Polonia Warbud92-81

23-23, 25-17, 27-22, 17-19

Ural Great

 

Date: 17.12.2003, 18:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Warsaw (POL) Spectators: 800
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Jaroslav Janac (SVK)
TEAM LEADERS
Polonia Warbud Ural Great
Eric Elliot (27)PtsZakhar Pashutin (16)
Jeff Nordgaard (9)RebKsistof Lavrinovic (8)
Jeff Nordgaard (3)ASZakhar Pashutin (7)
Leszek Karwowski (3)STMahmoud Abdul-Rauf (3), Vincent Jones (3)
3 players tied with 1BSVincent Jones (3)

GAME REPORT

17.12.2003
Polonia-Warbud Warszawa 92 Ural Great Perm 81

It would be impossible to win against such a great team as Ural Great Perm – that was probably the only thing which Polonia’s fans and supporters could think before the game in Warsaw. But the impossible became possible as Polonia defeated the Russian team to win their sixth game in the FIBA Europe League, 92:81.

The victory not only gives Polonia a very realistic hope of qualifying for the play-offs, but creates a very interesting situation in Group C. Ural Great still hold the top spot, while German side GHP Bamberg are in second, followed by Hapoel Tel Aviv, Aris Thessaloniki and Polonia, who will all battle for the last 2 play-off spots. 

The game was very interesting from the very beginning. After 3 fastbreaks from the Russians and an early scoreline of 2:6, it seemed that Ural would literally run off with the game.

Although Polonia were without injured guard Walter Jeklin, it was obvious that they would give nothing away. They fought back to take a 1st quarter lead, before Ural Great guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scored 5 points to tie the score at 23:23.

The next 2 quarters belonged to the home team, led by Lithuanian guard Rolandas Jarutis. His scoring (he finished with 16 points) and passing guided Polonia to a lead, which reached 48:35 at halftime.

Ural’s cause was not helped in the 3rd quarter when head coach Sergey Belov received a technical foul. Eric Elliot hit the penalty free throws and added a 3-pointer on the next possession, to increase the home side’s advantage to 73:58.

Ural were left chasing the game in the final 10 minutes. They managed to get within 4 points (82:78) but Polonia were not to be denied in one of their best performances in recent memory.

Eliott was named MVP and finished with a game high 27 points. Jeff Nordgaard added 17 points and Jarutis and Antonio Harvey had 16 each.

Zakhar Pashutin led Ural Great with 16 points, to which he added 7 rebounds and 7 assists.

COACH QUOTES

17.12.2003
Quotes Polonia - Ural Great

Wojciech Kaminski, Head Coach, Polonia:

"I congratulate my players because this is very important victory for us. We played without one of our best shooters, Walter Jeklin. I appreciate Krzysztof Sidor who did a great job playing in defense against NBA star Abdul-Rauf. We are not in play offs yet, but we still believe that we’ve got a chance to qualify. We will fight for that extremely hard!"

Sergei Belov, Head Coach, Ural Great:

"We played very bad defense, and let Polonia score too many points from very comfortable positions. I could not play 2 of my players fully. Chikalkin and Jones are injured, which is why Chika didn’t play at all, and Jones played only 17 minutes. We didn’t play as a team. Everybody tried to play individually."

Krzysztof Sidor, Polonia:

"We played excellent in the first three quarters. We were leading by about ten points, and thanks to our good two-point shooting percentage we could control the game. The fourth quarter was very tough. Ural showed us what it means to play hard defense. We couldn’t do anything in a couple of minutes in the fourth quarter. It was very tough game for us, because we had to win it if we want  to qualify to the play-offs."

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Ural Great:

"It was a terrible game for me. I’ve got four fouls very fast, and couldn’t help my team in the most important moments of the game. We must improve our defense."

Top performers

Polonia Warbud Ural Great

Eric Elliot

 

Vincent Jones

27Pts14
4Reb5
1AS1
1ST3
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Polonia Warbud Ural Great
28/67FG M/A29/64
25/48 (52.1%) FG2P M/A22/44 (50.0%)
3/19 (15.8%) FG3P M/A7/20 (35.0%)
33/37 (89.2%) FT M/A16/28 (57.1%)
41 (8-33) Reb (O-D) 35 (9-26)
10AS17
11TO15
7ST9
3BS5
19PF24
92Pts81

PHOTO GALLERY

POLONIA WARBUD
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Harvey, A. 318/1650.08/1457.10/20.00/20.02681101416
5Jarutis, R. 264/944.44/757.10/20.08/8100.00222110116
7Nordgaard, J. 344/1233.33/742.91/520.08/8100.01893200317
8Sidor, K. 230/40.00/30.00/10.04/4100.0145112034
9Leric, S. 231/333.31/333.30/00.02/2100.0213110044
10Roszyk, K. DNP
11Koszarek, L. DNP
12Hlebowicki, M. 80/10.00/00.00/10.01/250.0123110101
13Miloszewski, A. DNP
14Elliot, E. 379/1656.37/1163.62/540.07/7100.01341210327
15Karwowski, L. 182/633.32/366.70/30.03/475.0077023117
TOTAL28/ 6741.825/ 4852.13/ 1915.833/3789.2833411011731992
URAL GREAT
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Vaikulis, R. 243/560.03/475.00/10.05/683.30663110511
5Belov, A. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
6Belov, A. DNP
7Lavrinovic, K. 221/425.00/20.01/250.02/450.0178121235
8Chikalkin, S. DNP
9Nadjfeji, S. 142/540.01/333.31/250.01/250.0011020016
10Abdul-Rauf, M. 366/1833.34/1040.02/825.00/00.00331330414
11Pashutin, Z. 375/955.62/450.03/560.03/933.32577100316
12Jones, V. 176/1060.06/875.00/20.02/366.73251233114
13Dmitriev, F. 205/771.45/771.40/00.03/475.01011310513
14Avleev, R. 220/50.00/50.00/00.00/00.0112210000
15Dayneko, V. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0112100022
TOTAL29/ 6445.322/ 4450.07/ 2035.016/2857.1926351715952481
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

Polonia Warbud Ural Great

Eric Elliot

 

Vincent Jones

27Pts14
4Reb5
1AS1
1ST3
0BS3
37Min17

TEAM STATS

Polonia Warbud Ural Great
28/67FG M/A29/64
25/48 (52.1%) FG2P M/A22/44 (50.0%)
3/19 (15.8%) FG3P M/A7/20 (35.0%)
33/37 (89.2%) FT M/A16/28 (57.1%)
41 (8-33) Reb (O-D) 35 (9-26)
10AS17
11TO15
7ST9
3BS5
19PF24
92Pts81