Brose Bamberg won against the Telenet Giants Antwerp 85:76 on the 5th matchday of the Champions League and took the top spot in Group C with his third win of the season. The team had already suffered a setback the day before, as Elias Harris folded in the final practice and could not play. The remaining ten players - also Taylor was not in the squad due to the BCL-Home Grown rule - presented themselves well-placed until the middle of the second quarter (43:22, 14.). Then Antwerp came into the game better, could equalize at the beginning of the last quarter (64:64, 32.). In the end, however, Brose, led by 30 points by Stevan Jelovac, kept his nerve and thus the upper hand.
Ainars Bagatskis: “We expected a tough game. For me it was interesting to see how we present ourselves after this desolate game in Braunschweig. We got up, left everything on the floor. It wasn't the best game of the season so far, but it was the physically strongest of us. We were well prepared for them, were able to take away their aggressiveness and triple strength over long distances. We started very well and controlled the game at all times, even when it was tight.”
Rice 8, Zisis 13, McDowell-White dnp, Jelovac 30, Stuckey 6, Kratzer dnp, Schmidt 3, Olinde 2, Rubit 11, Alexander 12Alle Nachrichten