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Group:  F | 16.11.2010, 20:30h
Group:  F | 16.11.2010, 20:30h
87-83
13 - 1217 - 2016 - 1520 - 198 - 813 - 9
13 - 1217 - 2016 - 1520 - 198 - 813 - 9
Venue: Antwerp (BEL) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Miguel Anguel Perez Niz (ESP), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO), Zdenko Zubak (SVK)

GAME REPORT


Giants Win In Double OT Against Lokomotiv

Antwerp Giants needed two overtimes but won 87-83 in the EuroChallenge over Lokomotiv Kuban on Tuesday.

7. Bryan Hopkins (Antwerp Giants)
Bryan Hopkins was good for 24 points and 6 rebounds in a hard fought game

Bryan Hopkins hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 3:52 left in the second extra period to propel the hosts to victory.

A great defensive play by the hosts sent the game to the first overtime.

With the score knotted at 66-66, Salah Mejri blocked a Lionel Chalmers jump shot just five seconds from the end.

Antwerp led by six in the first overtime but Jeremiah Massey's tip-in off a Chalmers' miss with 1:09 to go tied the game at 74-74.

Neither side scored the rest of the extra period with Mejri's jumper off target just two seconds from the death.

After Hopkins' three put Antwerp in front, a Goran Jeretin shot from the arc for Lokomotiv closed the gap to 83-82.

Lokomotiv center Mike Wilkinson ended up with a chance to tie the game with 22 seconds to go in the second OT but made just one of two free-throws to leave his side down 84-83.

Antwerp added three more free-throws to ice the victory.

Hopkins had 24 points to lead Antwerp while Chalmers had 20 in defeat.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Antwerp Giants vs. Lokomotiv Kuban

Antwerp Head Coach Eddy Casteels:
"My team has fought hard. I want to congratulate them with the victory. Krasnodar Lokomotiv is my favorite in this group. "

Antwerp Player Tim Black:
"The key of the game was Salah Mejri and our dominance in the rebound. It is also important to started the group stage of EuroChallenge with a victory."

Kuban Head Coach Kestutis Kemzura:
"We knew that here in Antwerp it would be no easy. Yet we had chances but we failed in moneytime. My congratulations to the Giants. "

Kuban Player Lionel Chalmers:
"I played last season with Krasnoyarsk against Antwerp Giants. Most players have stayed and I alerted my team what's the strength of this team. Losing after two overtimes hurts. This is a European missed opportunity.

Accumulated statistics

37.6%

32/85
FG
M/A

41.8%

23/55

39.7%

23/58
FG2P
M/A

42.9%

18/42

33.3%

9/27
FG3P
M/A

38.5%

5/13

66.7%

14/21
FT
M/A

76.2%

32/42

44

20/24
RT
RO/RD

34

11/23

17

AS

9

14

TO

16

10

ST

11

3

BS

6

29

PF

22

87

Pts

83

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