Cancel
Group:  A | 01.12.2004, 18:00h
Group:  A | 01.12.2004, 18:00h
71-63
22 - 197 - 1923 - 1219 - 13
22 - 197 - 1923 - 1219 - 13
Venue: Nymburk (CZE) |
Spectators: 1100 |
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE), Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE), Fabien Conderanne (FRA), Tomasz Kudlicki (POL)

GAME REPORT


CEZ Nymburk 71 vs. Fenerbahçe SK 63

Czech champions Nymburk kept their FIBA Europe League play-off hopes alive with a tight win over Group A leaders Fenerbahce Istanbul. Maurice Whitfield recorded a triple double (10 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds) to get Nymburk back on track after 2 consecutive losses in the competition.

Maurice Whitfield
Fenerbahce had won 4 straight in the FIBA Europe League, including 30-point wins over Kiev and Rabotnicki, so it was important for Nymburk to control the pace of the game. They did just that in the first quarter, opening up an 8-point lead at one point and finishing 22-19.

The home side were in danger of losing their control in the second. They scored just 7 points against Fenerbahce's zone defense and went into halftime trailing by 9 points, 29-38.

Guard Denis Mujagic keyed a Nymburk revival in the third. The 193 cm man had been a factor defensively, but it was his shooting which sparked Nymburk's offense and he made three consecutive three-pointers, enough to see Nymburk take a 52-50 lead into the last quarter.

The two sides traded blows in the final period, but it was Nymburk who delivered the knockout punch. With the scores tied at 63-63, Nymburk made a 14-0 run to close the game. Center Jiri Zidek nailed two three-pointers in the last minute to seal the victory.

Whitfield's triple double was the first in European club competition since Alba Berlin's Derrick Phelps in the 2001 SuproLeague. Mujagic added 17 points.

Accumulated statistics

43.6%

24/55
FG
M/A

45.0%

27/60

46.4%

13/28
FG2P
M/A

52.5%

21/40

40.7%

11/27
FG3P
M/A

30.0%

6/20

70.6%

12/17
FT
M/A

27.3%

3/11

31

9/22
RT
RO/RD

36

13/23

13

AS

7

14

TO

15

5

ST

8

1

BS

0

16

PF

18

71

Pts

63

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