Date: December 22, 2012 The most exciting game of round 14 in the BBL took place in Trier. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 5th ranked TBB Trier (8-6) to sixth ranked Artland Dragons (8-6) 79-77 in the game for the fifth place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But TBB Trier won third quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely TBB Trier outrebounded Artland Dragons 35-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. Serbian center Petar Popovic (211-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. American swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and international center Andreas Seiferth (209-89) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for TBB Trier. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Artland Dragons moved-up to fifth place, which they share with TBB Trier and B.Muenchen. Artland Dragons is looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#11) in Braunschweig in the next round where they are favorite. TBB Trier will play on the road against ratiopharm Ulm (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Art.Dragons: M.Haynes 17+1reb+1ast, P.Popovic 15+2reb+3ast, D.Mallet 12+1reb+3ast, A.King 11+5reb+2ast, R.Gomes 9+6reb+2ast, B.Taylor 8+1reb TBB Trier: B.Harper 18+8reb+1ast, J.Saibou 13+2reb+1ast, J.Howell 13+3ast, A.Seiferth 9+8reb+1ast, N.Linhart 6+5reb+2ast, V.Chikoko 6+3reb+1ast
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