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Group:  A | 03.12.2014, 20:45h
Group:  A | 03.12.2014, 20:45h
76-62
21 - 2220 - 1020 - 1215 - 18
21 - 2220 - 1020 - 1215 - 18
Venue: Brindisi (ITA) |
Spectators: 2922 |
Referees: Antonis Demetriou (CYP), Tamas Benczur (HUN), Georgios Poursanidis (GRE)

GAME REPORT


Returning Mays, Denmon Get Brindisi Up

12. Marcus Denmon (Enel Basket )
Marcus Denmon had another big offensive night for Enel Basket

The return of James Mays from injury and newly hired Jacob Pullen have proved influential in taking Enel Basket to a 76-62 win over SPM Shoeters.

Both were appearing in the EuroChallenge for the first time this season and went on to combine for 23 points and nine rebounds as the Italian club improved their Group A record to 3-1 to join ratiopharm Ulm in top spot, whilst SPM Shoeters dropped to 2-2.

However, as influential as they were, it was once more the offensive threat that is Marcus Denmon hogging the limelight, finishing with a game-high 20 points.

The visiting Dutch club were well aware of the importance of the game and were leading 22-21 after ten minutes of action.

However, an offensive lapse from the visitors in the second quarter proved costly as they managed just eight points from the floor for the period, allowing their hosts to go into the break leading 41-32.

The issue was not properly addressed at the half-time break, and when Elston Turner hit from downtown midway through the third quarter, the Shoeters found themselves staring down the barrel of defeat, 15 points adrift.

Whilst Denmon recorded 20 points, Mays chipped in with 14 and Pullen nine. Cedric Simmons had 11 points and eight rebounds.

For the visitors, Christopher Denson was the only player to make double figures, scoring 17 points

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Enel Basket Brindisi vs. SPM Shoeters Den Bosch

Sam Jones, Head Coach SPM Shoeters
"It was difficult to win with such a low shooting percentage. Simmons, Pullen and Mays, absent in our game in Holland, changed the look of Brindisi, who deserved to win."

 

Piero Bucchi, Head Coach Enel Brindisi
"Good game especially in defence. The presence of Mays and Simmons gives confidence to the team. We are getting better in mentality and every game we have different leaders."

Accumulated statistics

45.0%

27/60
FG
M/A

38.8%

26/67

62.1%

18/29
FG2P
M/A

44.4%

24/54

29.0%

9/31
FG3P
M/A

15.4%

2/13

72.2%

13/18
FT
M/A

57.1%

8/14

36

7/29
RT
RO/RD

45

17/28

16

AS

12

9

TO

15

4

ST

3

5

BS

0

21

PF

19

76

Pts

62

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