2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 23, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA

Team Stats

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71.0 Points 83.0
24.0 Rebounds 57.0
6.0 O. Rebounds 22.0
18.0 D. Rebounds 35.0
17.0 Assists 18.0
6.0 Steals 8.0
0.0 Blocks 4.0
15.0 Turnovers 13.0
71.4 % 2PT 46.0 %
38.9 % 3PT 25.9 %
62.5 % FT 59.3 %
71.0 Index 104.0

Player Stats

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16.0 / Zisis Points 15.0 / Bjelica
6.0 / Melli Rebounds 12.0 / Erden
1.0 / Staiger OR 6.0 / Redding
5.0 / Melli DR 8.0 / Erden
5.0 / Strelnieks Assists 8.0 / Preldzic
3.0 / Wanamaker Steals 2.0 / Gordon
0.0 / Strelnieks Blocks 3.0 / Erden
5.0 / Wanamaker Turnovers 3.0 / Harangody
100.0 % / Zisis 2PT 100.0 % / Slaughter
75.0 % / Strelnieks 3PT 50.0 % / Cetin
100.0 % / Theis FT 100.0 % / Slaughter
17.0 / Strelnieks Index 20.0 / Erden


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0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
0-1 Regular Season 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0


Crew Chief

The Take

Both teams meet again for the first time since the 2004-05 ULEB Cup season, when they split regular season wins. It is a tactical battle between two former Eurocup Coach of the Year award winners, Andrea Trinchieri and Oktay Mahmuti. Trinchieri relies on Brad Wanamaker, Nikos Zisis and Janis Strelnieks to set the right game tempo and keep control at all times. Jamon Gordon and Ender Arslan are experienced guards ready to dominate the game rhythm. Marcus Slaughter and Semih Erden give Darussafaka toughness and hustle at the center position along with savvy big man Oguz Savas. Yassin Idbihi and Gabe Olaseni must be ready for a physical test against them. Meanwhile, Milko Bjelica and Luke Harangody gave the hosts plenty of options at power forward against Nicolo Melli and Elias Harris. Athletic forward Darius Miller needs to use his physical skills against do-it-all swingman Emir Preldzic. Darussafaka has more experience at both wings also with Manu Markoishvili and Reggie Redding but Bamberg plays at home and a big atmosphere will be expected at Brose Arena.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Game Notes

Brose Baskets Bamberg

Darussafaka and Bamberg split home games during the 2004-05 ULEB Cup regular season. They had not met in any competition before nor have they since.

Andrea Trinchieri coached Darussafaka swingman Manu Markoshvili for a season and a half between 2011 and 2013 at Cantu.

Nikos Zisis was a teammate of Darussafaka players Semih Erden, Emir Preldzic and Oguz Savas last season at Fenerbahce.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Marcus Slaughter made his Euroleague debut with Brose Baskets Bamberg back in the 2011-12 season. He averaged 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in the Euroleague for Bamberg, which are all career highs. He also helped Bamberg to a banner year domestically as they won the German League and Cup double.

Reggie Redding has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.

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

Manu Markoishvili needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Luke Harangody is a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

Semih Erden registered his career high in blocked shots with 6 against Brose Baskets in Bamberg in a November 2013 game.

Jamon Gordon dished a career-best 11 assists against Bamberg in a March 2013 Top 16 game.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Brose Baskets Bamberg
"It will be extremely difficult. But it will be so much fun to play this game. Euroleague is back in Bamberg. We play against one of the richest teams in Europe, against one of the biggest. It seems that our players stay inside their players. They are physical, they are tough. We have to do a better job on rebounds. We need to have great energy and we need to play with the right mood. We need the crowd to push us over the limit. If we don’t go over the limit it won’t be a nice game for us."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We’ll play against last season’s German champions. A tough game is waiting for us. The first road game in the Turkish Airllines Euroleague is always important. We know how important and valuable a road win is. Therefore we’ll take this game very seriously. We’ll be in front of a enthusiastic home crowd. But the players of Euroleague level should be familiar with that kind of atmosphere."


Brose Baskets Bamberg
"They are new in Euroleague, but they are extremely tough. Their players have big names in European basketball. It definitely won’t be an easy game for us. But we don’t put pressure on ourselves. We aren’t Madrid, Moscow or Barcelona. We don’t have to reach the final. We play to have fun. And if we give our best everything is possible."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"It will be a tough game for us. Brose Baskets Bamberg has a good home crowd. It’s tough to play against them. It’s always important to start off the road with a win. But to beat any team on the road in Turkish Airlines Euroleague is hard and a road win in Bamberg would bring confidence to our team. We will start the season 2-0 and it will help us to move beyond the first round. In personally, we’re still early in the season. I’m still trying to find my rhythm, trying to find my way. Hopefully, in this game I can still keep playing better."

Brose Baskets beats Darussafaka in home opener

Brose Baskets Bamberg used a balanced attack to pull away early and hold on late to beat Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 86-76 on Friday night at Brose Arena. The victory vaulted the hosts to 1-1 in Group D and dropped the visitors to the same record. Daniel Theis threw down four dunks in a 10-0 second quarter run that put the hosts ahead 36-22. Darussafaka came back to within 9 at halftime and cut the deficit to 7 in the third quarter, but a Janis Strelnieks triple capped Bamberg’s 9-0 response and the hosts remained in control the rest of the way. Darius Miller and Strelnieks paced the winning attack with 13 points apiece, while Elias Harris and Brad Wanamaker netted 11 points each, Nikos Zisis scored 10 and dished 5 assists and Nicolo Melli contributed 8 points and 8 rebounds. Milko Bjelica led Darussafaka with 16 points and Serhat Cetin, Jamon Gordon and Ender Arslan added 12 points apiece in defeat.

First quarter: Zisis helps Bamberg climb ahead

Neither team scored on its first two possessions. Darussafaka broke through first on a Jamon Gordon jumper. Darius Miller started things for the hosts with a triple. Gordon matched him with Darussafaka’s first three-pointer. Nikos Zisis drove into the paint to tie it at 5-5. Serhat Cetin came off a screen to drill a three and put the visitors back ahead. Nicolo Melli spotted Elias Harris for a short jumper to make it 7-8 midway through the quarter. After the TV timeout, Brad Wanamaker dished to Harris for a two-handed jam. Cetin responded quickly with his second triple, but Wanamaker tied things at 11-11. Gabe Olaseni put Bamberg on top again. Zisis heated up with free throws followed by a three-pointer to make it 18-12. Janis Strelnieks drove and created space for Olaseni, who took the formers pass and converted a layup. Semih Erden split free throws to make it 20-13 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Theis dunks four times in 10-0 run

Milko Bjelica went inside for a turn-around jumper for Darussafaka. Strelnieks countered with a layup, but Cetin’s next three-pointer drew the visitors within 4. Reggie Redding’s steal and layup made it 22-20. Miller revived the Bamberg attack with free throws and Wanamaker added a jumper. Former Bamberg player Marcus Slaughter came in and made 2 free throws. Zisis floated a pass that Daniel Theis detonated with an alley-oop slam. Zisis and Theis teamed up for almost the same play to stretch the lead to 8. Then it was Melli who found Theis for a two-handed slam. After Melli added free throws, Theis broke free on the offensive glass for a follow slam to cap a 10-0 run that made it 36-22 in which he dunked four times. Oguz Savas ended the Darussafaka drought with free throws and Gordon added a three-pointer to end the half with his team down 36-27.

Third quarter: Triples, slam keep Bamberg in control

Wanamaker drove for a layup to restore a double-digit lead. Cetin’s jumper and a Gordon layup got Darussafaka going. Miller countered with a basket-plus-foul, however Luke Harangody got on the scoreboard for the visitors with a reverse layup. Harris wowed the crowd with another alley-oop slam, but Emir Preldzic’s triple kept Darussafaka in the hunt at 43-36. Melli dunked on the break before Harris flashed another incredible dunk and made the free throw that came with it. Strelnieks finished a break with a layup to cap a 9-0 run that made for a 14-point lead. Erden scored inside for Darussafaka, but Lucca Staiger’s three-pointer kept Bamberg in control. Milko Bjelica and Harris traded baskets. Slowly Darussafaka chipped away at its deficit. Redding made 1 free throw and Slaughter added 2. Bjelica’s dunk made it 55-45. A jumper by Gordon drew Darussafaka within 9. But Staiger hit a tough jumper. After Slaughter netted 2 free throws, Miller and Ender Arslan traded triples. Staiger buried a long triple and Arslan sank free throws. Redding got to the line and closed the difference to 8, but Strelnieks beat the buzzer to end the quarter at 67-56.

Fourth quarter: Strelnieks, Wanamaker wrap up the victory

Melli drained an open foul-line jumper to the delight of the fans. Arslan and Strelnieks traded threes. Strelnieks third triple of the game made it 75-59. After a timeout, Preldzic showed his soft hands with a fade-away jumper. After Bjelica split free throws, Melli’s tip-in made it a 17-point game. Free throws by Bjelica and Erden did little to threaten the outcome. Bjelica added two more baskets, though Wanamaker made a tough layup in between. Wanamaker’s next layup – and the free throw that came with it – all but wrapped up the victory with time to spare.

Janis Strelnieks celebrates with fans - Brose Baskets Bamber - EB15
Friday, October 23, 2015
Attendance: 6800
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MELLI, NICOLO 32:33 8 3/7 0/2 2/2 3 5 8 4 1       4 3 14
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 32:26 10 2/5 1/2 3/4   2 2 5   2     3 3 10
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 7:38 8 1/1 2/3   1   1           1   7
10 THEIS, DANIEL 18:15 8 4/4     2 1 3 1   1     4 3 10
11 WANAMAKER, BRADLEY 27:41 11 5/7 0/4 1/1   3 3 4 3 3     3 4 13
12 MULLER, MALIK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 24:08 13 2/4 3/5     2 2 2   2     2   9
20 HARRIS, ELIAS 16:02 11 5/9   1/1 1 1 2   2 1     3 1 8
21 MILLER, DARIUS 27:04 13 2/2 2/5 3/3   3 3 3   4 2   4 5 15
25 OLASENI, GABE 7:33 4 2/3     1   1     1     3    
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 4:01           1 1               1
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 2:39                         1   -1
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 86 26/42 8/21 10/11 8 19 27 19 6 15 2 0 28 19 86
        61.9% 38.1% 90.9%
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
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 REDDING, REGGIE 16:27 5 1/3   3/4 1 3 4 3 1 1     1 3 11
7 TUREN, METIN 0:14           1 1               1
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 17:26 4 1/2   2/4       1 1 2     2 4 3
15 CETIN, SERHAT 27:14 12 1/1 3/5 1/2   2 2     3   1 1 2 8
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 11:25 2 0/1   2/2   2 2   1 2   1 1 4 4
22 GORDON, JAMON 28:52 12 3/7 2/3     1 1 5 1 2     5 2 9
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 19:19 12 2/4 2/3 2/2   1 1 1   1     3 2 9
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 12:16 6     6/6 1 4 5   1 3     3 5 11
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 18:00 2 1/2             1 1     1 1 1
51 BJELICA, MILKO 20:53 16 5/6 1/4 3/4       1   1     1 3 13
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 27:54 5 1/2 1/3     4 4 5   2     1 2 10
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 76 15/28 9/18 19/24 4 20 24 16 6 19 0 2 19 28 83
        53.6% 50% 79.2%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY

Head Coaches

Brose Baskets Bamberg
"The philosophy for us for this game was to play a team game and try to bring back a W in the Euroleague to Bamberg. This is a very tough group and every point can count. I believe that we played with great energy. We played as a team. Everybody was important. Daniel [Theis] and Elias [Harris] are very important to create a lot of movement, a lot of energetic plays. Lucca [Staiger] gave us a lot in clutch moments. Nikos [Zisis] was really experienced and always in control, played excellent pick-and-roll offense. He had a really good feeling with Elias and Theis on pick-and-rolls. If I have to be very straight, I didn’t like the second half defense. We allowed 49 points. But I can be angry, and I am, but this is very logical. Only three players had kind of Euroleague experience. Even though we told them that every point counts, some of our rookie players in the Euroleague just got loose at some moments in the second half. But we had a great push from the home crowd. And we always have good offense. Ten points is better than a 9-point win, but it’s worse than 11. "
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"The first half we started really poor on offense - 15 turnovers and no fast break. In the second half we had more rhythm and we came back in the third quarter, but they hit difficult three-pointers and that gave them confidence. In the end we lost by 10 points. "


Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We just wanted to come out and play with a lot of energy. We knew that they have a really experienced team, a big team and just try to play harder than them. We knew if they got into a groove and played how they wanted to that it would be a really tough game for us. It worked out. "
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We came out and played soft. We didn’t play tough enough on the road. Credit to Bamberg. They came out tough, hit shots and executed. Basically they did anything they wanted. We gotta play tougher. We have to impose our will. We have to use our size and our toughness. We just can’t come out and play like this."
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