Skonto98-107

28-19, 23-23, 16-32, 31-33

Aris BSA

 

Date: 20.01.2004, 18:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Riga (LAT) Spectators: 800
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Janne Muurinen (FIN)
TEAM LEADERS
Skonto Aris BSA
Darren Kelly (27)PtsNestoras Kommatos (26)
Arvydas Straupis (13), Andris Biedrins (11)RebFedor Likholitov (7)
Darren Kelly (8)ASNikolaos Vetoulas (7)
Arvydas Straupis (2)STNestoras Kommatos (3)
Andris Biedrins (4)BSRyan Stack (2)

GAME REPORT

20.01.2004
Skonto Riga 98 Aris Thessaloniki 107

Aris took another huge step towards next round of this year’s FIBA Europe League by beating Skonto 98-107. Nevertheless it was a hard fight until the victory was secured.

The first quarter was dominated by the home team, helped along by 800 spectators. In particular, the trio Darren Kelly, Dametri Hill and 17-year old Andris Biedrins helped their team to build a solid 9-point lead after ten minutes.

In the second period both teams balanced each other out. Finally, Nestoras Kommatos started to score and helped Aris to get into the game. On the other side Biedrins showed his skills with some powerful slam-dunks.

In the second half both teams acted more and more nervously and Skonto’s offence became more and more ineffective. On the other hand almost every attack of the Greeks ended with some points. As a result Aris was able to close the gap and even took the lead. After three quarters Aris led by seven points, outscoring their opponents 16-32 in the third period.

Even though Skonto tried almost everything Aris was never in danger of losing their now comfortable lead and brought this important win back home to Greece, winning 98-107 at the final buzzer. Aris moved to 7 wins in 12 games now and increased their chances to qualify for the quarterfinals, now ranked second in this very close Group C.

Game-MVP: Nestoras Kommatos

COACH QUOTES

20.01.2004
Quotes Skonto Riga - Aris Thessaloniki

Guntis Endzels, Head Coach, Skonto Riga:

"We can divide this game in two parts. "Skonto" succeed in the first part, but we lost the second one. It was because of the lack of players. Guys were not that vital in the second half. Opponents had a great opportunity for fast breaks, they shot well."


Charles Barton, Head Coach, Aris BSA Thessaloniki:

"Biedrins is one of the best young players I have seen since I work in Europe. I like his instincts, quickness – he is amazing. You should put him in more dominating position. My team played selfishly. Straupis is a strong guy and both Americans in the team played well, too. I am very happy, that we won here."

Top performers

Skonto Aris BSA

Andris Biedrins

 

Nestoras Kommatos

22Pts26
11Reb0
0AS3
0ST3
4BS0

Accumulated statistics

Skonto Aris BSA
36/74FG M/A39/71
26/49 (53.1%) FG2P M/A23/44 (52.3%)
10/25 (40.0%) FG3P M/A16/27 (59.3%)
16/21 (76.2%) FT M/A13/18 (72.2%)
36 (16-20) Reb (O-D) 28 (10-18)
20AS18
17TO17
6ST10
8BS3
16PF16
98Pts107
SKONTO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Patmalnieks, J. DNP
6Kelly, D. 3811/1861.18/1361.53/560.02/450.02248412127
7Straupis, A. 354/1526.72/825.02/728.66/6100.067135521416
8Sirsnins, R. 281/333.31/1100.00/20.00/00.0235211002
9Berzins, K. 110/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0022030120
10Ledins, G. DNP
11Bankevics, I. DNP
12Jahovics, G. 253/560.01/250.02/366.74/4100.00002010312
14Hill, D. 308/2040.05/1338.53/742.90/00.00113310319
15Biedrins, A. 339/1275.09/1275.00/00.04/757.165110104322
TOTAL36/ 7448.626/ 4953.110/ 2540.016/2176.21620362017681698
ARIS BSA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Parker, W. 358/1650.06/1250.02/450.04/4100.00224220122
5Orfanos, N. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
7Lappas, I. 123/3100.03/3100.00/00.01/250.0101110007
8Kyritsis, A. 60/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0224000000
9Charitopoulos, D. DNP
10Kommatos, N. 3111/1764.77/1070.04/757.10/00.00003130126
11Vetoulas, N. 205/771.40/10.05/683.30/00.00227520215
12Bailey, T. 183/742.91/425.02/366.70/00.0134131008
13Likholitov, F. 242/633.32/633.30/00.02/2100.0527020156
14Stack, R. 335/955.63/560.02/450.05/862.50662212317
15Nikkilä, A. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
16Raicevic, M. 162/366.71/1100.01/250.01/250.0112001046
TOTAL39/ 7154.923/ 4452.316/ 2759.313/1872.2101828181710316107
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

TOP PERFORMERS

Skonto Aris BSA

Andris Biedrins

 

Nestoras Kommatos

22Pts26
11Reb0
0AS3
0ST3
4BS0
33Min31

TEAM STATS

Skonto Aris BSA
36/74FG M/A39/71
26/49 (53.1%) FG2P M/A23/44 (52.3%)
10/25 (40.0%) FG3P M/A16/27 (59.3%)
16/21 (76.2%) FT M/A13/18 (72.2%)
36 (16-20) Reb (O-D) 28 (10-18)
20AS18
17TO17
6ST10
8BS3
16PF16
98Pts107