Despite a 67:69 defeat at AEK Athens, Brose Bamberg is in the final four of the Basketball Champions League thanks to their four-point first leg victory. The reigning cup winner in the witch's cauldron OAKA kept his nerve in front of almost 15.000 spectators in the last quarter and made up for a partial twelve-point deficit (51:63, 34.). Three Bryce Taylor's threes in the decisive phase and an excellent Tyrese Rice, who scored 5.5 seconds before the end the decisive basket to the 67:69 final score, were decisive for this. Rice (25) and Taylor (11) were also Broses top scorers. Augustine Rubit collected ten rebounds, Rice and Zisis each gave five assists.
Federico Perego: "The congratulations belong to my team, my staff, the physios, the team manager, the media director, everyone who is around the team every day and who does a great job. It wasn't easy to survive here. The OAKA is one of the loudest arenas in the world with enthusiastic fans. We managed to keep a cool head and make the right decisions even in difficult moments. Again: Congratulations to the team. They deserve to be in the Final Four!"
Hickman 4, Rice 25, Zisis 2, Stuckey, Schmidt, Olinde, Harris 8, Rubit 9, Alexander 8, Heckmann, Taylor 11, Kulboka dnpAlle Nachrichten