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Group:  G | 21.12.2010, 19:00h
Group:  G | 21.12.2010, 19:00h
82-80
21 - 2018 - 1521 - 2622 - 19
21 - 2018 - 1521 - 2622 - 19
Venue: Nicosia (CYP) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Yaari Rainisch (ISR), Matej Spendl (SLO), Rafael Ganiev (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Apoel Take Win But Still Fall Short

Following violent incidents that took place after the end of the game, the home club (Apoel) has been found guilty of infractions of Articles 65.4 and 65.13 of the FIBA Europe Regulations for European Club Competitions. As a consequence, the following penalties were imposed to the club:
1. Maximum fine according to the aforementioned Articles.
2. The next three(3) European home games will be played without spectators.


Apoel Nicosia dramatically edged out group leaders Pinar Karsiyaka 82-80 only to see their dreams of progressing from EuroChallenge Group G ended by a win for BC Zadar over ETHA Encomi.

Apoel had done their part by coming from behind in the fourth quarter to edge out Karsiyaka at home.

Having overturned a four-point deficit at the start of the quarter, they held a narrow 75-74 lead with 2:40 to go after Alper Saruhan's three-pointer for Karsiyaka.

Ian Hanavan sank a pair of free throws and Zvonko Buljan added a lay-up to make it 79-74, only for David Holston's three to again slash the lead.

Jeremiah Davis made a pair from the charity stripe to make it 81-77, but Karsiyaka again had an answer, cutting the lead back to one, 81-80, on Saruhan's three-pointer.

Hanavan missed a lay-up and a tip-in to lead the door open for Pinar, but Holston's lay-up missed, forcing Saruhan to foul Davis.

He could only split his free throws, but Ulug Kacaniku missed a three-pointer on the buzzer as Apoel escaped with the win.

However, it was not enough as Zadar's victory means Apoel had to settle for third place in the group.

Davis finished with 23 points for Apoel, while Hanavan had 16 and nine rebounds.

Buljan added 13 points and Arthur Lee had 12.

Karsiyaka wasted 25 points from Holson, while Kacaniku had 14 and 12 rebounds, while Jovo Stanojevic also scored 14 points.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

46.3%

31/67
FG
M/A

42.6%

29/68

55.6%

25/45
FG2P
M/A

40.5%

15/37

27.3%

6/22
FG3P
M/A

45.2%

14/31

77.8%

14/18
FT
M/A

50.0%

8/16

38

11/27
RT
RO/RD

37

11/26

15

AS

11

10

TO

11

4

ST

5

0

BS

3

18

PF

22

82

Pts

80

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