02 October, 2023
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12 Anthony Barber (FCP), 15 Tanner Omlid (FCP)
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Porto avenge Qualifiers loss to move to 3-0, Karhu upset Petrolina AEK

MUNICH (Germany) – An enthralling Gameday 3 of FIBA Europe Cup action saw two teams lose their first game of the Regular Season with just eight remaining unbeaten.

 Key Storylines

 - Porto avenge Qualifiers defeat to Manisa;
-  Eight teams stay unbeaten at halfway point;
-  Vital has highest scoring night with 30 points for Legia.

FC Porto stayed undefeated in Group E and gained revenge on Manisa BBSK as a strong fourth quarter lifted them to an 84-67 win. The Portuguese side created breathing space in the final period, taking it 23-13, which helped them to victory.

Anthony Barber and Cleveland Melvin hit 25 points each for Porto with the win made more satisfactory given that Manisa had beaten them in the Final of the Qualifiers.

Meanwhile, one unbeaten record was ended as Karhu Basket scored their first win at the third attempt by downing Petrolina AEK 75-66 in Group C. Horace Spencer pulled down a big double-double of 21 points on 10-for-17 shooting, along with 11 rebounds in the victory.

Christian Vital was on a scoring mission as he scored 30 points for Legia Warszawa in a 90-79 success over CSM CSU Oradea in Group J. And, 20-year-old Fedor Zugic went for 25 points as he kept BG Gottingen perfect at 3-0 thanks to a 90-71 home win over Keravnos BC in Group I.

It was also a winning night for the Spanish clubs with Surne Bilbao Basketball convincingly ending Caledonia Gladiators' unbeaten start with a 106-58 victory and Casademont Zaragoza winning 78-72 on the road to BC Kalev/Cramo after recovering from a slow start.


Efficiency: 31 - Cleveland Melvin (FC Porto)
Points: 30 - Christian Vital (Legia Warszawa)
Rebounds: 14 - Karl Lips (Balkan Botevgrad), Jerry Boutsiele (Bahcesehir College), Wesley Gordon (PGE Spojnia Stargard)
Assists: 11 - Devin Harris (Balkan Botevgrad)
Steals: 8 - Ron Curry (Sporting CP)
Blocks: 6 - Wesley Gordon (PGE Spojnia Stargard)

Thursday, 2 November

Group I: Itelyum Varese vs BC TSU Tbilisi

Wednesday, 1 November

Group A: Balkan Botevgrad 81-70 Sporting CB.
Group B: BC CSU Sibiu 41-79 Anwil Wloclawek, Surne Bilbao Basket 106-58 Caledonia Gladiators
Group C: Jonava CBet 84-65 Rostock Seawolves, Petrolina AEK 66-75 Karhu Basket
Group D: ERA Nymburk 95-61 Sabah BC, KK Mornar – Barsko zlato 71-78 Bahcesehir College
Group E: FC Porto 84-67 Manisa BBSK, Bakken Bears 69-75 Norrkoping Dolphins
Group F: BC Kalev/Cramo 72-78 Casademont Zaragoza
Group G: BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 83-49 BC Trepca
Group H: PGE Sponjnia Stagard 79-83 KB Peja, Heroes Den Bosch 66-77 Niners Chemnitz
Group I: BG Gottingen 90-71 Keravnos BC
Group J: Legia Warszawa 90-79 CSM CSU Oradea

Tuesday, 31 October

Group J: Patrioti Levice 68-55 Kataja Basket.