2020-21Regular SeasonRound 5
October 28, 2020 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 HALA SPORTOVA RANKO ZERAVICA

Bourg blasts Partizan in Belgrade

JL Bourg en Bresse led from start to finish en route to a resounding 76-89 road win over Partizan NIS Belgrade in the Serbian capital on Wednesday night. Bourg, which played its first games in more than two weeks, improved to 2-1 in Group A, while Partizan dropped to 2-3 on the season. Bourg opened a double-digit lead in the first quarter, quickly restored it in the second, and led by as many as 19 points before halftime. Partizan never got the deficit into single digits the rest of the way. Pierre Pelos shined with 28 points in 25 minutes, making 8 of 11 two-point shots and grabbing 7 rebounds. Danilo Andjusic netted 23 points and Alen Omic scored 10 in victory. Nemanja Gordic paced Partizan with 15 points and Marcus Paige scored 14. Eric Mika had 12 and Codi Miller-McIntyre 10 in a losing effort.

Maxime Courby opened the game with a triple and Zachery Peacock added a triple of his own to help the visitors open a 6-16 lead. Uros Trifunovic got Partizan's offense going with a corner triple, before a dunk from Mika and a three-pointer from Paige cut it to 16-18. Omic nailed a pair of baseline jumpers to keep Bourg ahead 19-22 after 10 minutes. Pelos hit back-to-back triples as the visitors started to pull away in the second. Pelos scored 6 more points to make it 28-42 before Miller-McIntyre hit triples for the hosts. Rashawn Thomas had a steal and a dunk for Partizan, but Bourg forced 12 turnovers before halftime and kept converting fastbreak points. Andjusic and Nemanja Dangubic traded three-pointers before more baskets from Andjusic, Courby and Peacock opened a 19-point margin. Bourg led 40-57 at the break.

Mika had a steal and a dunk for the hosts, but Andjusic fueled a 0-8 run that created a 44-65 margin midway through the third. Paige and Miller-McIntyre hit back-to-back threes in an 8-0 run to spark Partizan's hopes, but Andjusic scored 5 more points as the visitors led 58-74 going into the fourth quarter. Mika scored twice early in the fourth and a three-pointer from Paige cut it to 65-76. But that is as close as the hosts got. Thomas and Gordic scored from close range, but Pelos kept making buckets as Bourg closed it out.


First-half clinic

Bourg scored 57 points in the first half, shooting 76.2% on two-point shots (16 for 21) and 62.5% from long range (5 for 8). Bourg also forced 12 turnovers and had 7 steals before halftime, which all helped it to a 17-point halftime lead.

Key performer

Pierre Pelos was unstoppable in the second quarter when he scored 14 of his 28 points in the first 6 minutes of the second quarter. He did it on perfect shooting, making 4 of 4 on two-pointers and 2 of 2 from long range.

Homecoming king

Danilo Andjusic played in his hometown and against his former club, and had a performance he will remember with 23 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. he made 10 of 11 free throws.

Next up

Next week in Round 6, Bourg will be at home against Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul on Tuesday, November 3. Partizan will welcome the unbeaten Joventut Badalona the following evening.

Pierre Pelos - JL Bourg en Bresse (photo Partizan - Dragana Stjepanovic) - EC20
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: KOROMILAS, ELIAS; AMBROSOV, MYKOLA; ISGUDER, SINAN
Attendance: 0
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Partizan NIS Belgrade19211818
JL Bourg en Bresse22351715
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Partizan NIS Belgrade19405876
JL Bourg en Bresse22577489
Partizan NIS Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 MIKA, ERIC 22:52 12 5/10   2/6 2 2 4 3 1 1     2 3 11
0 MILLER-MCINTYRE, CODI 27:29 10 1/2 2/5 2/2 1 2 3 4 1 5     4 2 7
3 ZAGORAC, RADE 12:35 6 3/4 0/1     1 1     3     4   -2
5 PAIGE, MARCUS 21:13 14 1/2 4/6         1 3       1   14
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA 23:09 6   2/5     1 1   1 1     4 1 1
7 GORDIC, NEMANJA 29:52 15 4/6 1/6 4/4 2 1 3 4 1 2     3 4 15
8 JANKOVIC, STEFAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ANGOLA, BRAIAN 4:34   0/1                     1   -2
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA 4:54   0/1       1 1     1       2 1
21 JANKOVIC, NIKOLA 7:53 2 1/2 0/1   2   2 1         3 1 1
25 THOMAS, RASHAWN 30:03 6 3/8 0/1   1 7 8 1 2 2     4 2 7
32 TRIFUNOVIC, UROS 15:26 5 1/1 1/2   1   1 1         1   5
Team           3 3 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 76 19/37 10/27 8/12 12 18 30 15 9 16 0 0 27 15 63
        51.4% 37% 66.7%
Head coach: SCEPANOVIC, VLADO
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
JL Bourg en Bresse
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 ALLEN, KADEEM 14:55 4 1/3 0/1 2/2       4   1       2 6
5 BENITEZ, HUGO 5:49 2     2/2   1 1     1     1 1 2
7 COURBY, MAXIME 27:36 5 1/1 1/2     3 3 1 1 1     2 2 8
8 WRIGHT, ZACK 25:19 6 2/3 0/1 2/2 1 3 4 3 1 3     2 5 12
10 ASCERIC, LUKA 14:45     0/1     2 2 1         3 1  
13 PELOS, PIERRE 24:50 28 8/11 2/2 6/6 4 3 7   1       3 3 33
15 PEACOCK, ZACHERY 14:35 8 2/3 1/2 1/2   2 2 1 2 1     1 1 9
20 DARY-SAGNES, TOM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 SCRUBB, THOMAS 17:26 3 1/2   1/2   4 4 1 1       1 3 9
23 OMIC, ALEN 20:57 10 5/7       3 3 1   1     1   10
31 DAVAL-BRAQUET, THIBAULT 3:58                              
33 ANDJUSIC, DANILO 29:50 23 2/4 3/9 10/11   2 2 4 2 5     1 9 25
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 89 22/34 7/18 24/27 5 24 29 16 8 13 0 0 15 27 115
        64.7% 38.9% 88.9%
Head coach: VUCEVIC, SAVO

Head Coaches

SCEPANOVIC, VLADO
Partizan NIS Belgrade

"Not too much to say. Congratulations to Bourg, they showed they deserved this game more than us. There is no explanation for this kind of game. I don't know what to say, just congratulations. A lot of things are more clear now. After a couple of days of talking about how we cannot underestimate anyone, that they are a serious team with serious individuals, and that we are not a team that can beat just anyone with our offensive qualities, looks like those thoughts were not accepted. Looks like we all think we are much better than what we actually are. This has been clear to me from the start and I am glad that this game showed the players that we do not have that much quality that we can be lackadaisical or that we can underestimate anyone. This team can win only if it leaves their heart and all their energy on the floor. I don't think we had energy and heart tonight. Bourg totally deserved this win. They totally outplayed us and gave us a lesson about how to love your club."

SAVOVIC, SLOBODAN

JL Bourg assistant coach

"After a victory, we all are going to feel fine, but the health was the most important thing for us and unfortunately we had Peacock injure his knee, but it looks like it is not serious, so we are thankful for that. For the game, I have to say congratulations to our players. It is amazing that after 20 days without a collective practice - only three players were practicing individually. When we arrived in Belgrade we held our first team practice. We just hoped that nobody would get injured. We believed we can win the game, but I think we surprised ourselves. This is a product of Coach Savo Vucevic. We didn't do anything special that we have not done from the beginning of the season. It is just that the guys gave 100% physically to be present here. It was a great game and a great win for us. Mentally this game will go a long way. Now we have to take the time to recover our players. I am sure they are not gonna feel good in the next couple of days, but we have a great medical staff, they will take care of them and we will be ready to play next week. It felt great to be [back in Belgrade]. Especially because we won against a great team. We managed to do what we wanted to do from the beginning and that is to put Partizan in our own rhythm because we could not run with them up and down."

Players

ANDJUSIC, DANILO
JL Bourg en Bresse
"I feel great. I have to congratulate my teammates, it was a hell of a game. After two weeks without practicing for the whole team, we came here all together. We got into the game really good. It started from the defense. We played with great energy, we were switching everything because we had to substitute many players because we did not practice, but in the end, we showed character, showed how we can play basketball. I am really glad we got this win because it is really important for us to go to the next phase. It is always special when you come to your city, to your hometown. I was feeling really great. The only bad thing is we could not see fans inside the arena, it would have been even more special for me. But it is nice to see family and friends and all the people in the club where I used to play."