Azovmash95-88

27-21, 24-24, 24-26, 20-17

Ionikos

 

Date: 30.11.2004, 18:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Mariupol (UKR) Spectators: 1800
Referees:  Stelian Banica (ROU), Stelian Banica (ROU), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR), Peter Vigh (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Azovmash Ionikos
Leonid Iailo (24)PtsProdromos Nikolaidis (18)
Art Long (7), Lior Lubin (7)RebSaddi Washington (5)
Lior Lubin (8)ASMirza Kurtovik (3)
Lior Lubin (4)STProdromos Nikolaidis (2), Filippos Moschovitis (2)
Art Long (1)BSAntti Nikkilä (1), Filippos Moschovitis (1)

GAME REPORT

30.11.2004
Azovmash 95 vs. Ionikos N.F. Amaliada 88

In this evening's Group B match up of the FIBA Europe League, Ionikos traveled to the Ukraine to take on Azovmash. In sticking to tradition, the home team yet again started out slow and found themselves down by five points after two minutes of play thanks to two three-pointers by Georgios Giannouzakos.

After a couple of successful substitutions by Coach Serhiy Zavalin (Azovmash), the home team was able to take a two-point lead in the middle of the quarter. By the end of the first quarter, they had increased their advantage to six points (27-21).

Azovmash carried their momentum into the second quarter, and built up a 15-point lead over the guests (42-27). At this point Coach Zeygolis (Ionikos) signaled for a timeout in hopes of refocusing his team. Whether it was his inspiring words or the fact that Azovmash's dance team performed the national Greek dance, the guests came out hot and dropped nine points in a minute and a half of play. The home team was unable to answer this run, and saw their lead trimmed to six points (51-45) at the end of the first half. 

In the second half of play Azovmash was led by center Arthur Long. He was a large factor on defense, where he left little room for the Greek inside players to maneuver. The highlight of his offensive game was when he went coast to coast after making a defensive steal, and finished off the play with an authoritative dunk.

Ionikos was able to hang in the game due to their productive outside shooting (13-24), but in the fourth quarter the Greeks tired and lost by a score of 95-88.

COACH QUOTES

30.11.2004
Quotes Azovmash vs. Ionikos N.F. Amaliada

Georgios Zeygolis, head coach Ionikos:

"I think the game was good especially for the fans. We did not play as well as we can in the first fifteen minutes, but finally we caught up with Azovmash. Then Art Long made the difference and played well in defense and in offence as well. Besides, our players were pretty tired after our victorious game in the National championship and we have much more coming up."

Serhiy Zavalin, head coach "Azovmash":

Honestly speaking, I worried a lot about this game for I knew the high level of the Greek championship. Though, we watched the tape of "Ionikos", discussed all their systems and I believe, succeeded in finding "cures". I would love to thank all the guys on court and on the bench as well for they gave lots of positive emotions during the game and showed real team spirit. That s just how we should play and win next games. Just be a team..."

Top performers

Azovmash Ionikos

Lior Lubin

 

Georgios Giannouzakos

18Pts15
7Reb4
8AS0
4ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Azovmash Ionikos
35/71FG M/A32/60
29/48 (60.4%) FG2P M/A19/36 (52.8%)
6/23 (26.1%) FG3P M/A13/24 (54.2%)
19/24 (79.2%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
31 (12-19) Reb (O-D) 25 (7-18)
14AS6
7TO14
10ST6
1BS2
21PF19
95Pts88
AZOVMASH
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gurtovyy, V. 141/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0224000022
5Ievstratenko, V. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000001010
6Iailo, L. 379/1464.37/1070.02/450.04/4100.03031120424
7Long, A. 247/1450.07/1258.30/20.02/450.02572211316
9Weathers, R. 315/1050.04/757.11/333.33/475.00222100314
10Moskalenko, S. 170/10.00/00.00/10.02/2100.0112012002
11Markovic, D. 234/1428.63/742.91/714.33/3100.01451100112
12Podtykan, P. 62/450.02/2100.00/20.01/1100.0101000035
14Lubin, L. 386/875.04/580.02/366.74/666.72578140418
15Kazlauskas, A. 61/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0000000002
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL35/ 7149.329/ 4860.46/ 2326.119/2479.21219311471012195
IONIKOS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Kurtovik, M. 213/650.00/20.03/475.01/250.00223200110
6Washington, S. 303/1030.02/633.31/425.02/450.0235011029
7Giannouzakos, G. 225/683.31/250.04/4100.01/250.00440010415
8Nikolaidis, P. 268/1172.76/6100.02/540.00/00.01230220218
10Moschovitis, F. 264/666.72/366.72/366.72/2100.00331321212
11Dorkofikis, P. 324/1040.03/837.51/250.02/2100.01011000211
12Koutroulias, A. 131/250.01/1100.00/10.01/1100.0033000003
14Paschalis, C. 122/540.02/450.00/10.02/366.7202040036
15Nikkilä, A. 182/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0112120134
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL32/ 6053.319/ 3652.813/ 2454.211/1668.871825614621988
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

Azovmash Ionikos

Lior Lubin

 

Georgios Giannouzakos

18Pts15
7Reb4
8AS0
4ST1
0BS0
38Min22

TEAM STATS

Azovmash Ionikos
35/71FG M/A32/60
29/48 (60.4%) FG2P M/A19/36 (52.8%)
6/23 (26.1%) FG3P M/A13/24 (54.2%)
19/24 (79.2%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
31 (12-19) Reb (O-D) 25 (7-18)
14AS6
7TO14
10ST6
1BS2
21PF19
95Pts88