- National Teams
Check out our latest round-up looking at the British players in action overseas over the past seven days.
Luol Deng scored 17 points in a loss against his former side, Cleveland, as Miami Heat fall to four straight defeats. The two-time All-Star also had 13 points and 8 rebounds in a one-point loss in Detroit. Meanwhile, Joel Freeland played 14 minutes in last night’s loss to Brooklyn; collecting six rebounds and scoring 2 points.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Club Soles are one game away from winning the LNBP Playoffs in Mexico after taking a 3-1 lead over Pioneros. The 26-year-old has been battling sickness during the Finals, but still helped his side to a 2-0 lead. Last night, Soles won on the road to edge closer to the title with a 91-83 win with MBA finishing with 19 points and 8 rebounds.
Myles Hesson continues to impress in the Beko-BBL after a game-high effort of 22 points, including 5-6 from deep, led Bremerhaven (10-20) to a convincing 91-66 win before the weekend. The GB forward then came up with 19 points in another home win for his side as they claimed a 93-74 victory on Monday. In the Pro-B playoffs, Iserloh moved a step closer to promotion after wrapping up a 2-0 quarter-final victory with a 71-62 win on the road with Orlan Jackman contributing 10 points and 9 rebounds.
The playoffs have begun in Ukraine and Cherkasy trail BC Kyiv 2-1 in the quarter-finals after claiming Game 3 at home. Ashley Hamilton led his side to victory with a game-high 22 points, whilst adding 8 rebounds and six assists. Earlier in the series, the GB forward had 12 points and 7 rebounds in the opening game, before producing a big-time double-double in the second with 27 points and 14 rebounds after going 9-10 from the line.
Kyle Johnson made his debut for Angelico Biella (15-12) in Italy at the weekend and had 6 points in 23 minutes as his new side suffered a 79-76 home defeat. In Argentina, Fahro Alihodzic had 7 points and 7 boards in a 20-point loss for Estudiantes Concordia (18-26).
Boulazac (19-9) were upset at home with an 85-79 loss in overtime, despite a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds from Ovie Soko. In NM1, Eric Boateng had 11 points on 5-7 FG shooting and 6 rebounds in an 82-80 win for Mulhouse (16-12) on the road. Tafari Toney helped Sorgues (15-14) to a 93-86 overtime win with 13 points, 6 rebounds and three assists in a win over third-placed Bois to keep alive their playoff hopes.
Dan Clark netted three triples for his 9 points as bottom-placed Fuenlabrada (6-21) narrowly lost at home to the league leaders, Unicaja Malaga. In LEB Gold, Devon van Oostrum led Penas Huesca (9-17) to victory with 20 points and 5 assists after going 5-6 from 3-point range. Also, Aaron Geramipoor came off the bench to score 4 points in a 67-55 win for Ourense (18-8), while Mo Soluade scored six points as Clinicas Rincon (7-19) defeated Oviedo 88-86.
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