Tallinn Kalev99-96

22-19, 23-26, 22-20, 19-21, 13-10

ECM Nymburk

 

Date: 09.12.2003, 19:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Tallinn (EST) Spectators: 500
Referees:  Aliaksandr Yarotski (BLR), Lahdo Sharro (SWE)
TEAM LEADERS
Tallinn Kalev ECM Nymburk
Troy Coleman (26), Gregor Arbet (26)PtsJirí Zídek (34)
Priit Ilver (13), Janar Talts (12)RebJirí Zídek (14)
Troy Coleman (4), Gregor Arbet (4)ASDenis Mujagic (4)
3 players tied with 2STAshante Johnson (4)
Janar Talts (2)BSDavid Spicka (1), Ashante Johnson (1)

GAME REPORT

09.12.2003
Kalev Tallinn 99 ECM Nymburk 96

Faced with the danger of becoming the only team without a win in the FIBA Europe League, Kalev Tallinn finished an eight-game losing streak with a sweet 99-96 overtime victory against ECM Nymburk.

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Another two points for Gregor Arbet with a powerful slam dunk
It was by far the best performance by the Estonian club that has lost all previous eight games in FIBA Europe League by at least 13 points and has also fallen to the last place in Estonian league.

Led by rising star Gregor Arbet, guards Troy Coleman, Mark Shein and young center Heiko Niidas, Kalev led 22-19 after the first quarter and kept the score even at halftime (45-45). Even 19 points in the first half from Jiri Zidek were not enough to give Nymburk a lead.

Nymburk twice got ahead by six points in the third quarter, but a great dunk by Arbet made it 67-65 for Kalev as the quarter buzzer sounded.

Neither of the two teams led by more than three points thereafter. A fast break by Coleman made it 86-83 for Kalev with 15 seconds to go and seemed to secure the win, but Zidek answered with a three-pointer with 4,6 seconds left to force overtime.

In overtime, Heiko Niidas gave Kalev the final lead - his two free-throws made it 97-96 with 28,3 seconds left. After a missed three-pointer by Jiri Novotny, it was Coleman's turn to go to the free throw line. With four seconds to go, he made both attempts to end the scoring - 99-96. A last-second desperation three-pointer by Nymburk barely hit the rim.

Arbet and Coleman led Kalev with 26 points apiece. Niidas added 16 points, Priit Ilver 12 points and 13 rebounds. Zidek scored 34 and Ashante Johnson had 23 points for Nymburk.

Game-MVP: Gregor Arbet

COACH QUOTES

09.12.2003
Quotes Kalev Tallinn - ECM Nymburk

Andres Sober, Head Coach, Kalev Tallinn:

"I am really happy for my players. They really deserved this victory. Only I know how difficult times they have been through lately."

Gregor Arbet, Kalev Tallinn:

"We won because we wanted this victory more than our opponents. After we fought back in the third quarter, we didn't let them go again."

Michal Jezdin, Head Coach, ECM Nymburk:

"We started well, but then the problems began, especially in defense. Our defense was very poor."

Jiri Zidek, ECM Nymburk:

"Kalev played with their hearts out, both in defense and in offense. They wanted this win more and that was the storyline today."

 

Top performers

Tallinn Kalev ECM Nymburk

Gregor Arbet

 

Jirí Zídek

26Pts34
1Reb14
4AS1
2ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Tallinn Kalev ECM Nymburk
38/74FG M/A32/73
33/53 (62.3%) FG2P M/A22/49 (44.9%)
5/21 (23.8%) FG3P M/A10/24 (41.7%)
18/30 (60.0%) FT M/A22/28 (78.6%)
40 (13-27) Reb (O-D) 40 (14-26)
13AS8
11TO13
7ST8
3BS2
22PF24
99Pts96

PHOTO GALLERY

TALLINN KALEV
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Käbin, R. DNP
5Liivak, J. 372/825.02/540.00/30.01/250.0044310035
6Talts, J. 312/922.22/540.00/40.00/10.04812030254
7Coleman, T. 3910/2147.69/1464.31/714.35/5100.00334200126
8Sein, M. 184/666.73/475.01/250.01/250.00111120110
9Ilver, P. 304/944.44/850.00/10.04/850.058131010512
10Saag, K. DNP
11Niidas, H. 296/875.06/875.00/00.04/850.04260221416
12Riives, V. DNP
13Arbet, G. 4010/1376.97/977.83/475.03/475.00114220326
14Varrak, A. DNP
15Hallik, R. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
TOTAL38/ 7451.433/ 5362.35/ 2123.818/3060.01327401311732299
ECM NYMBURK
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Vorlicek, J. 51/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000000003
5Johnson, A. 417/2330.46/2030.01/333.38/1266.71453441523
6Kubálek, P. 31/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000000013
7Spicka, D. 162/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0123010134
9Trnka, J. 91/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0224000014
10Votroubek, S. 132/633.31/1100.01/520.00/00.0000000025
11Whitfield, M. 403/742.93/650.00/10.01/1100.0156022057
12Necas, R. DNP
13Zídek, J. 4510/1471.47/1070.03/475.011/1384.677141400334
14Novotny, J. 82/450.01/250.01/250.00/00.0213010025
15Mujagic, D. 453/1127.31/425.02/728.60/00.0055412028
TOTAL32/ 7343.822/ 4944.910/ 2441.722/2878.6142640813822496
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

Tallinn Kalev ECM Nymburk

Gregor Arbet

 

Jirí Zídek

26Pts34
1Reb14
4AS1
2ST0
0BS0
40Min45

TEAM STATS

Tallinn Kalev ECM Nymburk
38/74FG M/A32/73
33/53 (62.3%) FG2P M/A22/49 (44.9%)
5/21 (23.8%) FG3P M/A10/24 (41.7%)
18/30 (60.0%) FT M/A22/28 (78.6%)
40 (13-27) Reb (O-D) 40 (14-26)
13AS8
11TO13
7ST8
3BS2
22PF24
99Pts96