BC Valmiera Rujiena81-93

23-19, 12-19, 22-29, 24-26

BC Gala

 

Date: 21.01.2004, 18:30hVenue:   ValmieraSpectators: 880
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Nicolay Kolotil'shchikov (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
BC Valmiera Rujiena BC Gala
Uldis Visnevics (25)PtsDarius Lukminas (32), Robert Burries (36)
Ronell Mingo (9)RebTomas Cerkunovas (17)
4 players tied with 3ASRobert Burries (9)
Ilmars Bergmanis (3)STTomas Cerkunovas (2)
3 players tied with 1BSTomas Cerkunovas (3)

GAME REPORT

21.01.2004
BC Valmiera Rujiena 81 Gala 93

Gala Baku, the only representative from Azerbaijan in the FIBA Europe Cup Men, took the first step towards the Conference Final Four, with a win in the opening match of their 3-game play-off series against Valmiera from Latvia.

Baku got sensational performances from Robert Burries (36 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds), Darius Lukminas (32 points) and Tomas Cerkunovas (16 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks in his European club competition debut).

Both teams opened the contest on an even keel, but Valmiera took the initiative towards the end of the 1st quarter with an 11:0 run, and led 23:19 at the end of the period.

The Latvians continued their good play into the second 10 minutes, outscoring Baku 8:0. However, as soon as it looked like they had control of the game, Baku completely turned the tables. Burries and Lukminas sparked their side from the outside and they outscored Valmiera 17:2.

Although the momentum was in favour of the visitors, Valmiera did not capitulate and got back into the game at 52:54. But it was not to be for the Latvians as Baku remained red hot from behind the arc (they hit 10/21 three-pointers) and held on for a 81:93 road victory.

 

Top performers

BC Valmiera Rujiena BC Gala

Uldis Visnevics

 

Robert Burries

25Pts36
8Reb6
1AS9
1ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

BC Valmiera Rujiena BC Gala
29/73FG M/A32/59
23/50 (46.0%) FG2P M/A22/39 (56.4%)
6/23 (26.1%) FG3P M/A10/20 (50.0%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A19/27 (70.4%)
35 (14-21) Reb (O-D) 35 (10-25)
16AS13
12TO11
7ST4
3BS5
23PF18
81Pts93

PHOTO GALLERY

BC VALMIERA RUJIENA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mingo, R. 338/1457.18/1457.10/00.01/333.35491011117
5Umbrasko, A. 171/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0347120152
7Pirsko, M. 151/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000120053
8Visnevics, U. 358/1747.17/1258.31/520.08/8100.03581210325
9Andzejevskis, J. 224/1233.33/837.51/425.01/1100.00333101110
10Bergmanis, I. 230/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.0022333020
11Amolins, S. 232/728.61/250.01/520.02/2100.0000300027
13Melderis, G. 325/1533.33/933.32/633.35/771.43363220417
14Bertans, D. DNP
15Bedritis, K. DNP
TOTAL29/ 7339.723/ 5046.06/ 2326.117/2181.01421351612732381
BC GALA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Burries, R. 3711/2152.410/1855.61/333.313/1872.24269211336
6Pashayev, Z. 100/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000120010
8Niftaliyev, F. 261/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0011000002
9Rindin, A. 61/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0011000002
10Lukminas, D. 4010/1855.61/333.39/1560.03/475.00220110432
12Prieditis, J. 180/40.00/30.00/10.00/00.0123020110
13Cerkunovas, T. 357/1070.07/1070.00/00.02/2100.0512171223416
14Melnic, E. 91/250.01/1100.00/10.00/20.0033010012
15Bakhshiyev, T. 191/250.01/250.00/00.01/1100.0022210043
TOTAL32/ 5954.222/ 3956.410/ 2050.019/2770.41025351311451893
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

BC Valmiera Rujiena BC Gala

Uldis Visnevics

 

Robert Burries

25Pts36
8Reb6
1AS9
1ST1
0BS1
35Min37

TEAM STATS

BC Valmiera Rujiena BC Gala
29/73FG M/A32/59
23/50 (46.0%) FG2P M/A22/39 (56.4%)
6/23 (26.1%) FG3P M/A10/20 (50.0%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A19/27 (70.4%)
35 (14-21) Reb (O-D) 35 (10-25)
16AS13
12TO11
7ST4
3BS5
23PF18
81Pts93