Azovmash72-81

20-20, 20-27, 21-21, 11-13

St. Petersburg

 

Date: 18.03.2005, 18:00hVenue:   Mariupol (UKR) Spectators: 2550
Referees:  Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Lazaros Voreadis (GRE), Mehmet Keseratar (TUR), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL)
TEAM LEADERS
Azovmash St. Petersburg
Art Long (32)PtsKelly Mc Carty (17)
Art Long (18)RebOgnjen Askrabic (11)
Lior Lubin (6)ASEd Cota (5)
Art Long (3)STOgnjen Askrabic (5)
Art Long (2)BSKelly Mc Carty (1)

GAME REPORT

18.03.2005
Azovmash 72 vs. Dynamo 81

Dynamo St Petersburg ended Azovmash's FIBA Europe League season on Friday night in Mariupol. The Russian side put on a clinical fourth quarter display, outscoring Azovmash 9-0 in the final 3 minutes to take what had been a close contest.

In an electric atmosphere in Mariupol, the 2,5000 fans in attendance saw a great effort from their team in a do-or-die situation.

Dynamo's Kelly McCarty
The first quarter got off to a quick start and it was evident that neither side would give in without a fight. Ed Cota (Dynamo) and Art Long (Azovmash) proved themselves as the leaders of their respective teams, and went on to trade baskets throughout the first period.

With the score deadlocked at 20-20 at the start of the second period it was anyone's game. Thanks to Long's all-around solid play (20 points, 12 rebounds in 20 minutes) Azovmash took a slim 38-33 lead in the middle of the quarter. At this point fearing that the lead would increase, the guests put on a full-court man-to-man press shortly before the end of the quarter. The resulting 14-2 run gave them a 40-47 lead at the half.

The third quarter was played out in much the same fashion with either side trading baskets and no one being able to establish a clear advantage. Both teams dropped 21 points in the third quarter and therefore Dynamo was up 61-68 with ten minutes to play in this decisive game.

Midway through the fourth quarter Dynamo was able to increase their lead to nine points, but when Long stepped up and drilled a three-pointer and Petro Podtykan added a spark off the bench, the score was once again locked at 72-72 with three minutes remaining.

Unfortunately for Azovmash despite the noisy home crowd cheering them on, they would go scoreless for the rest of the game as Dynamo went on a 9-0 run to close out the game on top 72-81.

The win is Dynamo's 18th consecutive of the FIBA Europe League season. 2004 winners Unics Kazan dropped just one game on their way to the title, but if Dynamo win their next 2 games (the semi-final and final), they will complete the season undefeated.

Long led Azovmash with an impressive double-double (32 pts and 18 rebounds). Kelly McCarty had a team high 17 points for Dynamo.

Top performers

Azovmash St. Petersburg

Art Long

 

Kelly Mc Carty

32Pts17
18Reb7
0AS0
3ST3
2BS1

Accumulated statistics

Azovmash St. Petersburg
29/67FG M/A30/66
25/47 (53.2%) FG2P M/A24/47 (51.1%)
4/20 (20.0%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
10/20 (50.0%) FT M/A15/23 (65.2%)
41 (17-24) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
12AS7
14TO10
3ST12
2BS1
22PF22
72Pts81
AZOVMASH
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gurtovyy, V. 101/520.01/520.00/00.01/250.0325100013
5Ievstratenko, V. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
6Iailo, L. 373/837.53/560.00/30.04/666.72354300310
8Skutyelnik, O. 20/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0000000020
9Valters, S. 311/1010.00/50.01/520.00/00.0156140033
10Moskalenko, S. 81/333.31/250.00/10.00/10.0101000002
11Long, A. 4015/1978.915/1883.30/10.02/728.6711180332432
12Podtykan, P. 61/250.00/10.01/1100.00/00.0000000023
14Lubin, L. 396/1442.94/944.42/540.03/475.01236200317
15Kazlauskas, A. 211/425.01/1100.00/30.00/00.0213020042
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL29/ 6743.325/ 4753.24/ 2020.010/2050.01724411214322272
ST. PETERSBURG
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Krotenkov, I. DNP
5Cota, E. 377/1258.36/1060.01/250.00/00.02355320315
6Ivanov, A. 152/450.00/00.02/450.00/00.0000000046
7Shevel, V. 32/366.72/366.70/00.01/333.3000000015
8Mc Carty, K. 376/1250.05/771.41/520.04/666.72570131017
9Stefansson, J. 334/757.14/666.70/10.03/475.00220120311
11Khloponin, D. DNP
12Veremeenko, V. 253/1127.33/1030.00/10.01/250.0167100047
13Milisa, M. 183/650.03/560.00/10.01/250.0101000047
14Askrabic, O. 323/1127.31/616.72/540.05/683.347111550313
15Sepelev, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL30/ 6645.524/ 4751.16/ 1931.615/2365.21023337101212281
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 St. Petersburg

Art Long

 

Kelly Mc Carty

32Pts17
18Reb7
0AS0
3ST3
2BS1
40Min37

TEAM STATS

Azovmash St. Petersburg
29/67FG M/A30/66
25/47 (53.2%) FG2P M/A24/47 (51.1%)
4/20 (20.0%) FG3P M/A6/19 (31.6%)
10/20 (50.0%) FT M/A15/23 (65.2%)
41 (17-24) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
12AS7
14TO10
3ST12
2BS1
22PF22
72Pts81