Bobby Brown inspired Montepaschi Siena to an unlikely 74-72 road win at Olympiacos in the final night of week four in the Euroleague Top 16.
With the Reds up 72-67 with under a minute remaining, Siena, led by Brown staged the most amazing of fightbacks, which started off with a simple slam from Tomas Ress. Brown then scored five points in 18 seconds, which includes three free throws to give Montepaschi Siena the lead.
Acie Law attempted to keep the game going for an extra five minutes, but Daniel Hackett blocked his attempted shot attempt completing an astonishing win.
Brown led Siena with 22 points and six assists as his side maintain their unbeaten start in Group F. Vassilis Spanoulis and Kyle Hines led the current Euroleague champions in vain with 13 as they fall to 1-3.
“As for the end of the game, it was crazy, but I believe both teams deserved to win tonight,” Siena coach Luca Banchi said.
“I want to thank my players for their special effort tonight. We arrived in Athens in a very tough situation, because we came off a tough, 30-point loss in the Italian League, which is not usual for Siena.”
Joining the Italian side at 4-0 are Caja Laboral, who put on a first-class display of team basketball in their 97-75 destruction of Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul.
This is the Liga Endesa side’s seventh straight win and this was one of the most impressive due to the consistency of the team’s overall showing.
After a close first quarter, the visitors raced to a 15-2 run in the latter stages of the second period to end the game as a contest and from there, Fenerbahce’s fanatic following could only look on as Caja Laboral dominated the second half of play.
Andres Nocioni led five Caja Laboral players in double-figures with 19 points. Emir Preldzic and Bojan Bogdanovic each had 16 for Fenerbahce who drop to 0-4.
BC Khimki kept their unbeaten run at home going with a comfortable 88-67 win over Maccabi Electra.
The Russian side improved to 3-1 in Group F as KC Rivers led Khimki with 20 points with Paul Davis adding 19 points and five blocks. Lior Eliyahu led Maccabi, who now drop to 1-3 with 17.