CEZ Nymburk84-81

20-23, 14-15, 30-17, 20-26

CSKA Sofia

 

Date: 27.10.2004, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Nymburk (CZE) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Anibal Castano (FRA), Marcin Kowalski (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
CEZ Nymburk CSKA Sofia
Jirí Zídek (18), Maurice Whitfield (18)PtsDesmond Ferguson (27)
Ladislav Sokolovsky (8)RebChristopher Garnett (8)
Maurice Whitfield (6)ASVladimir Zaric (3)
Maurice Whitfield (3)ST3 players tied with 1
4 players tied with 1BSDesmond Ferguson (1), Christopher Garnett (1)

GAME REPORT

27.10.2004
CEZ Nymburk 84 vs. CSKA Sofia 81

On the 27th October 2004, the new season of the Fiba Europe league started for Nymburk. For this first match, the Bulgarian team CSKA Sofia were the opponents. The visiting team made a few changes to their team during the summer, as well Nymburk did themselves, so this match should prove who was the more successful.

Maurice Whitfield
The match started at a high pace. Nymburk played more under the basket, where Jiri Zidek did a good job and scored 6 of Nymburk’s first 8 points.

Both teams played with an aggressive defense and tried to put pressure on the player with the ball.

In the sixth minute, the score was 17:16 for the home team with the score changing on both sides constantly but keeping the same gap.

After the first period, CSKA was 3 points ahead with the score at 20:23, mainly because of the quality of the pointguard Yordan Borzov, who scored 11 points.

In the second period the visitors were still a few points ahead and dominated with their defense.

Nymburk were able to rely on their pointguard Maurice Whitfield, as CSKA played Desmond Ferguson, their best player. The half time score was 34:38.

After the break the home team began with more pressure. It resulted in a few turnovers from CSKA.

In the fifth minute of this period, Nymburk took the lead after a threepointer from Adam Hess, making the score 55:47. During this time Nymburk was much better in defense and rebounding with their shots being much more successful. CSKA players lost their concentration, missing many free throws too.

MVP of the game: Jiri Zidek
It resulted in the score being 64:55.

The fourth quarter corresponded with the third one, whereby Nymburk was always nine points ahead and CSKA was not able to catch them up.  In this period, Jiri Zidek showed his experience and played an important role in Nymburk’s defense and also scored important points.

3 minutes before the end, Nymburk was still 10 points ahead with the score at 80:70. CSKA threw all their power into attacking, however it was too late – the final score was 84:81.

MVP of the game: Jiri Zidek (CEZ Basketball Nymburk)

COACH QUOTES

27.10.2004
Quotes CEZ Nymburk vs. CSKA Sofia

Rosen Barchovski (CSKA Sofia - head coach):
Congratulations to Nymburk. This game was tough and on a high level. We lost the match in the third period, where we lost our mind. Nymburk was better in rebounds and could score important points from the perimeter. We faild in free throws, I’ve never seen to miss 18 FT in one game.

Desmond Ferguson (CSKA Sofia):
As the coach said, we’ve lost this match in the third period. We missed a lot of shots and also lost a lot of balls. We have four new players and so the chemistry was not so good as well. Nymburk is a very good team and has good players.


Michal Jezdik (CEZ Basketball Nymburk – head coach): We knew, that CSKA is a very strong team with some Bulgarian national team players. We didn’t play well in the first half, we had too many turnovers, we didn’t play under the basket and shots from perimeter were not as good as we are used to. We won this match in the third period with better defense and rebounding.

Jiri Zidek (CEZ Basketball Nymburk):
The most important thing is, that we made the first win and we are very happy for it. CSKA is a very good team and this match wasn’t easy at all. We are very happy.

Top performers

CEZ Nymburk CSKA Sofia

Maurice Whitfield

 

Desmond Ferguson

18Pts27
6Reb4
6AS2
3ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

CEZ Nymburk CSKA Sofia
23/61FG M/A27/54
18/36 (50.0%) FG2P M/A18/33 (54.5%)
5/25 (20.0%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
33/38 (86.8%) FT M/A18/36 (50.0%)
45 (18-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (10-22)
12AS12
11TO9
5ST3
4BS2
29PF28
84Pts81

PHOTO GALLERY

CEZ NYMBURK
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Horák, L. DNP
*5Zídek, J. 305/862.55/683.30/20.08/8100.02131500518
6Votroubek, S. 151/425.01/1100.00/30.00/00.0123100122
7Sucharda, V. 61/425.00/10.01/333.30/20.0123010113
8Hess, A. 173/650.02/450.01/250.07/7100.01560010314
9Trnka, J. 103/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0235000156
10Benes, P. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*11Whitfield, M. 343/742.93/560.00/20.012/1485.72466330318
*12Necas, R. 202/633.32/540.00/10.02/366.7303100046
*13Sokolovsky, L. 321/812.51/425.00/40.02/2100.0448121144
*15Mujagic, D. 314/1233.31/425.03/837.52/2100.00112000213
TEAM/COACH25700
TOTAL23/ 6137.718/ 3650.05/ 2520.033/3886.81827451211542984
CSKA SOFIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Garnett, C. 303/475.03/475.00/00.03/650.0268200149
5Vicentic, B. 344/850.02/540.02/366.70/00.01121110510
6Georgiev, S. 121/333.31/333.30/00.05/771.4123000027
7Ferguson, D. 3910/1855.65/862.55/1050.02/450.00442211227
8Nikolov, H. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
10Zaric, V. 151/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/450.0123300054
11Bozov, Y. 374/1136.43/650.01/520.02/728.61231310411
13Radulov, L. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
14Angelov, D. 274/850.03/650.01/250.04/850.02462300413
15Dechev, T. 70/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000100020
TEAM/COACH21300
TOTAL27/ 5450.018/ 3354.59/ 2142.918/3650.0102232129322881
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

CEZ Nymburk CSKA Sofia

Maurice Whitfield

 

Desmond Ferguson

18Pts27
6Reb4
6AS2
3ST1
0BS1
34Min39

TEAM STATS

CEZ Nymburk CSKA Sofia
23/61FG M/A27/54
18/36 (50.0%) FG2P M/A18/33 (54.5%)
5/25 (20.0%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
33/38 (86.8%) FT M/A18/36 (50.0%)
45 (18-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (10-22)
12AS12
11TO9
5ST3
4BS2
29PF28
84Pts81