2020-21Regular SeasonRound 3
October 13, 2020 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 TOFAS SPOR SALONU

Promitheas bounces back in Bursa

Promitheas Patras registered its first win in Group D of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season by downing Frutti Extra Bursaspor 84-93 on the road on Tuesday. Both teams now have 1-2 records in Group D. Ian Miller led the winners with 27 points, Chris Giannopoulos added 17 and Dimitris Agravanis had 10 for Promitheas. Malik Newman and Metin Turen paced Bursaspor with 20 points apiece, Maxim Mutaf scored 16 and Kenny Kadji 11 for the hosts, which were within 72-75 midway through the third quarter. Promitheas improved its defense when it mattered most and Giannopoulos and Miller made sure their team traveled back home with a win.

Kadji got Bursaspor going with a layup and Newman added a triple for a 5-0 lead. Agravanis and Kadji joined the three-point shootout before Mutaf's layup-plus-foul boosted the lead to 11-3. Michalis Lountzis buried a three-pointer, Agravanis insisted from beyond the arc and Danny Agbelese scored twice down, but Mutaf, Turen, Newman and Daniel Hamilton each struck from downtown to keep Bursapor comfortably ahead, 25-13. Giannopoulos sank a couple of triples and Miller added another to give Promitheas its first lead, 25-26, after 10 minutes. Delroy James capped a 0-15 run early in the second quarter, but Turen and Birkan Batuk buried back-to-back three-pointers for a 31-28 Bursaspor lead. Mouhammad Faye sank a fallaway jumper, Vangelis Mantzaris and Mutaf traded triples, and Miller helped Promitheas regain the lead, 34-36. Batuk kept pushing Bursaspor with a put-back basket and Newman added a floater, but an outstanding Miller kept the guests ahead, 39-41. Miller got help from Antreas Christodoulou for a 43-46 Promitheas edge at halftime.

Agbelese hit a jump hook soon after the break. Newman hit a stop-and-pop jumper, but Miller had 6 points in a 0-9 run that gave Promitheas a double-digit lead, 45-57. Newman kept pushing the hosts, getting help from Turen to give their team hope at 52-60. Faye hit a jumper, but Perry Jones and Ender Arslan got Bursaspor even closer, 56-62. Three-pointers by Agravanis, Turen and Christodoulou fixed the score at 59-68 after 30 minutes. Turen took over with a three-point play early in the fourth quarter. Faye dunked and Nikola Radicevic struck from downtown to restore a double-digit Promitheas lead, 62-73. Turen and Newman tried to change things for Bursaspor and Kadji dunked to make it 69-75. After Newman buried a three-pointer, Miller and Kadji exchanged baskets. Giannopoulos sank one from downtown that gave Promitheas plenty of fresh air at 74-80 with over 3 minutes left. Miller scored in penetration and Promitheas excelled on defense in crunch time to seal a well-deserved win.

Pivotal performer

Miller was unstoppable throughout the game, providing instant offense when Promitheas needed it. He finished the game with 27 points on 10-of-10 free-throw shooting plus 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 fouls drawn for a PIR of 25.

Game-changing moment

Promitheas led 25-13 late in the third quarter, but Giannopoulos, who had just come off the bench, buried a couple of three-point shots. Miller added his own shot from downtown and Mantzaris, Christodoulou and James also scored in a 0-15 run that gave the guests their first lead, 23-28, bringing them back into the game.

Stellar stat

Promitheas's overall aggressiveness allowed it to win the game. Promitheas drew 24 fouls and made 18 of 22 free-throw attempts (81.8%). Bursaspor just drew 19 fouls and only hit 10 of 14 foul shots (71.4%).

Did you know?

Promitheas hit 15 three-point shots, just one shy of its EuroCup club record. The Greek powerhouse buried 16 shots from downtown in an 81-91 road win against MoraBanc Andorra on October 30, 2019.

Next game

Both teams return to 7DAYS EuroCup action on Wednesday, October 21. Promitheas hosts Nanterre 92. Bursaspor welcomes Herbalife Gran Canaria.

Ian Miller - Promitheas Patras (photo Bursaspor) - EC20
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT; HIERREZUELO, DANIEL; KOLJENSIC, MILOS
Attendance: 0 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Frutti Extra Bursaspor25181625
Promitheas Patras26202225
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Frutti Extra Bursaspor25435984
Promitheas Patras26466893
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 ILYASOGLU, OMERCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3 AKDAMAR, TEVFIK 1:51     0/1                       -1
5 MUNFORD, XAVIER 25:07   0/3 0/1   1 3 4 5 2 3   1 4 1  
7 JONES, PERRY 9:11 2 1/2           2   1     2    
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 15:25 5 1/1 1/5   1 2 3 1   1     2 1 3
10 ARSLAN, ENDER 14:53 7 1/2 1/1 2/2       2         2 3 9
14 NEWMAN, MALIK 34:13 20 4/5 3/11 3/5   7 7 4   1     2 4 21
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 4:25   0/3     1   1     1   1     -4
23 MUTAF, MAXIM 21:58 16 3/5 3/6 1/1       3   1     3 2 12
35 KADJI, KENNY 27:01 11 4/7 1/3 0/2   7 7   1 1   2 4 3 8
77 TUREN, METIN 37:32 20 2/3 4/4 4/4 1 6 7 2 1       4 5 30
99 HAMILTON, DANIEL 8:24 3 0/1 1/2         1   1     2   -1
Team           4 1 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 84 16/32 14/34 10/14 8 26 34 20 4 11 0 4 25 19 81
        50% 41.2% 71.4%
Head coach: ACIK, TUTKU
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
Promitheas Patras
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 AGBELESE, DANNY 23:21 9 4/5   1/1   5 5   1 3 3   3 1 12
4 LOUNTZIS, MICHALIS 5:23 3 0/1 1/1     1 1     2         1
5 JAMES, DELROY 8:00 3 0/2   3/4 1   1 1 2       2 2 4
7 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS 29:10 10 0/1 3/9 1/2 2 5 7 3     1   2 6 17
11 FAYE, MOUHAMMAD 19:29 6 3/4 0/4   1 5 6 2 1       2 1 9
13 CHRISTODOULOU, ANTREAS 17:50 8 2/2 1/1 1/2   3 3 1 1       1 2 13
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS 26:03 5   1/1 2/2   3 3 6   1     5 2 10
31 GIANNOPOULOS, CHARIS 28:58 17 1/2 5/7     2 2 1 2 1     1   17
44 MILLER, IAN 31:37 27 4/10 3/10 10/10 1 2 3 3   1     2 8 25
45 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA 10:09 5 1/1 1/1 0/1       2   1     1 2 6
72 MANTZOUKAS, ELEFTHERIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
80 TANOULIS, GEORGIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 93 15/28 15/34 18/22 7 28 35 19 7 9 4 0 19 24 118
        53.6% 44.1% 81.8%
Head coach: GIATRAS, MAKIS

Head Coaches

ACIK, TUTKU
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
"Starting from the beginning of the season, we had a lot of ups and downs during the games. It is normal for new teams like us. Of course, we need to fix that. We have time, but not a lot of time because of our tough schedule and many games. We were up by 11-12 points, but couldn't control the game. What I need from my team to do on the court is play defense in the last 10 minutes. We played great defense in the first quarter, but took some very difficult shots which made us disappointed on the court and we couldn't fix that. Unfortunately, we cannot play in front of our fans, but I would like to apologize to them because of the loss and also congratulations to Promitheas."
GIATRAS, MAKIS
Promitheas Patras
"We are a team that shoots the ball and the shots we made today were good shots. If you think that Mo Faye hit around 40-45%, it could be more if he had made his shots. Today we played as a team and this is what we have to keep from this game. There are a lot of excuses when you have a new team. We had four players coming this week, but if my guys played the way they played today, we will get a lot of wins. It was an effort that came from the whole team. First of all, we have to continue this effort to go to the next round. With the new players, we will need some additional time to get better, but they will help the team a lot. Above all, I wish that everybody is healthy because every day, in every game, we see a lot of teams not coming with their full roster because of COVID-19. First of all, we need to stay healthy."

Players

MILLER, IAN
Promitheas Patras
"We were together from the beginning to the end. The first 6 minutes were rough for us. We had to pick it up on defense and then our offense started to come. We believed in each other, stuck together, followed Coach's plan and we came out with the win. I am going to do what I am supposed to do. My teammates believe in me, my coach has 100% confidence in me, so I will continue to have success."