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Oradea, Crailsheim claim narrow victories as Second Round begins

MUNICH (Germany) - The first week of the Second Round is complete with plenty of drama across the four groups as FIBA Europe Cup action resumed.

Brose Bamberg and CSM CSU Oradea served up a classic in Group L as the back-and-forth duel wasn't settled until a missed layup in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter. Oradea's Kris Richard grabbed a vital rebound and the clock ran out for an 82-80 win for the Romanian club.

The visitors had four starters score in double-digits, with Mark Ogden leading the winning side with 18 points as they make a 1-0 start in Group L.

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HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim also secured a dramatic victory as they thrilled their home crowd with a with a 89-84 win over Heroes Den Bosch. 
Edon Maxhuni starred with a game-high 28 points as well as 5 assists in the victory to make a strong start in Group K.

FC Porto snagged a nice road win over SCMU Craiova, winning 83-73. Brian Conklin put up 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the winning side, while Giordan Watson's 20 weren’t enough in the end for the hosts.

Gaziantep led wire-to-wire over BC Kalev/Cramo at home in Group K action as Codi Miller-McIntyre finished with a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double in the 77-62 success.

Hapoel B-Cure Laser Haifa defended home court by beating BC Budivelnyk Kyiv 81-71, in a tough Group J battle. Anthony Hickey led the way with 16 points while dishing out 10 assists to complete a double-double.

The visitors got major help from recent signing Troy Franklin with 21 points to help take on some of the scoring load in the absence of multiple key starters.

The biggest win of the night went to Karhu Basket as they defeated Patrioti Levice 105-71. The Finnish club got 26 points in only 24 minutes from Henri Kantonen as he drained seven three-pointers to go along with 7 assists and 5 steals.