Azovmash70-74

17-17, 24-17, 10-15, 19-25

UNICS

 

Date: 21.01.2004, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Mariupol (UKR) Spectators: 2100
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
TEAM LEADERS
Azovmash UNICS
Tephen Hamilton (14)PtsLaMarr Greer (19)
Tephen Hamilton (8)RebChris Anstey (17)
Viacheslav Ievstratenko (3)ASLaMarr Greer (5)
Tephen Hamilton (7)STMartin Müürsepp (3)
Andriy Botichev (1)BSEurelijus Zukauskas (2)

GAME REPORT

21.01.2004
Azovmash 70 UNICS 74

UNICS Kazan preserved their unbeaten FIBA Europe League record in Ukraine, but they were made to work very hard for their victory by hosts Azovmash Mariupol.

Azovmash are of course no slouches, as their 2nd place position in Group A can attest to, and they gave Kazan their closest contest so far in this year’s competition.

It was only in the 4th quarter that Kazan really found their game and were able to assert control. Azovmash set the tone from the beginning and led 6:1 by the third minute. Kazan stayed within striking distance and a free throw from Estonian star Martin Müürsepp tied the scores at 17 after 10 minutes.

Azovmash were comfortably able to retain the pace throughout the next 2 quarters, although the scores were close. At the end of the third, they led 51:49 and were within sight of becoming the first team to defeat Kazan this season.

But for the Ukrainians it was not to be. Kazan managed to produce their trademark aggressiveness, enough to outscore the hosts 19:25 in the 4th quarter and take the game.

Lamarr Greer had a key contest for the Russians, scoring 19 points, dishing 5 assists and grabbing 5 rebounds. Lithuanian star Saulius Stombergas contributed 16 points and 9 rebounds, although he hit just 1/9 three-pointers, and Chris Antsey had 11 points and 17 rebounds.

Azovmash displayed a more balanced attack, with Tephen Hamilton top scoring with 14 points, and 3 other players netting double figures.

COACH QUOTES

21.01.2004
Quotes Azovmash - Unics Kazan

Andrey Podkovyrov, Head Coach, Azovmash:

“The game was really difficult but exciting. I am satisfied with the game because we didn’t make pity mistakes. Not everything went the way it had to go though, as the guest team did not let us play our game”.

Leonid Yaylo, Azovmash:

“The result of the first game against Unics could not show a lot. Though, tonight’s game revealed that we can fight against such strong opponents like Unics if everyone of us keeps his full concentration on the court for entire forty minutes”.

Stanislav Eremine, Head Coach, Unics:

“We were expecting that the match would’ve been more difficult because Azovmash became stronger during the season. Our general aim was to prevent their fast breaks. I’m glad there were some players in our team who succeeded both in defence and the free throws. We just have been a little luckier”.

Chris Anstey, Unics:

“Tonight’s game was the most difficult one we had in FIBA EuropeLeague so far. The victory was really important for us to feel how to play as a team when a game is very close”.

Top performers

Azovmash UNICS

Tephen Hamilton

 

LaMarr Greer

14Pts19
8Reb5
1AS5
7ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Azovmash UNICS
27/69FG M/A25/64
23/46 (50.0%) FG2P M/A21/40 (52.5%)
4/23 (17.4%) FG3P M/A4/24 (16.7%)
12/22 (54.5%) FT M/A20/29 (69.0%)
32 (12-20) Reb (O-D) 46 (15-31)
10AS13
15TO20
10ST9
1BS3
28PF19
70Pts74

PHOTO GALLERY

AZOVMASH
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gurtovyy, V. 61/333.31/333.30/00.01/250.0415010013
5Ievstratenko, V. 194/944.42/540.02/450.00/00.00113210410
6Iailo, L. 325/1435.75/955.60/50.01/333.32352400511
7Botichev, A. 223/650.03/650.00/00.02/450.0033200158
8Skutyelnik, O. DNP
9Kharchenko, I. 202/633.30/30.02/366.70/00.0033030016
10Moskalenko, S. DNP
11Korablov, D. 254/1136.44/850.00/30.00/00.0336020038
12Podtykan, P. 60/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000030
14Hamilton, T. 355/1145.55/771.40/40.04/666.73581170114
15Harrington, L. 353/837.53/560.00/30.04/757.10112220510
TOTAL27/ 6939.123/ 4650.04/ 2317.412/2254.512203210151012870
UNICS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Khryapa, N. 173/560.03/475.00/10.00/00.0101000036
6Miloserdov, A. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000
7Kubrakov, V. 222/366.70/10.02/2100.00/00.0145031056
8Stombergas, S. 345/1338.54/4100.01/911.15/771.43692200216
9Samoylenko, P. 282/540.02/450.00/10.04/4100.0077342028
10Anstey, C. 264/1428.64/944.40/50.03/650.089171511111
11Zukauskas, E. 120/20.00/20.00/00.02/633.3011021212
12Greer, L. 326/1060.05/771.41/333.36/6100.02355210419
13Müürsepp, M. 253/1127.33/837.50/30.00/00.0011223016
14Zozulin, A. DNP
TOTAL25/ 6439.121/ 4052.54/ 2416.720/2969.01531461320931974
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

Azovmash UNICS

Tephen Hamilton

 

LaMarr Greer

14Pts19
8Reb5
1AS5
7ST1
0BS0
35Min32

TEAM STATS

Azovmash UNICS
27/69FG M/A25/64
23/46 (50.0%) FG2P M/A21/40 (52.5%)
4/23 (17.4%) FG3P M/A4/24 (16.7%)
12/22 (54.5%) FT M/A20/29 (69.0%)
32 (12-20) Reb (O-D) 46 (15-31)
10AS13
15TO20
10ST9
1BS3
28PF19
70Pts74