2017-18Regular SeasonRound 10
December 27, 2017 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALABIGI

Reggio Emilia rallies, sinks first-place Bayern

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia finished the regular season in style by rallying from a double-digit deficit to down previously undefeated FC Bayern Munich 90-82 on Wednesday night. Reggio Emilia learned midway through the first quarter that it had qualified for the Top 16 thanks to Buducnost VOLI Podgorica defeating Lietkabelis Panevezys, but with this win Reggio Emilia finished third in Group B, while handing first-place Bayern its first defeat of the season. The visitors led 40-53 early in the third, but James White got Reggio Emilia rallying before Amadeo Della Valle took over in the fourth quarter helping the hosts pull out a win. Della Valle had 9 points in the final six minutes and finished with a game-high 24. James White had 17 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds, Julian Wright scored 14 points, and Niccolo De Vico netted 10 in victory. Braydon Hobbs scored 15 points for the visitors, while Reggie Redding and Devin Booker added 14 apiece in defeat.

Bayern scored on six of its first seven trips down the floor, and had four different scorers, including a game-opening triple from Danilo Barthel and one from Jared Cunningham that helped make it 10-14. Wright scored inside for the hosts, and Della Valle added 5 points, but Booker, Redding and Hobbs made sure Bayern led 19-25 after 10 minutes. Maik Zirbes and Barthel scored to open the first double-digit margin of the night, and Redding’s tough triple made it 21-32. Landing Sane hit a corner triple for Reggio Emilia, but Booker nailed one on the other end, too. De Vico’s corner triple helped cut the deficit to 30-36, but only briefly, as Hobbs had a pair of threes in the final three minutes of the half, raising the margin to 12 points, and Bayern led 38-48 at halftime.

The visitors extended the lead to 13 points at the start of the third quarter, but Della Valle got Reggio Emilia believing, before White scored from the inside and outside, as the host cut to 45-53. Bayern scored from the free throw line, but Federico Mussini hit a triple and Wright raced the floor for a fastbreak dunk that gave Reggio Emilia a 60-59 lead with 6 seconds to go in the third quarter. Zirbes scored at the buzzer of the third quarter and Djedovic hit a three-pointer early in the fourth, giving Bayern a 62-66 edge, however, Reggio Emilia stayed close before De Vico and Della Valle hit back-to-back threes to make it 74-71. Della Valle also had a three-point play, and after Redding’s triple, Manuchar Markoishvili hit his first triple that sparked a 7-0 run that put Reggio Emilia up 85-77 in the penultimate minute. Hobbs hit a triple for the visitors, but Markoishvili sealed the outcome with a three-point play exactly 60 seconds before the final buzzer.

James White - Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (photo Emilia - Enrico Rossi) - EC17
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS (SRB), TRAWICKI, TOMASZ (POL)
Attendance: 3324
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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 MUSSINI, FEDERICO 4:39 2 1/1 0/1     1 1           1   1
5 WRIGHT, JULIAN 21:34 14 7/10     1 3 4 1 1   2   3   16
6 BONACINI, FEDERICO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 CANDI, LEONARDO 7:13                 1       2   -1
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 32:11 24 5/7 1/3 11/14 1 2 3 1 1 1     1 9 29
9 WHITE, JAMES 27:42 17 5/6 1/2 4/4 2 2 4 5     1   3 2 24
10 REYNOLDS, JALEN 18:26 4 2/6       3 3 1 2 1 3   3 2 7
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 27:42 8 2/4 1/7 1/1 1 1 2 3 1 1     3 4 6
12 WRIGHT, CHRIS 12:44 2 1/1       1 1 2   3     2 1 1
17 SANE, LANDING 12:18 5   1/1 2/2   1 1           4 1 3
18 LLOMPART, PEDRO 23:32 4 1/1 0/3 2/2   2 2 7 1 2     3 5 11
19 DE VICO, NICCOLO 11:59 10 2/3 2/2   1   1     2     1   7
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 90 26/39 6/19 20/23 7 18 25 20 7 10 6 0 26 24 107
        66.7% 31.6% 87%
Head coach: MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
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
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 HOBBS, BRAYDON 22:19 15 1/3 3/3 4/4   1 1 1   2     2 3 14
7 KING, ALEX 18:12 1   0/3 1/2   3 3 1 2 2     1 1 1
9 CUNNINGHAM, JARED 12:08 7 2/4 1/2     2 2           5   1
10 GEGIC, AMAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 20:35 7 1/3 1/3 2/2   1 1     3   1 3 2 -1
15 REDDING, REGGIE 26:37 14 3/7 2/3 2/3 1 4 5 2 2 2   1 3 5 16
22 BARTHEL, DANILO 27:58 6 1/5 1/1 1/2 3 3 6 1   2   3 1 7 9
25 GAVEL, ANTON 26:12 8 2/3 0/1 4/6       3 1     1 3 3 7
31 BOOKER, DEVIN 25:19 14 4/11 1/1 3/4 5 2 7 1   1     3 3 13
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 16:32 8 2/4   4/4 1 4 5 1 1 3     2 2 10
35 JALLOW, KARIM 4:08 2 1/1     1   1 1         1   3
Team           4   4               4
Totals 200:00 82 17/41 9/17 21/27 15 20 35 11 6 15 0 6 24 26 77
        41.5% 52.9% 77.8%
Head coach: DJORDJEVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"It was an amazing night for two reasons. First because we go to the Top 16, and second because we played a great game. We played smart, with the right pride, with focus. Especially in the second half, thinking that we cannot play a game letting Bayern score 50 points. It is a good step for us, and our future."
DJORDJEVIC, SASA
FC Bayern Munich
"Congratulation to the winning team, they deserve to win, they played better in the second half than we did. We started talking to the referees. In a timeout I told to the players not to do that, but they go on with personal discussions and they lost concentration completely from the game. This was a great win for Reggio Emilia, we should have responded more physically in the second half. We have to react in next three days for the game we are going to play in [the German] league."