2016-17Regular SeasonRound 2
October 19, 2016 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 BILBAO ARENA
Dragan Milosavljevic - ALBA Berlin - EC16 (photo Bilbao Basket)

Atsur, Siva lift ALBA past Bilbao in crunch time

In a rematch of the 2009-10 EuroCup semifinals, ALBA Berlin improved to 2-0 in Group B by downing Dominion Bilbao Basket 77-85 on the road on Wednesday. ALBA remained undefeated due to its excellent three-point shooting percentage, hitting 12 of its 23 attempts from downtown. Dominique Johnson led the winners with 21 points. Elmedin Kikanovic added 15, Peyton Siva had 14 points and 7 assists, Dragan Milosavljevic scored 12 points, while Tony Gaffney contributed 11 for ALBA. Michael Eric led Bilbao with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Dejan Todorovic had 12 points while Scott Bamforth and Alex Mumbru each added 11 for the hosts. ALBA hosts Khimki Moscow Region in the German capital. Also on Wednesday, Bilbao welcomes Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius.

A triple by Siva gave ALBA a 12-15 lead after 10 minutes. Seven unanswered points by Eric, including a wild alley-oop dunk, put Bilbao in charge, 24-21, in the second quarter. A Dominique Johnson three kept the guests within 37-36 at halftime. Kikanovic took over with back-to-back baskets after the break and soon scored again, but a three-pointer by Jonathan Tabu restored a 45-42 Bilbao lead. Johnson followed a driving layup with a triple and Milosavljevic also struck from downtown to make it a 7-point game. Bilbao found its regular go-to guy in Alex Mumbru, who had 5 points in a 9-0 run that put Bilbao ahead, 56-54. A three-pointer by Engin Atsur helped ALBA regain the lead, 56-57, after 30 minutes. Back-to-back triples by Siva boosted the guests' lead to 59-64 early in the fourth quarter. Eric and Tabu stepped up for Bilbao and a dunk by Tabu tied it at 71-71 with four minutes left. A jump hook by Eric gave the hosts the lead, 75-74, but Atsur struck from downtown and Siva followed an acrobatic layup with free throws for a 77-81 lead with 18 seconds left to seal the outcome.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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Referees: SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS (SRB), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 5980
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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 BAMFORTH, SCOTT 26:21 11 3/3 1/3 2/3 1 3 4 4   2     3 2 13
8 BORG, TOBIAS 8:23 5 1/4 1/1         2 1           5
9 TABU, JONATHAN 25:37 8 1/7 2/6     2 2 3 2 1     1 4 7
10 MENDIA, BORJA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 LAPORNIK, MIHA 11:52 2 1/1 0/1     1 1   1 1       1 3
14 SALGADO, JAVI 6:00 2 1/1           1   1     1   1
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 21:13 11 1/2 2/5 3/4   1 1 3 1 2     3 3 9
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 28:01 6 2/3 0/2 2/2 2 3 5   1 2   1 2 4 8
20 TODOROVIC, DEJAN 20:57 12 3/3 2/4     3 3 2 2 2     1   14
22 VUCETIC, VASILIJE 10:29 3     3/4   1 1     1     2 3 3
34 NIKOLIC, DANILO 14:16 2 1/1 0/2     1 1             1 2
50 ERIC, MICHAEL 26:51 15 7/12   1/1 3 6 9 1 1 2 2   2 2 21
Team                     2         -2
Totals 200:00 77 21/37 8/24 11/14 6 21 27 16 9 16 2 1 15 20 84
        56.8% 33.3% 78.6%
Head coach: DURAN, CARLES
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
ALBA Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GIFFEY, NIELS 15:15 2 1/2 0/1     3 3     1         2
6 MALU, JONATHAN MANDE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 SIVA , PEYTON 24:22 14 1/2 3/5 3/4   1 1 7 1 5   1 3 3 13
8 AKPINAR, ISMET 6:20   0/1 0/1   1   1     1     3   -5
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 29:48 15 6/12   3/4 1 3 4 1         2 4 15
11 VARGAS, AKEEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 17:30 6   2/3     1 1 1 1 2     3   3
15 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN 9:56 2 1/3       2 2     1     3 2  
21 MILOSAVLJEVIC, DRAGAN 27:35 12 3/7 2/3   1 3 4 1   1     3 2 10
23 JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE 33:52 21 2/6 4/8 5/5 1 3 4 2 2 2   1 1 4 21
27 CARTER, PAUL 1:54 2 1/1       1 1   1       1   3
33 GAFFNEY, TONY 33:28 11 4/4 1/2 0/1 2 4 6 2 1 3 1   1   15
Team                                
Totals 200:00 85 19/38 12/23 11/14 6 21 27 14 6 16 1 2 20 15 77
        50% 52.2% 78.6%
Head coach: CAKI, AHMET

Head Coaches

DURAN, CARLES
RETAbet Bilbao Basket
“I congratulate ALBA Berlin for the victory. They played very well, especially in the final minutes. We helped ALBA believed it could win. It is a very long road. We'll have to bounce back by winning away from home."
CAKI, AHMET
ALBA Berlin
“We played today against a very good team and a very good coach. My players today showed great character. This is more important than victory for us.”

Players

BAMFORTH, SCOTT
RETAbet Bilbao Basket
“It was a tough game. We started slow… It was my first experience in the EuroCup. The speed of this competition is different... We need to move forward.”
JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE
ALBA Berlin
“It was a tough game as we expected. I played last season against Bilbao in the EuroCup. Now the next thing we have to do is think about the game against Khimki.”
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