Cancel
24.03.2011, 20:00h
24.03.2011, 20:00h
71-89
19 - 2124 - 2214 - 2214 - 24
19 - 2124 - 2214 - 2214 - 24
Venue: Izmir (TUR) |
Spectators: 4000 |
Referees: Sreten Radovic (CRO), Igor Dragojevic (MNE), Moritz Reiter (GER)

GAME REPORT


Spartak Late Run Propels Them Into Final Four

Spartak St Petersburg used a huge second half to power their way into the Final Four of the EuroChallenge with victory over Pinar Karsiyaka.

The two teams were all tied up, 43-43, at half-time, but Spartak ran riot after the break to win by a final score of 89-71.

The Russian Cup Champions had edged into a six-point lead, 65-59, early in the fourth quarter, but then exploded as Pero Antic sank a three-pointer followed by a three-pointer and a jump-shot from Patrick Beverley. 

Andre Smith replied with a sinle free-throw for the hosts, but that was all they could manage in a 12-1 run, and the Spartak onslaught kept on coming.

Shortly after, Miha Zupan's jumper and Henry Domercant's three made it 77-60 at the midway point of the quarter, and Pinar's hopes were effectively over. 

Smith did his best, earning a series of fouls as the scored five straight points, three of them from the line, but the hosts could not get the gap back into single figures. 

Domercant finished with 23 points to lead four Spartak players in double figures, ass Antic collected 16 points and nine rebounds, Beverley scored 15 and Zupan added 12.

Pinar wasted 26 points from Smith, while Jovo Stanojevic and David Holston also reached double figures with 11 points each.

Spartak took the first game 78-73 on Tuesday.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Spartak

Pınar Karşıyaka coach, Hakan Demir:
"After eight long years, we played in European cups [this season]; we had good performances and qualified to the playoffs. Our opponent St. Petersburg has a big budget and a high quality team - in two games against them we tried to do our best. Wewould have liked to win today and take the series to a third game, but we could not. We are tired because of our busy schedule and we could not last. Of course this is an exprience for us, in the future we will do better."

Pınar Karşıyaka player, Serkan Menteşe:
"We tried to do the best we could, but that was not enough. But we've gained experience and  we will try to do better in the future."

Spartak St. Petersburg coach Zvi Sherf:
"I'm happy to win the game against such a great and strong team. We knew the atmosphere in Karşıyaka, and we knew they haven' t lost any games at home except against Antwerp Giants. Under those conditions we played a tough game and I'm proud of my players. I wish good luck to Pınar Karşıyaka in the National League, and I hope we can go till the end at the Final Four."

Spartak St. Petersburg player Patrick Beverly:
"Winning such a tough game is great, I hope we can go till the end in the competition and win the title."

Accumulated statistics

40.0%

24/60
FG
M/A

56.9%

29/51

53.1%

17/32
FG2P
M/A

60.0%

18/30

25.0%

7/28
FG3P
M/A

52.4%

11/21

64.0%

16/25
FT
M/A

76.9%

20/26

33

14/19
RT
RO/RD

28

4/24

10

AS

18

19

TO

14

9

ST

12

2

BS

2

25

PF

25

71

Pts

89

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