Azovmash76-90

12-22, 21-20, 17-21, 26-27

Tuborg Izmir

 

Date: 25.02.2005, 18:00hVenue:   Mariupol (UKR) Spectators: 2470
Referees:  Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Atso Matsalu (EST), Janusz Calik (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Azovmash Tuborg Izmir
Sandis Valters (16), Lior Lubin (16)PtsAsim Pars (21)
Andriy Botichev (6)RebAlexander Jensen (9), Aerick Sanders (9)
Art Long (4)ASAsim Pars (2), Hakan Köseoglu (2)
Rashawn Weathers (3)STIgor Milicic (2), Alexander Jensen (2)
Lior Lubin (1)BS

GAME REPORT

25.02.2005
Azovmash 76 vs. Tuborg Pilsener S.C. 90

Tuborg Izmir avenged their game one FIBA Europe League play-off loss to Azovmash, pulling out a 76-90 win in Mariupol to keep their season alive.

Asim Pars
The game was a must-win affair for Tuborg, who surrendered the home court advantage to Azomash after losing the first game 90-101.

Azovmash were confident of closing the series at the Mariupol Arena and have only lost once at home all season in the FIBA Europe League. They started the game in relaxed mood, but it was Tuborg that was the more motivated team.

The visitors struck midway through the opening period and a 10-0 run, capped by a Hakan Köseoglu three-pointer at the buzzer, gave them a 12-22 lead after 10 minutes.

It was Azovmash's Art Long who made the difference in game 1, as his 32 points and 11 rebounds led his side to the away victory. In game two, Tuborg center Asim Pars provided a similar kind of leadership. He scored 17 points in the opening 15 minutes of the game and Tuborg were able to take a 9-point lead (33-42) into halftime.

Azovmash were unable to make much inroads into Tuborg's lead in the second half. In fact, the performance was probably the worst of the season by the Ukrainian side and Tuborg were able to hold on for a comfortable 76-90 win.

Pars finished with a game high 21 points for Tuborg, while Köseoglu added 18.

Lior Lubin and Sandis Valters had 16 points apiece for Azovmash and Long scored just 10.

COACH QUOTES

25.02.2005
Quotes Azovmash vs. Tuborg Pilsener S.C.

Mete Babaoglu, head coach Tuborg:

"First of all I would love to thank Azovmash their for hospitality - everything was just the way it should be. As to the game, it seems to me Azovmash relaxed after grabbing an away victory and it became a key factor tonight. Anyway, it s 1:1 now and no one can possibly tell what will happen in Izmir on the March 2.

Igor Milicic, Tuborg:

"We came here not to surrender. We showed stable defence and managed to punish Azovmash for all their mistakes. We regained the home court advantage and in the third game we will show a completely different game than in the first one."

Rimas Girskis, head coach Azovmash:

"I agree with my colleague - we relaxed and underestimated our opponent. After the victory in Turkey our guys thought the home court advantage would help them to win. Obviously, it didn't work. I don't want to make excuses for the performance of every player in my team. Now we will start preparing for the third game with Tuborg and on the 2nd of March we will battle until the end.

Top performers

Azovmash Tuborg Izmir

Lior Lubin

 

Asim Pars

16Pts21
3Reb6
3AS2
1ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Azovmash Tuborg Izmir
32/73FG M/A32/58
25/48 (52.1%) FG2P M/A23/39 (59.0%)
7/25 (28.0%) FG3P M/A9/19 (47.4%)
5/12 (41.7%) FT M/A17/24 (70.8%)
28 (12-16) Reb (O-D) 32 (5-27)
8AS5
12TO14
5ST7
1BS0
25PF14
76Pts90
AZOVMASH
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gurtovyy, V. 195/771.45/771.40/00.00/00.01230100310
5Ievstratenko, V. 101/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0000000033
6Iailo, L. 180/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0101010020
7Botichev, A. 112/728.62/728.60/00.00/20.0426010014
8Skutyelnik, O. 71/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0101000022
9Weathers, R. 273/1030.03/742.90/30.02/450.0022113048
10Moskalenko, S. DNP
11Long, A. 294/1330.84/1136.40/20.02/450.01344300210
12Podtykan, P. DNP
13Valters, S. 246/1060.02/2100.04/850.00/10.00330310516
14Lubin, L. 347/1258.35/771.42/540.00/00.00333211216
15Kazlauskas, A. 213/742.93/475.00/30.01/1100.0415000017
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL32/ 7343.825/ 4852.17/ 2528.05/1241.7121628812512576
TUBORG IZMIR
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Güney, D. DNP
5Pars, A. 329/1369.29/1369.20/00.03/475.02462400221
6Demiral, H. 83/3100.02/2100.01/1100.00/00.0011010017
7Köseoglu, H. 274/1136.43/742.91/425.09/1369.20332310118
8Jensen, A. 403/3100.00/00.03/3100.00/00.0189012039
9Cizmic, T. 114/757.12/366.72/450.00/00.00110110210
10Özpulat, E. DNP
11Özcan, B. 184/944.44/850.00/10.02/450.00220000010
12Sanders, A. 311/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0279011022
13Ünver, Ö. DNP
14Nalga, C. DNP
15Milicic, I. 334/944.42/366.72/633.33/3100.00111320313
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL32/ 5855.223/ 3959.09/ 1947.417/2470.852732514701490
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 Tuborg Izmir

Lior Lubin

 

Asim Pars

16Pts21
3Reb6
3AS2
1ST0
1BS0
34Min32

TEAM STATS

Azovmash Tuborg Izmir
32/73FG M/A32/58
25/48 (52.1%) FG2P M/A23/39 (59.0%)
7/25 (28.0%) FG3P M/A9/19 (47.4%)
5/12 (41.7%) FT M/A17/24 (70.8%)
28 (12-16) Reb (O-D) 32 (5-27)
8AS5
12TO14
5ST7
1BS0
25PF14
76Pts90