EUROCHALLENGETelekom Baskets Bonn had to dig deep on Saturday but they have now put together a three-game winning streak for the first time this season.
Led by an inspired Jared Jordan, Bonn earned a hard-fought 107-103 victory in overtime at German BEKO Bundesliga leaders ratiopharm Ulm.
The American guard finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 assists while Robert Vaden scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the visitors.
|Abdul Aminu was the go-to guy for Karsiyaka on Sunday to help them beat Turkish League favourites Fenerbahce|
In the late Sunday game in Germany, EWE Baskets Oldenburg were excellent on the defensive end, suffocating BBC Bayreuth to win 71-50 and regain second place in the Bundesliga in convincing fashion.
Christopher Kramer led all scorers with 15 points while center Adam Chubb was dominant in the paint with 14 points and 13 boards.
Also on Sunday, Pinar Karsiyaka played host to Fenerbahce Ulker and prevailed 72-66 to join the Euroleague outfit in second place in the Turkish BEKO Ligi standings, with four wins in five games.
Center Abdul Aminu was 9-for-11 from the floor and finished with 18 points and five rebounds for Karsiyaka.
Cinema theatres in Bursa meanwhile have given up on screening suspense dramas as Tofas were involved on Saturday in a thrilling game decided in the dying seconds, for the third time in a week.
Just like in their Tuesday clash with Karsiyaka in the EuroChallenge though, they lost by a single point, 67-66 to Turk Telekom.
Can Altintig was the best of the home team, who are now seventh on the table with a 2-3 record, with 19 points.
MASSEY MAKES DEBUT
Krasnye Krylia defeated Donetsk 64-59 in Samara on Saturday to improve to 3-2 in the VTB league standings.
The Russian outfit is now fifth in Regular Season Group A.
Chester Simmons had 24 points for the hosts while young Russian Nikita Balashov posted another good game with 10 points and eight rebounds.
New signing Jeremiah Massey played eight minutes, contributing two points and two rebounds.
"We may not have played that well on offence, but we did force the opposition into 18 turnovers," said Krasnye Krylia head coach Sergey Bazarevich.
"Having lost Smith, we tried to win with our defence. Massey only this morning began learning our plays and defensive schemes. Still, he's another option on offence and he'll help us out."
MIXED FORTUNES IN ROMANIA
Gaz Metan Medias now have to share the top spot in the Romanian LNB with CS Municipal Oradea, after a 73-62 loss to the Transylvanian side on the road.
Metan led 17-16 at the first buzzer but Oradea won the second quarter 20-11 and held on to the lead until the end.
Titus Nicoara and Deven Mitchell had 12 points apiece for the visitors.
BC Timisoara meanwhile travelled to the capital and comfortably defeated Dinamo Bucharest, 97-72, to climb to third in the Romanian league with a 5-2 record.
Dominique Archie paced the visitors with 17 points.
In a clash of EuroChallenge sides on Friday, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (4-3) defeated BCMU Pitesti (3-5) on the road, 97-86.
Vladimir Tica made 13 of his 15 free throws to finish with 21 points and eight rebounds, as the winners out-rebounded the hosts 44-30.
Pitesti's Pankracije Barac led all scorers with 27 points in a losing effort.
PARIS LEVEL WITH GRAVELINES IN FRANCE
Gravelines-Dunkerque were knocked off the top of the French Pro A standings on Saturday after losing 76-61 at Le Mans.
|Lamonte Ulmer and Tampereen Pyrintö are flying high in Finland's domestic league|
Sarra Camara had 13 points and five rebounds for the visitors on an otherwise disappointing night.
Pending Elan Chalon's Monday game at Boulazac, the Dunkerque outfit are in second place with a 4-2 record, the same as Paris Levallois.
The Parisians were at home to Limoges and found themselves down by four points at the end of the third quarter but led by an excellent Sean May they rallied in the fourth to claim an 84-74 win.
May had 25 points and seven rebounds for the hosts, while Andrew Albicy dished out seven assists.
Dijon took a valuable 77-73 win on the road against Le Havre and improved to 3-3.
Ferdinand Prénom was 6-for-6 from the floor and led all Dijon scorers with 15 points.
SLUC Nancy meanwhile slumped to an 89-75 home defeat to Cholet.
The hosts never managed to make up for a disastrous start, which saw them trailing by 15 points at the first buzzer.
Shawn King had 20 points and six rebounds for Nancy who are bottom of the table with one win in six games.
EUROCHALLENGE TEAMS LEAD IN BELGIUM, FINLAND
Tampereen Pyrintö continue to enjoy the view from the top in the Finnish Korisliiga.
The Tampere team defeated Salon Vilpas 89-80 at home to register their ninth victory in 10 games.
The hosts' Lamonte Ulmer and Kenneth Lowe had 19 points apiece.
Joensuun Kataja are also in good form in the domestic league and won at home at the weekend. Kataja outgunned Lapua 101-96, with Jermaine Flowers and Johnell Smith scoring over half of the team's points between them, 26 each.
Okapi Aalstar stayed at the top of the Belgian Ethias League standings with a comfortable road win, 89-63 at VOO Verviers-Pepinster.
Ryan Thompson paced the championship leaders with 20 points while four of his team-mates also scored in double digits.
Port of Antwerp Giants had an excellent third quarter at home to Leuven Bears and held on to win 63-55 and improve to 3-3 in the standings.
Roel Moors had 17 points and Gregg Thondique registered a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Giants.
Belfius Mons-Hainaut suffered their third league defeat, 81-54 at Telenet Oostende.
Small forward Joshua Bostic had 18 points in a losing effort.
On Saturday, KRKA Novo Mesto followed up their impressive 100-73 success over ETHA Engomi in their EuroChallenge opener with another home victory.
The Slovenian side defeated Croatian side KK Split 79-68 in the Adriatic League, their fourth win in eight encounters.
21-year-old Edo Muric and Jakov Vladovic finished with 15 points each for the winners.
On Sunday, Szolnoki Olaj suffered another defeat on the road, 83-63 to Slovenian powerhouse Olimpija Ljubljana.
The Hungarians are bottom of the Adriatic League standings with two wins in eight games.