7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals, Game 3: Bayern, Reggio Emilia advance!
FC Bayern Munich and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia won their respective do-or-die Game 3s on Wednesday to reach the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals for the first time in the clubs' histories. Bayern will meet Darussafaka Istanbul in one semifinal series and Reggio Emilia will face Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in the other.
Quarterfinal B, Game 3: FC Bayern Munich 91-81 UNICS Kazan (2-1)
Bayern topped UNICS Kazan 91-81 behind 23 points from Reggie Redding and 21 from Jared Cunningham. After an outstanding Anton Ponkrashov gave the visitors a 61-63 lead late in the third quarter. Vladimir Lucic, Maik Zirbes and Stefan Jovic fueled an 11-0 run that put Bayern in charge. Trent Lockett and Jamar Smith rallied UNICS to within 78-75, but Cunningham and Danilo Barthel took over in crunch time to seal a ticket to the next round. Lockett led UNICS with 16 points. Stephane Lasme blocked 3 shots for UNICS to set the EuroCup single-season record with 47 rejections.
Quarterfinal D, Game 3: Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 105-99 Zenit St. Petersburg (2-1)
Reggio Emilia outlasted Zenit St. Petersburg 105-99 at PalaBigi. In doing so, Reggio Emilia shattered its club scoring record by 12 points and tied Valencia Basket for the most points scored in a EuroCup quarterfinal game. The 204 combined points made it the highest-scoring quarterfinal game in competition history and the most points scored in any non-overtime elimination round game. Chris Wright paced the winners with a career-high 25 points plus 5 assists and 3 steals, Julian Wright posted 21 points and Amedeo Della Valle netted 20. Reggio Emilia trailed by as many as 9 in the third quarter, but Chris Wright erupted for his own personal 8-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to give his team the lead for good and despite the best efforts of Top 16 MVP Kyle Kuric, Zenit could not get all the way back down the stretch. Evgeny Voronov led Zenit with a career-high 23 points.