Thanks to David Hein:
dave hein here in bamberg. 45 minutes than expected. hope i get some fans out there. less than 15 minutes before tip-off
We have Bamberg hoping to finish off the Euroleague with a bit of respect and clinched their third win of the season. but it will for sure finish last in group c. and barcelona are 8-5 coming in but cannot move out of the third place in the group. so, there is not a lot up for grabs here tonight
We have chris ensminger in street clothes and demond greene is supposedly unable to play as well – those he’s in bamberg dress
Bauermann seemed pretty relaxed ahead of the game – knowing that his German national team will be playing Cape Verde and New Zealand in the pre-olympic qualifiying tournament. though greece and brazil await in the quarters
Demirel, hamann, okualaja, fenn and suput
acker, vazquez, lakovic, trias and basile
And demirel starts us off with a three-ball and Fenn’s inside basket makes it 5-0 early.
Vazquez knocks down an open jumper and then a nice feed to trias 5-4
CN: Christophe is also here, I am actually following the Real – PAO game and give you some updates about that game
Vazquez too much inside for Bamberg early. an offensive rebound put-back has barca to within 7-6 as the orlando magic draft pick missed his foul shot
Acker nails a trey to even things at 9-9 as barca are shooting well from outside early
CN: 7-8 in Madrid when Spanoulis and Saras enter the court for the Greens
Lakovic has now missed two long balls as Bamberg are up 11-9
Barca has a small lineup with ilyasova and trias on the inside with Vazquez out with two fouls early – basile trey gives barcelona their first lead 11-12
so, 12-12 after an okulaja FT and ohlbrecht enters the game for bamberg. but he cant get out to block ilyasova’s long ball – 12-15
basile hit a long two to up the lead to five but garrett’s foul shots made it 14-17
CN: Madrid had a little run and is now up with 6 at 20-14
Bamberg havent been able to do much and Lakovic’s jumper after an offensive rebound made it 14-21 before Ohlbrecht got back quick enough for a dunk for the 16-21 scoreline after one period.
Bamberg have come out with some pretty good energy and Fenn knocked down a three from the wing and then garrett’s jumper evened things at 21-21. but garrett through the ball away after another bamberg stop. still 21-21
monster block by ilyasova – suprised he hasnt done more this season. love this kid, who is really still a kid at 20 or so. was looking forward to this game to see him since i’ve seen him a couple times with the turkish national team. it wont be long before he’s back in the NBA
CN: I switched now to Milano to follow the NBA prospect duel between Gallinari and Nicolas Batum
Barcelona inside second team guys picking apart the bamberg interior. tough layup by grimau and then a garrett layup. but a trey from ilyasova has it bavck to 23-28
Ilyasova hits again, this time from inside the arc on the wing for 23-30 and bamberg call a timeout. as has been the problem all season – too many turnovers.
CN: But no Gallinari on the court, he is watching the game in street clothes
that’ shame. how is batum doing?
CN: he is not in the game so far, lost a ball easily at the beginning.
so, the last minute was pretty exciting – moncasi had a dunk follow on a missed FT – the second time barca scored after a missed FT. and then okualaja scored inside and demirel raced down for a nice reverse layup for a 31-34 game at the break
so, taking a break
CN: i am back in Madrid to follow the last 2 minutes of the first half, game is way more exciting there
CN: Very bad decision by Sani Becirovic who was arguing a bit too much and got T 20 seconds before half
CN: wow, nice decision by Euroleague TV. switching to the Half Time screen 20 seconds before it after a timeout call. thank you
CN: back in Milano in a totally empty Datchforum. it really looks like there are a maximum of 500 people
CN: now Le Mans with a young trio on the court Diot Leloup and Batum
bamberg grabbed the lead with two baskets to start the second half – suput and hamann with assist by suput. but Vazquez scored a llay-up and two fts for a 35-38 lead. only to see suput even things with a long triple
things really picking up here… hamann hit two tough lay-ups and suput has knocked down to three-pointers and jako arena is going nutes – 48-44 for bamberg
CN: 28-43 in Milano
Garrett again from downtown and it’s 51-46
and that’s three quarters – 51-46 for bamberg
Lakovic starts the fourth with a long ball – 51-49
nice sequence there – ohlbrecht hammer dunk and then a fine block on an out of position vazquez
this might be a bamberg win – barca not making WIDE open shots inside. but hamann missed a three-ball only to have suput with a great block on the outside on the defensive end
[Comment From Guest] Score in bamberg?
55-51 after a demirel jumper
CN: Madrid is up 60-53 against PAO
lakovic knocks down a jumper and it’s 55-53 to which fenn answers with a three-ball – 58-53
[Comment From Keith from CoveritLive] ok..thank you.
two quick barca hoops and it’s 58-57
Ohlbrecht working really really hard on defense
but it’s not enough and lakovic nails a trey for a 59-60 barca lead
and now grimau is shooting a ft to make for a possible three-point play and a four point lead
missed the FT and Okulaja hit inside – one point game
lakovic hit two foul shots and then barca stole the ball and then lakovic nailed a long jumper – 61-66 with two minutes to go
[Comment From Schnils] who is on court for bamberg right now?
okuljaja four point play and it’s a one point game
with 1:30 left
ilyasova OUCH!! long jumper with the shot clock running down and then a Bamberg TO
[Comment From Schnils] sounds really exciting! is ohlbrecht still playing?
fenn, suput, okualja, demirel and hamann
not rgiht now
[Comment From Schnils] thank u
time out 39.9 seconds left – 65-68 for barcelona
[Comment From Mutombo] Who’s ball
[Comment From Schnils] who*s got the ball?
[Comment From klinsmann] bamberg will loose with 6points
[Comment From Schnils] wow they really got a chance tonight!
[Comment From Guest] Score in Bamberg?
hamann tries a three over ilyasova???? barca ball
[Comment From Schnils] is he sick??
acker at the foul stripe for two – misses the first
[Comment From justme] he is 🙂
18.7 secs left …. makes the second
demirel three missed
[Comment From Eule91] that’s it
65-69 and barca FTs
yep, that’s it
[Comment From Schnils] that’s it….but good bamberg-game i think…was it?
like to thank all who followed this game an d others this season. it’s been fun
[Comment From zuschauer] ok that’s it
that’s it – game over 65-69
[Comment From FF-FREAK] Thanks
[Comment From Schnils] you alle were great! great blogging here! thanks and bye for today!
[Comment From moneymaker] thanks
[Comment From klinsmann] thanks to all the guys who make this liveblog
[Comment From Guest] for bamberg?
[Comment From zuschauer] trias with 19 Reb
CN: We will of course also blog from the TOP16 games, but unfortunately for all our German readers without Brose Bamberg
[Comment From bchris] thanks
[Comment From zuschauer] no, bamberg lost my friend
This Live Blog has now ended.