Mitteldeutscher BC84-68

16-19, 23-10, 21-23, 24-16

SAOS JDA Dijon

 

Date: 28.03.2004, 17:00hVenue:   Izmir (TUR) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Mitteldeutscher BC SAOS JDA Dijon
Marijonas Petravicius (28)PtsVakhtang Natsvlishvili (22)
Stephen Arigbabu (11)RebJérome Monnet (8)
Paul Burke (5)ASPaccelis Morlende (7)
Paul Burke (4)ST4 players tied with 2
Marijonas Petravicius (3)BSJérome Monnet (1), Laurent Bernard (1)

GAME REPORT

28.03.2004
Mitteldeutscher 84 SAOS JDA Dijon 68

German club Mitteldeutscher BC are the 2004 FIBA Europe Cup Champions after their 84:68 victory French outfit Dijon in Izmir, Turkey.

A strong defensive performance and MVP display by Marijonas Petravicius ( 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks) were enough for the Germans to beat the favoured French team.

In contrast to the high scoring display from Tuborg in the 3rd place game, the two finalists began the game in a defensive frame of mind. Dijon made the early running as Jerome Monnet and Vakhtang Natsvlishvili established their presence inside. Monnet’s steal and 2 points at the buzzer gave the French a 16:19 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Marijonas Petravicius had 28 points in the Final and was voted MVP of the Final Four

Game MVP Marijonas Petravicius
It was in the 2nd period that Mitteldeutscher stepped up their defensive game and stole the momentum. Their zone defense caused the French side problems getting the ball inside, while their outside shots were just not falling.

Two consecutive 3-pointers, from Manuchar Markoishvili and Paul Burke, gave Mitteldeutscher the lead for the first time in the game after 2 minutes in the period. Sebastian Machowski added another long range shot which was followed by a Markoishvili dunk and the score was 30:21.

The 2 teams traded baskets for the remaining minutes of the quarter, but Mitteldeustcher maintained a comfortable lead, 39:30.

The 3rd quarter was probably the key period of the game for the Germans. Dijon began strongly and 2 three-pointers from Dimitri Lauwers sparked a 10:0 run that saw the game tied at 46:46.

Rather than panic, the Germans regrouped and went to their 2 strengths, interior defense and the inside play of Petravicius. The Lithuanian forward scored 9 points and suddenly Mitteldeutscher had regained the advantage, 60:52 at the end of the quarter.

The 4th quarter was Dijon’s final chance to get back into the game and despite their best efforts, they were foiled at every opportunity. Petravicius continued to dominate inside while the French just could not hit a shot from the perimeter.

Rather than coming back, the French were falling further behind and the Germans turned a 10-point lead into 16 points, and comfortably strolled home.

Petravicius was undoubtedly the top performer for Mitteldeutscher, but a cameo appearance from Markioshvili in the 2nd quarter (13 points and 2 steals) was also key. Paul Burke added 13 on 3/5 three-point shooting.

For the French the story of the game was their outside shooting touch, which completely deserted them. Center Natsvlishvili had 22 points, but the team combined for 5/30 three-pointers. Rowan Barrett, who had 22 points (4/6 3-pointers) in the semi-final against Tuborg, was held to 6 points and 0/5 from behind the arc.

COACH QUOTES

28.03.2004
Quotes Mitteldeutscher BC - SAOS JDA Dijon

Henrik Dettmann, Head Coach, Mitteldeutscher BC:

"This is a great win for us because we are going through a tough time at the moment.

"I thought we executed our game plan extremely well. We knew that Dijon is a very good basketball team and have good players, but they are a bit shaky with their outside shooting. We had a kind of risky strategy and we said if they beat us they have to beat us with jump shots and 3- point shooting and I think this was the key."

Nicolas Faure, Head Coach, SAOS JDA Dijon:

"Usually outside shooting is a strong point for us but today we were totally out of the game.

"It’s a big loss for us, but looking at the game we have no regrets because Mitteldeutscher was the better team and that was reflected in the final score."

Top performers

Mitteldeutscher BC SAOS JDA Dijon

Marijonas Petravicius

 

Jérome Monnet

28Pts12
7Reb8
1AS0
0ST2
3BS1

Accumulated statistics

Mitteldeutscher BC SAOS JDA Dijon
26/59FG M/A27/73
17/38 (44.7%) FG2P M/A22/43 (51.2%)
9/21 (42.9%) FG3P M/A5/30 (16.7%)
23/27 (85.2%) FT M/A9/13 (69.2%)
40 (8-32) Reb (O-D) 31 (12-19)
16AS11
17TO15
11ST9
4BS2
25PF27
84Pts68

PHOTO GALLERY

MITTELDEUTSCHER BC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Markoishvili, M. 294/944.42/540.02/450.03/475.00112230313
5Nikagbatse, M. 181/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0033221032
6Burke, P. 293/837.50/30.03/560.04/4100.02795140313
7Machowski, S. 243/837.50/20.03/650.00/00.0033100039
8Elvikis, J. 111/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0000001023
11Krikemans, M. 140/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0022010110
12Arigbabu, S. 273/560.03/560.00/00.02/2100.011011231038
13Fehse, P. DNP
14Ringström , M. 193/560.03/560.00/00.02/2100.0134341048
15Petravicius, M. 338/1361.58/1361.50/00.012/1580.04371403328
TOTAL26/ 5944.117/ 3844.79/ 2142.923/2785.28324016171142584
SAOS JDA DIJON
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Sanikidze, V. DNP
5Morlende, P. 355/1435.74/666.71/812.51/250.01237420112
6Ganmavo, S. DNP
7Barrett, R. 292/1216.72/728.60/50.02/2100.0022042036
8Bernard, L. 292/1020.01/333.31/714.30/00.0347411155
9Hamm, B. 91/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0022020013
10Lauwers, D. 223/933.31/1100.02/825.00/00.0112000038
11Stefanski, M. 170/50.00/50.00/00.00/00.0123010050
13Natsvlishvili, V. 329/1560.09/1560.00/00.04/757.12240220422
15Monnet, J. 275/683.35/683.30/00.02/2100.04480121512
TOTAL27/ 7337.022/ 4351.25/ 3016.79/1369.21219311115922768
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

Mitteldeutscher BC SAOS JDA Dijon

Marijonas Petravicius

 

Jérome Monnet

28Pts12
7Reb8
1AS0
0ST2
3BS1
33Min27

TEAM STATS

Mitteldeutscher BC SAOS JDA Dijon
26/59FG M/A27/73
17/38 (44.7%) FG2P M/A22/43 (51.2%)
9/21 (42.9%) FG3P M/A5/30 (16.7%)
23/27 (85.2%) FT M/A9/13 (69.2%)
40 (8-32) Reb (O-D) 31 (12-19)
16AS11
17TO15
11ST9
4BS2
25PF27
84Pts68