Telekom Baskets Bonn and medi Bayreuth have lost their opening matches in the Basketball Champions League. While the Franks lost with 70:78 against Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul, the baskets from Bonn came at Iberostar Tenerife with 87:68 under the strong wheels.
In the process, the hosts caught an evening on the offensive, where almost everything worked. Due to a superior threefold quota of 50 percent (10/20), the Champions League winner of 2017 left the Bonners barely a chance and pulled away in the third third before deciding.Bonn met in the first half only 3 of 14 throws from downtown and could thus not keeping up with the offensive output of the Spaniards. Next week, Telekom Baskets will face PAOK Saoloniki in the Champions League.
Bayreuth is Besiktas – Robin Benzing shines as a top scorerEas better than the Bonn made medi Bayreuth against one of the title candidates in the Champions League. In a contested game, however, the Bayreuthers were succumbing in the end Besiktas and start just as Bonn with a negative experience in the Champions League.Istanbul took revenge for the surprising outcome in the Champions League knockout round last season. Top scorer of the game was Robin Benzing (20 points), who has been under contract in Istanbul since the beginning of September. On the side of the Franks Hassan Martin was the best pitcher with 14 points.
Next Tuesday, the Bayreuthers will play in the Champions League at SIG Strasbourg. Already on Wednesday, two more BBL teams will join the MHP Giants Ludwigsburg and Brose Bamberg in the group phase of the Champions League. While Ludwigsburg will visit Banvit BK in Turkey (live on DAZN at 6 pm), Bamberg's Montakit Fuenlabrada (8 pm live on DAZN).