Azovmash105-77

22-15, 33-23, 17-23, 33-16

Nahariya

 

Date: 14.12.2004, 18:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Mariupol (UKR) Spectators: 2200
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Aare Halliko (EST)
TEAM LEADERS
Azovmash Nahariya
Art Long (25)PtsArthur Lee (22)
Art Long (16)RebErez Marckovich (6)
Rashawn Weathers (6)AS4 players tied with 1
Rashawn Weathers (2), Lior Lubin (2)STArthur Lee (2), Amit Ben David (2)
Lior Lubin (1)BS

GAME REPORT

14.12.2004
Azovmash 105 vs. Iscar Strauss 77

In tonight's FIBA Europe League match-up the first place team in Group B, Iscar Strauss, was on the road to battle third placed Azovmash. Feeling the pressure of the game, both teams started out slowly and after four minutes of play the score was 4-4.

With nerves still visible on both sides, MVP of the game Art Long responded with two back-to-back slams. With that the home side jumped into gear and came out on top 22-15 after the first ten minutes.

Azovmash carried their offensive momentum into the second quarter as Arnas Kazlauskas drained two long-distance three-pointers. The visitors were led by Arthur Lee who was forced to take action into his own hands; however they saw themselves down by 17 points at the half.

At the start of the second half, the home team came out too confident and saw the visitors cut into their lead. When center Long went to the bench for a break, the visitors went on a run and ended third quarter down by only 11.

Refocusing their attention, Azovmash started the final quarter with a new level of concentration. With a combination of steels, fast breaks, dunks, and solid outside shooting the home team won dominantly 105-77.


 

COACH QUOTES

14.12.2004
Quotes Azovmash vs. Iscar Strauss

Avi Ashkenazi, Head Coach of Iscar Strauss:
"What can I say, we played really terrible tonight. I saw Azovmash gained a lot since our last meeting and I am sure it will be difficult for the others to beat this team at home if they keep playing like that.

We suffered the second loss in the Europe League tonight but I think it's no big deal. The good game - that's what we need to have and we will continue trying to get to the next round."

Barak Peleg, Player for Iscar Strauss:
"Tonight we lost as a team and I am surely upset about that. And what upsets me the most is not the loss but the way we lost."

Rimas Girskis, Head Coach of Azovmash:
"We are trying to change something. The first steps have been taken and as for the others... we just need some more time. Overall I am glad we had such a good game and what pleases me the most is the fact that we speak about how to play this or that system, and the guys on the court point out to each other what mistakes they made and how to avoid them."

Volodymyr Gurtovyy, Player for Azovmash:
"The game was pretty good except the 3-4 minutes in the beginning of the third quarter. Maybe we relaxed too much but I am glad we could come back."

Top performers

Azovmash Nahariya

Art Long

 

Erez Marckovich

25Pts15
16Reb6
2AS1
1ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Azovmash Nahariya
43/73FG M/A27/85
34/53 (64.2%) FG2P M/A23/71 (32.4%)
9/20 (45.0%) FG3P M/A4/14 (28.6%)
10/14 (71.4%) FT M/A19/26 (73.1%)
40 (10-30) Reb (O-D) 23 (10-13)
16AS4
12TO11
8ST8
1BS0
20PF17
105Pts77
AZOVMASH
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gurtovyy, V. 266/875.06/875.00/00.02/2100.03690110514
5Ievstratenko, V. 222/540.01/250.01/333.30/00.0000111015
6Iailo, L. 245/683.33/3100.02/366.71/250.00110210513
7Botichev, A. DNP
8Skutyelnik, O. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
9Weathers, R. 346/1442.96/1250.00/20.04/666.72356120216
10Moskalenko, S. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0101010010
11Long, A. 3311/1764.711/1764.70/00.03/475.0313162410125
12Podtykan, P. 12/366.70/00.02/366.70/00.0000000006
13Fesenko, K. 00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000
14Lubin, L. 326/1442.95/955.61/520.00/00.00335221213
15Kazlauskas, A. 205/683.32/2100.03/475.00/00.01342000313
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL43/ 7358.934/ 5364.29/ 2045.010/1471.410304016128120105
NAHARIYA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
6Meyer, Z. DNP
7Peleg, B. 203/837.53/742.90/10.00/00.0101111056
8Marckovich, E. 286/1346.26/1346.20/00.03/475.02461110215
9Segal, Y. DNP
10Ben David, A. 273/1323.13/1127.30/20.03/475.0011112029
11Lev, I. 140/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0033100010
12Lee, A. 357/2035.06/1931.61/1100.07/887.50110620122
13Campbell, E. 273/933.32/728.61/250.04/4100.03140110311
14Dadon, Y. 241/119.11/911.10/20.02/633.3134010034
15Farrington, R. 254/1040.02/540.02/540.00/00.03030010010
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL27/ 8531.823/ 7132.44/ 1428.619/2673.1101323411801777
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 Nahariya

Art Long

 

Erez Marckovich

25Pts15
16Reb6
2AS1
1ST1
0BS0
33Min28

TEAM STATS

Azovmash Nahariya
43/73FG M/A27/85
34/53 (64.2%) FG2P M/A23/71 (32.4%)
9/20 (45.0%) FG3P M/A4/14 (28.6%)
10/14 (71.4%) FT M/A19/26 (73.1%)
40 (10-30) Reb (O-D) 23 (10-13)
16AS4
12TO11
8ST8
1BS0
20PF17
105Pts77