Baskonia beat Maccabi 116-87 and broke the club's all-time scoring record.

Credit: Aitor Arrizabalaga/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Aitor Arrizabalaga/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Baskonia Cazoo Vitoria-Gasteiz (4-2) broke the club's all-time scoring record and achieved a comfortable win after two defeats in a row.

Player of the Game
Darius  Thompson
EFF
24
Darius Thompson
Points 15
Accuracy 5-8
Rebounds 3
Assists 8

The Spanish team beat Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (4-2) at home 116-87 (35-20, 28-22, 27-25, 26-20).

116 points is the new scoring record for Baskonia. Previously, Basques had scored 114 points against Filou Oostende in the 2001-02 season. 

Baskonia top-scoring records:

  • 116 points vs. Maccabi (2022-23 season)
  • 114 points vs. Filou Oostende (2001-02 season)
  • 113 points vs. Zalgiris Kaunas (2002-03 season)
  • 112 points vs. Ural Great (2001-02 season)
  • 110 points vs. Virtus Bologna (2002-03 season)

Baskonia took control of the game from the beginning of the game. Maik Kotsar completed a 2+1 play, Markus Howard sank a 3-pointer, Rokas Giedraitis added 5 points in a row, and the hosts finished the first quarter on a 14-5 run to build a 15-point lead.

Baskonia took control of the game from the beginning of the game. Maik Kotsar completed a 2+1 play, Markus Howard sank a 3-pointer, Rokas Giedraitis added 5 points in a row, and the hosts finished the first quarter on a 14-5 run to build a 15-point lead.

After that, Maccabi couldn't bounce back as Baskonia's lead continued to grow. At one point, the Spanish team was leading by 32 points (116-84).

Howard was a leading scorer for Baskonia as he finished the game with 23 points (4/4 2PT, 4/10 3PT, 3/4 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 6 turnovers, and 15 PIR.

Darius Thompson added 15 points (2/3 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 2/2 FT), 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 turnovers, and a game-high 24 PIR.

Meanwhile, Lorenzo Brown led Maccabi with 20 points (7/12 2PT, 2/5 3PT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, and 16 PIR.

Baskonia: Markus Howard 23 (4/4 2PT, 4/10 3PT, 6 TO), Maik Kotsar 18 (7/9 2PT), Darius Thompson 15 (8 AST, 24 PIR), Vanja Marinkovic 14 (3/6 3PT), Rokas Giedraitis 13.

Maccabi: Lorenzo Brown 20 (7/12 2PT, 2/5 3PT), Josh Nebo 16 (7/10 2PT), Wade Baldwin 13 (3/6 3PT, 7 AST), Bonzie Colson 10.

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Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
62%
43/69
Field goals
49%
34/70
39
Rebounds
27
30
Assists
16
6
Steals
10
78%
28/36
2-pointers
55%
24/44
2
Blocks
4

Best players

Markus  Howard
23 PTS
8/14 FG
3/4 FT
Lorenzo  Brown
20 PTS
9/17 FG
0/0 FT
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Few players
6 REB
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
Few players
5 REB
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Few players
8 As
Wade  Baldwin
7 As
1 TO
29 MIN
Darius  Thompson
24 EFF
67% 2P%
60% 3P%
Josh  Nebo
21 EFF
70% 2P%
- 3P%