Last undefeated Eurocup team falls

There are no more undefeated teams in the 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup after Turk Telekom took down Lokomotiv on Tuesday night. That result, combined with Joventut’s victory over Andorra, left Lokomotiv and Joventut tied atop Group A with 4-1 records. Partizan will join them in a three-way tie if it beats Lietkabelis at home on Wednesday. Tuesday’s other winners were Metropolitans, which left Hamburg with its first road win of the season, and Virtus. Wednesday has six games on tap. Among them, Gran Canaria and Buducnost seek to remain atop Group B; Gran Canaria visits Bursaspor, and Buducnost hosts Cedevita. Elsewhere, Trento vs. Slask is guaranteed to give one of the two winless teams their first victory.

Last undefeated Eurocup team falls

GROUP A

Turk Telekom Ankara 88-85 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

In an exciting game that went down to the wire, Turk Telekom never trailed before holding off previously unbeaten Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 88-85 on Tuesday night in the Turkish capital. Third home win in as many games improved Turk Telekom to 3-2 in Group A, while Lokomotiv, as the last undefeated team in the competition, dropped to 4-1 record. Led by Aaron Harrison, Turk Telekom led 60-46 in the third quarter and held 75-62 in the fourth before Errick McCollum, and Stanton Kidd rallied the hosts. However, the visitors never went in front, and Turk Telekom pulled out a victory. Harrison paced the hosts with 28 points. In his team debut, Anthony Clemmons scored 18 points, while Alex Perez had 11 points and 11 assists. Octavius Ellis collected 11 points and nine rebounds, and Tyler Ennis scored 10 in a victory. Lokomotiv’s Johnathan Motley collected all of his 25 points and eight rebounds in the first three quarters before fouling out. McCollum netted 17, Alan Williams had 12 points plus ten rebounds, while Stanton Kidd scored 11 in a losing effort.

Hamburg Towers 84-94 Boulogne Metropolitans 92

Vince Hunter dominated the paint to lead Boulogne Metropolitans 92 to an 84-94 road win over Hamburg Towers on Tuesday night at Edel-optics.de Arena. Hunter racked up 26 points with just two missed shots and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the team improve to 3-2 in Group A with its first road win of the season. Metropolitans led for most of the game, but Hamburg never gave in and clawed its way to within 4 with 4 minutes remaining, but Hunter and Keith Hornsby helped the visitors finish strong. Will Cummings added 14 points and six assists for Metropolitans, Hornsby finished with 12 points and five assists, and David Michineau also scored 12 for the victors. Caleb Homesley paced Hamburg with 29 points, and Jaylon Brown added 18. The loss dropped Hamburg to 1-4.

Joventut Badalona 90-80 MoraBanc Andorra

Joventut Badalona remained undefeated at home by downing MoraBanc Andorra 90-80 at Palau Olimpic in Group A on Tuesday. Joventut improved to 4-1 in the standings while Andorra dropped to 3-2. Ante Tomic led the winners with 18 points, Joel Parra added 14, and Arturs Zagars 12 for Joventut. Codi Miller-McIntyre paced the Andorra attack with 22 points. Parra and Arturs Zagars led an 11-0 run that bridged the first two quarters and put Joventut ahead for good, 28-20. Parra and Tomic combined for all the points in a 10-0 run that extended the margin to 53-36 at halftime. Little changed after the break as Joventut held on for another win.

GROUP B

Virtus Segafredo Bologna 90-84 Umana Reyer Venice

Virtus Segafredo Bologna got back to its winning ways by using a big start to the third quarter to down visiting Umana Reyer Venice 90-84 in an all-Italian League clash on Tuesday night. Virtus snapped its two-game losing streak to improve to 3-2, while Reyer dropped to 2-3. The teams traded blows for most of the first half before Virtus used a 15-3 run to open a 42-32 lead. The hosts then started the third quarter with a 14-2 run to break the game open. Reyer came back within 3 points several times, but Virtus held on. Kevin Hervey led in victory with 26 points, and Milos Teodosic had 22 points and seven assists. Isaia Cordinier added 13 points for Virtus. Michele Vitali scored a career-high 26, Austin Daye had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Mitchell Watt added 13 points in a losing effort.

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