Bamberg Fall to Madrid
Posted by Salman Mitha
Posted in Basketball
Stechert Arena, Bamberg – Nikola Mirotic scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, and Jaycee Carroll added 13 points as Read Madrid won their second Euroleague Top 16 game in Germany by beating up the Brose Baskets 82-67.
Boki Nachbar led Bamberg with 19 points and Anton Gavel contributed 17 points but it wasn’t enough to overcome their own mistakes and Madrid, who built a lead and held on with timely shooting and rebounding.
During key points in the game, the Baskets committed key turnovers – 17 in total. When they were able to scratch their way back in, Bamberg’s shots would not fall. At the end of the third quarter, Nachbar hit a trey to get within 59-57. But Madrid answered with a 17-4 run, started by a Mirotic bucket, punctuated by Carroll scoring on a running floater and then nailing a three-pointer. At 76-61 with 4:12 left, the game was over.
Real are now 2-0 in this round of the Euroleague with their wins at Berlin and at Bamberg. They will host Zalgiris Kaunas from Lithuania on January 11th. The Baskets fall to 0-2 vs. their losses against Spanish team, Unicaja Malaga and Real Madrid. They travel to CSKA Moscow for Game 3 on January 3rd.
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