2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 18, 2015 CET: 18:45
Local time: 19:45 SALA POLIVALENTA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
71.0 Points 78.6
38.0 Rebounds 37.4
11.8 O. Rebounds 7.4
26.2 D. Rebounds 30.0
16.2 Assists 18.4
5.4 Steals 6.0
2.0 Blocks 2.6
14.4 Turnovers 11.0
44.4 % 2PT 53.3 %
33.6 % 3PT 30.8 %
78.5 % FT 73.9 %
74.8 Index 93.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
12.6 / Nicoara Points 19.4 / Langford
8.0 / Nicoara Rebounds 5.8 / Williams
3.0 / Cooper OR 1.4 / Williams
6.0 / Nicoara DR 4.6 / Colom
4.2 / Marinovic Assists 8.6 / Colom
1.4 / Marinovic Steals 1.5 / Kaimakoglou
0.8 / Cooper Blocks 1.0 / Parakhouski
3.4 / Marinovic Turnovers 2.6 / Colom
60.0 % / Dragusin 2PT 60.9 % / Williams
38.9 % / Marinovic 3PT 46.2 % / Kaimakoglou
100.0 % / Nicoara FT 100.0 % / Kaimakoglou
16.8 / Nicoara Index 19.2 / Langford

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
0-0 Last 32 0-0
2-3 Regular Season 3-2
2-3 Overall 3-2

Referees

Crew Chief
HALLIKO, AARE, Estonia
Referee
CICI, GENTIAN, Albania
Umpire
LUCIS, OSKARS, Latvia

The Take

Aris Thessaloniki (3-2) hosts Trabzonspor Medical Park (3-2) for the first time ever. Aris is perfect at home, allowing visitors to score a mere 61.5 points, and shoot just 20% from long range, the latter of which is second-lowest rate for home teams in the Eurocup. Trabzonsport, which edged Aris 74-71 in their Round 1 clash, is still searching for its first road win. The best offensive-rebounding team in the competition, Banvit Bandirma (2-3) plays host to Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (2-3). This is fourth time in the last five seasons these two teams square off. Banvit holds 4-3 record in those head-to-head matches, but Buducnost has not had much success on Turkish soil, holding a 10-2 all-time record, and having lost the past eight games in that country, with the last win coming 16 years ago. Steaua CSM Eximbak Bucharest (2-3) welcomes Unics Kazan (3-2). It's the first time Unics is playing in Romania. Their clash in Round 1 was one-sided, with Unics comfortably cruising to 94-68 win, but both teams have played to a 2-2 record since then.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

SAPERA, HRISTU
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"I think we have learned a lot in these first five games about the competition and about our team. Kazan is still a great team but we have gained more confidence in ourselves and in what we can achieve in this competition. We know every home game is important and we are focused on getting the second win in a row in front of our fans."
PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"Steaua might be a dangerous opponent. They have no right to lose at home with just 2 wins in Eurocup and 3 defeats. The team has a good roster. There is Marinovic and Rasic, Amis and strong Finish national team center Lee. Generally speaking, we have a good group composed of comparatively same level teams, and it will not be an easy task for any of the competitors to claim topping the group. To be competitive in this game we shall play well as a team, and secure defense, as we did in our recent game in Kazan against Trabzonspor. We shall shoot out of the arc and do not let our opponents have easy balls, move the ball fast and be concentrated all the match long."

Players

NICOARA, TITUS
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"We are facing a team with very valuable players and in the first match against them we couldn't get a good result.In order to hope for the victory, we have to start the match very good and to maintain the rhytm. Unics is a very experienced team, who needs only a few minutes to break the balance, but I am sure that if we play a good colective game, we have a great chance to win. The last three matches gave us confidence and our game and morale are improving. Each victory help us to evolve as a group. The match from Wednesday is a new chance to get a new historical win in front of our fans. I hope to see even more people in the hall and to celebrate with them at the end."
WILLIAMS, LATAVIOUS
Unics Kazan
"Steaua is a good team. We shall show a very good game to be competitive on the road. They have a number of strong players in their roster, and they will have an advantage, because they will play at home. There is no doubt for me, that it will not be an easy game, because Steaua needs to win, having just 2 wins and 3 defeats in Eurocup."
Keith Langford - Unics Kazan - EC15 (photo Catalin Soare - www.sportaction.ro)

Langford, Banic lead Unics to road win in Bucharest

Unics Kazan took a very important step forwards in Group D by downing Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest 71-88 in the Romanian capital on Wednesday. Unics improved to 4-2 to keep leading the standings while Steaua dropped to 2-4. Keith Langford led the winners with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Marko Banic added 19 points on 9-of-10 two-point shots, Artsiom Parakhouski had 13 and 12 rebounds in less than 19 minutes while Kostas Kaimakoglou got 12 points and 9 rebounds for Unics. Bill Amis led Steaua with 14 points. Gerald Lee added 12, Marko Marinovic had 11 while Denis Ikovlev got 10 for the hosts. Lee shined early to make Steaua get a double-digit lead, 15-5. Banic and Kaimakoglou allowed Unics to get within 25-21 after 10 minutes. Parakhouski had 8 points in a 1-10 run which put Unics ahead for good, 30-34. Langford and Banic made Unics get a double-digit lead, 38-48, at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Unics boosted its margin to 47-60 soon after the break and then again to 63-82 midway through the fourth quarter, enough to seal the outcome.

Lee got Steaua going with a layup, igniting a 9-0 opening run in which Ikovlev had 5 points. Unics called timeout and Langford found his first points but Amis dunked for an 11-2 Steaua lead. Kaimakoglou shined with a tip-in but back-to-back layups by Lee made it a double-digit game, 15-5. Banic and Langford stepped up for Unics and a three-pointer by Kaimakoglou brought Unics within 15-11. Lee hit a jump hook but Banic and Valery Likhodey kept the guests as close as 19-17. Pankracije Barac made free throws, Langford scored again and Nicoara restored a 23-19 Steaua lead. Banic and Aleksandar Rasic traded layups for a 25-21 score after 10 minutes. Parakhouski made free throws early in the second quarter but Nicoara and Rasic kept Steaua way ahead, 29-24. Unics kept running its offense through an unstoppable Parakhouski, who had 8 points in a 1-10 run which Banic capped with a layup for a 30-34 lead. Chris Copper and Rasic stepped up for the hosts but Banic and Quino Colom boosted the guests' lead to 34-40. Amis shined with a three-point play, Colom struck from downtown and Langford gave Unics its first double-digit lead, 38-48, at halftime.

Amis scored immediately after the break but Kaimakoglou did even better with a three-point play, good for a 40-51 Unics margin. Ikovlev and Lee stepped up for Steaua but a three-pointer by Langford kept his team way ahead, 45-54. Amis scored again but Banic, Colom and Langford led a 0-6 run which forced the hosts to call timeout at 47-60. Rasic fed Ionut Dragusin for a close basket and Marinovic ignited the crowd with consecutive three-pointers but Langford and Colom kept their team way ahead, 56-65. Nicoara and Banic exchanged baskets for a 58-67 score after three quarters. Kaimakoglou struck from downtown early in the fourth quarter and Anton Ponkrashov made it a 14-point game, 58-72. Marinovic hit another three-pointer and Amis scored again but Steaua only managed to trade baskets now. Meanwhile, Langford and Banic remained unstoppable and allowed Unics to seal the outcome, 63-82, with under 6 minutes left. Steaua never gave up but Unics cruised to a well-deserved, pivotal road win

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: HALLIKO, AARE (EST), CICI, GENTIAN (ALB), LUCIS, OSKARS (LAT)
Attendance: 1600 (Tentative)
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Unics Kazan21486788
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 PAUL, MIHAIL 10:45     0/2   1 1 2   1       2 2 1
6 SZIJARTO, LEVENTE 4:55               1 1 1     3   -2
7 BARAC, PANKRACIJE 10:42 3 0/4   3/4           1       2 -1
8 ROSU, ADRIAN 1:49 2 1/1                         2
13 AMIS, BILL 23:29 14 5/7 0/1 4/5 1 2 3 3 1 1     2 4 18
14 NICOARA, TITUS 20:33 8 4/5 0/2   1 5 6 1   1     1   10
15 LEE, GERALD 22:53 12 5/8   2/4 3 4 7 1         2 3 16
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 32:17 7 2/4 1/5   1 2 3 6 2 3     1 1 9
20 COOPER, CHRIS 6:12 1 0/2   1/2 1   1 1   1 1   3 1 -2
33 IKOVLEV, DENIS 25:56 10 2/6 2/4   1 4 5 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 6
41 MARINOVIC, MARKO 33:36 11 0/2 3/8 2/2   1 1 6   2     3 3 9
55 DRAGUSIN, IONUT 6:53 3 1/2   1/4 3 1 4           2 2 3
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 71 20/41 6/22 13/21 12 20 32 20 6 13 2 1 23 19 68
        48.8% 27.3% 61.9%
Head coach: SAPERA, HRISTU
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 LANGFORD, KEITH 31:52 23 6/9 2/5 5/6   8 8 4   3     1 6 30
7 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 26:49 4 1/2 0/1 2/2 1 1 2 7 1 2     1 1 10
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 19:47 13 5/8   3/3 5 7 12 1   2 1 1 4 4 21
10 COLOM, QUINO 27:51 8 1/3 1/6 3/4   2 2 8 1 1       5 15
11 LIKHODEY, VALERIY 28:33 8 2/3 1/2 1/2   2 2   4       3 4 12
13 BANIC, MARKO 22:23 19 9/10   1/2 1 1 2   1       4 1 17
19 FIDII, EVGENY 1:40   0/1                     1   -2
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 32:43 12 4/4 1/4 1/1 1 8 9 3 1 2     2 1 19
22 WILLIAMS, LATAVIOUS 3:27   0/1             1     1     -1
33 KHABIROV, RUSLAN 2:19                         2   -2
99 NEZVANKIN, DIMITRY 2:36 1   0/1 1/2           1     1 1 -2
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 88 28/41 5/19 17/22 8 30 38 23 9 12 1 2 19 23 117
        68.3% 26.3% 77.3%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY

Head Coaches

SAPERA, HRISTU
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"We couldn’t maintain the rhythm for 40 minutes. In the second quarter we lost the fight on rebounds and I think that made the difference. We need to be more focused and motivated in games like this. We played well in the first quarter, but we allowed points too easily. We need to play better in defense if we want to use our chances in the upcoming games."
PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"With this win, we reacted to the lost game in Moscow in the VTB League. We played much better in defense and our players helped each other to play a good contact game. We came back from the bad start, we rebounded well and we scored a lot on fast breaks. I think the key was that we came here with very good morale. Now we have to think about the next game, because we need to fight until the end and we need a win there."

Players

AMIS, BILL
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"We didn’t played well on defense in the second quarter and with a strong team like Unics, you can’t make mistakes like that. I think we need at least two more wins to get out of this group, but considering we are the underdogs of the group, we need to go out there and play like there is nothing to lose."
LANGFORD, KEITH
Unics Kazan
"It is important that we won. We had a very high morale because we wanted to get rid of the bad taste after the CSKA Moscow loss in the VTB League."
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