2017-18Regular SeasonRound 12
December 14, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA

Wright shines as Brose launches stunning comeback to upset Olympiacos

Brose Bamberg chalked up yet another crazy comeback victory by recovering from 12 points down to end co-leader Olympiacos Piraeus’s five-game winning streak with a stunning 67-65 victory. Brose trailed by 10 points with 5:39 remaining, but a 13-0 run sent Andrea Trinchieri’s team ahead and intense defense did the rest, with Olympiacos held to just 7 points in the final quarter and unable to get off a shot to force overtime on the final play of the game. Dorell Wright led the way with 20 points and 7 rebounds, and there were 15 points for Augustine Rubit who was crucial during the final quarter. Daniel Hackett scored 13 and Ricky Hickman added 11 for the German champs, which claimed victory despite converting just 3 of 16 three-pointers. Olympiacos was paced by 12 points from Georgios Printezis, while Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 and Kyle Wiltjer netted 10, but the Reds paid the price for making only 11-of-30 two-point attempts (36.7%).

The early going was a tale of two men as Wright scored the first 9 points for Brose, while Printezis answered with the first 5 for Olympiacos. Then it was the turn of Brian Roberts to take over with 7 points, but free throws from Leon Radosevic and Nikos Zisis were enough to keep Brose ahead 15-14 at the end of the first quarter. Brose was held without a field goal for more than five minutes as Wiltjer hit a triple and then converted free throws to give Olympiacos its first lead, 15-19, before Hackett and Rubit ended Brose’s drought to tie it up. But then Janis Strelnieks, against his former club, struck from downtown, and after a flurry of baskets Wiltjer hit another triple to complete a 0-11 run and make it 19-30. Hickman restarted Brose with his first basket followed by a three-point play, and Wright returned to the scoreboard with 4 consecutive points to make it closer. But a technical foul on Brose coach Trinchieri allowed Spanoulis to hit three free throws and then find Printezis for a layup. Spanoulis converted from long-range before Hickman responded in kind, and it was 32-40 at the break.

The opening minutes of the third quarter were low-scoring, before Spanoulis and Papanikolaou both converted triples to make it 38-50 midway through the quarter, Olympiacos’s biggest lead to date. Wright, yet again, brought it back to a 10-point game, and then Rubit threw down a big slam to spark the crowd. Kostas Papanikolaou and Printezis scored from long-range on either side of consecutive baskets for Hackett, who then scored the last basket of the quarter to make it 50-58. Wiltjer scored the first basket of the final quarter before Rubit responded as Brose refused to go away, and the game was then scoreless for nearly three minutes before Ioannis Papapetrou restored the double-digit lead with a fastbreak layup. But Wright hit a triple and Rubit scored from close range to give Brose fresh hope, and a three-point play from Hackett made it 60-62. Free throws from Hackett tied it up with four minutes remaining, and Rubit’s triple completed a 13-0 run to give his team a dramatic lead. Determined defense kept the score at 65-62 until Hickman scored a driving layup inside the final minute. Strelnieks scored from downtown to make it 67-65, and after Hickman missed a triple Olympiacos had 10 seconds to rescue the game. But the Reds couldn’t get a clean shot, and Freak City fans celebrated another famous triumph.

Dorell Wright - Brose Bamberg - EB17
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Referees: JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA)
Attendance: 6150 (Tentative)
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Brose Bamberg15171817
Olympiacos Piraeus1426187
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Brose Bamberg15325067
Olympiacos Piraeus14405865
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 29:25 13 5/9 0/1 3/5   6 6 2 1 2     3 6 16
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 24:20 11 3/5 1/8 2/3 1 4 5 2   1     2 4 9
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 35:34 20 7/9 1/3 3/3   7 7     2     1 3 23
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 26:52 6 2/6   2/2 1 2 3 2 1 1     3 3 7
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 11:21           3 3 1 1       1   4
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 0:06                              
12 LO, MAODO 15:43   0/2 0/2         1             -3
16 OLINDE, LOUIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 25:42 15 5/8 1/1 2/2 1 2 3   1       3 2 15
24 MCDOWELL-WHITE, WILLIAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 12:13     0/1   2 1 3           3   -1
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 18:44 2 0/3   2/4 1   1           2 3 -1
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 67 22/42 3/16 14/19 7 26 33 8 4 6 0 0 18 21 71
        52.4% 18.8% 73.7%
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
Olympiacos Piraeus
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL 20:15 2 1/4     2 6 8 3   3     3 3 7
4 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS 11:10 2 1/2 0/1     1 1     1     2   -2
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS 22:01 11 0/2 2/4 5/5       4   1     3 4 11
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 27:44 8 1/3 2/5     2 2 2 2 1     1 1 8
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS 24:42 12 4/8 1/2 1/1 2 5 7 2 1 1     2 5 19
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS 26:11 8 0/1 2/5 2/2 3 4 7 1 2       1 2 15
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS 16:59 3   1/2         2             4
22 ROBERTS, BRIAN 24:50 7 2/4 1/4   1 3 4 2         2 1 7
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS 9:39   0/3           1         3   -5
33 WILTJER, KYLE 11:57 10 1/2 2/4 2/2 1 1 2           2 1 8
34 THOMPSON, HOLLIS 4:32 2 1/1                     2 1 1
Team           1 3 4     6         -2
Totals 200:00 65 11/30 11/27 10/10 10 25 35 17 5 13 0 0 21 18 71
        36.7% 40.7% 100%
Head coach: SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
“It was a very tough game against a very good defense, and we suffered with their organization, but my players…they had balls. They believed in themselves, found extra energy, extra motivation, basically they found a way to win. We changed what we were doing on defense, the guards were great fighting under the basket and the bigs were very good against their guards. We stopped them on consecutive plays and then it was a battle of nerves. The three-point shot of Rubit completely changed the momentum and I have to thank my coaching staff because it was their idea. Another unbelievable win.”
SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS
Olympiacos Piraeus
“We played well for the first 40 minutes but in the end we didn’t have good offenses or make good decisions. Bamberg changed their defense switching the pick-and-rolls and we didn’t execute that well and that’s the reason we scored 7 points in the last period. In three quarters we did what we said, but at the end we didn’t have a clear mind or clear ideas to attack in the right way and Bamberg took advantage of this. Congratulations to Bamberg.”

Players

HACKETT, DANIEL
Brose Bamberg
“To hold this Olympiacos team to 65 point is big, so huge credit to our coaching staff for putting up a great game plan for us and I thought we executed. We didn’t give up, we were down the whole game but we kept on fighting. We’ve proved a few times that we can come back and this was a special night for us.”
WRIGHT, DORELL
Brose Bamberg
“Crazy! The crowd gave us that extra pump and we sustained a run to come up with a win. We got defensive stops and got the ball in people’s hands, and everyone contributed. Hats off to the whole team and the coach.”
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