2011-12Regular SeasonRound 1
November 15, 2011 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 SPORTHALL "LEON STUKELJ"
Tyrese Rice - Lietuvos Rytas (photo bc.lrytas)_34136Lietuvos Rytas celebrated its Eurocup return with an impressive come-from-behind 65-73 road win at Krka Novo Mesto on Tuesday. Down 6 entering the fourth quarter, Tyrese Rice keyed a 0-14 blitz that put Rytas in charge en route to the win. Rice finished with 19 points and 4 assists in his competiton debut. Mindaugas Katelynas added a very efficient 15 points and Renaldas Seibutis netted 12 for the winners. Jerome Jordan scored 20 and grabbed 8 rebounds and new signing Allan Ray debuted with 14 points for Krka, which finished the game without a three-pointer despite 5 tries.

Rytas jumped ahead early as Lawrence Roberts and Arturas Jomantas connected from downtown on the team’s first two possessions. Marko Djurkovic scored on the offensive glass to cut the gap to 5-6. Four straight points from Smiljan Pavic gave Krka its first lead, 9-8. The score remained tight with the teams trading scores until Jure Balazic’s free throw made it 21-18 at the end of the first quarter. The theme continued into the second quarter when Katelynas twice brought Rytas within 1. Jordan and Zoran Dragic pumped the lead up to 28-22, but Seibutis led Rytas to tie things up and then Katelynas capped a 1-10 spurt with a pretty move to make it 29-32. Krka scored the next 8 points – all on free throws – to go back on top. Predrag Samardziski cut the lead to 2 before Jordan gave the hosts a 39-35 halftime cushion.

Dragic padded the lead to start the second half, but Rtyas refused to quit as Katelynas drilled a triple. Rice and Aleksandar Rasic further cut away at the Krka lead before Seibutis evened things at 45-45. Jordan, Pavic and Dragic all scored to put Novo Mesto back ahead by 6. And Allen kept it that way with a jumper for 59-53 heading into the fourth quarter. Rice took over the Rytas offense in the fourth quarter and scored 7 points on the team’s first three possessions to get within 61-60. Jomantas scored the go-ahead bucket, Seibutis followed and Rice nailed a three. When the dust settled, Rytas had reeled off 14 straight points to take a 61-69 lead. Allan made it a 4-point game Rice free throws paired with 2 Krka turnovers in the final minute allowed the visitors to celebrate their return to the Eurocup with a victory.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Referees: GKONTAS, SPIROS; TRAWICKI, TOMASZ; MARICIC,SASA
Attendance: 1200
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KRKA Novo Mesto2118206
Lietuvos Rytas18171820
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KRKA Novo Mesto21395965
Lietuvos Rytas18355373
KRKA Novo Mesto
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DJURKOVIC, MARKO 14:54 3 1/4   1/2 1 1 2 1   1     3 2  
5 KASTELIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ROJC, MATEJ 9:47 3 0/3   3/4 1 1 2 1   1   1 3 3  
7 PETROV, SIMON 7:38 2     2/2                 2    
8 MURIC, EDO 23:58 2 1/2     3 3 6 2 1 1 1   2   8
9 PAVIC, SMILJAN 11:03 8 3/5   2/5 1 1 2     3     1 4 5
11 DRAGIC, ZORAN 24:53 6 3/5 0/2 0/1 1 2 3 1 3 4     3 3 4
13 KRIVEC, BOJAN 20:51 2 1/4 0/2   1 2 3 3   5     2   -4
14 RAY, ALLAN 21:10 14 5/7   4/4 1   1 4 2 3 1 1 3 4 17
15 BALAZIC, JURE 23:01 5 1/4 0/1 3/4                 3 5 2
22 BAXTER, JIMMY 11:43   0/1       3 3   1 2         1
44 JORDAN, JEROME 31:02 20 6/11   8/9 2 6 8   2 2 1   2 5 26
Team                                
Totals 200:00 65 21/46 0/5 23/31 11 19 30 12 9 22 3 2 24 26 59
        45.7% 0% 74.2%
Head coach: TRAJKOVIC, NENAD
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
Lietuvos Rytas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DAMBRAUSKAS, PAULIUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 12:45 2   0/5 2/4       1 1 2       2 -3
6 RICE, TYRESE 30:34 19 5/11 2/8 3/3   1 1 4 2 4   3 2 5 10
7 ROBERTS, LAWRENCE 19:08 5 1/4 1/2     8 8 1 1 3     5   3
10 SEIBUTIS, RENALDAS 28:51 12 5/8 0/3 2/2   2 2 1         4 3 8
14 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 9:49 5 2/2   1/1 3 2 5     2 1   5 1 5
15 KATELYNAS, MINDAUGAS 23:06 15 6/8 1/1 0/1   5 5   5 2     4 4 20
17 VALANCIUNAS, JONAS 27:43 5 2/7   1/2 5 3 8     2 1   3 2 5
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 14:58 5   1/2 2/2   1 1 1   1     1 4 8
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 33:06 5 1/2 1/2   2 1 3 3 3 1     3 3 11
32 REDIKAS, DOVYDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 73 22/42 6/23 11/15 11 23 34 11 12 17 2 3 27 24 68
        52.4% 26.1% 73.3%
Head coach: DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR

Head Coaches

TRAJKOVIC, NENAD
KRKA Novo Mesto
"I congratulate my colleague Dzikic for the win. Like in games before, we again played more than 30 minutes quite well but we could not win the game. We played good in defense until final minutes. We also lost concentration in offense and we didn’t have options against their zone. Baxter could have been the option but he injured his thumb in the first half."
DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR
Lietuvos Rytas
"I would like to congratulate Krka. They made this match very hard for us and we had to show everything that we knew. They prepared real well for the game but I expected that. Krka has a very good coach, he made me what I am today. I should not be satisfied with how we played, but I’m surely satisfied with the score."

Players

PAVIC, SMILJAN
KRKA Novo Mesto
"We played good three quarters but after that we lost concentration and power. We had 22 turnovers and that is too many if you want to beat any team. We should try to improve that as soon is possible.”
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