By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Per EuroLeague: Five teams remained undefeated after a competitive Round 2. Here’s a review of the key statistics in the current Turkish Airlines EuroLeague landscape.
Round 2 featured no shortage of competitive games, but the most interesting one based on the limited statistical sample available at this point was between Khimki Moscow Region and KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Building a 10-point line by the end of the first quarter thanks to a 12-point outburst from Jannis Timma, Khimki maintained its lead through the end of the game despite Baskonia closing the gap on multiple occasions thanks to the productive play of Tornike Shengelia and Pierria Henry. Scoring 1.23 points per possession in the first quarter compared to 0.81 over the final three against the EuroLeague’s second-best defense, it is safe to say Khimki’s early outburst played a key role in their victory.
One run might not seem like an especially big deal this early in the season, but game-defining runs could prove absolutely critical should recent playoff trends hold. The EuroLeague experienced a major postseason bubble for the first time in recent history last season when only 1 game separated the 7th place and 12th place finishers at the end of the regular season.