Recap of today’s Live Blog
8:14 Welcome to the New year’s LIVE blog of Euyroleague games!
8:15 This week we will try something new: Two games covered in one LIVE blog – thanks to David Hein from heinnews.com, we well be able to tell you waht is going on live from the arena in Bamberg, where Bamberg tries to get a win against Lottomatica Roma
8:16 DH: that’s right Tobias. david hein here in Bamberg. welcome to the fun
8:17 TS: Welcome David – this should be a fun night 🙂
8:18 [Comment From Michael] Yeah! Live Blog time!!!!
8:21 DH: Roma comes into the game with a 3-7 record in sixth place – one game behind Partizan for the last spot in the final 16. But the Italians would still have a decent chance of getting the best.-sixth place for the next round
8:22 DH: Bamberg of course are still reeling at 1-9. Things really can’t get any worse for Bamberg, who on Sunday last at last placed team Jena, who won just their second game of the BBL.
8:22 DH: yeah, I’m courtside at the JakoArena as the players stretch. We have 22 minutes left before tip.-off
8:24 TS: and I am still waiting for Julien and Christophe 🙂
8:27 CN: I just arrived. I had to do some updates on my Laptop. So I am ready to start
8:27 JD : Fashionably late
8:28 TS: What else is going on tonight: We got Aris-Rytas with Aris up 33-30 at half time.
Fenerbahce is up 10 (65-55) against Chorale Roanne with one quarter to go
8:28 JD : Just wanted to make clear I do not live with Christophe in case you wondered…
8:28 CN: Devotion is about to start, Montepaschi vs. Tau from Mens Sana Palasport
8:28 [Poll popup] Who will win View Results
8:29 CN: Keith McLeod, who joined MPS is only starting on the bench, not a big suprirse as he was not really needed in a team that has two great PGs already
8:30 JD : And Euroleague TV works to the perfection !
8:30 CN: i was wondering if it is my Laptp or EL.TV that makes the whole thing work better…
8:30 JD : Nice up and under lay-up by Splitter. 1st basket of the game
8:31 CN: bad start for MPS who miss 2 threes and and SPlitter with the layback
8:31 [Comment From Eric] Fenerbahce – Roanne, where Mirsad has been given a trophy for his 1000th rebound
8:31 TS: Hey Eric 🙂 Welcome
8:31 CN: but McIntyre opens the score for MPS with a three ball
8:32 JD : Guys, remember Siena is 18-0 in Italian League ! Remember that before you vote for the poll !
8:33 CN: It is an interesting matchup tonight between the two PGs, with Planinic being 2m and on the opposite side, two playmakers that are closer to 1m80
8:34 JD : Funny how Thornton is allowed to play with a white T-Shirt under his black jersey. I saw a game where Allan Ray from Roma was compelled to remove his white T-Shirt under his red uniform before stepping on the court
8:34 [Comment From Trevor Huffman] Mithat Demirel FUSSBALLGOTT
8:34 JD : What a pass by Stonerook…
8:35 JD : But Splitter blocks McIntyre from behind
8:35 DH: Mithat Demirel just got introduced at the Bamberg game and received a big ovation from the Freak City fans
8:36 CN: Rakocevic does what he does best, score. Once again, it is some kind of mystery to me why he did not break out in the NBA when he was with the Wolves
8:36 [Comment From Trevor Huffman] oh david, how comes that? in the german forum almost all bamberg fans hated against him
8:36 JD : Guess who sold Tiago Splitter out of his Fantasy team ? He’s doing great tonight
8:37 CN: another new player entered the court, Hector Romero wogether with JKeith McLeod
8:37 CN: McIntyre with a no-look pass for Sato who misses the two handed power dunk but got fouled
8:37 CN: 14-12
8:38 JD : Good foul by Teletovic. Not brutal enough to get an unsportmanlike foul but hard enough to stop the power dunk
8:38 CN: Stonerook makes another triple and MPS is up 17-14
8:39 JD : I love STonerook. He’s Joakim Noah with a 3 point shot
8:39 CN: Siena shot already 6 shots from 3pt line, while TAU diud not try once
8:40 JD : Rakocevic just made a few thousand new friends as he’s complaining to the ref
8:40 CN: I agree with you JD, Stonerook is really an importnat and often underestimated player
8:41 CN: what a crazy play. Planinic posts up down low, spins to the baseline is really behind the board and passes out difficulty to splitter who jacks up a jump hook against the board from nearly FT line and scores
8:41 JD : 20-16 for Siena after a luck shot by Splitter
8:41 CN: 23-16 and TIME OUT
8:42 JD : Mc Intyre from outside, the shot that makes the opposing head coach ask for a timeout
8:42 CN: for the French readers, Roanne is only back 6 with 3 minutes to go
8:44 CN: Will McDonald steps on the floor for Splitter now
8:44 CN: McIntyre is really doing a great job in seeing his cutter to the open spaces
8:44 DH: about demirel, because he’s a natiaonl team player i suppose. and now he’s playing for team Germany – the club. Bamberg with five gemrany veterans plus the youngster ohlbrecht
8:44 JD : It has to be said Siena plays without 2 of its most important players : guard Kaukenas and big man Lavrinovic
8:45 JD : Still up by 8
8:45 CN: but they slowly increase their lead and are up 8 by now, and they got a three in their face by Jasaitis so the lead is only 5 now
8:45 JD : Jasaitis in, Jasaitis hits the 3, Jasaitis nets the 3
8:45 CN: and Bootsy Thornton asnwers with another 3 ball, and Siena has 26 points in just 9 minutes. Not the best perimeter defense so far by TAU
8:46 JD : Rakocevic is probably one of the best players in Europe as far as moving without the ball is concerned
8:47 DH: So, tip-off in bamberg is won by bamberg
8:47 CN: this play just by Siena looked really easy, a few screens and you can see Sato slashing to the basket with ease and getting fould
8:47 JD : Planinic on the bench bcs of early foul trouble
8:47 CN: wow, Teletovic with the very nice volleyball touch pass
8:48 DH: Fenn opens the scoring with two free throws
8:48 CN: and the 1Q is over 28-23
8:48 CN: Romain Sato already with 10 ptswith 5/7 FTs
8:49 JD : And by the way we heard some criticism against Euroleague comentators here and there but this one is very good. Good French, good knowledge, not screaming like he’s on drugs. Thumb up !
8:49 Good English I meant 🙂
8:50 CN: game over in Istanbul, 81-68 for Efes
8:50 JD : Good hustle by Jasaitis. I like when outside shooters follow their missed shots to get the rebound
8:51 JD : I might sound harsh but Prigioni doesn’t look as great now that Scola is in Texas… Still a very good point guard though…
8:51 DH: Both teams here in Bamberg settling for the jumper and it’s Bamberg 2-1
8:51 CN: And Rakocevic with another nice drive to score an easy layup
8:52 Jd : Rakocevic cuts the deficit to 3 pts
8:52 CN: hmm, for that was a offensive foul
8:52 [Comment From zuschauer] score in bamberg?
8:53 [Comment From JustMe] Sorry, I’m a lil’ bit confused. JD and CN is for Tau @ Siena and DH just for the Bamberg Match?
8:53 DH: Bamberg, who have committed five TOs already, are down 4-2 after an allen ray trey
8:53 CN: @just for me –> yes
8:53 JD : And TS somewhere 😉
8:54 JD : Ilievski with 2 missed shots in a row
8:54 DH: Ray hit again from downtown – 7-2 for roma
8:54 CN: TAU playing zone defense now
8:55 [Comment From JustMe] I still believe in Tau.
8:55 JD : And it pays off. Siena players looked a bit confused and Ilievski had to take a very tough off balance outside shot
8:55 CN: when you start a game hitting threes like Siena, you may consider continue shooting like that. But then you start missing. thats probably a reason why TAU started to play zone to force MPS to continue shooting. And they missed some shots, so this tactic worked for now. After the TimeOut, they will probably come back wirth man-2-man defense
8:56 CN: and TAU in man defense back
8:56 CN: but Siena scored inside
8:56 [Comment From zuschauer] now demirel for greene
8:57 DH: Yeah, and Demirel hit a basket with the shot clock winding down to cut the deficit to 6-9 and Fenn nailed a triple and it’s 9-9
8:57 CN: Rakocevic is really a big scorer, he can also go for the post up turn around shot
8:58 [Comment From zuschauer] 9-9 in bamberg fenn for 3
8:58 JD :McDonald is not playing well for Vitoria
8:58 CN: Siena tries to go inside now with the 2nd basket in a row for Ben Helicopter Eze
8:58 CN: 34-30 for Siena
8:58 JD : Man Jasaitis is a shooter
8:59 JD : He’s not elevating so much but a very balanced mechanism and nothing but net
8:59 CN: And1 by Vlado Illievski
8:59 [Comment From zuschauer] @DH, what’s up with Ohlbrecht?
8:59 [Comment From JRedd] Hi everybody!
8:59 DH: another bamberg turnover – sixth – and then gambini was wide wide wide open after some confusion in the bamberg defense to knock down a three-pointer – 12-9 for roma
8:59 JD : 2… Foul on McDonald… Bring back Splitter !!!
9:00 CN: McD got blocked by Eze against the glass
9:00 [Comment From pistol_pete] Yo everyone, Salut Jredd !!
9:00 CN: Siena should not force the three balls but play inside on Eze at the moment
9:01 CN: that looked like a foul and it was a foul and Splitter goes for the And1 after a pick and roll with Prigioni
9:01 [Comment From JRedd] Lu pépé
9:01 JD : Muoneke is on the court. If you read BallinEurope then you know a little bit about him 😉
9:01 JD : Come on BS guys, pas de flood 😉
9:02 CN: Siena is ice cold from outside right now, even open three pointers in the corner are missed. Not everybody is a Franky Alvertis shooter
9:02 JD : My man Muoneke takes a very ill-advised NBA three. Brick
9:02 [Comment From JRedd] I can’t see the box score of Roanne, does anyone know Salyers stats?
9:03 CN: @Jredd, i think Salyers had 17rkg
9:03 [Comment From zuschauer] Hamann with his 1st BS
9:03 DH: Repesa has brought in Ukic and de la Freunte. but they havent been the solution just yet – Roma up 14-9 after two Lorbek foul shots
9:03 JD : 20 pts for Salyers and 17 fantasy pts
9:03 CN: Siena is still living from their little advance they got in the first Q by scoring some threes
9:04 CN: KeithMcLead is on the floor now for his debut while Prigioni shots the airball
9:04 [Comment From JRedd] thanks….not so happy with this rkg…
9:04 CN: Siena with another missed three.
9:05 CN: the last two minutes were nearly scoreless
9:05 [Comment From zuschauer] score in bamberg?
9:05 [Comment From JustMe] Sorry, I’m a lil’ bit confused. JD and CN is for Tau @ Siena and DH just for the Bamberg Match?
9:05 [Comment From JustMe] I still believe in Tau.
9:05 [Comment From zuschauer] now demirel for greene
9:05 [Comment From zuschauer] 9-9 in bamberg fenn for 3
9:05 [Comment From pistol_pete] i’m not happy with the game’s final minutes !!! 13 or 14-0 !!? (for Istanbul)
9:05 [Comment From pistol_pete] Yo everyone, Salut Jredd !!
9:05 [Comment From zuschauer] after 1. Q 11-16 in Bamberg
9:05 [Comment From JRedd] I can’t see the box score of Roanne, does anyone know Salyers stats?
9:05 JD : 39-33 at half time
9:05 CN: HALFTIME in Siena
9:05 [Comment From zuschauer] after 1. Q 11-16 in Bamberg
9:06 Hey JRedd, I told you 🙂 20 pts – 5rbds and 17 fantasy points
9:06 CN: it looks like the comments go crazy right now. the first half really went over fast, only 36 minutes effective.
9:07 JD : Yeah not too many whistles. Muoneke knows what I’m talking about. He was pushed in the back like crazy while trying to put the ball in. Welcome to Europe Gabe !!! Some more to talk about on your blog !
9:07 [Comment From JRedd] I saw you told me, but there has probably been a technical problem I suppose 😉
9:08 [Comment From zuschauer] 2. Q starts in bamberg
9:08 CN: I just moved to the Bamberg game. There is my favorite EL.TV commentator. I don’t know his name actually, but he is really a weird guy with strange sayings
9:08 [Comment From JRedd] I saw you told me, but there has probably been a technical problem I suppose 😉
9:08 [Comment From zuschauer] 2. Q starts in bamberg
9:08 [Comment From pistol_pete] wow problems with the comments i guess
9:09 DH: first quarter is over in bamberg. Roma hitting some jumpers and Bamberg can’t handle the ball. but it’s not really Demirel’s fault, who has played quite a bit for Bamberg. eight first quarter turnovers for the germans. and another one by Garrett makes it nine. Roma up 20-12 after jumpers in the lane by hawkins and ukic
9:10 [Comment From pistol_pete] i just switch to Cibona’s game and the commentator just says Arroyo instead of Ayuso
9:10 [Comment From pistol_pete] or is there an Arroyo at Cibona?
9:10 CN: hmm, they dont have an Arroyo as far as i know
9:11 JD : Ayuso I guess
9:11 DH: Ohlbrecht has entered the game and hit two foul shots but then got beat in the post by the savvy vet Fucka
9:12 JD : Yeah Pistol Pete, the real names do not really mind on Euroleague TV
9:12 Jd : It’s more freestyle. Say what you wanna say. Know what I mean ?
9:13 CN: hey JD, you should apply for a EL.TV commentator spot
9:14 CN: @JD Chuck Eidson -2 rkg for the moment
9:14 [Comment From pistol_pete] i just switch to Cibona’s game and the commentator just says Arroyo instead of Ayuso
9:14 DH: Garrett hits a three and a free throw and Bamberg are back to within four points 22-18
9:15 JD : About Eidson, I knew that. I told it on BallinEurope and still I let him on my roster. It’s like on my driving exams, I always change answer in the end and end up with the bad one
9:16 Jd : But Massey 27
9:16 DH: Bamberg to within three as Garrett hits another FT – 6 points for garrett
9:16 JD : Back to the stats of the 1st half in Siena, I’m pretty much impressed by Sato and Eze
9:17 Jd : I thought Montepaschi might suffer inside against the Splitters and the McDonalds, especially with Lavrinovic down with an injury
9:17 DH: Hawkins hit a three but Garrett continued his fine game with a driving layup – Roma up 25-21
9:18 JD : But they both did an oustanding job, defensively but more surprising offensively too. They both have 10 pts
9:19 JD : intreresting stat : Siena attempted more 3 pointers (16) than 2 pt shots (15) in the 1st half
9:20 Jd : And while they shot the 3 ball well at the beggining, they ended up netting 25% of their treys only
9:20 DH: Suput just picked up his third foul with 4:28 left in the second, but Bauermann is keeping him in, deciding to bring in Demirel – both hamann and demirel on the court now
9:20 JD : And the 2nd half is about to start heer in Siena
9:20 [Comment From JRedd] damn, there’s a thriller-game in Thessaloniki!
9:21 JD : Good fake and nice shot from Jasaitis
9:21 JD : But typical Jasaitis game. On the next play, he gets the defensive foul
9:21 CN: I am back tooin Siena
9:22 [Comment From pistol_pete] at least it’s rather funny 🙂 ok Half time in Milano !
9:22 [Comment From JRedd] Aris’s gonna Win!
9:22 JD : Ahaha typical Jasaitis game : second defensive foul 3 seconds later
9:22 [Comment From JustMe] What’s going on? Garrett and fine game?
9:22 [Comment From JRedd] damn, there’s a thriller-game in Thessaloniki!
9:22 [Comment From JRedd] 69-70 for Lietuvos, 19 sec to go!
9:22 CN: Stonerook with the easy jam on the break for 41-35
9:23 JD : I like Montepaschi’s defense. Very agressive, quick hands, plenty of steals
9:23 CN: 14 steals for Siena
9:24 JD : Amazing 3 pt shot after the buzzer by Rakocevic
9:24 DH: Man, that was a tough call. Ensminger gets called for an offensive foul after Hamann had grabbed an offensive rebound. Roma have failed to produce in their last four possessions – two TOs and two desperation shots with the shot clock windining down. But Lorbek hit a free throw and Roma lead 26-22
9:24 CN: Splitter is really doing some damage down low. he gets fouled and fouled and fould
9:24 JD : On the other side of the court, nice powerful drive by mcIntyre
9:25 CN: Planinic with its 4th foul. And it was Stonerook who flopped to get the offensive foul call
9:25 [Comment From G.O.] Who cares about Bamberg? Their performances in the Euroleague are just another hint on how bad the German Bundesliga actually is.
9:25 DH: another ensminger offenisve foul – that’s his fourth already. and he is doing his best to take this anxious bamberg crowd out of the game. roma is not taking this game even though bamberg seems to be offering it up.
9:25 JD : My little brother says it was a regular offensive foul 🙂
9:26 CN: JD your lil bro should become EL referee
9:26 [Comment From pistol_pete] the reffs should give planinic a foul considering his haircut
9:27 CN: and Hector Romero on the court, he has the same haircutter than Stonerooik i guess when we already talk about hair 😉
9:27 DH: Lorbek trey has Roma up 29-22. and the bamberg crowd is getting quieter. 1:38 left. Fenn hits two foul shots and it’s 29-24
9:27 [Comment From Namele] And what about Stonerook ?
9:27 @PP : Then Stonerook should get a technical
9:27 JD : Namele was too fast for me !
9:28 CN: and a T for Rakocevic for flopping on a dive going over the screen
9:28 [Comment From pistol_pete] damn i said it too fast i didn’t see Stonerook
9:28 [Comment From MS] what about okulaja?
9:28 [Comment From JRedd] no, Rakocevic gets one, for flopping!
9:28 JD : My little brother was not watching
9:29 DH. Okulaja has two points, just scored them on a jumper. hasnt done much. but he’s battling a stomach illness. 29-26 for roma
9:29 CN: those T calls should really happen more often. Some people specialized in doing these faking fouls. not a good part of the game, even if I am personally an expert in doing that on the court
9:29 [Comment From Guest] it’s no in video your match?
9:29 [Comment From MS] game bamberg vs .roma
9:29 [Comment From Aris] the game is no broadcast
9:29 JD : 2nd three of the night for Stonerook
9:30 CN: Shaun “Show” Stonerook hits the three and TAU goes for a TimeOut
9:30 CN: 47-39
9:30 [Comment From MS] well but it´said here
9:30 CN: sorry 50-39
9:30 DH: timeout with 2.3 seconds left. Hawkins’s free throw makes it 30-26.
9:31 CN: MyIntyre with 6 steals already, together with 8pts and 5 assists
9:31 JD : Teletovic from outside !
9:32 CN: The momentum has changed a bit. Teletovic hits the three Sato gets blocked by Splitter and its TAU ball
9:32 JD : I hate when it becomes a 3pt contest…
9:32 CN: but what a stupid miss by Teletovic who did not score on a contested layup
9:32 DH: Ukic hits two foul shots and then demirel nearly hit from half-court. Roma ahead 32-26 at the break
9:33 CN: Thornton makes anbother three so no momentum change and Siena still up by 10
9:34 JD : A lot of good lefty shooters on that Siena team
9:34 CN: Hector Romero going really physical against Splitter slapping his face
9:34 DH: Stepping away for a couple minutes. will be back shortly wtih some stats
9:34 CN: thats basketball
9:34 [Comment From pistol_pete] they must watch Suns tapes during video sessions
9:35 JD : Yeah and Splitter flopping like he was shot in the back of the neck
9:36 CN: Keith McLeod with his first EL points from the line
9:36 JD : Ahaha I like that McLeod makes a nice fake, drives and gets the foul, Romero comes in but he high fives another player that made the screen
9:37 CN: Ilievski is doing a quite good job on Rakocevic right now, but he got a foul call on contesting a pass right now
9:37 Jd : Looking at Rakocevic shooting a pair of free throws is like going for an hypnosis
9:38 JD : Am I still asleep or Vitoria is back on track, down by 7
9:38 CN: Romero and Stonerook really going to be new favorites for me. Stonerook was already on my list but Romero is a nice discovery for me
9:39 JD : What a miserable game for Vitoria point men… Prigioni is hardly better than Planinic tonight
9:42 JD : Vidal stops the bleeding for Tau with a nice drive
9:42 JD : McLeod is not going to lead the Euroleague in assists anytime soon my friends 😉
9:42 CN: i dont think that either
9:42 JD : But he did net an important 3 just before the end of the 3rd quarter
9:43 DH: Lorbek leading Roma wiht 8 points. Hawkins, Ukic and Ray all have six points. Garrett tops for Bamberg with 8 points and Fenn has 7.
9:43 Jd : Scissor Sisters playing in Siena. Please someone help
9:44 JD : Prigioni : 3 turnovers – 0 assist
9:44 DH: Neither team shooting above 35% for the game. Bamberg out-rebounding Roma 16-11 but have committed 11 turnovers to just 4 for Roma. That is clearly the decisive stat
9:44 [Comment From redface] does anybody can say the individual stats of the game ?
9:44 [Comment From JRedd] what a boring game…
9:44 [Comment From Namele] McIntyre could be a great defender on Vitoria’s PGs I think
9:44 [Comment From pistol_pete] why don’t they zoom when cheerleaders come in?
9:45 CN: they should play this www.youtube.com/watch
9:45 JD : Siena defends too well for Vitoria
9:45 [Comment From Namele] Doesn’t matter PP, we can’t see the game anyway ^^
9:46 CN: 60-49 for Siena right now. it looks like the Italians will win another one.
9:46 17 pts for Rakocevic (2 FT to come) and 15 for Splitter
9:46 CN: Rakocevic is really a master for provoking fouls
9:47 [Comment From Guest] BS est bien présent ce soir!^^
9:47 For Siena, it’s more balanced : 12 for Thornton, 10 for Eze and Sato who still have to score in the 2nd half
9:47 [Comment From pistol_pete] oh and you were right, his way of shooting free throws is just amazing
9:47 CN: planinic is fouled once too, after only hearing the whistle so far when he was in defense
9:48 CN: Siena already with 4 team fould after 2 minutes
9:48 CN: and TAU is back in the zone
9:49 CN: Nice defensive pressure once again by Siena and forces Rakocevic to go for a very difficult pass which lands in the stands
9:49 [Comment From Philipp] Any comments on the atmosphere in Bamberg? Unfortunately I do not have access to Euroleague TV as I’m based in the UK…
9:50 JD : Sometimes it feels like Siena only shoots treys to be back quickly on defense
9:50 CN: and Rakocevic is again on the FT line. JD, right, Siena should bring the bal inside instead of frocing threes
9:50 JD : I suppose Dave Hein is having some drinkables right now during half time
9:50 DH: Bamberg score first in the second half. Okulaja tips-in a miss only to see Hawkins knock down a triple and then bamberg turns over the ball. Roma up 35-28.
9:51 CN: but its again the zone D that brings them out of rhytm buy my man Stonerook makes the very difficult shot at the 24sec buzzer
9:51 CN: 65-56 right now for siena
9:52 DH: Bamberg crowd as usual has been loud and great, willing its team.
9:52 JD : Nice passing game by SIena streching the defense
9:53 JD : I’d like to see Tau come back in the game to get more pressure here. Oh a three by Planinic, that’s a good start
9:53 DH: Okulaja hit a three and Hamann knocked down a long jumper and bamberg are to within 37-33. And JakoArena is rocking
9:54 JD : Oh oh Eze has a Djibril Cissé kind of beard!
9:54 JD : Back to back treys for vitoria…
9:55 JD : Nice post-up move by Splitter. Someone spent a couple of years with Scola it seems
9:55 [Comment From pistol_pete] Brian Skinner just came in for Siena
9:55 [Comment From pistol_pete] and another three pointer for Vitoria, it smells good
9:56 DH: It’s back and forth now from downtown. Greene hits from long range but Ray answers and then hawkins his a lay-up on a delayed break-away and it’s 44-36 for Roma
9:56 Jd : McIntyre is killing the game right now
9:56 [Comment From pistol_pete] my comments just arrive in late its annoying
9:56 JD : hehe my colleagues went for a beer it seems Pistol
9:56 Jd : I’m like beyonce right now singing, dancing and smiling at the same time
9:57 JD : Except I can’t dance and I can’t sing
9:57 [Comment From pistol_pete] so my joke about skinner was not funny at all after you talked about cissé 🙁
9:57 JD : You can’t be funny all the time son. Next time !
9:58 [Comment From Philipp] Thanks DH for that, i appreciate it. Keep us posted 🙂
9:58 [Comment From pistol_pete] Brian Skinner just came in for Siena
9:58 [Comment From pistol_pete] and another three pointer for Vitoria, it smells good
9:58 [Comment From pistol_pete] my comments just arrive in late its annoying
9:58 [Comment From pistol_pete] so my joke about skinner was not funny at all after you talked about cissé 🙁
9:58 [Comment From Namele] Oh Jay Di I’m sure you can shake your booty as she does 🙂
9:58 CN: sorry guys, but my connection is doing crazy things
9:58 DH: WOW. a babmerg lineup of Demirel, greene, garrett, okulaja and Ohlbrecht. ALL GERMANS!!!! Wow, that would have been next to unthinkable just two or three years ago – respect
9:59 JD : Yeh yeah the connection excuse. I hope the beer is fresh
9:59 [Comment From Sajmen Hauer] Always look on the bright side of live *sing*
9:59 JD : Mc Intyre with another 3 and the game is nearly over..
10:00 [Comment From Namele] Yeah all Germans, but it’s the German National Team…….without Wunderkid
10:00 [Comment From Me] How is Hobbit’s statline?
10:00 JD : Right Tau down by 13 and Planinic is walking towards the basket…
10:00 [Comment From Philipp] Allan Ray is honouring his name with quite a few threes and a 50% on av. that keeps the Germans at distance
10:01 DH: a long Ray jump and the lead is 10 points – 46-36
10:02 [Comment From Namele] Yep, Montepaschi seems to win, despite….couple of things
10:02 JD : 17 pts – 7 assists – 7 steals for McIntyre…
10:02 CN: i have to switch PCs sorry guys wll beback in a second
10:02 DH: Hawkins – two foul shots and the lead is 12 points
10:03 [Comment From Philipp] Doesn’t look too good for team Germany. Well I’m afraid it’s no surprise.
10:03 JD : Anti-sportive foul for Stonerook who tried to stiop the clock
10:03 DH: nope, it doesnt. still lots of timje but this one looks like it’s getting out of reach for bamberg
10:04 JD : 83-71 for Siena
10:04 JD : It got a bit mad in the end bcs Siena wanted to regain the winning margin against Tau
10:05 JD : They had lost by 15 in Spain
10:05 [Comment From flo] oh my..bamberg is playing such an ugly basketball…don´t deserve to be in euroleague…letting demirel play is a bad joke
10:05 JD : So in case there’s a tie between those 2 teams, Tau will prevail
10:05 DH: Bamberg went down 14 points before Dickel nailed a three just before the buzzer and it’s 50-39 going into the fourth
10:06 JD : Anyway great game by Siena. Agressive defense, nice effort on the boards especially on the offensive end and nice touch from outside especially from the clear MVP of the game : Terrell McIntyre
10:06 DH: Bamberg need to perform better offensively if it hopes to get back into this game. 39 points through three quarters. that’s not exactly winning basketball. though 50 points allowed isnt that bad
10:06 [Comment From flo] oh my..bamberg is playing such an ugly basketball…don´t deserve to be in euroleague…letting demirel play is a bad joke
10:07 JD : I’ll have a look at Bamberg’s game too to enjoy the “show”
10:07 [Comment From ganna] agreed
10:07 [Comment From ganna] agreed
10:07 [Comment From Guest] Julien you mad at me?
10:08 CN:i will follow the end of AJ Milano vs Cibona if my connections does not do stupid things anymore
10:08 [Comment From Kerem] It’s Kerem 😀
10:08 DH: Ukic nails a three-pointer to start the fourth but okulaja answers from downtown and now Ray is going to shoot three foul shots
10:08 [Comment From Philipp] I don’t think so Flo. There is loads of potential but it’s ovious they are not even close to meeting their standards. It’s ironical to see that Dickel is the man to keep Bamberg in the game offensively.
10:08 DH: i wouldnt say bamberg is really in the game
10:08 CN: in Milona, it really looks bad for the hometown tam being down 7 with under a minute to go
10:09 JD : I think it’s one of the 1st time I see 4 players of the same time having negative ranking in the 2nd half
10:09 JD : Good job Bamberg ! Demirel has – 9
10:09 JD : That’s what I call a good acquisition 😉
10:10 CN: Larry Ayuso finishes the game in Milano for Cibona. strange choices however by the Italians in the end
10:10 [Comment From Kerem] Solomon was good not my fault..
10:10 [Comment From Guest] Whats the score
10:10 DH: Roma is running away. Ray made two fts and now ukic made a break away layup and it’s 57-42 with 8:21 left
10:10 CN: 63-72 in Milano
10:10 [Comment From Guest] bamberg??
10:10 [Comment From Philipp] I guess some people, including players, are a bit fed up with Bauermanns philosophy. They don’t seem to enjoy themselves at all. If they can start to get back into thís championship spirit they once had they can be dangerous!
10:10 JD : Kerem, look out your Facebook wall
10:11 DH: Bamberg are trailing 57-43
10:11 [Comment From Kerem] 😀 noooooooooo 😛
10:12 CN: should I stay and watch Bamberg or move away?
10:13 DH: move away. unless you want to see roma. but it’s not much of a game
10:13 [Comment From Philipp] If Suput doesn’t start to score a little bit this will be another embarassing score for Bamberg. They average no more than 61 PPG this season!
10:13 CN: We had however a nice discussion with the German fans here last time after game. Maybe i will stay and go for that again, if there are people interested
10:13 JD : No way we let you down Dave !
10:14 Jd : Plus I have Lorbek on my fantasy team 😉
10:15 DH: Suput has scored five points and bamberg are only down 61-47.
10:15 CN: @DH will Bamberg been whistled once by their own team at home? they lost against the last in the Germna league last weekend? How sure is Bauermann about his job?
10:15 [Comment From flo] bamberg´s system relies on its defense, they try to destroy the enemy which is working in german league..but for the euroleague its players are waaaay to bad
10:15 DH: bauermann is the surest thing in germany
10:15 CN: I know, but is there nothing like some pressure by the public right now after the last games?
10:15 JD : The commentator really makes it boring
10:16 DH: they really dont have a bad team. but they lost those close euroleauge games early and now that has hurt their confidence. but there has been no questioning at all.
10:16 CN: what about Ffried, you did not mention him so far? how is he doing?
10:16 DH: Well, it’s only a 11-öpoint game after a garrett three
10:17 DH: Friend hasnt done much of anyhitng. needs to learn the system … and play defense
10:17 CN: i see and there are 6 minutes to go
10:18 CN: what a bad choice by Okulaja
10:18 CN: Fucka scores and Bamberg gets a three second call
10:19 DH: Okulaja – dunk and makes the FT – 63-53
10:19 JD : Nice to see De La Fuente in Euroleague action again
10:19 DH: Fucka again
10:20 JD : Not very flashy but it’s 2 points yeah !
10:21 DH: Fucka has taken over. passed out the ball to a wide open ukic, who missed a three-pointer because he had too much time to think and fucka grabbed the offensive rebound – timeout: 3:23 left, Roma ahead 65-53
10:21 JD : Fucka is playing like it’s the 20th century again !
10:22 CN: you could also say, Fucka is playing basketball
10:22 DH: true
10:22 DH: bamberg cant buy a break. they get the loose ball but lose it again
10:23 DH: okay, fucka gets an unsportsmanlike,. this is big. oohlbricht two foul shots
10:23 DH: missed the first
10:23 CN: bamberg should maybe invest in a quality PG and just take one of the three they have actually as backup
10:23 DH: made the second
10:24 DH: but okulaja misses the jumper – still 65-54
10:25 [Comment From erdna] Wie groß ist denn der Unterschied vom Etat her zwischen den beiden Vereinen?
10:25 DH: i think it’s safe to call this one over – unless roma misses some free throws. well ukic missed one. but made the second
10:25 [Comment From Sajmen Hauer] The PG in the Bauermann-System is the plays like an enforcer in old fashioned BB
10:26 [Comment From Sajmen Hauer] -is the
10:26 DH: ray scored a tough basket inside and it’s 68-54.
10:27 DH: just want to let you all know that i will be leaving straight away to get some quotes. so it’s been fun. thanks and talk at the next bamberg home game
10:28 CN: thx Dave, I will stay here to check the last seconds and if something’s important is happening
10:28 DH: i’ll be here untilt he final whistle for sure.
10:29 [Comment From erdna] Does someone know how much the budget of roma and bamberg?
10:29 CN: @erdna, difficult to say, i check if i find something
10:29 DH: sorry. do not know that. anybody else
10:30 DH: under a minute left, 71-57
10:30 [Comment From fredleal #6] tau is the best
10:31 CN: Brose Baskets 4,7mio €
10:31 CN: Roma about 10mio
10:31 CN: these are figures from different discussion boards, so not official ones but probably close to reality
10:31 [Comment From erdna] ok, thx
10:32 DH: okay, that’s time. 73-59 for Roma. good night and good luck
10:33 JD : Well I’m glad we watched Siena against Vitoria !
10:33 CN: game over in Bamberg. I will still be only a bit for some Q&A about any topic related to basketball
10:33 JD : Thanks to everyone. It was nice spending this night of Euroleague basketball with you all !
10:34 CN: and we are waiting also for Dave coming up wiuth some quotes from the Press conference and the players
10:35 CN: I have a question too. What is the difference betwwen the bamberg team that advanced to the Top16 and this year’s team?
10:36 [Comment From Guest] why ffriend doesn’t play afte the first quater?
10:37 CN: hmm, difficult to say for me as i did not see the bamberg game untill the last quarter, but about what Dave said, he did not really know the systems so far, and has some difficulties on D
10:37 [Comment From Trevor-Huffman] My question to Dirk Bauermann . When does he leave the club
10:37 CN: I was talking about that too with Dave before. Dave said that Bauermann is the surest thing in Germany and won’t step down or get kicked out
10:38 [Comment From Guest] but demirel also didn’t know the systems and play a bad d
10:39 CN: maybe we should wait for Dave to answer those questions. As I did not see the whole game
10:39 CN: Demirel is pretty familiar with Bauerman, so maybe he knew some systems from the NT. Defensively, he was never a factor as I remeber
10:40 [Comment From Trevor-Huffman] Well, of course he had some success but his mistakes are getting more and more, so i think now it’s getting to a point where nothing else help
10:41 DH: i can’t imagine bauermann would be close to getting sacked. no way
10:41 DH: ffriend doesnt know the system and needs to start playing defense. that’s when you play for bauermann, when you play D.
10:41 [Comment From Trevor-Huffman] what when they miss the playoffs? only one loss to 9th
10:42 DH: they won’t miss the play-offs. dont get carried away
10:42 [Comment From flo] bauermann the surest thing in germany? never! in bamberg he´s the man, but in other german teams he surely wouldn´t be untouchable…because not every management is as blind as bamberg´s..
10:42 [Comment From Trevor-Huffman] well we’ll see
10:43 CN: To call Bamberg’s management blind is somehow strange, somehow understandable. they managed however to establish a club form a small town on the German top scene and even went to the Euroleague. On the other hand, the team is struggling badly this season and the moves made do look good right now either
10:43 [Comment From Trevor-Huffman] can’t rembember such a loosing streak in bamberg for many years.. and when those times were, 2000 people were in the graf staufenberg hall 😉
10:44 CN: the Graf Staufenberg Halle, thats like a long time ago, TSK Universa Bamberg or TTL Bamberg I guess 😉
10:49 [Comment From Trevor-Huffman] well not many people who were tonight in the jako arena have ever watched a game there, so they don’t know how it feels to loose
10:49 [Comment From flo] as an objective observer I´m seeing bad basketball this season…systems not working..salaries not used properly..same with the national team..who is really thinking, they can be successful in the next competition?? it´s time to question bauermann in my opinion…enough hate for today..see ya 😉
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