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Group:  D | 25.10.2005, 19:00h
Group:  D | 25.10.2005, 19:00h
101-90
23 - 2729 - 2823 - 2026 - 15
23 - 2729 - 2823 - 2026 - 15
Venue: Moscow (RUS) |
Spectators: 2500 |
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB), Martynas Gudas (LTU), Sergiy Chebyshev (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Torres, Poz Deliver One-Two Punch For Khimki

Venezuela's Oscar Torres and Italy's Gianmarco Pozzecco tore apart Nymburk on Tuesday as BC Khimki claimed a 101-90 victory in the EuroCup Group D opener for both sides.

Khimki, one of four Russian sides in the competition, got 24 points and 12 rebounds from Torres, whose performances at the FIBA Americas Championship helped Venezuela qualify for next year's World Championship in Japan.

Pozzecco razzled and dazzled his way to 23 points - many of them when the game hung the balance in the fourth quarter.

Nymburk are the reigning champions of the Czech Republic and they more than held their own, with Maurice Whitfield's three-pointer giving the visitors an 81-78 lead with 7:58 to play in the game.

Pozzecco hit right back, burying a three-pointer to pull Khimki level.

Ales Chan's tip-in put Nymburk back in front at 83-81, however, Pozzecco scored again, this time on a lay-up to start a 10-0 run.

Pozzecco's three-pointer with 5:21 capped the surge, giving the hosts a 91-83 lead and Nymburk would get no closer than five the rest of the way.

The Italian international finished three of five from the arc, six of seven from the free throw line and also pulled down five rebounds in just under 24 minutes of action.

His signing by Khimki's management is looking like a masterstroke.

The feisty point guard was dumped by Climamio Bologna last season for indiscipline, and he looks as he has something to prove.

Torres, who played for Khimki in 2004-05, was also three of five from long range and a perfect five of five from the charity stripe.

Whitfield, a naturalised Czech who played for their national team this summer, was five of six from the arc and led Nymburk with 21 points.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.8%

32/63
FG
M/A

50.7%

34/67

59.5%

22/37
FG2P
M/A

52.5%

21/40

38.5%

10/26
FG3P
M/A

48.1%

13/27

81.8%

27/33
FT
M/A

75.0%

9/12

35

12/23
RT
RO/RD

31

10/21

12

AS

14

13

TO

13

13

ST

7

2

BS

4

17

PF

28

101

Pts

90

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