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Group:  D | 06.01.2009, 17:00h
Group:  D | 06.01.2009, 17:00h
68-78
12 - 1516 - 2025 - 2415 - 19
12 - 1516 - 2025 - 2415 - 19
Venue: Gmunden (AUT) |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Chrisostomos Schinas (GRE), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS), Janusz Calik (POL)

GAME REPORT


Siauliai Ease Past Allianz Swans To Stay Alive

BC Siauliai kept alive their slim hopes of a second-place finish in Group D of the EuroChallenge with a 78-68 triumph over Allianz Swans Gmunden.

The Lithuanian team improved to 3-2 and at least temporarily climbed above Proteas EKA AEL, who were to take on pool leaders EiffelTowers Den Bosch later Tuesday.

Austrians Swans dropped to 0-5 with the setback.

The game was tied at 11-11 in the first quarter when Siauliai's Virginijus Praskevicius passed to Stefhon Hannah who scored on an alley-oop.

That basket started a 10-1 run that put the visitors in front to stay.

Included in the spurt was a three-point play by Vitalijus Stanevicius.

Allianz did a good job of not allowing the visitors to run away for a convincing victory, though.

Elijah Palmer's three-pointer cut the Siauliai advantage to 59-53 heading to the final quarter.

Robertas Giedraitis' men did a good job of staying on top, however, and ultimately claimed a 10-point victory.

Siauliai's Praskevicius led all scorers with 19 points.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Allianz Swans vs. BC Siauliai

Robertas Giedraitis, coach of Siauliai:
"We had to play against a team on their home floor, who were under no kind of pressure. That is always difficult."

Saulius Kuzminskas, player of Siauliai:
"This game was very important for us if we want to qualify for the next round. So it was a good win. We gave our best and we are happy right now. We hope we can win our next game as well."

Bob Gonnen, coach of Allianz Swans:
"We missed half of our free throws and they had 12 rebounds more than we did, that was the game there."

Peter Hütter, player of Allianz Swans:
"We lost the game at the free throw line, period."

Accumulated statistics

40.3%

25/62
FG
M/A

47.7%

31/65

46.2%

18/39
FG2P
M/A

52.2%

24/46

30.4%

7/23
FG3P
M/A

36.8%

7/19

50.0%

11/22
FT
M/A

81.8%

9/11

29

11/18
RT
RO/RD

41

14/27

10

AS

17

9

TO

15

8

ST

3

5

BS

2

20

PF

23

68

Pts

78

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