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Group:  G | 08.12.2009, 20:30h
Group:  G | 08.12.2009, 20:30h
68-63
25 - 219 - 1415 - 1419 - 14
25 - 219 - 1415 - 1419 - 14
Venue: Antwerp (BEL) |
Spectators: 2700 |
Referees: Marco Giansanti (ITA), Chris Dodds (SCO), Pekka Saros (FIN)

GAME REPORT


Late Three-Ball Helps Giants Beat Tartu

Antwerp Giants clinched their second win in the EuroChallenge with a 68-63 home triumph over Tartu Rock on Tuesday.

In a Group G contest that was close from start to finish, Antwerp's Belgium international Christophe Beghin hit a jump shot to snap a 51-51 tie early in the fourth quarter.

Bryan Hopkins followed with a basket to make it 55-51.

Antwerp didn't pull away, though.

Todd Abernethy sank a jumper to pull Tartu to within 61-60 with 4:19 to go.

Brandon Gay drilled a three-pointer to start 7-0 run for the Giants that ultimately secured a 68-63 victory.

Timothy Black finished with 18 points, six assists and three rebounds for Antwerp with Hopkins contributing 16 points and six boards.

Janar Talts had 20 points and six rebounds for Tartu (1-2).

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Antwerp Giants vs. Tartu Rock

Janar Talts, Tartu

"It was a though game!  We were nearly equal on everything, but we had too many turnovers.  Their small guys made the difference."
 
Roel Moors, Antwerp

"In the second half we made the difference, both on offense and in defense."
 
Visnapuu, Tartu Coach

"In crucial time, we missed some open shots.   The small guys punished us with the missmatches.  Hopkins killed us."
 
Eddie Casteels, Coach

"We could not stop Janar Talts and that took a lot of confidence away in first half.  Against Wels we will now play basketball, again Tartu it will be "war"."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.6%

25/56
FG
M/A

35.5%

22/62

50.0%

20/40
FG2P
M/A

35.1%

13/37

31.3%

5/16
FG3P
M/A

36.0%

9/25

68.4%

13/19
FT
M/A

83.3%

10/12

32

7/25
RT
RO/RD

35

9/26

9

AS

12

7

TO

14

6

ST

0

0

BS

6

15

PF

18

68

Pts

63

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