2017-18Regular SeasonRound 3
October 25, 2017 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALATRENTO

Morgan stars as fourth quarter charge gives Tofas road win

Tofas Bursa claimed a remarkable comeback win on the road to stun Dolomiti Energia Trento 88-91 and improve to 2-1 in Group D, with the home team dropping to 1-2. The Turkish visitors trailed by as many as 15 but fought back behind 28 points from Raymar Morgan, while Pierria Henry combined 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, and Tony Crocker added 17 points. Dominique Sutton paced the hosts with 23 points, with Jorge Gutierrez adding 18 points and Beto Gomes registering a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The first few minutes were closely contested but Trento raced ahead at the end of the first quarter as Toto Forray struck back to back triples. A 6-0 run at the start of the second gave the home team a 15-point lead, and Sutton scored 4 points in a hurry to protect that margin despite the best efforts of Morgan. A 0-6 run pulled Tofas closer as Morgan moved to 18 points before the break, but Gutierrez scored 7 points in 90 seconds to make it 52-39 at the interval. Baskets were traded evenly in the third quarter until Tofas finished well, with Kenny Kadji’s lay-up making it a single-digit deficit with ten minutes remaining. From that moment Bursa continued to fight back and went ahead with a 1-13 run. Trento tried to rally but another basket from Kadji gave Tofas a three-point advantage with time running out. Crocker grabbed a key offensive rebound and then sank two free throws, and Gomes couldn’t make a triple on the buzzer as Bursa held on.

In Round 4, Tofas will welcome ASVEL Villeurbanne, and Trento goes on the road to visit Herbalife Gran Canaria.

Raymar Morgan - Tofas Bursa (photo Trento) - EC17
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS (LTU), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 1782
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Dolomiti Energia Trento26261917
Tofas Bursa17222329
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Dolomiti Energia Trento26527188
Tofas Bursa17396291
Dolomiti Energia Trento
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 FRANKE, YANNICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 SUTTON, DOMINIQUE 29:01 23 7/9 1/2 6/9 1 3 4 2 2 2 1   4 8 28
4 SILINS, OJARS 13:47 6 1/2 1/2 1/1       1 1       3 1 4
8 BALDI ROSSI, FILIPPO 8:03 4   1/2 1/2 2   2           2 1 3
10 FORRAY, TOTO 14:26 9 0/4 3/4   1 2 3 2 3 1     3 1 9
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 20:25 6 1/3 0/2 4/4   1 1 1   2     4 2  
13 GUTIERREZ, JORGE 25:34 18 3/6 3/5 3/4   2 2     7     1 3 9
15 GOMES, BETO 30:26 15 2/3 3/8 2/3 3 8 11 1 1 1 1   2 3 22
21 BEHANAN, CHANE 29:09 5 1/2 0/1 3/4 2 3 5 3   1     1 2 10
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON 29:21 2 1/5 0/2     2 2 3 2 2     5   -4
Team           4   4               4
Totals 200:12 88 16/34 12/28 20/27 13 21 34 13 9 16 2 0 25 21 85
        47.1% 42.9% 74.1%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
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
Tofas Bursa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 MORGAN, RAYMAR 32:42 28 10/12 1/3 5/9   4 4   1       3 6 28
3 DURMAZ, BERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ERMIS, BARIS 15:12 3   1/1         2   3 1   1 2 4
7 ARSLAN, YIGIT 7:21         1 1 2     1         1
8 CROCKER, TONY 24:11 17 1/3 3/4 6/6 1   1 4 3 2 1   4 3 20
9 MEJIA, SAMMY 31:31 9 2/5 1/3 2/2 2 1 3 4   2     3 2 8
15 HENRY, PIERRIA 29:21 19 7/8 0/1 5/6 1 7 8 3 4 2 1   4 5 31
22 OWENS, JOSH 17:35 2 1/6   0/2   1 1   1   1   1 1 -2
28 BAYRAM, KADIR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 PAUNIC, IVAN 12:27     0/2 0/2   3 3     1     1 2 -1
35 KADJI, KENNY 25:33 9 4/8   1/2   2 2 1 2 1     4 2 6
77 YASAR, MUHSIN 4:07 4 2/2     1 1 2   1       1   6
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 91 27/44 6/14 19/29 8 21 29 14 12 12 4 0 22 23 104
        61.4% 42.9% 65.5%
Head coach: ENE, ORHUN

Head Coaches

BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"We were close to the win. We played well for 32 minutes but then we lost the game, so that's no good. The worst thing you can do in these situations is to rush it and I talked to my players and told them to calm down. But in two or three situations we did big mistakes and it cost us the game, bad execution."
ENE, ORHUN
Tofas Bursa
"I want to congratulate Trento: they showed a great effort the whole game. We knew that they were a very good team and they showed it on the court. They always fight, no matter who they are playing. This is our first year in the EuroCup and it is a tough competition. It's not easy to beat teams on the road, and those who do will have a big advantage. We spoke about the game we lost a couple of weeks ago in Germany and we got over that. I saw a good reaction in my team."

Players

MORGAN, RAYMAR
Tofas Bursa
“We just kept fighting, We knew we were down at half-time but I’m proud of my guys. We stuck with it and persevered through all the chaos. We fought hard and we’re great competitors.”