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Group:  K | 29.01.2013, 20:00h
Group:  K | 29.01.2013, 20:00h
70-78
21 - 2418 - 1716 - 2015 - 17
21 - 2418 - 1716 - 2015 - 17
Venue: Bursa (TUR) |
Spectators: 750 |
Referees: Milan Mazic (SRB), Alessandro Martolini (ITA), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Krasnye Top Tofas, Stay Perfect

Andre Smith (Krasnye Krylia)
Andre Smith made a statement for Krasnye Krylia on Tuesday night, pouring on 32 points

Krasnye Krylia kept up their perfect record in Group K of the EuroChallenge Last 16 as they edged away late, topping Tofas 78-70 on the road.

A close game saw the lead change hands nine times, with a further 12 ties, through the opening three quarters.

But once Krasnye made a break for it late in the third period, Tofas could not find an adequate response.

The scores were tied at 54 when Austin Nichols sank a jump-shot for Tofas with 2:20 left in the third, but Andre Smith then hit two free throws and a three-pointer to spark an 11-1 run that put them up by double-figures, 65-55 on Anton Pushkov's dunk early in the fourth period.

Tofas came back and the gap was down to two, 67-65, with Ibrahim Yildrim following up Mindaugas Lukauskis' three-pointer with a lay-up.

But Smith hit free throws and Dmitry Kulagin a jump-shot as Krasnye edged away again.

Tofas were still in the game when Kenan Sipahi made it 74-70 with a pair of free throws 28 seconds from time.

But Nichols and Yildrim both missed with late three-point attempts as Krasnye put it away from the line.

Smith poured in 32 points to lead Krasnye while Chester Simmons had 15 and Nikita Balashov 12.

Nichols had 16 points for Tofas with Chinemelu Elonu adding 15.

The result sees Tofas drop to 1-2 in Group K.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Tofas SC vs. Krasnye Krylia

Tofas head coach Ahmet Caki
"This is the second game without Steven Burtt. We had just two trainings after the last game in the Turkish league. This match was better then the previous matches in the group. We did the right things on the court but that was not enough to win the game. Especially we couldn't stop Andre Smith and he scored more than thirty points. We are sorry to lose the but we hope we will better in the next games."

Tofas player Chinemelu Elonu
"It was a good game, we played than in the better previous games. We stopped Andre Smith in the second half but we couldn't in the first half. We are in a good situation to get success. So we will prepare to next match against Mersin."

Krasnye Krylia head coach Sergey Bazarevich
"I am happy to be here after 20 years because I am a former player of Tofas. It was a special game for me. I didn't want to lose the game. We are in a good position in our group. I don't think we played well. They played good in the first half and they pushed us to bad decisions. Andre was the X- factor for the game. I am not satisfied with our game. In the second half we played much better defence. Tofas had a great desire to win the game and they tried to step up with a win in this game. This game is the most difficult in this group. I am really glad to win this game."

Krasnye Krylia player Andre Smith
"I played against the players that I know and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't an easy game. We did our best to win the game."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.1%

26/59
FG
M/A

51.0%

26/51

60.6%

20/33
FG2P
M/A

60.0%

21/35

23.1%

6/26
FG3P
M/A

31.3%

5/16

60.0%

12/20
FT
M/A

80.8%

21/26

28

9/19
RT
RO/RD

33

6/27

12

AS

16

16

TO

16

6

ST

8

2

BS

1

26

PF

25

70

Pts

78

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