Brose Bamberg started into the Basketball Champions League with a defeat. Against Montakit Fuenlabrada the team of Ainars Bagatskis lost 88:89 in the last second by a three-pointer. Brose did not manage to save an eight-point lead 50 seconds before the end (82:74). Also Tyrese Rice` 33 points and eight assists did not help.
Ainars Bagatskis: "It was a tough game. We prepared our players mentally for a fight, because we knew the playing style from the games against Würzburg. Fuenlabrada plays similarly: fast, smart, good shooters. What was good was that we didn't get nervous - even when we were ten down - but played our game. Then we actually had the game under control, but then we overhasted twice and finished unnecessarily fast, they scored points in return. In the end, of course, they were lucky with the three-pointer, but that's part of basketball. We had too many mistakes in the second half, too many rebounds, too often we lost the ball. That was the decisive point."
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