 40% three-point shooting average (41.8%), and with more than 300 career three-point shots attempted (354).

Jacobson leads the league in three-pointers made with 12.   

Jacobsen has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games dating back to last season.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

Curtis Jerrells returns to the site of the most productive game of his career. In a 71-86 win at Bamberg last season, Jerrells scored a career-high 27 points and dished 3 assists in 36 minutes for a performance index rating of 26 to lead his team at the time, Besiktas Istanbul, to a 71-86 victory.

Keith Langford has scored in double figures in 14 of his last 15 Euroleague games.

Nicolo Melli leads the league in offensive rebounds this season with 12.

David Moss has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

Moss has made 10 straight free throws in Euroleague action.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quotes Head Coaches

Brose Baskets Bamberg
"The game against Milan is for us extremely important. We were able to get the win last week and then have another home game this week against a good team. It is very important that we were able to take the next step in our development as a team. We feel very confident but we have a lot of respect for Milan. They have an excellent coach and very good players."
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"The game is going to be a difficult one, we play against a team who won the German league for four straight seasons and has been constantly improving during Euroleague competition in the last few years. We consider this a crucial game for us in order to confirm the progresses we made lately and because we play against a team we're competing against to get to the Top 16. Bamberg is coming off a big win over Efes so we expect a crowd and a team very excited. For us it's essential to be able to contain their enthusiasm especially early in the game because against Efes they were able to raise the pace since the beginning. They're the best team in Euroleague so far for three-pointers taken and for accuracy and besides they have inside the presence of Sharrod Ford who's very well known in Italy and very mobile. For us it's necessary to make a solid effort defensively and be consistent throughout the game to keep them from accelerate the tempo like they did against Efes."


Brose Baskets Bamberg
"I think if we win this game this would be the next big step on to the Top 16. So for me personally and for our team winning is of course the goal. A loss wouldn't mean that everything is over, but a win would definitely be trendsetting and make the rest of the regular season at least a bit more comfortable for us."
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"Bamberg has been dominant in Germany the last few years so it's going to be dangerous and we have to approach the game just like we do playing against the best teams in Europe. In order to get to the Top 16 this is a very crucial game. We are in the middle of a process to develop the team, every time we make strides but it's a long process and no championships are won in November."

EA7 Milan evens record with win at Bamberg

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan evened its record with an important 62-76 victory over Brose Baksets Bamberg on Thursday. Alessandro Gentile scored 18 points to lead the winners, who are now tied with Bamberg in the Group B standings at 2-2. Nicolo Melli made a pair of three-pointers in a 2-10 second-quarter run that helped the visitors to a 33-43 halftime advantage. Bamberg clawed its way back to within 2 early in the fourth quarter, but Milan came alive on the defensive end to shut down the comeback while a pair of Keith Langford jumpers helped seal the win. Samardo Samuels added 13 points for Milan and Curtis Jerrells and Melli netted 11 each. Zach Wright paced Bamberg with 13 points, Damir Markota added 10 and Sharrod Ford tallied 9 points and 12 rebounds.

First quarter: Milan lead despite 12-0 Bamberg run

Bamberg coach Chris Fleming trusted the same starting lineup with John Goldsberry, Anton Gavel, Casey Jacobsen, Markota and Maik Zirbes. With new acquisition Gani Lawal not yet in uniform, Milan coach Luca Banchi made two substitutions to his first five with Gentile and CJ Wallace starting for David Moss and Melli along with Keith Langford, Jerrells and Samuels. Milan got on the board first with Gentile finding Samuels inside for an easy basket. After a Langford drive, Gentile grabbed a steal and raced down for a layup and a 0-6 EA7 lead – and a Bamberg timeout. Gavel finally scored for the hosts with two free throws and the Bamberg defense created tough shots and worked hard to get on the break. Markota scored a layup in transition to tie the game and Jacobsen nailed a trey from the left wing for a 9-6 lead – and a Milan timeout. Markota got open on the break for a triple to complete the 12-0 Bamberg run for a 12-6 lead. Milan worked hard to get to the basket with Langford converting a drive and Gentile hitting a three-point play to cut it to 12-11. After a Markota basket, Gentile drained a triple from the left wing to even it at 14-14. Sharrod Ford put back an offensive rebound to make it 16-14 before a Wallace layup and Jerrells jumper had Milan ahead 16-18. Zack Wright tied it for the hosts before Samuels hit a layup as Milan led 18-20 after one quarter.

Second quarter: Milan grabs control with 2-10 surge

Jamar Smith opened the scoring in the second quarter and gave Bamberg the lead 21-20. After Moss and Ford swapped baskets, Melli nailed a three-ball and Jerrells hit a tough layup for a 23-27 Milan advantage. Rakim Sanders got two points back but Melli drained a triple from the right wing and Gentile knocked down a jumper on the left baseline to finish a 2-10 Milan run and a 25-32 lead. After Philipp Neumann stopped the run, both teams struggled offensively. Wright drew an unsportsmanlike foul, which resulted in a Wright free throw and Neumann putting back an offensive rebound to get Bamberg to within 30-32. Gentile however answered with two free throws and basket off the glass before Samuels completed a three-point play for a 31-39 Milan cushion. Smith cut the margin to six with two foul shots but Jerrells hit a driving layup with three seconds left. And then Moss stole Jacobsen’s inbounds pass and nailed a jumper at the buzzer as Milan went to the locker room ahead 33-43.

Third quarter: Hosts chip away at Milan lead

Samuels started the second half scoring and was answered by Wright on the break after Gentile raced back to block a Jacobsen shot. Gentile continued his superb game to make it 35-47. Smith grabbed his own miss and knocked down a jumper and Markota followed that with a three-ball to cut the deficit to 40-47. After Jerrells got to the cup for a tough layup, Gavel hit Smith for a long pass and easy transition basket to get the hosts to within 42-49. The Milan cushion was up to 44-53 after a Samuels dunk off an offensive rebound. But Gavel knocked down a three-ball and the Wright tipped in a miss by Ford to cut the gap to 49-53. Samuels threw down a putback dunk in the final minute before Wright hit a layup to make it 51-56 after three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Bamberg goes cold for five and a half minutes

Wright started the fourth quarter with a free throw and Zirbes went up and under for a reverse layup to get the hosts to within 54-56. Bamberg buckled down on defense and Milan did not score until the 7:22 minute mark with Marquez Haynes draining a three-ball for his first points of the game. Bamberg missed a series of three-pointers looking to make it a one-possession game but continued to play tough defense, including Zirbes’ block on a dunk attempt by Gentile with six minutes to play. With Bamberg unable to score, Langford knocked down long jumpers from both wings for a 54-63 lead with 3:50 to play. Gavel finally snapped a five and a half minute scoreless stretch with a jumper to make it 56-63. But David Chiotti came off the bench for a jumper – and his first points – and Melli drained a triple for a 56-68 Milan lead with less than three minutes to play. Ford converted a three-point play to make it 59-68, but Milan grabbed an offensive rebound and Chiotti scored again for a 59-70 scoreline with 1:22 remaining. After a Wright free throw, Bamberg sent Jerrells to the line and the guard missed both foul shots but Langford crashed the offensive glass and then made two of two to push it to 60-72 with 1:05 to play. Wallace added two more with 47 seconds left.

Alessandro Gentile - EA7 Emporio Armani - EB13
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Attendance: 6800 (Tentative)
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EA7 Emporio Armani Milan20231320
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Brose Baskets Bamberg18335162
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan20435676
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GOLDSBERRY, JOHN 15:41 2 1/1 0/2     3 3   1       3   1
7 SANDERS, RAKIM 13:08 2 1/4 0/1   1   1         1 1 1 -2
8 WRIGHT, ZACH 23:05 13 4/10   5/8 1 2 3 1 2   2 1 4 7 14
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 10:07           2 2 2         1 1 4
12 SCHMIDT, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 11:58 4 2/3     1 1 2     2 1   2 2 4
15 FORD, SHARROD 24:34 9 4/9 0/3 1/1 5 7 12 1   1     4 3 12
22 MARKOTA, DAMIR 17:25 10 2/3 2/4   1 1 2 1             10
23 JACOBSEN, CASEY 20:56 3 0/1 1/5   1 3 4 1   4   1 1 1 -2
25 GAVEL, ANTON 26:52 8 1/3 1/2 3/4   2 2 3 1 1 1   2 5 13
31 SMITH, JAMAR 22:42 9 2/9 1/4 2/2 1   1 1 1 1     1 1 1
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 13:32 2 1/3     1 1 2     1 1 1 4   -3
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 62 18/46 5/21 11/15 14 25 39 10 5 10 5 4 23 21 57
        39.1% 23.8% 73.3%
Head coach: FLEMING, CHRIS
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
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 HAYNES, MARQUEZ 13:40 3 0/2 1/2   1   1     2   1 2   -4
5 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 31:20 18 6/9 1/4 3/3 1 2 3 6 1 1 2 1 2 5 25
7 CERELLA, BRUNO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MELLI, NICOLO 23:49 11 1/1 3/4   1 7 8   1   2   2   19
12 TOURE, MOHAMED DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 CHIOTTI, DAVID 11:24 4 2/2     1 2 3 1         3   5
23 LANGFORD, KEITH 30:05 8 3/11 0/2 2/2 2 7 9 3   3   1 2 8 12
24 SAMUELS, SAMARDO 26:49 13 6/11   1/1 2 2 4     1     3 2 10
30 WALLACE, C.J. 16:44 4 1/1 0/3 2/2   4 4   1       1 2 7
34 MOSS, DAVID 19:21 4 2/3 0/2     2 2 2 1 1   1 5 1  
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS 26:48 11 5/9   1/4 1 4 5         1 1 5 12
Team           1   1     3         -2
Totals 200:00 76 26/49 5/17 9/12 10 30 40 12 4 11 4 5 21 23 84
        53.1% 29.4% 75%
Head coach: BANCHI, LUCA

Head Coaches

Brose Baskets Bamberg
"Unfortunately we were out of sync offensively. I think Milan was just better than us today. We had a lot of trouble with Gentile. He was the guy that decided the game. We never found a source where we could generate some offense. Unfortunately that cost us the win."
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"It’s a very important win for us in such a tight group. To win here one week after Efes lost on a buzzer beater, it’s a big statement for us. Bamberg are one of the best shooting teams in the Euroleague and we tried to play aggressive defense to limit their scoring potential. In the first half we looked poised and shared the ball the right way. Like a true champion, they came back in the second half and played really aggressive. Another important moment was when Bamberg was down by 2 and ready to come back and take us, we didn’t give up and played defense with the same style. We moved the ball better than in the previous minutes. It was a very important win and very important how we showed this win. "


Brose Baskets Bamberg
"It’s disappointing. We didn’t come ready to play and they did. It’s unfortunate. We have to win our home games if we want to do something in the Euroleague. Our energy level wasn’t the same for whatever reason, we gotta get better. We’re going to play this quality of team every night in the Euroleague, and we can’t have low energy."
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We are just continuing to get better. Every day we’re getting better and better and getting to know each other. That’s the key. We really just played together well out there and moved the ball. And we believed in each other."
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