2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 25, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
81.5 Points 86.8
39.8 Rebounds 34.0
11.8 O. Rebounds 9.2
28.0 D. Rebounds 24.8
16.2 Assists 17.2
7.3 Steals 5.8
1.3 Blocks 2.8
12.8 Turnovers 10.7
44.7 % 2PT 50.6 %
36.6 % 3PT 39.4 %
79.3 % FT 82.3 %
88.0 Index 97.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
24.8 / Mavrokefalidis Points 22.7 / McCollum
9.7 / Mavrokefalidis Rebounds 5.8 / Lasme
2.7 / Mavrokefalidis OR 2.5 / Dorsey
7.0 / Mavrokefalidis DR 4.3 / Lasme
3.3 / Warren Assists 4.0 / Guler
1.5 / Mavrokefalidis Steals 1.3 / Guler
0.5 / Mavrokefalidis Blocks 1.2 / Lasme
2.5 / Mavrokefalidis Turnovers 2.2 / McCollum
55.8 % / Mavrokefalidis 2PT 57.6 % / Lasme
57.1 % / Milosevic 3PT 100.0 % / Edge
100.0 % / Carter FT 92.5 % / McCollum
32.5 / Mavrokefalidis Index 26.8 / McCollum

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
4-2 Regular Season 5-1
4-2 Overall 5-1

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI, Italy
Referee
SHULGA, BORIS, Ukraine
Umpire
KOLJENSIC, MILOS , Montenegro

The Take

In a pivotal clash on Tuesday, Neptunas Klaipeda (3-3) will try to distance itself from visiting Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (2-4) and in so doing, get closer to the Last 32. No team scores more points on its home floor than Neptunas (89.7), while Jerusalem has but a single victory in the last 12 road games dating back to the 2013-14 season. In an all-Russian clash, Nizhny Novgorod (3-3) hosts last-place Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (1-5) and D.J. Copper who is the only player in the competition who averages double-digit assists (10.2). Nizhny is dangerous from long range, as it makes 10.3 triples per game, tied for second-best in the competition. Nizhny also does not allow opponents much from behind the arc, keeping them to a mere 5.2 triples per contest, while Oktyabr does well in that department away from home, making 9 three-pointers per game and averaging 92 points. In a high-profile clash in the Greek capital, AEK Athens (4-2) and the Round 6 co-MVP Loukas Mavrokefalidis host Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (5-1). Mavrokefalidis is Eurocup's leader in index rating (32-5), and scoring (24.8). Galatasaray is the second best scoring team (86.8), and commits least turnovers (10.7) through six games, and enters this game knowing a win combined with a Jerusalem loss would send it through to the Last 32.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"Galatasaray was more ready than us in the first match in Turkey but now we are better as a team, we have psychology and we will play to win the game in front of our fans."

Players

SAKOTA, DUSAN
AEK Athens
"It is a very important match against a tough opponent. The morale is high because the team has won nine matches in a row in Greek League and in Eurocup and with the support of our fans we will win the game."

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul rockets into Last 32

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul defeated AEK Athens 73-86 in the Greek Capital to claim a ticket to the Last 32. Galatasaray improved to 6-1 in Group F and is closing in on clinching first place; it now has a two-victory lead over the next two teams, AEK and Neptunas Klaipeda, at 4-3. The visitors never trailed after taking an initial 0-9 lead, although AEK did rally to within 2 in the third quarter. A 10-0 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters restored a comfortable advantage as Galatasaray marched to victory. Errick McCollum paced the winners with 24 points, including 9 free throws without a miss. Vladimir Micov added 18 points, Blake Schilb scored 12 and Joey Dorsey tallied 10 points and 9 rebounds. Loukas Mavrokefalidis starred again for AEK with 26 points and 11 rebounds and Malik Hairston scored 20 in defeat.

Galatasaray took charge from the opening tip. Safak Edge put back Stephane Lamse’s miss before Schilb nailed a three-pointer. Baskets from Lasme and Edge completed a 0-9 start. Mavrokefalidis got AEK on the scoreboard with free throws and Hairston scored the hosts first basket midway through the opening quarter to make it 4-11. But with Dorsey controlling the defensive glass, Schilb scored twice more to extend the lead to 13. After Marc Carter’s first basket for AEK, Micov’s triple made it 6-20. Mavrokefalidis scored the next 4 points and after a McCollum triple, Hairston added the final 5 of the quarter to trim the deficit to 15-23 after 10 minutes. Dorsey’s three-point play on the offensive glass and Micov’s three extended the difference to 14, but Mavrokefalidis and Carter responded with back-to-back threes. The teams traded shots, but more threes by Mavrokefalidis and Carter allowed AEK to close the gap to 29-37 midway through the quarter. Milan Milosevic made it a 6-point game with a tip-in, but Lasme and McCollum came to Galatasaray’s rescue. After a Milosevic three-pointer and later a free throw, McCollum’s foul shots ended the half with the visitors up 37-46.

Micov and Caleb Green restored a double-digit lead for Galatasaray, but Hairston scored 4 points in a 6-0 spurt to narrow the gap to 7. He remained hot with a three-point play before assisting Dusan Sakota on a triple to shrink the deficit to 51-55 midway through the quarter. Hairson continued to pepper the nets and his next three-pointer made it a 2-point game. Free throws by McCollum and Micov gave Galatasaray a 58-63 lead through three quarters. McCollum drew a foul shooting a three and made the resulting free throws before Micov’s basket re-established a 10-point lead. Huseyin Koksal’s three-pointer made it 59-71. Both offenses stalled , but time began to waste away for AEK. Even though Mavrokefalidis brought AEK back within 8, Micov and Green put the game on ice with time to spare.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI (ITA), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), KOLJENSIC, MILOS (MNE)
Attendance: 10000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
AEK Athens15222115
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul23231723
End of Quarter1234
AEK Athens15375873
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul23466386
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAPANTONIOU, NONTAS 10:42 2   0/1 2/2       2   3     4 1 -3
5 SAKOTA, DUSAN 22:44 3 0/2 1/3     2 2 1 1   2 1 3   1
6 ATIC, EDIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 HAIRSTON, MALIK 30:01 20 5/9 2/4 4/8 2 2 4 3 1 3     2 6 19
8 MILOSEVIC, MILAN 20:47 9 2/2 1/2 2/4 1 4 5     1     2 3 11
11 SCRUBB, PHILIP 3:54     0/2                       -2
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 34:29 26 5/10 3/5 7/8 3 8 11 3 1 1     2 8 38
13 CARTER, MARC 22:26 8 1/1 2/3     3 3 3         3 1 11
19 KATSIVELIS, DIMITRIOS 20:40 3 1/2 0/1 1/3   2 2 1   2     4 3 -1
20 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 7:23   0/1 0/1                   2   -4
22 MAVROEIDIS, DIMITRIOS 3:54   0/3     1   1               -2
69 WARREN, CHRIS 23:00 2 1/7 0/2         5     1 3 2   -5
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 73 15/37 9/24 16/25 10 23 33 18 3 10 3 4 24 22 68
        40.5% 37.5% 64%
Head coach: SAKOTA, DRAGAN
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
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 35:46 12 4/7 1/3 1/2 1 4 5 3 2 2     1 3 16
3 McCOLLUM, ERRICK 30:31 24 6/12 1/3 9/9 2   2 3 1 2   1 3 6 22
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 33:21 18 4/7 2/5 4/4   5 5 5 1 1   1 5 2 18
6 DORSEY, JOEY 19:54 10 3/3   4/8 3 6 9 2   1     4 6 18
8 EDGE, SAFAK 9:29 6 3/3 0/1   2   2           1   6
11 ARAR, EGE 1:06                         1   -1
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET 8:16   0/1       3 3 1   1 4       6
13 LASME, STEPHANE 11:50 4 2/5       2 2     1     5   -3
25 SANLI, DOGUKAN 1:06                              
30 GREEN, CALEB 26:08 5 0/1 1/4 2/2 1 4 5 2   1     2 3 8
32 GULER, SINAN 12:02 2   0/2 2/2   3 3 2 1 1     2 1 4
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 10:31 5 1/2 1/1     1 1         1   1 5
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 86 23/41 6/19 22/27 11 30 41 18 5 11 4 3 24 22 102
        56.1% 31.6% 81.5%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"I think we tried. We wanted to win and in third quarter it seemed that we were so close, but we did not have enough energy to continue. We leave the game behind us, because more important games are coming."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"It was a wonderful atmosphere in the Olympic Stadium. I would like to congrats the fans and AEK for the hospitality. We started the game very well, with good attacks in transition. We found free shots and we scored. We got the confidence and we won the game. "
No results found.
Greece: OTSPORT4HD
Web: www.trtspor.com (Turkey only)
Turkey: TRT SPOR