An amazing night that marked the halfway point in the ULEB Cup regular season reached historic proportions on Tuesday with the longest and highest-scoring game ever played in the competition.
Alba Berlin defeated visiting KK Bosna 141-127 after five overtimes and 65 minutes of action - more than a regulation game-and-a-half - at Max Schmeling Hall in the German capital.
It was the first five-overtime game in either the ULEB Cup or Euroleague all decade. The longest previous ULEB Cup game was on November 11, 2003, when Lukoil Academic edged KK Zagreb 116-115 in triple overtime, with their 231 points also setting a record.
Alba and Bosna surpassed that record, combining for 268 points, each of them surpassing the previous single-game scoring record of 121 points by Estudiantes of Spain versus rieste of Italy, November 5, 2002.
Perhaps most remarkable of all, Alba and Bosna scored an astounding 126 points between them in the overtime periods alone, despite the fact that 10 players fouled out between the two teams.
Additionally, Alba hero Bobby Brown, who forced the first, fourth and fifth overtimes finished with 44 points, almost breaking the record in an ULEB Cup game.