Galatasaray MP73-71

25-13, 16-22, 13-21, 19-15

Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

 

Date: 01.04.2012, 15:30hVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Aleksandar Glisic (SRB), Gentian Cici (ALB), Mathieu Bayot (BEL)
TEAM LEADERS
Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
Diana Taurasi (25)PtsSeimone Augustus (15)
Diana Taurasi (6), Isil Alben (6)Reb4 players tied with 5
Ticha Penicheiro (4)ASSeimone Augustus (3)
Isil Alben (2), Bahar Caglar (2)STSonja Petrovic (3), Seimone Augustus (3)
Egle Sulciute (1)BSSonja Petrovic (1), Seimone Augustus (1)

GAME REPORT

01.04.2012
Taurasi And Gala Topple Sparta&K

Turning Point: As Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje know only too well, there's nobody better in crunch time than Diana Taurasi and she made the big play at the end of the game to inflict defeat on her former team.

Game Heroes: Taurasi poured in 25 points while Ivanka Matic and Isil Alben enjoyed efficient shooting performances, both scoring 14 points.

Stats Don't Lie: There was very little between the teams although perhaps Sparta&K dipping below their normally impressive three-point shooting played a part. They shot 31.8% from downtown in this one.

A basket in the last few seconds by Diana Taurasi against her former club helped Galatasaray Medical Park to overcome Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje 73-71 as the hosts wrapped up their involvement with a second win of the tournament.

Despite being without the influential Tina Charles and Epifaniya Prints, Galatasaray made a rapid-fire start to the game and gained the upper hand.

Both teams were tied on 7-7 but the hosts outscored the former champions 18-6 to take a commanding 25-13 lead at the end of the first period. It was a super shooting performance by Galatasaray who shot almost 60% from the floor.

Their level of shooting barely dipped during the second quarter although this was absolutely necessary as Sparta&K worked hard to reduce the lead.

Trailing 35-25 they managed to make it a one shot game as Nika Baric scored but it was Gala who headed to the locker room on a high and with a 38-30 lead after Isil Alben wrapped up the first half-action with a triple.

Sparta&K regrouped and refocused at the break to enjoy an excellent third quarter, reminiscent of their opening game against Wisla. Collectively they did a much better job and particularly offensively with six different scorers in the third period.

This helped them to not only draw level but to take a 56-54 advantage into the last ten minutes after a score by Serbian forward Sonja Petrovic.

Both clubs enjoyed a share of the lead during the final quarter but neither could establish any real daylight and it was tied up at 69-69 with less than sixty seconds remaining.

COACH QUOTES

01.04.2012
Quotes Galatasaray MP vs. Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Galatasaray Medical Park head coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu
"First of all congratulations to Sparta&K. They had a strong game. Actually we stopped their shooters in the first half. But in the second half they played smarter than us and came back. At the end of the game, especially our team captain Işıl Alben and Diana Taurasi played really well. We are happy for the win, but at the same time sorry for two home losses. I hope that next season we will do better."

Galatasaray captain Işıl Alben
"We are sorry that we have lost on the first day of Final 8. We played badly at the end of the games and we lost two home games. I want to congratulate Sparta&K for they fought hard today."

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje head coach Pokey Chatman
"First congratulations to Galatasaray. When you have quality players to go out there and finish out a tough 4 days, that speaks volumes of play at a high level. Unfortunately we didn't do some thigs we need to do in order to have success. There is a certain level that we have to play at. We have to play off each other, screen and make extra passes so we can get match-ups. But we didn't do that and the result is a two point loss. But more importantly we are going to go home healthy, get ready for some tough Russian playoffs."

Sparta&K point guard Jelena Skerovic
"I think we didn't play on our best level today. We didn't play good defense and missed a lot of shots when we needed to score. We had also some turnovers. So we were unable to close the game while we were ahead in the last two minutes. Congratulations to Galatasaray, they played very well and made the last shot."

Top performers

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Diana Taurasi

 

Seimone Augustus

25Pts15
6Reb5
2AS3
0ST3
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
27/56FG M/A24/63
19/35 (54.3%) FG2P M/A17/41 (41.5%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A7/22 (31.8%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A16/18 (88.9%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 33 (12-21)
15AS9
16TO10
6ST8
1BS2
22PF15
73Pts71

PHOTO GALLERY

GALATASARAY MP
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Prince, E. DNP
7Saylar, Y. 131/250.00/10.01/1100.00/00.011201000013
8Cora, A. DNP
*9Caglar, B. 324/666.74/666.70/00.01/250.0235302033-39
*10Alben, I. 356/1250.04/944.42/366.70/00.00663020241014
*11Matic, I. 254/580.04/580.00/00.06/6100.0224031053514
*13Taurasi, D. 259/1656.36/966.73/742.94/4100.0066260045-325
*14Ivegin, S. 342/825.01/250.01/616.70/00.012320004045
21Penicheiro, T. 150/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0033411000-10
31Charles, T. DNP
41Sulciute, E. 201/520.00/10.01/425.00/00.0022130140-33
TEAM/COACH22420
TOTAL27/ 5648.219/ 3554.38/ 2138.111/1291.782735151661221573
SPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Dupree, C. 315/1241.75/1241.70/00.00/00.0235111012110
6Petrovic, S. 232/633.31/425.01/250.00/00.0213123141-75
7Belyakova, E. 211/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0202000010-12
8Baric, N. 114/850.03/475.01/425.00/00.0000111032-19
10Korovushkina, T. DNP
*11Kuzina, M. 171/616.71/425.00/20.02/2100.023500001134
14Tikhonenko, K. 90/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0022000002-32
21Kalmykova, M. 41/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0011000000-12
*23Skerovic, J. 233/560.00/00.03/560.00/00.0055220033-49
*25Hammon, R. 334/1040.02/366.72/728.63/475.0011140023113
*33Augustus, S. 273/1030.03/1030.00/00.09/1090.0235303108215
TEAM/COACH22400
TOTAL24/ 6338.117/ 4141.57/ 2231.816/1888.912213391082152271
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Diana Taurasi

 

Seimone Augustus

25Pts15
6Reb5
2AS3
0ST3
0BS1
25Min27

TEAM STATS

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
27/56FG M/A24/63
19/35 (54.3%) FG2P M/A17/41 (41.5%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A7/22 (31.8%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A16/18 (88.9%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 33 (12-21)
15AS9
16TO10
6ST8
1BS2
22PF15
73Pts71

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGALATASARAY MPScoreSPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE
09:45 0 - 2 11 M. Kuzina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:219 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Taurasi 
2 - 2 
09:129 B. Caglar Def. Rebound   11 M. Kuzina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:049 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 B. Caglar 
  
08:4111 I. Matic Foul drawn   4 C. Dupree Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:4111 I. Matic Free throw MADE(1/2) 3 - 2 
08:4111 I. Matic Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 2 
08:24 4 - 5 23 J. Skerovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 S. Augustus
08:1110 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound
08:0113 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:5113 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Caglar 
7 - 5 
07:3711 I. Matic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   4 C. Dupree Foul drawn
07:279 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   25 R. Hammon Foul drawn
07:27 7 - 6 25 R. Hammon Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:27 7 - 7 25 R. Hammon Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:0513 D. Taurasi Turnover (Bad Pass)   33 S. Augustus Steal
07:059 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   23 J. Skerovic Foul drawn
06:53   23 J. Skerovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Kuzina
06:37   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree
06:3313 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1910 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 I. Matic 
  
06:1413 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 I. Alben 
10 - 7 
05:5813 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:4813 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 12 - 7 
05:27   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 S. Augustus
05:2313 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:1713 D. Taurasi Foul drawn   23 J. Skerovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:17   Substitution: 11 M. Kuzina out,
6 S. Petrovic in
05:1413 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   25 R. Hammon Def. Rebound
05:02   25 R. Hammon Turnover (Out of bounds)
05:02Substitution: 13 D. Taurasi out,
7 Y. Saylar in 
  
04:379 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 I. Alben 
14 - 7 
04:2910 I. Alben Def. Rebound   25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:1111 I. Matic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Caglar 
16 - 7 
04:11Timeout   
04:11   Substitution: 25 R. Hammon out,
7 E. Belyakova in
04:11   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
8 N. Baric in
03:48 16 - 9 7 E. Belyakova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Petrovic
03:287 Y. Saylar Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 N. Baric Steal
03:25 16 - 11 8 N. Baric 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:0011 I. Matic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 18 - 11 
02:489 B. Caglar Def. Rebound   7 E. Belyakova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2814 S. Ivegin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 Y. Saylar 
  
02:0310 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 20 - 11 
01:55 20 - 13 4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:3114 S. Ivegin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 22 - 13 
01:1510 I. Alben Def. Rebound   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:1210 I. Alben Foul drawn   8 N. Baric Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
01:12   Substitution: 4 C. Dupree out,
14 K. Tikhonenko in
01:12Substitution: 11 I. Matic out,
41 E. Sulciute in 
  
01:12   Substitution: 23 J. Skerovic out,
11 M. Kuzina in
00:51Timeout   
00:4610 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound
00:339 B. Caglar Steal   8 N. Baric Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:1614 S. Ivegin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
00:169 B. Caglar Foul drawn   6 S. Petrovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:0210 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 25 - 13 
TimeGALATASARAY MPScoreSPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE
10:00Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
11 I. Matic in 
  
09:5041 E. Sulciute Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:32   8 N. Baric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Kuzina
09:2811 I. Matic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   11 M. Kuzina Foul drawn
09:28 25 - 14 11 M. Kuzina Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:28 25 - 15 11 M. Kuzina Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:067 Y. Saylar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   6 S. Petrovic Block
11 M. Kuzina Def. Rebound
08:5741 E. Sulciute Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   14 K. Tikhonenko Foul drawn
08:53   8 N. Baric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 E. Belyakova
08:4914 S. Ivegin Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   14 K. Tikhonenko Foul drawn
08:49 25 - 16 14 K. Tikhonenko Free throw MADE(1/2)
08:49   8 N. Baric assist
08:49 25 - 17 14 K. Tikhonenko Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:3411 I. Matic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 27 - 17 
08:217 Y. Saylar Def. Rebound   11 M. Kuzina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:5641 E. Sulciute Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 S. Petrovic Steal
07:4610 I. Alben Def. Rebound   6 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:3711 I. Matic Foul drawn   11 M. Kuzina Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:37   Substitution: 11 M. Kuzina out,
21 M. Kalmykova in
07:3711 I. Matic Free throw MADE(1/2) 28 - 17 
07:3714 S. Ivegin assist   
07:3711 I. Matic Free throw MADE(2/2) 29 - 17 
07:23   6 S. Petrovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:23   Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
25 R. Hammon in
07:0241 E. Sulciute 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   21 M. Kalmykova Def. Rebound
06:4241 E. Sulciute Def. Rebound   8 N. Baric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3311 I. Matic Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
11 I. Matic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  8 N. Baric Foul drawn
06:33   Substitution: 8 N. Baric out,
23 J. Skerovic in
06:33Substitution: 11 I. Matic out,
9 B. Caglar in 
  
06:20 29 - 19 21 M. Kalmykova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:14Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
21 T. Penicheiro in 
  
05:559 B. Caglar Foul drawn   23 J. Skerovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
05:40 Turnover (24 secs)   
05:40   Substitution: 14 K. Tikhonenko out,
33 S. Augustus in
05:40   Substitution: 7 E. Belyakova out,
4 C. Dupree in
05:25 29 - 21 33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:0441 E. Sulciute 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 T. Penicheiro 
32 - 21 
04:5521 T. Penicheiro Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:367 Y. Saylar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 T. Penicheiro 
35 - 21 
04:22 35 - 24 23 J. Skerovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 C. Dupree
03:52 Turnover (24 secs)   
03:52Substitution: 7 Y. Saylar out,
13 D. Taurasi in 
  
03:52   Substitution: 21 M. Kalmykova out,
11 M. Kuzina in
03:4213 D. Taurasi Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   25 R. Hammon Foul drawn
03:42 35 - 25 25 R. Hammon Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:4241 E. Sulciute Def. Rebound   25 R. Hammon Free throw missed(2/2)
03:2841 E. Sulciute 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 J. Skerovic Def. Rebound
03:2241 E. Sulciute Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
03:22   33 S. Augustus Free throw missed(1/2)
03:22 35 - 26 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:0713 D. Taurasi Turnover (Bad Pass)   33 S. Augustus Steal
03:0421 T. Penicheiro Def. Rebound   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:5441 E. Sulciute 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 J. Skerovic Def. Rebound
20:00 35 - 28 25 R. Hammon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 23 J. Skerovic
02:48Timeout   
02:3821 T. Penicheiro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
02:3014 S. Ivegin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 M. Kuzina Def. Rebound
02:2014 S. Ivegin Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
02:20 35 - 29 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:20 35 - 30 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:0713 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 37 - 30 
02:0713 D. Taurasi Foul drawn   23 J. Skerovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
02:07Substitution: 14 S. Ivegin out,
10 I. Alben in 
  
02:0713 D. Taurasi Free throw MADE(1/1) 38 - 30 
02:07   Substitution: 23 J. Skerovic out,
8 N. Baric in
01:4510 I. Alben Def. Rebound   11 M. Kuzina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:2541 E. Sulciute Offensive Foul (Team 8th, Player 3rd)
41 E. Sulciute Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
01:12 38 - 33 8 N. Baric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 S. Augustus
00:5813 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   33 S. Augustus Block
33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound
00:51   25 R. Hammon Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:51   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
7 E. Belyakova in
00:4013 D. Taurasi Offensive Foul (Team 9th, Player 2nd)
13 D. Taurasi Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  8 N. Baric Foul drawn
00:29 38 - 35 8 N. Baric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0410 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Caglar 
41 - 35 
00:01   8 N. Baric 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeGALATASARAY MPScoreSPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE
10:00Substitution: 21 T. Penicheiro out,
11 I. Matic in 
  
10:00Substitution: 41 E. Sulciute out,
14 S. Ivegin in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 7 E. Belyakova out,
23 J. Skerovic in
10:00   Substitution: 8 N. Baric out,
33 S. Augustus in
09:4910 I. Alben Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
09:3814 S. Ivegin Def. Rebound   25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2811 I. Matic Turnover (Bad Pass)   4 C. Dupree Steal
09:2610 I. Alben Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   4 C. Dupree Foul drawn
09:16   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree
09:119 B. Caglar Steal   4 C. Dupree Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:539 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Taurasi 
43 - 35 
08:41 43 - 38 25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:2514 S. Ivegin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 M. Kuzina Def. Rebound
08:1814 S. Ivegin Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   25 R. Hammon Foul drawn
08:12 Def. Rebound   11 M. Kuzina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4314 S. Ivegin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 C. Dupree Def. Rebound
07:33 43 - 40 33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:1211 I. Matic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 45 - 40 
06:57 45 - 43 23 J. Skerovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:4113 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 J. Skerovic Def. Rebound
06:399 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   23 J. Skerovic Foul drawn
06:38Timeout   
06:15 45 - 45 4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 J. Skerovic
05:5810 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 47 - 45 
05:3711 I. Matic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
05:37Substitution: 11 I. Matic out,
41 E. Sulciute in 
  
05:37 47 - 46 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:37 47 - 47 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:109 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 41 E. Sulciute 
49 - 47 
04:5310 I. Alben Def. Rebound   11 M. Kuzina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4713 D. Taurasi Turnover (Travelling)   
04:47   Substitution: 11 M. Kuzina out,
6 S. Petrovic in
04:319 B. Caglar Def. Rebound   23 J. Skerovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2113 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 J. Skerovic Def. Rebound
04:1113 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound   4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:5713 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   23 J. Skerovic Def. Rebound
03:49 49 - 50 6 S. Petrovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 25 R. Hammon
03:23   Substitution: 23 J. Skerovic out,
7 E. Belyakova in
03:23Substitution: 13 D. Taurasi out,
21 T. Penicheiro in 
  
03:2010 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 B. Caglar 
  
03:0614 S. Ivegin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 21 T. Penicheiro 
52 - 50 
02:47 52 - 52 4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:2910 I. Alben Foul drawn   6 S. Petrovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
02:29   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
8 N. Baric in
02:189 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 C. Dupree Def. Rebound
02:04 52 - 54 8 N. Baric 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:3810 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 54 - 54 
01:1641 E. Sulciute Block
14 S. Ivegin Def. Rebound 
  6 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:5810 I. Alben Foul drawn   8 N. Baric Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
00:58   Substitution: 4 C. Dupree out,
14 K. Tikhonenko in
00:4710 I. Alben Foul drawn   8 N. Baric Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
00:47   Substitution: 8 N. Baric out,
23 J. Skerovic in
00:3210 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 K. Tikhonenko Def. Rebound
00:06   7 E. Belyakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 E. Belyakova
00:05   7 E. Belyakova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic
00:01 54 - 56 6 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
TimeGALATASARAY MPScoreSPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE
10:00Substitution: 14 S. Ivegin out,
13 D. Taurasi in 
  
09:4713 D. Taurasi Foul drawn   7 E. Belyakova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:3913 D. Taurasi Foul drawn   6 S. Petrovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
09:3913 D. Taurasi Free throw MADE(1/2) 55 - 56 
09:3913 D. Taurasi Free throw MADE(2/2) 56 - 56 
09:2810 I. Alben Steal   23 J. Skerovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:2510 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 58 - 56 
09:07   6 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
09:04   Substitution: 23 J. Skerovic out,
33 S. Augustus in
08:58   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:
08:56Substitution: 41 E. Sulciute out,
11 I. Matic in 
  
08:4611 I. Matic Def. Rebound   6 S. Petrovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2521 T. Penicheiro 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 K. Tikhonenko Def. Rebound
08:1311 I. Matic Def. Rebound   25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4913 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
07:49Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
7 Y. Saylar in 
  
07:49   Substitution: 14 K. Tikhonenko out,
4 C. Dupree in
07:3713 D. Taurasi Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
07:3121 T. Penicheiro Steal   25 R. Hammon Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:2413 D. Taurasi Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 S. Petrovic Steal
07:06 58 - 59 25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:3921 T. Penicheiro Turnover (Bad Pass)   33 S. Augustus Steal
06:35 58 - 61 4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 33 S. Augustus
06:33Timeout   
06:33Substitution: 7 Y. Saylar out,
10 I. Alben in 
  
06:33Substitution: 21 T. Penicheiro out,
14 S. Ivegin in 
  
06:159 B. Caglar Foul drawn   25 R. Hammon Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:159 B. Caglar Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:159 B. Caglar Free throw MADE(2/2) 59 - 61 
06:07   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic
05:4210 I. Alben Def. Rebound   25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2213 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 I. Alben 
62 - 61 
05:02 62 - 63 25 R. Hammon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:4713 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 S. Ivegin 
  
04:3011 I. Matic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound
04:2013 D. Taurasi Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
04:20 62 - 64 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:20 62 - 65 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:20Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
41 E. Sulciute in 
  
04:0713 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 S. Ivegin 
64 - 65 
03:50 64 - 67 4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:2441 E. Sulciute 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
03:2441 E. Sulciute Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)   6 S. Petrovic Foul drawn
03:07   25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 33 S. Augustus
02:5713 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:5213 D. Taurasi Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 S. Petrovic Steal
02:4310 I. Alben Steal   25 R. Hammon Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:2310 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 C. Dupree Def. Rebound
02:14 Def. Rebound   7 E. Belyakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:12Substitution: 41 E. Sulciute out,
21 T. Penicheiro in 
  
02:12Timeout   
02:0113 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 21 T. Penicheiro 
66 - 67 
02:0113 D. Taurasi Foul drawn   25 R. Hammon Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
02:0113 D. Taurasi Free throw MADE(1/1) 67 - 67 
01:41 67 - 69 33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:2614 S. Ivegin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 I. Matic 
  
01:2611 I. Matic Foul drawn   6 S. Petrovic Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
01:26   Substitution: 7 E. Belyakova out,
23 J. Skerovic in
01:2611 I. Matic Free throw MADE(1/2) 68 - 69 
01:2611 I. Matic Free throw MADE(2/2) 69 - 69 
01:1321 T. Penicheiro Def. Rebound   25 R. Hammon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:5713 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 71 - 69 
00:57Timeout   
00:4111 I. Matic Steal   23 J. Skerovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:2311 I. Matic Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)
11 I. Matic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  23 J. Skerovic Foul drawn
00:23Timeout   
00:23Substitution: 11 I. Matic out,
7 Y. Saylar in 
  
00:1714 S. Ivegin Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
00:17 71 - 70 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:17 71 - 71 33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:17Timeout   
00:0113 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 73 - 71 
00:01   6 S. Petrovic Turnover (Bad Pass)

Accumulated statistics

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
27/56FG M/A24/63
19/35 (54.3%) FG2P M/A17/41 (41.5%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A7/22 (31.8%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A16/18 (88.9%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 33 (12-21)
15AS9
16TO10
6ST8
1BS2
22PF15
73Pts71

top performers

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Diana Taurasi

 

Seimone Augustus

25Pts15
6Reb5
2AS3
0ST3
0BS1
25Min27

COACH QUOTES

01.04.2012
Quotes Galatasaray MP vs. Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Galatasaray Medical Park head coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu
"First of all congratulations to Sparta&K. They had a strong game. Actually we stopped their shooters in the first half. But in the second half they played smarter than us and came back. At the end of the game, especially our team captain Işıl Alben and Diana Taurasi played really well. We are happy for the win, but at the same time sorry for two home losses. I hope that next season we will do better."

Galatasaray captain Işıl Alben
"We are sorry that we have lost on the first day of Final 8. We played badly at the end of the games and we lost two home games. I want to congratulate Sparta&K for they fought hard today."

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje head coach Pokey Chatman
"First congratulations to Galatasaray. When you have quality players to go out there and finish out a tough 4 days, that speaks volumes of play at a high level. Unfortunately we didn't do some thigs we need to do in order to have success. There is a certain level that we have to play at. We have to play off each other, screen and make extra passes so we can get match-ups. But we didn't do that and the result is a two point loss. But more importantly we are going to go home healthy, get ready for some tough Russian playoffs."

Sparta&K point guard Jelena Skerovic
"I think we didn't play on our best level today. We didn't play good defense and missed a lot of shots when we needed to score. We had also some turnovers. So we were unable to close the game while we were ahead in the last two minutes. Congratulations to Galatasaray, they played very well and made the last shot."

Top performers

Galatasaray MP Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Diana Taurasi

 

Seimone Augustus

25Pts15
6Reb5
2AS3
0ST3
0BS1

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