Recap of Round 2 of Top 16

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Recap of Round 2 of Top 16Jan 10, 2019


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Group E

Monaco – Rytas 75-70

The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 28-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Monaco forced 19 Rytas turnovers. Strangely Rytas outrebounded Monaco 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Hungarian-American power forward Jarrod Jones (207-90, college: Ball St.) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 15 points during the contest. American swingman Dominique Sutton (198-86, college: N.C.Central) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import DJ Seeley (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: E.Kikanovic 15+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 15+8reb, G.Robinson 14+3reb+2ast, E.Buckner 10+3reb, D.Needham 7+1reb+2ast, L.Jones 6+6ast
Rytas: M.Echodas 13+5reb, D.Sutton 12+7reb+3ast, R.Stipcevic 11+1reb+2ast, D.Seeley 10+9reb+2ast, A.Parakhouski 8+7reb+2ast, D.Sirvydis 5+1reb

gschID: 701999

Partizan NIS – ALBA 78-66

The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. ALBA Berlin was better in third quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Partizan players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Power forward Nikola Jankovic (206-94, agency: BeoBasket) notched 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Marcus Paige (184-93, college: N.Carolina) supported him with 10 points. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Even 10 points and 8 assists by American forward Luke Sikma (202-89, college: Portland) did not help to save the game for ALBA Berlin. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (191-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 16 points for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Partizan NIS: V.Marinkovic 14+1reb, J.Landale 13+3reb, N.Jankovic 11+7reb+1ast, B.Sy 10+2reb+1ast, M.Paige 10+3reb+3ast, R.Zagorac 8+2ast
ALBA: M.Hermannsson 16+1reb+2ast, R.Giedraitis 11+4reb+1ast, L.Sikma 10+3reb+8ast, J.Thiemann 8+2reb, N.Giffey 5+2reb+2ast, L.Nnoko 5+8reb

gschID: 702000

Group F

ASVEL – Ratiopharm 93-89

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ratiopharm Ulm won fourth quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Croatian center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. American-Serbian point guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) chipped in 14 points. American guard Patrick Miller (184-92, college: Tennessee St.) produced 20 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American-Montenegrin forward Javonte Green (196-93, college: Radford) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket and four ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: A.Noua 16, D.Nelson 14+4reb+2ast, C.Kahudi 11+6reb+1ast, M.Bilan 11+11reb+2ast, T.Maledon 11+3reb+4ast, A.Kaba 9+4reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: P.Miller 20+4reb+3ast, J.Green 15+6reb+3ast, R.Thompson 15+1reb+1ast, K.Reinhardt 14+2reb+3ast, D.Kraemer 6+2reb+1ast, G.Schilling 6+5reb+1ast

gschID: 702001

Fraport SKY – Lokomotiv 69-92

The game without a history. Lokomotiv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-23 charity shots (95.7 percent) during the game. Lokomotiv forced 20 Deutsche Bank Skyliners turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Jamel McLean (202-88, college: Xavier) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 4 steals (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Dmitry Khvostov (190-89) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. Swedish guard Elijah Clarance (195-98, college: Illinois St.) replied with 15 points and American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) added 15 points in the effort for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: J.McLean 19+3reb+1ast, D.Wright 14+3reb+3ast, D.Khvostov 12+4reb+7ast, V.Fridzon 12+4reb+4ast, J.Johnson 10+5reb, M.Ponitka 10+3reb+4ast
Fraport SKY: J.Clark 15+1reb+3ast, E.Clarance 15+3reb+2ast, E.Murphy 11+3reb, Q.Robertson 8+4reb+3ast, A.Trtovac 8+6reb, R.Freudenberg 6+2reb+2ast

gschID: 702002

Group G

Limoges – Valencia 74-79

Limoges CSP Elite trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 24-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-79 at the end of the game. Valencia Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Georgian Will Thomas (203-86, agency: Two Points) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Valencia Basket’s coach used entire bench in such tough game. William Howard (202-93) responded with 15 points and American point guard Jordan Taylor (188-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 10 points and 7 assists. Four Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Valencia: W.Thomas 15+3reb+2ast, B.Dubljevic 12+12reb+3ast, M.Thomas 9+1ast, A.Diot 9+2reb+1ast, S.Van-Rossom 8+2reb+3ast, A.Abalde 7+4reb+3ast
Limoges: W.Howard 15+3reb+2ast, A.Bouteille 12+2reb+1ast, D.Hardy 12+2reb+2ast, J.Taylor 10+2reb+7ast, I.Miles 9+1reb, J.Boutsiele 6+10reb

gschID: 702003

Unicaja – Crvena Zvezda 79-74

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-13. But Crvena Zvezda won third quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Unicaja Malaga made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Crvena Zvezda was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Georgian center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and French center Mathias Lessort (206-95, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 16 points during the contest. Five Unicaja Malaga players scored in double figures. Greek Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) responded with 23 points and American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Crvena Zvezda’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn’t help.
Top scorers:
Unicaja: M.Lessort 16+4reb+1ast, G.Shermadini 13+9reb+3ast, B.Roberts 11+3reb+4ast, K.Wiltjer 10+3reb, J.Fernandez 10+3reb+4ast, S.Salin 10+3reb+1ast
Crvena Zvezda: S.Perperoglou 23+3reb+1ast, O.Dobric 13+4reb, F.Covic 9+1reb+1ast, J.Ragland 7+7reb+7ast, B.Baron 7, B.Simanic 7+1reb+1ast

gschID: 702004

Group H

Andorra – Unics 86-80

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Unics Kazan won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Andorra won last quarter 21-17. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. French point guard Andrew Albicy (177-90) scored 21 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American-Lithuanian John Shurna (204-90, college: Northwestern) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Andorra: A.Albicy 21+1reb+4ast, J.Shurna 12+6reb+1ast, M.Vitali 11+4reb+2ast, D.Ennis 10+3reb+4ast, M.Diagne 8+8reb, D.Walker 8+3reb
Unics: P.Henry 17+5reb+3ast, M.Ejim 15+6reb, J.Smith 13+3reb+5ast, T.Lockett 11+5reb+2ast, E.McCollum 10, M.Ndour 8+3reb+2ast

gschID: 702005

Zenit – Cedevita 98-84

The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-84. Zenit looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Forward Sergey Karasev (201-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 19 points to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Jalen Reynolds (208-92, college: Xavier) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Zenit players scored in double figures. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 16 points and 9 assists and Georgian-American point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St.) scored 18 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Zenit: S.Karasev 19+2reb+3ast, M.Simonovic 18+4reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 14+9reb+1ast, E.Voronov 13+5reb+1ast, P.Scrubb 9+2reb+5ast, J.Uthoff 9+2reb+1ast
Cedevita: J.Pullen 18+2reb+3ast, J.Cobbs 16+4reb+9ast, E.Muric 13+4reb+1ast, I.Ramljak 9+3reb, E.Cook 9+4reb+1ast, F.Kruslin 8+2reb+2ast

gschID: 702006

  












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