Brose Bamberg suffered a 58:69 defeat at the end of the first round of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. A 15-point lead (44:29, 23.) was not enough for the German champions to clinch their seventh win of the season. Instead, they stop playing basketball and Istanbul turned the game thanks to a 22:4-run (50:51, 32.). The ninth defeat in the 15th game left Brose Bamberg eleventh in the standings. Best Bamberg scorer was Ricky Hickman with ten points.
Daniel Hackett: „It is difficult to comprehend why we stopped executing and stopped playing defense after 25 minutes of good basketball. It is frustrating. Obviously, we have to solve this problem. Give credit to Efes for sticking with the game and beating us tonight.”
Hackett 6, Hickman 10, Wright 8, Zisis 2, Nikolic 2, Staiger 6, Lô 8, Olinde dnp, Rubit 7, Heckmann dnp, Musli 9, RadosevicAlle Nachrichten