DKV Joventut91-73

Azovmash

 

Date: 14.12.2005, 20:30hGroup:  LVenue:   Barcelona (ESP) Spectators: 1415
Referees:  Shmuel Bachar (ISR), Gilles Bretagne (FRA), Carmelo Lo Guzzo (ITA)
TEAM LEADERS
DKV Joventut Azovmash
Andrew Betts (25)PtsKhalid El-Amin (21)
Andrew Betts (7)RebArt Long (7)
Elmer Bennett (10)ASKhalid El-Amin (5)
5 players tied with 2STArnas Kazlauskas (3), Lior Lubin (3)
Andrew Betts (2)BSArt Long (1), Kenan Bajramovic (1)

GAME REPORT

15.12.2005
DKV's Betts Shines Before Watching Bird

Andy Betts was unstoppable against Azovmash on Wednesday night as DKV Joventut destroyed the Ukrainian outfit 91-73 in the EuroCup.

The Englishman, a former NBA draft pick whose fortunes dipped the past couple of seasons when he played sparingly at Tau Ceramica under Dusko Ivanovic, tore apart the Mariupol outfit with 25 points and seven rebounds.

DKV, the only Spanish side still left in the EuroCup after Gran Canaria's surprise elimination in the opening phase, have one victory in Group L alongside BC Khimki, who won their game over Privatbank EKA AEL Lemesos on Tuesday.

Larry Bird
Larry Bird
Betts, a 2.17m center, recently spoke of his hope to return to the United States, where he played college basketball at CW Post and Long Beach State, to try and play in the NBA.

Should he cross the Atlantic and play next season, he would be a 29-year-old rookie, just as Sarunas Jasikevicius is this season with the Indiana Pacers.

It was not surprising, then, that Larry Bird, the NBA legend and president of the Pacers who finally lured Jasikevicius to the NBA, was in the stands evaluating prospects.

He would have been left in no doubt about Betts' potential.

It was thought that Bird would have been primarily interested in DKV Joventut's Rudy Fernandez, a Spanish international, and Brazilian Marcelinho.

He was coy about the players he was watching.

He told PA Sport: "I am looking at some players but I am not going to tell you who.

"I will be going to other places in Europe as well on the trip."

DKV led 24-19 after the opening quarter but held only a 42-40 advantage at half-time.

Behind Betts and Elmer Bennett, who had 10 points and 10 assists for DKV, Joventut stretched their advantage to 63-53 by the end of the third quarter and they romped home in the fourth quarter.

Alex Mumbru weighed in with 15 points and Czech Republic international Lubos Barton 14 for DKV, who play next week at Lemesos.

Azovmash will try to get their EuroCup campaign back on track when they take on Khimki.

Azovmash point guard Khalid El-Amin, who played briefly in the NBA after an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, had 21 points and five assists for Azovmash but he turned the ball over six times.

Another former NBA player, Art Long, had 17 points and seven rebounds in defeat.

As for Bird and all the scouts, one of the challenges is deciding which players can adapt to the much faster pace of the NBA, which is also more physical.

"I am impressed with what I have seen although it is of course a different pace and a different style," Bird said.

Top performers

DKV Joventut Azovmash

Andrew Betts

 

Art Long

25Pts17
7Reb7
0AS1
1ST0
2BS1

Accumulated statistics

DKV Joventut Azovmash
35/63FG M/A27/56
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A19/38 (50.0%)
11/20 (55.0%) FG3P M/A8/18 (44.4%)
10/15 (66.7%) FT M/A11/22 (50.0%)
31 (6-25) Reb (O-D) 28 (7-21)
22AS11
18TO23
13ST9
3BS2
22PF19
91Pts73

PHOTO GALLERY

DKV JOVENTUT
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Tieppo Huertas, M. 51/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000110003
*5Fernandez, R. 222/540.00/20.02/366.70/00.0055411046
*6Bennett, E. 314/850.02/450.02/450.00/00.001110420210
9Vazquez, F. 193/475.01/1100.02/366.70/00.0213122038
10Archibald, R. DNP
*11Barton, L. 305/955.62/450.03/560.01/1100.01561100114
*12Young, J. 150/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011002020
13Anagonye, A. 142/450.02/450.00/00.02/450.0123011026
*14Betts, A. 2611/1668.811/1668.80/00.03/475.02570312325
15Mumbru, A. 307/1450.06/1060.01/425.00/20.00224321215
16Flis, D. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000020010
18Rubio, R. 90/10.00/10.00/00.04/4100.0000102024
TEAM/COACH03300
TOTAL35/ 6355.624/ 4355.811/ 2055.010/1566.76253122181332291
AZOVMASH
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4El-Amin, K. 309/1275.07/977.82/366.71/425.00335600321
5Rayevskyy, O. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000110000
6Beric, M. 313/933.30/20.03/742.93/475.00001020312
*7Botichev, A. 20/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000000010
8Skutyelnik, O. 211/250.00/10.01/1100.01/250.0123031024
*9Long, A. 268/1266.78/1172.70/10.01/1100.02571501317
*10Bajramovic, K. 191/425.01/425.00/00.03/650.0224140145
11Podorvannyy, Y. DNP
*12Lishchuk, S. 130/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0022020000
*14Lubin, L. 253/475.03/475.00/00.01/250.0033213027
15Kazlauskas, A. 302/728.60/20.02/540.01/333.3134013017
TEAM/COACH11200
TOTAL27/ 5648.219/ 3850.08/ 1844.411/2250.0721281123921973
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

DKV Joventut Azovmash

Andrew Betts

 

Art Long

25Pts17
7Reb7
0AS1
1ST0
2BS1
26Min26

TEAM STATS

DKV Joventut Azovmash
35/63FG M/A27/56
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A19/38 (50.0%)
11/20 (55.0%) FG3P M/A8/18 (44.4%)
10/15 (66.7%) FT M/A11/22 (50.0%)
31 (6-25) Reb (O-D) 28 (7-21)
22AS11
18TO23
13ST9
3BS2
22PF19
91Pts73