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Group:  K | 01.03.2011, 19:00h
Group:  K | 01.03.2011, 19:00h
80-74
9 - 1427 - 1321 - 2623 - 21
9 - 1427 - 1321 - 2623 - 21
Venue: Norrköping (SWE) |
Spectators: 878 |
Referees: Miguel Perez Perez (ESP), Anton Makhlin (RUS), Gintaras Vitkauskas (LTU)

GAME REPORT


Dolphins Win At Home Over Portuguese

6. Joakim Kjellbom (Norrköping Dolphins)
Norrköping center Joakim Kjellbom was his usual self as he signed off in the EuroChallenge with 14 points

Norrköping Dolphins beat Sport Lisboa e Benfica 80-74 on Tuesday in a battle for third place in Group L of the EuroChallenge Last 16.

The Swedes looked to be in command in the battle of 1-4 teams when leading 76-69 lead with 2:43 to go.

But Greg Jenkins had a three-point play and his Benfica teammate Miguel Minhava followed with two free-throws to reduce the deficit to just two points.

The Portuguese side had a chance to go in front but Antonio Tavares, who had a game-high 18 points, was off target with a three-pointer.

On their next possession, the Dolphins grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds and Oladapo Ayuba finally scored before two free-throws by Andrew Mitchell sealed the victory.

Joakim Kjellbom led a balanced scoring attack for the winners with 14 points.

Jenkins finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Portuguese outfit.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Norrköping Dolphins vs. Lisboa e Benfica

Dolphins Head Coach Kelly Grant:
"We went for it tonight and we wanted to win. We played tactical. I am proud of the team and what we have accomplished in EuroChallenge"

Benfica Head Coach Henrique Vieira:
"In the first half we played slow in offense. In the second half they played really well. Congratiolations to Norrköping."

Accumulated statistics

44.6%

33/74
FG
M/A

43.5%

27/62

57.8%

26/45
FG2P
M/A

46.2%

24/52

24.1%

7/29
FG3P
M/A

30.0%

3/10

63.6%

7/11
FT
M/A

68.0%

17/25

40

15/25
RT
RO/RD

38

11/27

17

AS

14

16

TO

18

8

ST

9

5

BS

2

25

PF

14

80

Pts

74

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