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Check out our latest round-up looking at the British players in action overseas over the past seven days.
Luol Deng recorded a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Atlanta, before sitting out Miami’s defeat at home to San Antonio as the playoff hunt continues. Joel Freeland scored four points in back-to-back games as Portland split games against Phoenix and LA Clippers, although they have now clinched their playoff spot.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu helped AEK Athens (13-9) close the gap on the top four after his display of 16 points and 12 rebounds inspired a 93-77 home win against fourth-placed Aris (14-8). Ogo Adegboye contributed 8 points, 3 rebounds and three assists in the losing effort. Elsewhere in Greece, Justin Robinson netted 5-6 from beyond the arc in a 19-point haul to lead Kolossos (11-11) to a 94-87 victory.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning helped secure Soles’ place in the finals of the LNBP playoffs with 17 points in their 87-78 series-clinching win over the top seeds in Game 6. Ashley Hamilton finished the regular season in Ukraine on a high after flirting with a triple-double to guide his side to a 95-77 victory. The GB forward had a stat-line of 21 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists as Cherkasy finished with a 15-15 record along with two other teams and will now play BC Kyiv in the Superleague playoff quarter-finals.
Ovie Soko shot 7-11 from the field as Boulazac (19-8) closed out a 75-74 win on the road to remain in the hunt for the Pro-B title. In NM1, former GB international Tafari Toney had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists as Sorgues (14-14) upset Lourdes (18-11) 82-62 with Shane Walker scoring 8 points in the loss – which was a second straight defeat for the visitors this week.
In Germany, Myles Hesson scored a team-high 18 points and also contributed 7 rebounds and 5 assists as Bremerhaven (8-20) were beaten 88-79 at Fraport Skyliners. Orlan Jackman produced a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds as Iserlohn opened up a 1-0 lead in their quarter-final series with Dresden in the Pro-B playoffs.
Dan Clark had 7 points and six boards as Fuenlabrada (6-20) lost 91-85 to Andorra at the weekend. In LEB Gold action, Devon van Oostrum dished out six assists to compliment his 15 points, but Penas Huesca (8-17) fell to a 104-84 defeat. Aaron Geramipoor scored four points from the bench in an 87-80 win for Ourense (17-8), while Mo Soluade scored 6 points for Clinicas Rincon (6-19) as they claimed a 66-54 win.
Image credit: AEK Athens
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