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Den Bosch triumph on the road over Porto; Cholet, Fribourg cruise to victory

MUNICH (Germany) - Gameday 3 of the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season began with six teams in action on Tuesday as Heroes Den Bosch, Cholet Basket and Fribourg Olympic all claimed victories.

Den Bosch secured a thrilling 71-68 success on the road against FC Porto as the lead changed three times in the final minute before a decisive offensive putback from Chris-Ebou Ndow, who finished with a team-high 14 points.

A strong defensive showing in the third - holding their opponents to only 11 points - helped the Portuguese club open up a seven-point lead going into the fourth. But the game would come down to the final moments in the end and despite Teyvon Meyers' continued strong play for Porto, it was the clutch effort down the stretch from Ndow that sealed the win.

Cholet secured a convincing 83-65 victory against Rilski Sportist in Group E action. The French side held a 10-point lead at halftime and never looked back with the entire roster on the scoresheet. Brandon Randolph and Demajeo Wiggins both scored 16 points in the loss for the visitors.

The Bulgarian club remains winless, while Cholet bounce back from a narrow loss last time out as they take a temporary lead at the top of the group.

Meanwhile, Fribourg defeated BC Parnu Sadam 82-64 as they joined Heroes Den Bosch on a 2-1 record at the top of Group C with their second win at home.

Big man Arnaud Cotture led Fribourg in scoring with 15 points, while. Mihkel Kurves had 20 points for Parnu as they dropped to 1-2 in an eventual 18-point defeat.