Basketball Champions League Day 1 Recap: No mercy to newcomers

2020-10-21T22:52:13+00:00 2020-10-21T22:53:01+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

21/Oct/20 22:52

Eurohoops.net

Three newcomers and one returnee to the Basketball Champions League stepped on the court in Gameday 1 and despite the teams’ valiant efforts, the victories went to the squads already familiar with the competition

By Stefan Djordjevic / info@eurohoops.net

With the new format in place and new rules regarding game postponements due to COVID-19, the opening week of action in the Basketball Champions League featured four games while as many were postponed to a later date.

Already established four BCL teams in Iberostar Tenerife, JDA Dijon, Casademont Zaragoza and Dinamo Sassari went against four newcomers (or returnees) to the competition in Bakken Bears, Keravnos, Pszczolka Start Lublin and Galatasaray respectively.

Although they were all favorites, it’s a bit surprising that all ‘oldies’ got out unscathed since the new squads put on a valiant effort and some were very close to an upset, especially in the case of Start Lublin which lost to Zaragoza after DJ Seeley’s three in the last second.

Keravnos managed to force overtime against Dijon but failed to go all the way while Sassari and Tenerife had everything under control in their comfortable wins thanks to great performances by Marco Spissu and Giorgi Shermadini.

Results 

Tofas – ERA Nymburk (postponed)
JDA Dijon – Keravnos 91-79 (OT)
Tenerife – Bakken Bears 98-73
Nizhny Novgorod – Falco Szombathely (postponed)
AEK Athens – Tsmoki-Minsk (postponed)
Start Lublin – Zaragoza 85-86
Cholet – Hapoel Holon (postponed)
Sassari – Galatasaray 93-84

Standings

Group A

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Iberostar Tenerife 1 1 0 100
98 73 25 98 73 2
2  Dinamo Sassari 1 1 0 100
93 84 9 93 84 2
3  Galatasaray 1 0 1 0
84 93 -9 84 93 1
4  Bakken Bears 1 0 1 0
73 98 -25 73 98 1

Group B

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  JDA Dijon 1 1 0 100
91 79 12 91 79 2
2  Keravnos 1 0 1 0
79 91 -12 79 91 1
3  Tofas Bursa 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
3  ERA Nymburk 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0

Group D

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Casademont Zaragoza 1 1 0 100
86 85 1 86 85 2
2  Pszczólka Start Lublin 1 0 1 0
85 86 -1 85 86 1
3  Falco Szombathely 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Nizhny Novgorod 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0