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Group:  H | 05.11.2014, 19:00h
Group:  H | 05.11.2014, 19:00h
78-59
17 - 2225 - 1921 - 915 - 9
17 - 2225 - 1921 - 915 - 9
Venue: Usak (TUR) |
Spectators: 2100 |
Referees: Igor Mitrovski (MKD), Ciprian Stoica (ROU), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Sportif Overpower Struggling Minsk

Miha Zupan
Slovenia international Miha Zupan collected a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double for Usak Sportif

Usak Sportif blew Tsmoki-Minsk away in the second half to open Group H play in the EuroChallenge with a 78-59 win.

The hosts outscored Minsk 36-18 in the second half as a one-point edge at the break became a comfortable win.

Christopher Warren scored 17 points to lead five Sportif players in double figures, but it was all about the defence after half-time as Minsk were kept to single figures in both the third and fourth quarters.

Sportif needed a three-pointer from Ibrahim Yildrim - the final score of the first half - to take a lead into the locker rooms, having come from nine points down, but soon took control in the third period.

Three-pointers from Warren and Miha Zupan highlighted an 18-0 run that put them up 63-43 with 59 seconds left in the third quarter and Minsk - who arrived here winless in domestic action - never threatened to overhaul the difference.

Justin Carter and Zupan had 12 each for Sportif, with Yildrim adding 11 and Courtney Fells 10.

Vitali Liutych led Minsk with 15 points.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.5%

28/59
FG
M/A

32.7%

17/52

60.6%

20/33
FG2P
M/A

31.3%

10/32

30.8%

8/26
FG3P
M/A

35.0%

7/20

60.9%

14/23
FT
M/A

75.0%

18/24

41

10/31
RT
RO/RD

31

6/25

15

AS

10

15

TO

17

8

ST

7

4

BS

1

25

PF

20

78

Pts

59

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