Jayvon Graves dragged Ludwigsburg against a winless Galatasaray

2024-02-06T21:50:34+00:00 2024-02-06T22:25:45+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

06/Feb/24 21:50


The Turkish side couldn’t escape from Germany with a victory, staying at the bottom of Group J

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

After back-to-back losses, Galatasaray needed a win on the road against Ludwigsburg to keep hoping about qualifying for the Basketball Champions League Quarter-Finals, but the black-and-yellow team had something else in mind, winning 100-800 at home.

Escaping to the 19-point lead (39-20) early with only 7:47 minutes in the second quarter, the German side easily took care of business over the Turkish opponents, dragged by an extraordinary Jayvon Graves: the 25-year-old, who was scoreless against Bonn, had 14 of his final 23 points at halftime.

The American guard, however, wasn’t the only reason why Joshua King’s team was that dominating against Galatasaray, going up 2-1. Coming off the bench, Silas Melson and Jaren Lewis combined for 32 points, while Jeff Roberson went close to a double-double with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Opening a new chapter with head coach Yakup Sekizkok in charge after the Turkish team parted ways with Zvezdan Mitrovic, Galatasaray couldn’t come back to winning ways. Wasting a 25-point lead in last week’s BCL defeat over JDA Bourgogne Dijon wasn’t enough motivation.

David McCormack had the best losing effort of the whole team, ending the night in Germany by almost delivering a double-double with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Despite struggling from the field (2/10), Dee Bost made the team going on offense with 8 points and 6 assists.

Thanks to this huge victory, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg has extended its home winning streak in the Basketball Champions League to four games, the longest since October-November 2017. The black-and-yellow German side is now 2-1 in Group J, while Galatasaray is 0-3.

PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League

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