2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 18, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Neptunas stops Galatasaray's winning streak in Group F

Neptunas Klaipeda sent a message that echoed all around the competition by downing previously undefeated Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 76-82 on the road in Group F on Wednesday. Neptunas improved to 3-3 in Group F while Galatasaray still leads the standings at 5-1. Daniel Ewing led the winners with 21 points. Travis Bader added 15 on 5-of-5 three-point shots while Donatas Zavackas had 13 for Neptunas. Errick McCollum led Galatasaray with 30 points on 8-of-8 two-point shots and 14-of-14 free throw attempts. Vladimir Micov added 16 points for the hosts. Ewing shined early and got plenty of help from Zavackas and Arnas Butkevicius to give Neptunas a 20-25 lead after 10 minutes. Neptunas still led 26-34 midway through the second quarter but an outstanding McCollum allowed the hosts to get a 45-42 edge at the break. Ewing had 8 points in a 2-14 run which restored a 47-56 Neptunas margin right after halftime. Ewing kept Neptunas way ahead, 68-76, midway through the fourth quarter. Harvey Grant and Bader took over in crunch time to make Neptunas seal a very important road win.

Micov got Galatasaray going with consecutive baskets but Martynas Mazeika and Arnas Butkevicius tied it at 4-4. Stephane Lasme hit free throws and a three-pointer by Caleb Green gave the hosts a 9-6 lead. Grant found his first points and a layup by Ewing gave Neptunas its first lead, 9-10. Zavackas buried a triple and Vytautas Sarakauskas bettered Joey Dorsey's dunk with his own bomb from downtown for a 11-16 score. Micov joined the three-point shootout, Butkevicius scored again and free throws by McCollum kept Galatasaray within 16-18. Bader nailed a running triple, Sarakauskas dunked and Grant gave Galatasaray a 20-25 lead after 10 minutes. Guler scored again early in the second quarter and a three-point play by McCollum tied it at 25-25. It didn't last long, however, as a three-pointer by Bader ignited an 1-8 run which Ewing capped with another one from beyond the arc, good for a 26-34 Neptunas lead. McCollum stepped up for Galatasaray with 6 points in an 8-0 run which tied it at 34-34. Zavackas sank a corner triple, Micov took over with an up-and-under layup and Lasme put Galatasaray back ahead, 38-37. McCollum shined with a big three-point play, hit free throws and found Micov for a layup but Ewing and Zavackas kept Neptunas within 45-42 at halftime.

Butkevicius made free throws immediately after the break for a 45-45 tie, as Galatasaray struggled to score for 3 minutes. A three-pointer by Mazeika made Neptunas regain the lead, 45-48. Lasme downed a six-meter jumper that Ewing bettered with back-to-back triples to make the hosts call timeout at 47-54. Ewing capped a 2-14 run with another basket, as Guler tried to change things with a big basket for a 49-56 Galatasaray deficit. McCollum hit 4-of-4 free throws but Bader sank consecutive three-pointers for a 54-62 Neptunas lead. McCollum kept pacing Galatasaray but Mindaugas Girdziunas and Zavackas made it a double-digit game, 58-68, after 30 minutes. Blake Schilb found his first points early in the fourth quarter, igniting an 8-0 run which he capped with another basket for a 66-68 Galatasaray deficit. Ewing stepped up with back-to-back layups but Dorsey scored down low for a 68-72 score. Grant and Ewing gave Neptunas plenty of fresh air, 68-76. McCollum made free throws and a layup by Micov kept Galatasaray within 72-76 with under 3 minutes left. Grant took over with a backdoor layup and fed Bader for a corner triple that sealed the outcome, 72-81, as Galatasaray never recovered.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Referees: MAESTRE, NICOLA (FRA), JURAS, MARKO (SRB), KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS (SWE)
Attendance: 3361 (Tentative)
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul20251318
Neptunas Klaipeda25172614
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Neptunas Klaipeda25426882
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SCHILB, BLAKE 22:49 4 2/5 0/2   1 5 6 3 1 3   1 1 1 5
3 McCOLLUM, ERRICK 28:25 30 8/8 0/2 14/14 1 2 3 2 2 2     3 9 39
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 30:32 16 6/10 1/5 1/2 2 1 3 3         3 3 13
6 DORSEY, JOEY 15:08 8 4/8     2   2 1 1 1     1 1 7
8 EDGE, SAFAK 3:36           1 1 1           1 3
11 ARAR, EGE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 LASME, STEPHANE 30:04 7 2/7 0/1 3/6   2 2     1 1   2 4 2
25 SANLI, DOGUKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 GREEN, CALEB 30:11 5 0/1 1/3 2/2 2 3 5 1 1 3     2 3 7
32 GULER, SINAN 31:54 6 3/4 0/5 0/1 1 5 6 3 1 1     4 4 8
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 7:21                   1     1   -2
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 76 25/43 2/18 20/25 9 20 29 14 6 12 1 1 17 26 83
        58.1% 11.1% 80%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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
Neptunas Klaipeda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 EWING, DANIEL 31:04 21 5/9 3/5 2/3   1 1 3 2 5 1   4 8 20
7 MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS 23:39 7 1/6 1/3 2/2 2 2 4 3   3     2 2 4
8 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 12:33 5   1/2 2/2       2         3 1 4
13 BADER, TRAVIS 21:04 15 0/2 5/5     2 2     1     4 1 11
15 SARAKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS 16:29 5 1/2 1/2   1 1 2     3     3   -1
21 GALDIKAS, SIMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 KUBILIUS, ERIKAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 34:33 13 1/1 3/5 2/2 1 5 6 1   2     2 1 15
45 GRANT, JERAI 23:20 8 4/5       3 3 1       1 4   6
49 BIRUTA, GILVYDAS 5:27   0/1 0/1     1 1           1   -2
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS 31:51 8 2/3 0/1 4/6 1 8 9 2   2     3 4 14
Team             1 1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 82 14/29 14/24 12/15 5 24 29 12 2 18 1 1 26 17 70
        48.3% 58.3% 80%
Head coach: ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"Tonight, we were the favorite, but we lost. We learned something tonight. We must focus 100 percent on every Eurocup game. We didn't play well tonight. We had too many turnovers. "
ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"It was tough game. We are so happy. We took some risks for the win. They missed some critical shots. We are looking forward to the next game. "
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