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Group:  L | 21.01.2014, 19:00h
Group:  L | 21.01.2014, 19:00h
96-97
29 - 1814 - 1823 - 2520 - 2510 - 11
29 - 1814 - 1823 - 2520 - 2510 - 11
Venue: Minsk (BLR) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Vilius Maciulaitis (LTU), Mart Uuehendrik (EST)

GAME REPORT


Ural Ekaterinburg Claim Minsk Thriller

8. Anton Glazunov (Ural Ekaterinburg)
Anton Glazunov was one of four Ural players to record a double-double

Ural Ekaterinburg came back from a 16-point first half deficit to knock off Tsmoki Minsk 97-96 in overtime on the road and take first place in Group L of the EuroChallenge Last 16.

Dmitry Flis collected 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Aaron McGhee had 23 points and 10 rebounds for 2-0 Ekaterinburg.

Lance Harris added 21 and 10 and Anton Glazunov chipped in 13 points and 10 assists.

Minsk dropped to 1-1 despite 25 points from Keith Benson Jr., 12 from Aliaksei Lashkevich, 11 from both Demonte Harper and Branko Mirkovic and 10 points from Tyrone Brazelton.

Tsmoki jumped ahead 10-3 before Ekaterinburg pulled to within 12-10.

The hosts used a 14-2 run for a 26-12 lead, which was 29-18 after one quarter.

The margin was up to 38-22 early in the second quarter before the guests got back in the game thanks to a 12-2 run.

Minsk led 43-36 at the intermission.

Ekaterinburg knotted the game at 45-45 but Minsk pulled back ahead by 10 points but led 66-61 after 30 minutes.

McGhee's layup gave Ekaterinburg their first lead at 76-75.

Glazunov made two free throws with eight seconds left before Brazelton sent the game to overtime 86-86 with a layup with two seconds left.

Trailing 96-94, Flis nailed a three-pointer with 1:15 remaining in the extra session.

Brazelton would miss a game-winning attempt with three seconds to give Ekaterinburg the win.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Tsmoki Minsk vs. Ural Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg Head Coach Oleg Okulov
"The main task was to answer the tempo Tsmoki offered. In the first quarter we failed the mission a bit. But after changing the system of defence and reducing the number of turnovers we came back. We tried to support the players all the time in order to help them stay together. And in the end we were rewarded with the win. Of course we were a bit lucky in overtime, but without luck there's no win."

Ekaterinburg Player Aaron McGhee
„It was a very tough, but exciting game. We have been trying to stay close to the opponent throughout the whole game. Luckily we had the opportunity to win a great battle against a great team. We didn't pay any attention to the fact that Tsmoki are participating in the VTB League, because every game is a different story and could be won by any competitor. So we prepared ourselves tough and stole the win."

Tsmoki Minsk Head Coach Donaldas Kairys
"We let ourselves go after securing a 12-poin lead. And the opponent punished us. Ural made us pay for the mistakes on offence, when we didn't care about the ball movement and passing the ball accurately. It's very sad to lose the game. Not because of the result, but because of our performance and poor execution."

Tsmoki Minsk Player Pavel Ulyanko
"It's hard to say anything right now. The defeat hurts. The only component we lost was the rebound - and we paid for it. All the teams have ups and downs through the season. So we have to dig ourselves out of this pitch."

Accumulated statistics

47.5%

38/80
FG
M/A

47.1%

33/70

49.2%

32/65
FG2P
M/A

57.9%

22/38

40.0%

6/15
FG3P
M/A

34.4%

11/32

60.9%

14/23
FT
M/A

80.0%

20/25

36

8/28
RT
RO/RD

49

11/38

18

AS

18

9

TO

18

9

ST

4

2

BS

3

22

PF

23

96

Pts

97

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