Karsiyaka overcomes McCollum’s absence with a narrow win

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Giannis Askounis

01/Nov/23 20:36


EWE Baskets Oldenburg narrowly misses the upset in Turkiye with Pinar Karsiyaka holding on in the dying seconds

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

Despite playing without veteran guard Errick McCollum, Pinar Karsiyaka managed to overcome resilient EWE Baskets Oldenburg on Wednesday.

Jaylon Brown dropped a team-high 16 points in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season contest. Vernon Carey Jr. went for 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks en route to a game-high efficiency rating of 21. A total of six players scoring in double-digits was enough to improve to 2-0 in Group E.

From jumping to an early 10-point lead to coming back from a 13-point deficit in the second half, the visitors ended up with their seventh consecutive loss in the Champions League, including an 0-2 start in the 2023-24 installment.

DeWayne Russell logged a game-high 18 points and dished out six assists in the losing effort for the team coached by Pedro Calles in Karsiyaka Arena. Deane Williams followed with 16 points but did not beat the buzzer to force overtime in Izmir.

On Tuesday, Oldenburg officially placed Brekkott Chapman on the injury list. The 27-year-old forward will undergo ankle surgery and miss about three months. Alen Pjanic was already out. In contrast to the poor continental showing, a 4-1 record describes a positive start to Germany’s easyCredit BBL.

McCollum, 35, was forced to an early exit in the loss against Darussafaka Lassa in Turkiye Sigorta Basketbol Super Ligi action on Saturday and was ruled out for the Gameday 2 contest opposite the German club. Due to the loss in Istanbul, Ufuk Sarica’s side dropped to 2-3 at the domestic level.

Postgame press conference

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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