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Group:  B | 08.04.2014, 16:30h
Group:  B | 08.04.2014, 16:30h
57-55
17 - 1812 - 1712 - 1116 - 9
17 - 1812 - 1712 - 1116 - 9
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Miodrag Licina (SRB), Christoph Rohacky (AUT), Alakbar Hasanov (AZE)

GAME REPORT


Nadezhda Take Down Depleted Prague

15. Anna Cruz (Nadezhda Orenburg)
 Anna Cruz displayed the cool demeanour Nadezhda Orenburg required to eke out the win
Turning Point: With three experienced European stars sitting together injured on the bench in Eva Viteckova, Jana Vesela and Jelena Dubljevic, any chance USK Prague realsitically had of holding on, were significantly reduced when a fourth leader in the shape of Spanish veteran, Laia Palau fouled out with more than five minutes remaining of the contest.

Stats Don't Lie: ZVVZ USK Prague comprehensively lost the battle on the glass 46-30 and that was the key number other than the paltry one minute and 10 seconds played by Czech legend Eva Viteckova, before joining her injured team-mates.
Game Hero: When most of her colleagues were losing their heads, Anna Cruz was the picture of calmness as she produced an assured and impressive display which garnered 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

While Nadezhda Orenburg celebrated a maiden triumph at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight with a 57-55 victory against ZVVZ USK Prague, victorious coach George Dikeoulakos admitted to having mixed emotions afterwards.

The Greek play-caller watched his team labour to an ugly but precious success against their depleted opponents and that meant it tasted decidedly bitter-sweet.

He confirmed, "My eyes are hurting me from watching my team play and that is my first emotion.

"The other other feeling from the game is one of simply being happy to win and I have to congratulate my players for finding a way to succeed, even though they were of control and lost their minds for most of the game.

"We have already talked in the locker room and want to quickly forget this and get our minds straight onto Tango Bourges."

For long periods, Nadezhda were indeed second best and failed to capitalise on Prague being without their key personnel.

Too many turnovers and some poor shooting from downtown were the reasons that it was Prague who found themselves 33-21 in front after Katerina Elhotova converted from the perimeter.

Much of the best play from Prague came from Montenegrin forward Milka Bjelica, who played a big part in helping to frustrate Dewanna Bonner.

But having reduced the gap to five points by the time the last period arrived, Nadezhda then began to really dominate on the boards and it allowed them to level the scores at 51.

Then, with Palau fouling out of the game, they were then able to scrape home by clutching a string of offensive boards and also making free-throws during the last minute.

Bjelica and Elhotova combined for 29 points for Prague.

 

 

Box Score

NADEZHDA ORENBURG

Name
Min
FG
M/A
%
2P FG
M/A
%
3P FG
M/A
%
FT
M/A
%
Reb
O
D
Tot
AS
TO
ST
BS
PF
C
D
+/-
Pts
5
29
3/6
50.0
2/2
100.0
1/4
25.0
1/2
50.0
2
2
4
1
2
0
0
2
2
5
8
11
10
1/6
16.7
0/4
0.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0
2
2
0
1
0
0
2
0
2
3
*15
35
6/9
66.7
6/8
75.0
0/1
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
9
9
6
3
1
0
1
4
9
14
*20
35
2/6
33.3
2/5
40.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
2
3
0
8
0
0
3
3
-4
4
*24
38
3/13
23.1
3/10
30.0
0/3
0.0
7/7
100.0
3
6
9
0
1
3
0
2
8
3
13
*25
31
5/11
45.5
5/11
45.5
0/0
0.0
1/2
50.0
4
10
14
1
1
2
0
0
4
-5
11
*33
22
2/4
50.0
2/4
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
2
1
0
4
TEAM/Coach
1
3
4
2
0
TOTAL
22/55
40.0
20/44
45.5
2/11
18.2
11/13
84.6
11
35
46
8
19
6
0
12
22
57

ZVVZ USK PRAGUE

Name
Min
FG
M/A
%
2P FG
M/A
%
3P FG
M/A
%
FT
M/A
%
Reb
O
D
Tot
AS
TO
ST
BS
PF
C
D
+/-
Pts
4
28
1/10
10.0
1/5
20.0
0/5
0.0
3/5
60.0
1
4
5
0
0
0
0
3
3
-17
5
*6
30
2/6
33.3
1/3
33.3
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0
3
3
3
1
0
0
5
1
8
5
8
18
0/4
0.0
0/4
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
2
2
0
0
0
5
2
2
5
0
*9
30
3/8
37.5
3/8
37.5
0/0
0.0
2/2
100.0
1
5
6
1
2
0
0
4
1
-5
8
*11
32
6/13
46.2
2/8
25.0
4/5
80.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
3
0
3
16
*12
32
5/12
41.7
3/6
50.0
2/6
33.3
1/2
50.0
1
4
5
0
2
3
0
2
2
-4
13
13
28
2/5
40.0
2/5
40.0
0/0
0.0
2/2
100.0
2
4
6
3
6
5
0
3
3
-5
6
*15
1
1/1
100.0
1/1
100.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
2
TEAM/Coach
1
1
2
1
0
TOTAL
20/59
33.9
13/40
32.5
7/19
36.8
8/11
72.7
6
24
30
11
12
9
5
22
12
55

Legend

Min
Minutes played
Tot
Total rebounds
BS
Blocked shots
M/A
Made/Attempts
AS
Assists
Pts
Points
%
Shooting percentage
PF
Personal fouls
*
Starters
O
Offensive rebounds
TO
Turnovers
DNP
D
Defensive rebounds
ST
Steals
FG
+/-
Team's net points while on court
C
Committed fouls
D
Drawn fouls

PHOTO GALLERY

ACCUMULATED STATS

40.0%

22/55
FG
M/A

33.9%

20/59

45.5%

20/44
FG2P
M/A

32.5%

13/40

18.2%

2/11
FG3P
M/A

36.8%

7/19

84.6%

11/13
FT
M/A

72.7%

8/11

46

11/35
RT
RO/RD

30

6/24

8

AS

11

19

TO

12

6

ST

9

0

BS

5

12

PF

22

57

Pts

55

PLAY BY PLAY

QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4
NADEZHDA ORENBURG
vs
ZVVZ USK PRAGUE
25 G. Johnson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:39
12 M. Bjelica Def. Rebound
09:29
11 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
0-2
09:20
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15 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
25 G. Johnson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:05
15 E. Vitecková Def. Rebound
0-5
08:55
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12 M. Bjelica 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 K. Elhotova
08:50
Substitution: 15 E. Vitecková out,
4 M. Stejskalová in
20 Z. Dimitrakou Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:31
11 K. Elhotova Steal
0-7
08:14
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9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 K. Elhotova
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20 Z. Dimitrakou 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
2-7
07:59
25 G. Johnson Def. Rebound
07:41
4 M. Stejskalová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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33 N. Anoikina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz
4-7
07:33
4-9
07:05
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9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Palau
24 D. Bonner 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:40
12 M. Bjelica Def. Rebound
4-11
06:23
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12 M. Bjelica 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 K. Elhotova
Timeout
06:20
24 D. Bonner 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:57
9 K. Vaughn Def. Rebound
25 G. Johnson Steal
05:48
9 K. Vaughn Turnover (Bad Pass)
25 G. Johnson Turnover (Travelling)
05:41
20 Z. Dimitrakou Def. Rebound
05:20
12 M. Bjelica 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
25 G. Johnson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:14
12 M. Bjelica Def. Rebound
4-13
05:00
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11 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
20 Z. Dimitrakou Foul drawn
04:48
11 K. Elhotova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
Substitution: 25 G. Johnson out,
5 E. Babkina in
04:48
20 Z. Dimitrakou Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:37
15 A. Cruz Def. Rebound
04:26
11 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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5 E. Babkina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz
7-13
04:18
33 N. Anoikina Def. Rebound
04:02
9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
15 A. Cruz Foul drawn
03:57
12 M. Bjelica Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
03:57
Substitution: 11 K. Elhotova out,
13 D. Robinson in
15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:45
13 D. Robinson Def. Rebound
15 A. Cruz Def. Rebound
03:33
4 M. Stejskalová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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20 Z. Dimitrakou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
9-13
03:16
20 Z. Dimitrakou Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
02:52
4 M. Stejskalová Foul drawn
9-14
02:52
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4 M. Stejskalová Free throw MADE(1/2)
15 A. Cruz Def. Rebound
02:52
4 M. Stejskalová Free throw missed(2/2)
15 A. Cruz 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:35
6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
9-16
02:27
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6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
20 Z. Dimitrakou Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:16
12 M. Bjelica Steal
9-18
02:07
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9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
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5 E. Babkina 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
11-18
01:41
Team Def. Rebound
01:18
13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Substitution: 20 Z. Dimitrakou out,
25 G. Johnson in
01:15
01:15
Substitution: 6 L. Palau out,
11 K. Elhotova in
33 N. Anoikina Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:02
25 G. Johnson Def. Rebound
00:46
4 M. Stejskalová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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24 D. Bonner 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz
13-18
00:38
24 D. Bonner Foul drawn
00:35
13 D. Robinson Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
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24 D. Bonner Free throw MADE(1/1)
14-18
00:35
24 D. Bonner Def. Rebound
00:20
4 M. Stejskalová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
15 A. Cruz Foul drawn
00:03
9 K. Vaughn Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
Substitution: 25 G. Johnson out,
11 M. Kuzina in
00:00
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11 M. Kuzina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
17-18
00:00
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

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