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Group:  A | 14.01.2004, 17:15h
Group:  A | 14.01.2004, 17:15h
54-78
13 - 1418 - 1713 - 2610 - 21
13 - 1418 - 1713 - 2610 - 21
Venue: Prague (CZE) |
Spectators: 400 |
Referees: Jens Staudenmayer (GER), Erich Kratschmer (AUT)

GAME REPORT


USK Blex Prague 54 Pays D‘Aix Basket 78

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Lara Mandic (Aix) hit 7/8 from the line
Pays D‘Aix won for the sixth time due to its excellent performance in the second half. The first 20 minutes both teams played on an equal level and tied the game at the break (31-31).

USK had the better start and scored the first points of the second half. However this hit was the last one for a long time.

Aix was successful in the second half mainly due to its full court press.

They forced the Czechs to many mistakes and Aix knew well how to use them. The home team was losing 44-57 before the last quarter and couldn‘t do much but risk everything.

The team from Prague wasn‘t very successful with its full court press though and Aix even increased their advantage in the last quarter.

With a 21-10 run in the final period the French took a big step to stay in striking distance with the group leaders from Ekaterinburg, Barcelona and Bourges. 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Prague - Aix

N’Diaye Abdou, Head Coach, Pays D´Aix Basket:

"The first half brought a tied game, both teams had a very good defense. The key of the game was to play good defense, because we had known the Czechs were good at this. They also have good shooters and can run fast. We played together as a team and tried to return quickly into defense."

Ivan Benes, Head Coach, USK Blex KV:

"I agree with the coach of Aix. The first half brought a tied game. I‘m very sorry that we didn‘t play well in the second part of the game. We made many mistakes in the third quarter of the game, the opponent build confidence and gained the decisive advantage."


 

Accumulated statistics

33.9%

19/56
FG
M/A

53.2%

25/47

35.0%

14/40
FG2P
M/A

48.7%

19/39

31.3%

5/16
FG3P
M/A

75.0%

6/8

84.6%

11/13
FT
M/A

91.7%

22/24

24

9/15
RT
RO/RD

29

7/22

7

AS

10

17

TO

14

12

ST

14

0

BS

5

16

PF

14

54

Pts

78

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