Basketball Champions League Day 1 Recap – An explosive start to the season

By Eurohoops team / [email protected]

The 2021-22 Basketball Champions League has tipped off this week with quite a few interesting matchups. All 16 games were played out and the action didn’t disappoint.

Starting with the newly added Monday Game of the Week between the back-to-back champions San Pablo Burgos and Besiktas. The champs got the win and it was thanks to the outstanding Vitor Benite who registered 27 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter.

And while there were many close and exciting clashes, it was individual performances that decided them and stole the spotlight. The perfect example being the reigning MVP Bonzie Colson’s 22 points for Pinar Karsiyaka against Hapoel Jerusalem, a squad stacked with former NBA players. Colson also banked in some thought shots including the game-winner in the final second.

Aleksa Radanov was also big down the stretch for Igokea against PAOK as they made an upset with a 10-0 run sparked by Radanov’s triple.

Meanwhile, Melo Trimble put on a show against Nymburk with 33 points for Galatasaray’s win and Sasu Salin did the same for Tenerife with 33 against a very ambitious debutant Prometey.

That said, Aaron Doornekamp was the one to hit the game-winning triple for the Spaniards. A game-winner was also seen in France as SIG Strasbourg stole the win thanks to Matt Mitchell’s put-back dunk with 1.4 seconds left to play.

A very interesting thing was seen in Italy where Brindisi lost heavily to Hapoel Holon. Due to such a poor display, the club president decided to re-invite the fans who were present and allow them free entry to the next clash.

Results and Standings

Group A

MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – Banco di Sardegna Sassari 94-81
Prometey – Lenovo Tenerife 70-73

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 1 1 0 100
94 81 13 94 81 2
2  Lenovo Tenerife 1 1 0 100
73 70 3 73 70 2
3  Prometey 1 0 1 0
70 73 -3 70 73 1
4  Banco di Sardegna Sassari 1 0 1 0
81 94 -13 81 94 1

Group B

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – Pinar Karsiyaka 84-86
BAXI Manresa – Arged BM Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 81-76

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  BAXI Manresa 1 1 0 100
81 76 5 81 76 2
2  Pinar Karsiyaka 1 1 0 100
86 84 2 86 84 2
3  Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 1 0 1 0
84 86 -2 84 86 1
4  Arged BM Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 1 0 1 0
76 81 -5 76 81 1

Group C

Lavrio Megabolt – JDA Dijon 65-63
Nizhny Novgorod – Unicaja 62-79

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Unicaja 1 1 0 100
79 62 17 79 62 2
2  Lavrio Megabolt 1 1 0 100
65 63 2 65 63 2
3  JDA Dijon 1 0 1 0
63 65 -2 63 65 1
4  Nizhny Novgorod 1 0 1 0
62 79 -17 62 79 1

Group D

Falco Szombathely – AEK 83-78
Nutribullet Treviso – VEF Riga 91-85

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Nutribullet Treviso 1 1 0 100
91 85 6 91 85 2
2  Falco Szombathely 1 1 0 100
83 78 5 83 78 2
3  AEK 1 0 1 0
78 83 -5 78 83 1
4  VEF Riga 1 0 1 0
85 91 -6 85 91 1

Group E

Igokea – PAOK mateco 68-64
Galatasaray Nef – ERA Nymburk 101-85

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Galatasaray Nef 1 1 0 100
101 85 16 101 85 2
2  Igokea 1 1 0 100
68 64 4 68 64 2
3  PAOK mateco 1 0 1 0
64 68 -4 64 68 1
4  ERA Nymburk 1 0 1 0
85 101 -16 85 101 1

Group F

Tofas Bursa – Filou Oostende 92-83
SIG Strasbourg – Kalev/Cramo 75-73

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Tofas Bursa 1 1 0 100
92 83 9 92 83 2
2  SIG Strasbourg 1 1 0 100
75 73 2 75 73 2
3  Kalev/Cramo 1 0 1 0
73 75 -2 73 75 1
4  Filou Oostende 1 0 1 0
83 92 -9 83 92 1

Group G

U-BT Cluj Napoca – Darussafaka 66-60
Happy Casa Brindisi – Hapoel U-NET Holon 61-88

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Hapoel U-NET Holon 1 1 0 100
88 61 27 88 61 2
2  U-BT Cluj Napoca 1 1 0 100
66 60 6 66 60 2
3  Darüssafaka 1 0 1 0
60 66 -6 60 66 1
4  Happy Casa Brindisi 1 0 1 0
61 88 -27 61 88 1

Group H

Hereda San Pablo Burgos – Besiktas Icrypex 82-74
EWE Baskets Oldenburg – Rytas Vilnius 76-72

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Hereda San Pablo Burgos 1 1 0 100
82 74 8 82 74 2
2  EWE Baskets Oldenburg 1 1 0 100
76 72 4 76 72 2
3  Rytas Vilnius 1 0 1 0
72 76 -4 72 76 1
4  Besiktas Icrypex 1 0 1 0
74 82 -8 74 82 1

 

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