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14.03.2013, 19:30h
14.03.2013, 19:30h
85-95
25 - 2426 - 2420 - 2014 - 170 - 10
25 - 2426 - 2420 - 2014 - 170 - 10
Venue: Bonn (GER) |
Spectators: 3700 |
Referees: Carlos Cortes (ESP), Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Milos Koljensic (MNE)

GAME REPORT


Gallant Telekom Baskets Fall Short

Chester Simmons (Krasyne Krylia)
Chester Simmons was again the hero for Krasyne Krylia with a game-high 24 points

A depleted Telekom Baskets Bonn have fallen short of pulling off the unthinkable, losing to Krasnye Krylia 95-85 in overtime in game 2 of their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series.

With injuries effectively cutting Michael Koch's line-up to eight men, and given they had lost on the road by 20 points earlier in the week against their still-to-be-beaten guests, it was with reason that Telekom Baskets were at long odds to win on Thursday.

However, following on from an inspired 17 points from Andrej Mangold in the opening 16 minutes - easily eclipsing his previous season-best final haul of seven points - Bonn would lead for the majority of regulation time.

Mangold failed to add to his score but still managed to match teammate Robert Vaden for a shared team-high of 17 points.

Down by four with 38 seconds to play, Andre Smith sunk a three-pointer to bring the guests within a point. Kyle Weems could then only hit one-of-two from the charity stripe with the clock showing seven seconds, allowing Yury Vasiliev to tie the game up with two-from-two on the charity stripe with a second remaining.

Fatigue then kicked in for Koch's eight men in overtime with Chester Simmons putting the final nail in the hosts' coffin with six of his team's 10 overtime points, as Bonn failed to score once in the added period.

Simmons finished the night with a game-high 24 points as one of five Krasnye Krylia players to make double figures. Smith chipped in with 19 and 10 boards; Omar Thomas picked up 15; Aaron Miles grabbed a 12-point, 10-assist double-double; and Evgeny Kolesnikov had 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Telekom Baskets vs. Krasnye Krylia

Telekom Baskets Bonn head coach Michael Koch

"We were one free throw away from another trip to Samara for a decisive game three. After what we saw on Tuesday, having an 18-hour trip home on our legs - nobody could expect to see us play like this. What my squad showed today was team basketball at its best. Both teams fought hard on a high level. Now we have to concentrate on the national stage with important games coming up."

Telekom Baskets Bonn player Kyle Weems

"You've got to give Samara credit for what they brought to the table. At the end I had to nail my second free throw for Samara to be under pressure to hit a three instead of having the chance to make it into overtime with two freebies."

Krasnye Krylia Samara head coach Sergey Bazarevich

"We knew Bonn could provide great offence in front of their home crowd. Bonn moved the ball very well in the first half. We had to show a lot of patience and are glad to be in the Final Four. Today's game was a big test and will surely help us for our future."

Krasnye Krylia Samara player Chester Simmons

"It was by far the toughest game in EuroChallenge play for us thus far. Making it into overtime with those two free throws at the end of regulation gave us just enough energy and high hopes to finally come through."

Accumulated statistics

47.1%

32/68
FG
M/A

46.7%

35/75

56.8%

21/37
FG2P
M/A

56.9%

29/51

35.5%

11/31
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

6/24

50.0%

10/20
FT
M/A

73.1%

19/26

36

9/27
RT
RO/RD

46

15/31

20

AS

16

16

TO

13

5

ST

7

3

BS

2

25

PF

21

85

Pts

95

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