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Group:  H | 17.12.2013, 19:00h
Group:  H | 17.12.2013, 19:00h
92-85
22 - 1424 - 2220 - 2426 - 25
22 - 1424 - 2220 - 2426 - 25
Venue: Tirgu Mures (ROU) |
Spectators: 1800 |
Referees: Johann Jeanneau (FRA), Janusz Calik (POL), Aytug Ekti (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Mures Finish Strong For Victory

5. Goran Martinic (BC Mures)
Goran Martinic was once more the top scorer for Mures, complementing his 24 points with eight assists

BC Mures scored the final eight points of the game as they came from behind in the final 90 seconds to beat Rilski Sportist 92-85.

Although both teams knew their hopes of progressing from Group H of the EuroChallenge were over before tip-off, they still served up an engaging encounter and a tense second-half battle.

Mures had fought their way to a 12-point lead when Denham Brown's jump-shot made it 48-36 early in the second half, but even more quickly Rilski reeled off 15 unanswered points - the run capped by a three-point play from Sean Barnette - to turn the tables.

That set up a long scrap to the finish.

Mures had their noses back in front for the most of it, leading 79-70 when Aleksandar Mladenovic sank a pair of free throws with 4:25 to go.

But again the visitors came back and after Zlatin Georgiev's three got them within two, Barnette completed another three-point play from the line to nose them in front with 82 seconds left.

Ivan Jelenic quickly replied with a three to put Mures back on top but they were not done there as Goran Martinic followed up with a three-point play and Jelenic's fast-break lay-up finished the job.

Martinic led the way with 24 points, adding eight assists, while Jelenic had 22 points and Mladenovic 20.

Barnette finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds in the losing cause, while Evan Ravenel scored 21 with nine boards. Vernon Taylor collected 19 points.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BC Mures vs. Rilski Sportist

Rilski head coach Rosen Barchovski
"First off all we'll have to analyse our participation in the EuroChallenge, it was a good experience for such a small club like ours. We lost this game because of defense. Allowing 92 points is not a good performance."

Rilski shooting guard Sean Barnette
"We lost the game on the defensive end, we had a hard time responding to their pick-and-rolls. We also had 18 turnovers which is a lot. Mures has been a good team in the past few years, playing in a tough championship."

Mures head coach Srecko Sekulovic
"We had a hard time defeating Rilski which we finally managed to do. As for our performance in the cup, we can say we had bad luck, Martinic for example missed a couple of games which might have had a different outcome had he been on the court."

Mures power forward Ivan Ivanovic
"Even though both teams were out of the competition before the start of this game, we took it seriously and we were able to offer our fans a victory on home court." 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

35/70
FG
M/A

47.9%

34/71

58.1%

25/43
FG2P
M/A

55.1%

27/49

37.0%

10/27
FG3P
M/A

31.8%

7/22

80.0%

12/15
FT
M/A

76.9%

10/13

34

9/25
RT
RO/RD

41

13/28

24

AS

15

17

TO

18

10

ST

8

5

BS

3

22

PF

20

92

Pts

85

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