2007-08Regular SeasonRound 5
December 04, 2007 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 SLEUYTER ARENA
Tadija Dragicevic - Red Star A spectacular comeback punctuated by rising star Tadija Dragicevic's three-pointer on the buzzer kept Red Star sharing first place in Group F by shocking Telindus Oostende 72-73 on the road in Belgium on Tuesday. Red Star stayed even with Dynamo Moscow, both with 4-1 records at the top of the group, while Oostende, now 2-3, lost a golden opportunity to move into second place. Dragicevic's triple came on an inbounds play with two-tenths of a second left and finished a Red Star rally from 7 points behind with 70 seconds left. Steven Markovic led the winners with 20 points, including 4 of his team's 12 three-point makes. Dragicevic added 17 points and Omar Cook 10. Chuck Davis paced the Oostende scorers with 14 points, followed in order by Veselin Petrovic with 13, Greg Brunner with 12 and Titus Ivory with 11.

Red Star signalled its intentions clearly as Mladen Sljivancanin hit 2 of 3 free throws and Mirko Kovac a triple to take a quick 0-5 lead. Dragicevic soon piled on 5 points in a row as the guests soared ahead 2-11. Petrovic started Oostende's comeback with 5 points in a row, to which Ivory tacked on a triple to make it 10-11. Ivory's next shot from downtown gave Oostende its first lead, 15-13, but in a game of swings, the next was Red Star's. Cook, Dragicevic and Markovic drained triples in a 0-12 quarter-ending run that left the visitors in charge, 16-25, after 10 minutes. Brunner fired in 6 straight points early in the second quarter to get Oostende back in the game at 24-27. Markovic resurfaced to take control, however, with 7 points in 2 minutes that marked the first double-digit lead yet, 26-36. Oostende answered with a 7-0 run by Davis and Chris McCray, but Markovic's third triple without a miss lifted Red Star to a 38-41 halftime advantage. After the break, Red Star went for the kill with another triple and two-pointer combo by Markovic that meant a 40-48 advantage. But Oostende soon turned up its defensive intensity for the home fans. While Jerry Green, Ivotry, Sebastien Bellin and Petrovic combined on an 11-0 run to a new 51-48 lead for Oostende, Red Star went through 4 scoreless minutes. Chuck Davis - Telindus OostendeMiroslav Raicevic took the visitors in front again with a late triple, but Sam Van Rossom finished the third quarter by putting Oostende ahead 53-52. Oostende's defense continued to rule with 5 more scoreless minutes for Red Star to start the final quarter. That meant just 5 points total for the guests in the previous 12, while Oostende extended its advantage to 61-52 on a drive by Van Rossom. But Cook ended Red Star's misery with a triple and 2 free throws, and when Nenad Misanovic added a basket, the score was suddenly 61-59 with 3 minutes left. Davis stepped in then and saved the hosts with free throws and jumper to make it 65-60. Bellin added free throws before Davis hit another jumper to make it 69-62. That and single free throws by Ivory and Van Rossom seemed just enough to hold off Red Star's last rally, but a new triple by Kovac gave Red Star one last opportunity, with the ball and two-tenths of a second left. Dragicevic received and let go, hitting the bottom of the net and stealing victory from the jaws of defeat for Red Star.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
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Referees: LOPES, LUIS (POR), LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT (GER), WILKINSON, NEIL (ENG)
Attendance: 0
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Telindus Oostende16221519
Red Star25161121
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Red Star25415273
Telindus Oostende
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ILONGO, CHRISTIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 OVCINA, ELVIR 20:51 2 1/2 0/1   1 2 3 1 1 1 1   1   4
6 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 28:48 7 3/4 0/3 1/4 2 4 6 2   4   1 3 3 3
7 GREEN, JERRY 24:35 5 1/5 1/2 0/2   2 2 4 1 1     1 3 6
8 GEUKENS, SENNE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 BELLIN, SEBASTIEN 16:59 5 1/1 0/2 3/3   1 1   1 2     2 4 5
10 PETROVIC, VESELIN 33:18 13 4/6 1/4 2/4 5 7 12 1 4 2     3 5 23
11 IVORY, TITUS 18:54 11 1/3 2/2 3/6   2 2 3 4 2     4 4 13
12 DAVIS, CHUCK 27:54 14 4/9   6/8 2 2 4 1 3 3 2   3 5 16
13 McCRAY, CHRIS 14:42 3   1/2   1 2 3 2   4     1   2
14 BRUNNER, GREG 13:59 12 3/4 1/2 3/4   2 2   1 1     4 2 9
15 ENOBAKHARE, LEIGH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 2 3   5           8
Totals 200:00 72 18/34 6/18 18/31 12 26 38 14 20 20 3 1 22 26 89
        52.9% 33.3% 58.1%
Head coach: DRUCKER, SHARON
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
Red Star
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GROMYKO, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 KRASNIC, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 MARKOVIC, STEVEN 22:27 20 4/7 4/5   2 1 3 2 2 2     4 1 18
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 9:08   0/1             1     1 1   -2
10 COOK, OMAR 37:49 10 0/1 2/11 4/4   1 1 2 1 1     2 3 4
11 KOVAC, MIRKO 24:46 9 1/2 2/3 1/2   6 6   2 3     4 4 11
13 MISANOVIC, NENAD 13:51 3 1/2   1/2   3 3     4 1   5 1 -3
14 TICA, VLADIMIR 14:28 5 1/4   3/6 2   2     2     3 3 -1
16 RAICEVIC, MIROSLAV 14:35 5 1/1 1/3     1 1     1     2   1
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 30:46 17 2/7 3/8 4/5 3 5 8 1 1 6   2 2 6 12
31 CVETKOVIC, MARKO 10:54 2     2/2 1 1 2   2 2     1 3 6
32 SLJIVANCANIN, MLADJEN 21:16 2   0/3 2/3   1 1           4 1 -4
Team           1 1 2   9           11
Totals 200:00 73 10/25 12/33 17/24 9 20 29 5 18 21 1 3 28 22 53
        40% 36.4% 70.8%
Head coach: KARADZIC, STEVAN

Head Coaches

DRUCKER, SHARON
Telindus Oostende
"It was a very cool game. The stats say everything. We did what we had to do to win this game. I have lost games before but never this way. I asked the referee before the shot if they could still take a shot in 0.2 seconds and he answered this is not NBA. Their player got the ball turned and shot and it was awarded. This gives us a bad feeling. It's a 10-round competition so every game matters. We deserved the win. We wanted it more. Now we have to correct this game."
KARADZIC, STEVAN
Red Star
"It was a very tough game. We prepared well for the zone defense Oostende plays and succeeded well in the first half. In the second half we played well too until Steven Markovic committed a foolishness. This changed the game because he was very much into the game scoring 20 points at that time. Later in the fourth quarter we got into more trouble when Omar Cook got injured, but he came back very strong. We were lucky at the end."

Players

IVORY, TITUS
Telindus Oostende
"Every loss hurts but this one especially as I missed a free throw a couple of seconds before the end of the game. That's the beauty of the game. We cannot put everything on the referees or the time. I congratulate them and will now move on to our next game."
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