Bursaspor win but late Anderson show means Breogàn keep tiebreaker advantage

06 Dec 2023

  • Bursaspor avoid elimination with 77-65 win at home vs Rio Breogàn.
  • → Jordan Floyd contributed 18 points off the bench in 25 minutes.
  • → Justin Anderson erupted for 14 points in the fourth quarter cutting Bursaspor's lead in half.
  • → Rio Breogàn still have an advantage in the tiebreaker.

Bursaspor Info Yatirim - Rio Breogàn 77-65 Recap & Game Highlights

Bursaspor Info Yatirim controlled the game for 35 minutes at the Tofaş Nilüfer Spor Salonu, but their victory margin wasn't large enough to secure the advantage in the tiebreaker, as Breogán prevailed 68-48 in the reverse fixture in Lugo.

The bench was pivotal for the team coached by Jurij Zdovc, with Jordan Floyd contributing 18 points in 25 minutes for Bursaspor’s second unit, which outscored the visitors 35-14.

Bursaspor Info Yatirim's defense significantly improved at home compared to their previous Basketball Champions League performances, allowing only 65 points. They limited the visitors to 8/29 from three-point range. The home side thought they could overturn the reverse fixture's deficit to secure tiebreaker advantage when Jordan Floyd's layup drove Bursaspor Info Yatirim ahead to a commanding 61-41 lead with 2 minutes left in the third quarter.

However, it became a game of damage limitation for Veljko Mrsic’s players, who needed to narrow the deficit to maintain their tiebreaker advantage. Justin Anderson scored 14 of his total 18 points in the fourth quarter, almost matching Bursaspor's output, to keep the deficit manageable. Rio Breogán now returns to their home court to host Telekom Baskets Bonn, with solid prospects of advancing to the play-ins.