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Group:  B | 05.11.2013, 18:00h
Group:  B | 05.11.2013, 18:00h
78-77
14 - 1817 - 1230 - 2317 - 24
14 - 1817 - 1230 - 2317 - 24
Venue: Paks (HUN) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Nebojsa Kovacevic (GER), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL), Marko Vladic (AUT)

GAME REPORT


Atomerömü Edge Out Oradea In Opener

11. Jarrod Jones (Atomerömü Paks)
Jarrod Jones paced Atomerömü Paks with a game-high 19 points

Atomerömü Paks held off visiting side CSM Oradea on Tuesday night to kick-start their EuroChallenge Group B campaign with a hard-fought 78-77 home victory.

The Romanian side jumped to a 20-14 lead but Jarrod Jones, with his 10th point on the night, capped off a 12-0 Atomerömü run that gave the hosts the upper hand in the clash and a 26-20 advantage with 4:33 remaining to the half-time buzzer.

Oradea's superiority on the glass and their balanced offence (five Oradea players scored in double digits) enabled them to gradually balance proceedings, reduce the gap to just 31-30 at the interval and tie the scores at 41 midway through the third quarter.

Atomerömü however hit three of their seven three-pointers in the final stretch of the period to enter the final frame with a 61-53 lead.

The hosts held on to that comfy cushion until midway through the fourth quarter, but Radovan Markovic with a triple capped off an 8-2 Oradea burst that tied the scores at 68, with 2:52 remaining to the final buzzer.

Atomerömü point guard Deonta Vaughn however, who only had three points until that point in the game, scored four points on back-to-back possessions and brought the hosts ahead, 72-68.

Jones with a dunk 26 seconds from the final buzzer gave the hosts a 77-70 lead which proved enough to secure them the win despite some late heroics from Oradea that reduced the point differential to just one point at the end.

Jones went 9-for-11 from the floor and collected 19 points and seven rebounds, Gergely Körtélyesi was 3-for-4 from three-point range and finished with 13 points and Zsolt Szabó chipped in with 12 points and five boards for the winners.

For Oradea, Markovic finished with 14 points and Daniel Dillon had 13 points and four boards in defeat.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Atomeromu SE Paks vs. CSM Oradea

Atomeromu SE Head Coach Branislav Dzunic
"It was a hard game for both teams. I think we were in a good situation at the last quarter but we made some mistakes and the opponent could came back. So we needed some luck at the end of the game."
 
 
CSM Oradea Head Coach Christian Achim
"It was a very tough game. It was the first game for us in the EuroChallenge but it was good enough. Congratulations to the home team."

 
Atomeromu SE Player Adam Toth
"There was a big fight and there were also a lot of mistakes. We were very bad at rebounding. I think we could win this game by more than 10 points. But the most important thing is that we won the game."
 
 
CSM Oradea Player William Franklin
"It was the first game for us. We knew Atomeromu SE is a good team. It was a great match and I hope we can win the next game."

 

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

29/58
FG
M/A

43.2%

32/74

56.4%

22/39
FG2P
M/A

49.0%

25/51

36.8%

7/19
FG3P
M/A

30.4%

7/23

59.1%

13/22
FT
M/A

66.7%

6/9

34

12/22
RT
RO/RD

41

19/22

19

AS

17

11

TO

14

12

ST

9

1

BS

0

16

PF

19

78

Pts

77

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