Three wins in three games is the unexpected record of MiZo-Pécsi VSK in this year's EuroLeague. After beating Samara and Gdynia, the Hungarian champion beat Lavezzini Parma 67-46 with a dazzling display of accuracy.
Hungarian national team captain Andrea Károlyi led the way with 20 points, making 9 shots of 14 from the field. Point guard Dalma Iványi (and another national team player), was reliable as usual, with 8 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Erzsébet Ambrus came off the bench to score 14 points and pull down 7 rebounds, rounding up a solid team performance.
Parma – runaway leaders in the Italian league – missed their playmaker Gordana Grubin due to injury. In her absence Daliborka Vilipic (11 points) and American veteran Taj McWilliams (16 points) were the only weapons coach Miodrag Veskovic was able to field.
Pécs never relinquished the lead they took in the first minute (5-0). The audience of 3500 people acknowledged the undisputed win with a standing ovation.
MVP of the game: Andrea Károlyi (Pécs)
László Rátgéber, Head Coach, MIZO-Pecsi VSK:
"I never expected to lead the group standings with three wins after three games, but my players keep surprising me all the time. I am glad that we are not playing the role of the outsider."
Andrea Károlyi, Player, Pecs:
"Our preparation for the season was very successful, and now all I need is to keep playing week after week. And that is what we are doing in the EuroLeague."
Miodrag Veskovic, Head Coach, Lavezzini Parma:
"It was just a matter of time before Pécs – our outstanding opponent – would break our opposition. Today we were beaten by a great team. In order to win this game we would have needed Michael Jordan on our team."