Errick McCollum leads Pinar Karsiyaka over AEK in their FIBA ​​Champions League opener

2022-10-04 18:59

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir opened the FIBA ​​Champions League season with a victory over AEK Athens behind a 29-point performance by Errick McCollum.

Credit: Basketball Champions League
Credit Basketball Champions League

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir began their FIBA ​​Champions League season victoriously (1-0).

The Turkish club led by Errick McCollum defeated AEK Athens (0-1) at home with a final score of 91-88 (15-21, 27-21, 27-23, 22-23).

Errick McCollum, who had 9 points before the half-time break, finished the game with 29 points (2/7 2PT, 5/6 3PT, 10/10 FT), 4 assists, 2 rebounds, and 4 turnovers for the winners.

Player of the Game
Angel  Delgado
Angel Delgado
Points 17
Accuracy 8-10
Rebounds 12
Assists 2

In addition, McCollum converted on a crucial 3-pointer to give Pinar Karsiyaka a 5-point advantage (91-86) with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Group B also features Telekom Baskets Bonn and UnaHotels Emilia Reggio.

Pinar Karsiyaka: Errick McCollum 29, Angel Delgado 17 (12 REB), Jaylon Brown 17, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 13 (5 REB, 5 AST);

AEK: Akil Mitchell 19 (9 REB), Kenny Williams 17, Tim Frazier 16 (9 AST), Janis Strelnieks 15 (6 AST), Cameron McGriff 11 (10 REB), Alexander Madsen 10 (6 REB).


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