2017-18SemifinalsGame 2
March 23, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 AUDI DOME

Wilbekin's historic night sends Darussafaka to finals!

Behind a record-breaking performance from Scottie Wilbekin, Darussafaka Istanbul vaulted into the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals in emphatic fashion on Friday, completing a semifinals sweep by beating FC Bayern Munich on the road by 87-83 in Game 2 of their best-of-three series. Wilbekin made 10 three-point shots on his way to 41 points, breaking EuroCup all-time records in both categories for a non-overtime game. He also dished 5 assists and made 2 steals for an index rating of 44, the third highest ever in a semifinal game. Wilbekin got enough help from JaJuan Johnson, with 16 points, and Howard Sant-Roos, with 12, to take over the game after halftime, but his 10th triple from near half-court with 1:32 to play was needed to finally shut the door on Bayern. The home team got 14 points from Reggie Redding, 13 each from Devin Booker and Vladimir Lucic, as well as 12 apiece from Danilo Barthel and Braydon Hobbs. But an advantage in several other statistical categories was not enough for Bayern to overcome Wilbekin making 4 more three-pointers than the hosts by himself.

Barthel worked hard inside for 6 early points to send Bayern ahead 8-5. Redding and Booker struck from deep to stretch that difference to 16-8 before Wilbekin led a 0-7 run by Darussafaka to get within 16-15. Maik Zirbes, Redding and Hobbs scored as Bayern's defense held Darussafaka to 2 free throws in more than 4 minutes to lead 22-17 after one quarter. Triples by Vladimir Lucic and Hobbs kept Bayern a step ahead at 30-24 early in the second, but Wilbekin warmed up with his next pair of three-pointers at 37-31. He added a three-point play the hard way before assisting Furkan Aldemir and then burying his fourth triple for a 38-38 tie. Redding and Booker got baskets to finish the half and restore a 42-38 lead for Bayern.

Johnson opened the second half from deep to tie it up for Darussafaka before Sant-Roos downed a go-ahead layup at 44-46. Redding answered with a jumper but Wilbekin did him one better at 46-49. Barthel's dunk on the break got a lead back for Bayern but Wilbekin erased it with his seventh triple of the night at 50-52. Barthel hustled to beat the shot clock with a put-back and tie again, but Johnson broke it from the baseline at the other end, and when Booker knotted it anew, Sant-Roos drilled from deep at 54-57. While Bayern only got free throws, Wilbekin hit his eighth from deep and Sant-Roos scored twice to make it 58-64. Zirbes and Lucic cut the difference to 64-66 after 30 minutes. Kartal Ozmizrak spotted Johnson for an alley-oop to open the final quarter and Wilbekin's free throws upped the difference to 64-70. Hobbs scored to get Bayern closer and 2 scoreless minutes ensued before Lucic followed with a nifty reverse, cutting the difference to 69-70. Sant-Roos ended almost 5 scoreless minutes for Darussafaka with a free throw, but Stefan Jovic hit a jumper for a 71-71 tie. Wilbekin had waited long enough and went well behind the arc to drill his ninth triple. Hobbs sent a no-look assist to Lucic for a reverse. Sant-Roos was perfect from the foul line and Jovic hit a layup before Ozmizrak was left alone behind the arc to make it 75-79. That's when Wilbekin asked for the ball to move out closer to the halfcourt line and swish his 10th three-point shot for a 75-82 lead with 1:30 to play. Redding struck back from deep but Wilbekin floated an alley-oop to Johonson. Hobbs hit Bayern's next shot from deep and Wilbekin responded with a baseline runner at 81-86 with 26 seconds left. Lucic got Bayern closer with a put-back and then Bayern sent Johnson to the line, where he hit 1 of 2 to end the game and the series with Darussafaka celebrating a historic win on the road in Munich.

Scottie Wilbekin - Darussafaka Istanbul (photo FCBB) - EC17
Friday, March 23, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANIEL; SILVA, SERGIO; RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP
Attendance: 6043
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Darussafaka Istanbul17416687
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 13:39 12 3/4 2/4   1   1 1   1       1 11
7 KING, ALEX DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 CUNNINGHAM, JARED 19:39 6 0/3 0/4 6/6   2 2     2     3 3 -1
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 24:43 13 3/6 1/4 4/4 3 2 5     1     2 3 12
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 9:06   0/2                     1   -3
15 REDDING, REGGIE 32:17 14 4/6 2/4   1 5 6 3       1 2 3 19
16 JOVIC, STEFAN 28:25 8 4/4 0/2     3 3 6   1     4 1 11
22 BARTHEL, DANILO 21:28 12 5/8   2/4 1 5 6 3     1 1 2 3 17
25 GAVEL, ANTON 11:35   0/2       2 2 1     1 1 1 1 1
31 BOOKER, DEVIN 27:35 13 2/5 1/3 6/6 3 3 6 1 1   1   2 5 20
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 11:33 5 2/4   1/2 3 1 4 1       1 2 2 6
35 JALLOW, KARIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 5 7     3         4
Totals 200:00 83 23/44 6/21 19/22 14 28 42 16 1 8 3 4 19 22 97
        52.3% 28.6% 86.4%
Head coach: DJORDJEVIC, SASA
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
Darussafaka Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 KIDD, STANTON 15:11 2 1/2 0/1   2 1 3 1       1 3    
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 33:46 41 4/8 10/15 3/3   1 1 5 2 1   1   6 44
3 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL 22:08 5 1/1 1/2     4 4 3 2       2   11
5 BAYGUL, MUHAMMED 4:21     0/1                   2   -3
9 KOSUT, EMIRCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 CUMMINGS, WILL 2:46   0/1                     1   -2
13 ULUBAY, OKBEN 7:08     0/2                       -2
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS 8:50     0/1         1         2 1 -1
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 18:30 3 1/3   1/2 2 1 3     1     3 1  
23 SANT-ROOS , HOWARD 33:15 12 3/6 1/2 3/4   1 1 4 1       3 4 14
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 33:51 16 6/12 1/4 1/2   4 4         1 2 2 9
50 ERIC, MICHAEL 20:14 8 2/5   4/8 3 4 7 1     4   4 5 14
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 87 18/38 13/28 12/19 8 20 28 15 5 3 4 3 22 19 88
        47.4% 46.4% 63.2%
Head coach: BLATT, DAVID

Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, SASA
FC Bayern Munich
"I am disappointed how this qualification went, of course, like everybody, but I believe this was a huge fight tonight, and we witnessed an incredible individual show by Wilbekin, who really put up some great stuff tonight. We tried to change a lot of defenders on him. But tonight was really something that goes beyond – that shows you why the players are the biggest stars of this sport and why they make this sport great and make us, the coaches, better. We needed a big shot, a big three to pick us up, and we missed some important open shots in the fourth quarter. It could have gone either way but every time we were there, we tried to push hard, but they came back with something. Nevertheless, our defense was good for 20 or 22 seconds and the last-second shots was something that Wilbekin and Ozmizrak took, three-pointers that killed the game."
BLATT, DAVID
Darussafaka Istanbul
"First of all, I want to congratulate Bayern Munich on a great EuroCup season. They certainly proved their worth and their value and their level. I said before this series and I'll say it again: this is a very deep and quality team with great coaching, and a program that obviously has tradition and is a sustainable team for the future in European basketball. Regarding our win, I think that it was well-deserved. This was a great basketball game, particularly from an offensive standpoint. But I think the problem for the defenses was simply good offense on the part of both teams. Obviously what Scottie did today was unique. He made plays by himself at times, for others at times, and as a result of actions that we particularly prepared for today's games as a result of the defense of Bayern in the first game. And at the end of the day the big thing was he made the shots. When you're making shots like that, it's tough to defend a player with that kind of rhythm and that kind of hot hand. We look forward to the finals and we're happy to be representing Darussafaka and the Turkish League in the EuroCup Finals."

Players

HOBBS, BRAYDON
FC Bayern Munich
"They played well, you've got to give them credit. They scored 87 points in our gym and Wilbekin had 41, you have to give him credit. He knocked that thing down tonight and they're moving on to the finals. We try to play the best defense we can, but like I said, give him credit, he's a good player, definitely MVP of the round. They were tough shots and they went in for him tonight."
WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE
Darussafaka Istanbul
"That's the most points I ever scored. The threes were falling tonight. They didn't really fall in the first game, but they were falling tonight, so I just let if fly."