Porto, Karhu stay unbeaten in Second Round with wins on the road
MUNICH (Germany) - The Second Round action continued on Tuesday with FC Porto and Karhu Basket both improving to 2-0 in their respective groups.
Porto dominated the fourth quarter to steal a road victory against Niners Chemnitz, 94-87, while Karhu would manage to take the win over BC Budivelnyk Kyiv in a tight, low-scoring Group J affair, 72-65.
Max Landis' 23 points top scored for Porto as a 29-14 fourth quarter got the job done. The Portuguese club also had five different players collect more than one steal on the defensive end.
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The hosts got 20 points on 6-of-6 inside shooting from Marko Filipovity with floor general Arnas Velicka also dishing out 11 assists to go with 17 points for a double-double.
Meanwhile, the evening closed with a defensive battle that saw Karhu seal the game in its final moments with an emphatic alley-oop from Jaye Crockett, who posted a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Cameron Jones was another key contributor for the Finnish side with a team-high 16 points in the win.
Budivelnyk managed to hang tough until the final minute of the fourth, thanks to timely baskets from Bogdan Bliznyuk - who had a game-high 18 points. Newcomer Troy Franklin added 15 points for the injury plagued side as they still await their first win in the Second Round.
Five more games take place on Wednesday with five other clubs hoping to continue their winning starts.