EuroCup Group D Roundup: Galatasaray and Unicaja still lead the race

2019-10-30T22:31:00+01:00 2019-10-30T23:41:50+01:00.

Aris Barkas

30/Oct/19 22:31

Galatasaray Doga Sigorta and Unicaja Malaga got to four wins after the 5th round of 7Days EuroCup regular season

By Eurohoops team/

Galatasaray beat on the road Asseco Arka Gdynia (83-78), and Unicaja Malaga prevailed with ease over Dolomiti Energia Trento (93-74) as the two winners share the top spot of the Group D standings with a 4-1 record.

Galatasaray had a 41-28 halftime lead, but Arka (3-2) turned things around in the third period, which had a partial score of 31-11 in their favor. The hosts entered the last quarter with a 59-52 lead. Still, Galatasaray made a comeback with Greg Whittington making big plays down the stretch on the way to the final 83-78. He finished the game with 13 points and eight rebounds, Zach Auguste scored 16 points, and Tai Webster added 14. Josh Bosh scored 33 for Arka, making 10/15 field goals.

In Spain, Unicaja cruised on the way to a 93-74 win after opening the game by leading 28-10 in the first quarter over Trento (2-3). Josh Adams, with 21 points, was the first among equals on a peaceful night. Alessandro Gentile scored 18 points for the losing side.

In the third game of the group, EWE Baskets Oldenburg (2-3) prevailed over Buducnost Voli Podgorica (0-5) on the road by two points (85-83). Oldenburg icon Rickey Paulding scored 21 points for the winners, while Justin Cobbs had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Montenegrin team, which still doesn’t have a win. It was a close game, which was decided on the free-throw line with Karsten Tadda making the last two of the night for the eventual winners.

Group D W L PTS+ PTS- +/-
1. Unicaja Malaga 4 1 408 377 31
2. Galatasaray Doga Sigorta Istanbul 4 1 404 385 19
3. Asseco Arka Gdynia 3 2 368 362 6
4. EWE Baskets Oldenburg 2 3 410 422 -12
5. Dolomiti Energia Trento 2 3 386 403 -17
6. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 0 5 356 383 -27