Ludwigsburg end Besiktas' perfect record

By Harry West 29 November 2016 105
Ludwigsburg end Besiktas' perfect record

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg became the first side to defeat Besiktas in the Basketball Champions League to move just a point behind their opponents at the top of Group E.

Besiktas came into Tuesday's meeting in Germany having won all of their opening six encounters, and looked in a good position for a magnificent seven when they lead by three heading into the final quarter.

But the home side fought back strongly to seal an 89-83 success, Kelvin Martin top scoring for the victors with 15 points as Ludwigsburg moved to 5-2.

Martin was outscored by both Michael Roll (18 points) and Kyle Weems (16), but their efforts were in a losing cause for the visitors.

Elsewhere in that group, Partizan and Dinamo Sassari produced the game of the day, the latter prevailing 88-87 after overtime - Will Hatcher netting 23 points for Partizan with Josh Carter's 21 proving decisive for the winners.

In Group D, Sidigas Avellino moved level with Juventus on 5-2 after an 85-75 victory, while pace-setters Banvit and Monaco both moved to 6-1 in Group A with respective triumphs over Bakken Bears and Aris.

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