Salumu and Nevels shoot Trefl Sopot past Basket Brno
Trefl Sopot eliminated Basket Brno from the playoff race with a 93-77 win on Tuesday, January 31, at the Arena Ostrow in Poland.
Players of the game
Trefl Sopot are on a four game winning streak.
Jean Salumu hit a game winning shot against BC Wolves and had another big game on Tuesday.
A Belgian Lion scored 22 points on impressive 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Garrett Nevels provided more fire power.
Aloha man from Hawaii dropped 18 points, including a 3-of-5 effort from the deep.
Jaroslaw Zyskowski and Andrzej Pluta added 11 points each.
Kameron Jamal Chatman led all scorers with 23 points.
A former Michigan and Detroit Mercy hopeful went for a 8-of-10 shooting from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
Viktor Pulpan chipped in with 10 points and three assists.
Trefl Sopot outrebounded Basket Brno, 46-32, especially on the offensive end, 22-9.
The Polish team scored more second chance points, 19-5.
Jean Salumu, Garrett Nevels and Andrzej Pluta combined for a 9-of-18 effort from the three point line.
Basket Brno players moved the ball well but were overpowered under the basket and outscored from the deep.
Trefl Sopot improved to 4-2 and increased its playoff chances.
Basket Brno dropped to 1-5 and lost the hopes to qualify for the Last Eight.
Tuesday, January 31
King Szczecin 78–73 Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits
Ironi Ness Ziona – Valmiera Glass ViA
Trefl Sopot 93–77 Basket Brno
BC Wolves – BM Stal Ostrow
Wednesday, February 1
Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits – Ironi Ness Ziona
Valmiera Glass ViA – King Szczecin
Basket Brno – BC Wolves
BM Stal Ostrow – Trefl Sopot
STANDINGS, as of January 31, 2023
Budivelnyk Kyiv 4-0 (+56) Qualified
Polski Cukier Start Lublin 4-1 (+44) Qualified
Zastal Zielona Gora 4-2 (+10) Qualified
Kalev/Cramo 2-4 (+19)
KB Sigal Prishtina 2-4 (-34)
Šiauliai 2-3 (-24)
TalTech Optibet 1-5 (-71)
Tie-breaker (1): Kalev/Cramo 1-1, +6; Sigal Prishtina 1-1, +3; Zastal Zielona Gora 1-1, -9.
Tie-breaker (2): Sigal Prishtina 1-1, +13; Kalev/Cramo 1-1, +3; Šiauliai 1-1, -16.
Tie-breaker (3): Sigal Prishtina 2-0, +38; Zielona Gora 0-1, -14; Šiauliai 0-1, -24.
STANDINGS, as of January 31, 2023, CET 18:30
King Szczecin 5-0 (+37) Qualified
Stal Ostrow 4-1 (+63)
Trefl Sopot 4-2 (+41)
Ironi Ness Ziona 3-2 (+9)
Tartu University 2-4 (+3)
BC Wolves 2-2 (+22)
Basket Brno 1-5 (-55)
Valmiera Glass VIA 0-5 (-120)
Tie-breaker (1): Ironi Ness Ziona 1-0, +8; Trefl Sopot 0-1, -8.
Tie-breaker (2): Trefl Sopot 1-0, +4; Tartu 0-1, -4.