Cancel
Group:  G | 22.11.2011, 20:30h
Group:  G | 22.11.2011, 20:30h
66-65
22 - 2114 - 1611 - 1619 - 12
22 - 2114 - 1611 - 1619 - 12
Venue: Izmir (TUR) |
Spectators: 372 |
Referees: Ognjen Jokic (MNE), Tamas Földhazi (HUN), Benjamin Jimenez Trujillo (ESP)

GAME REPORT


Karsiyaka Edge Close Encounter With Bonn

Pinar Karsiyaka avoided a second home defeat in the EuroChallenge by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday night against Telekom Baskets Bonn.

The Izmir outfit prevailed 66-65 as a potential game-winning three-pointer for Bonn by Simonas Serapinas stayed out at the end.

Karsiyaka, led by Jovo Stanojevic's 16 points and 11 rebounds, had to come from behind in the fourth quarter.

A Serapinas shot from long range gave the visitors a 56-47 lead with 9:15 to go in the game.

Stanojevic hit a jump shot and Birkan Batuk a three-pointer to start a 10-2 run that left the home side trailing 58-57.

Bonn snapped a 60-60 tie when Fabian Thülig went in for a lay-up with 2:42 to play.

But another Batuk three-ball gave the home side a 63-62 advantage.

Goran Ikonic then added a trey before Anthony Gaffney's shot from long range for Telekom Baskets cut the Karsiyaka lead to 66-65.

After Batuk missed for Karsiyaka, Serapinas was off target for the visitors.

But Mire Chatman's wayward three-pointer with 10 seconds to play gave the visitors one last chance.

Serapinas launched the shot but missed as Michael Koch's team suffered a one-point defeat.

Gaffney had 18 points and eight rebounds for Bonn, who also got a game-high 14 assists from Jared Jordan.

Karsiyaka improved to 2-1 in Group G and Bonn fell to 1-2.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Telekom Baskets

Pinar Karsiyaka Coach Hakan Demir:
"I' m proud of my players who managed to win under such a big stress. We are a good team but we have been losing by a last gasp shot or by few points - and that has created added stress. Karsiyaka have great fans, when it works well, they give you the extra power. In this business sometimes it does not work how you expect it to work, but even so it makes us happy to see them supporting us."

Pinar Karsiyaka player Brandon Bowdry:
"Starting bad but ending good... Congratulations to my team-mates. It was a tough game at the beginning, but we won because of the help of the players who came from the bench. Also we do appreciate our fans for being with us today too."

Telekom Baskets Bonn coach Michael Koch:
"In EuroChallenge it is important to win an away game beside your home wins, but today we could not make it. I tried to keep my players away from foul troubles, so we played zone defense most of the game. We took the game to the last shot but could not make it. However I'm proud of my players, they stayed in the game till the end."

Telekom Baskets Bonn player Zvonko Buljan:
"We lost by one point, however we will try to win [the return game] in Germany."

Accumulated statistics

37.9%

25/66
FG
M/A

43.5%

27/62

42.1%

16/38
FG2P
M/A

47.6%

20/42

32.1%

9/28
FG3P
M/A

35.0%

7/20

70.0%

7/10
FT
M/A

57.1%

4/7

37

13/24
RT
RO/RD

36

9/27

13

AS

16

12

TO

15

9

ST

4

5

BS

3

18

PF

14

66

Pts

65

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