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Group:  E | 21.12.2010, 19:00h
Group:  E | 21.12.2010, 19:00h
70-65
19 - 1520 - 1715 - 1416 - 19
19 - 1520 - 1715 - 1416 - 19
Venue: Novo Mesto (SLO) |
Spectators: 1100 |
Referees: Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS), Petar Denkovski (MKD), Zdenko Zubak (SVK)

GAME REPORT


KRKA Hang On To Win

KK KRKA held off a late rally from Telekom Baskets as they ended their Group E campaign with another win, 70-65.

Having already assured their progress, KRKA looked to be cruising to their fifth win of the group stage until Telekom found some late inspiration.

The visitors had been down 67-53 after Goran Ikonic's lay-up with six minutes to go, but Mark Tyndale's basket began a 10-2 run that brought the scores to 69-63 with only 1:20 to go.

Jure Balazic tacked on a point for KRKA from the charity stripe, but Sajmen Hauer responded with a jump-shot to close the gap to five.

Balazic missed a jump-shot to put the ball back in Telekom hands, but Hauer missed a three-pointer and time ran out on the rally.

Ikonic led KRKA with 15 points while Balazic added 13, Christopher Booker 12 and Zoran Dragic 10.

Tyndale's 16 points were in vain for Telekom.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes KRKA vs. Telekom Baskets

Telekom Baskets Head Coach Michael Koch:
"Congratulations to Krka for this win tonight and advancing in the next round. Both teams are able to play better and this game was more than less meaningless. We were trying some things from our practicing and try to come back some players that were injured before this game. It's not easy to win against Krka in their hall but it was quite good test for us."

Telekom Baskets player Patrick Flomo:
"They played a very good game and it looks to me that they played to their game plan. That was my first game after the injury ant for me it was important to come back to the court. It was not bad, we played like we did in practice and that was good."

Krka Head Coach Aleksandar Džikić:
"Congratulations to my players to win this group. I gave all my healthy players chance tonight and they played quite good. It was important for us to win this game. It's a pity that so small number of people came to watch this game because some of our players are the future of Slovenian basketball."

Krka player Edo Murić:
"Telekom is very experienced team with very good players. The game was not as tough as it looks from the result. We were better in all parts of the game and I hope that we will play like this still in the future."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

49.2%

29/59
FG
M/A

48.9%

23/47

55.6%

25/45
FG2P
M/A

58.6%

17/29

28.6%

4/14
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

6/18

72.7%

8/11
FT
M/A

76.5%

13/17

28

12/16
RT
RO/RD

28

8/20

11

AS

7

11

TO

16

10

ST

6

2

BS

2

23

PF

20

70

Pts

65

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