2015-16Regular SeasonRound 8
December 02, 2015 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 TELEKOM DOME

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
81.1 Points 80.9
29.9 Rebounds 33.7
8.1 O. Rebounds 11.6
21.7 D. Rebounds 22.1
16.6 Assists 16.7
5.0 Steals 6.3
1.6 Blocks 0.7
15.7 Turnovers 12.9
53.4 % 2PT 53.4 %
39.5 % 3PT 31.8 %
79.5 % FT 72.6 %
82.7 Index 85.1

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.0 / White Points 15.2 / Wright
5.1 / White Rebounds 6.8 / Wright
1.3 / Klimavicius OR 2.6 / Zakis
4.0 / White DR 4.8 / Wright
8.0 / Lawrence Assists 4.2 / Wright
1.0 / Madrich Steals 1.3 / Wright
0.6 / Klimavicius Blocks 0.3 / Zakis
3.0 / Lawrence Turnovers 3.0 / Wright
100.0 % / Beverly 2PT 61.1 % / Mahkovic
53.6 % / Clarke 3PT 50.0 % / Wright
100.0 % / Lawrence FT 92.9 % / Mesicek
16.0 / Lawrence Index 21.5 / Wright

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
2-5 Regular Season 3-4
2-5 Overall 3-4

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO, Spain
Referee
SHEMMESH, SEFFI, Israel
Umpire
LANZARINI, SAVERIO , Italy

The Take

On Tuesday, JSF Nanterre (3-4) hosts Dolomiti Energia Trento (5-2). While this is a must-win clash for the hosts, Trento would not only sweep Nanterre with a victory, but also get a three-win cushion ahead of it, enough to keep the group lead and secure a place in the Last 32. The same will be true on Wednesday when Dominion Bilbao Basket (5-2) plays at home against EWE Baskets Oldenburg (3-4). Bilbao enters this contest on a three-victory streak, and will stay in first place and qualify for the Last 32 with another. Oldenburg had won three in a row before losing last week to Trento and needs to get back to its winning ways. Telekom Baskets Bonn (2-5) welcomes Union Olimpija Ljubljana (3-4) in a pivotal game for both teams. Bonn won their Round 3 clash 77-82 on the road, and another win help it a lot in the Last 32 race. Olimpija has lost its last three games on German soil, where it has not won since 2009.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

FISCHER, MATHIAS
Telekom Baskets Bonn
"Ever since beating Ljubljana on the road we have not been playing on the same level in international competition. If we want to still have a chance to compete for fourth place and maintain in the race for advancing to the second stage we have to protect our home floor. Ljubljana gave us all we could handle in our first meeting and we collectively responded with great team spirit and effort on both ends of the floor – we got to get back to that."
POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"We have problems with injuries on a daily basis. Our situation is not the best. Every game is important for us, now it is a little bit easier for my players because we won the last two games. Bonn is a good team, they play great offense with a lot of combinations. They have great individuals in their team. Their results in last couple of games are not the best, but again, they are a very good team. We expect a very difficult game."

Players

KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS
Telekom Baskets Bonn
"This is a must win situation for us. Last week we let one slip away to make our group standings a tight situation from ranks three through six. Now we have to regroup, play physical and show Ljubljana that we are capable of stopping the again. In order to do that we have to control the boards and establish a defensive mindset that fuels our offense."
LAPORNIK, MIHA
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"The atmosphere in our team is very good after two straight wins. I hope we continue this way. We can win only if we play good defense. We await a very difficult game and defense will be key factor. We need to do a better job defending pick n' roll and their offensive rebounds. We need to play smart in offense. If we do that, we have a chance to win in Bonn."
Sava Lesic - Union Olimpija Ljubljana - EC15 (photo Telekom Bonn - Jörn Wolter)

Olimpija survives in Bonn, edges closer to Last 32

Union Olimpija Ljubljana held off Telekom Baskets Bonn on the road 88-93, making its push towards a spot in the Last 32. Olimpija improved to 4-4 in at least a share of the third place in Group A, while Bonn dropped to 2-6 in the last place. The visitors pulled away to a double digit lead behind Sava Lesic after only 7 minutes of play. Olimpija held 40-46 at halftime, and Bonn came within a single possession early in the third, but the visitors quickly pulled away to double figures, and a 2-9 run to start the fourth quarter helped push the margin to 18 points. Bonn rallied in the final 5 minutes, using a 16-0 run to get within 82-84 and 87-89, but Olimpija prevailed as Lesic finishe with 24 points. Zach Wright scored 14, Miha Lapornik 13, and Ronalds Zakis 11 in victory. Tadas Klimavicius amassed 25 points and 11 rebounds for Bonn. Dirk Madrich scored 13, an Jimmy McKinney netted 11 in defeat.

Olimpija got off to a quick start behind Lesic scoring 7 points, including a three-point play, and Luka Rupnik adding a three-pointer to help open 7-14 lead. The visitors increased the lead with Zakis scoring twice, and after Madrich hit a triple for Bonn, Sasa Zagorac replied with on from downtown, making it 14-25. The hosts went 6 of 6 from the foul line, which helped them get within 5 points, but Wright made sure Olimpija had 22-31 after 10 minutes, and 24-35 after 3 minutes in the second quarter. Lesic and Zakis extended it to 26-39, but McKinnes hit from long range before Klimavicius scored 7 points, and with contribution from Aaron White and Madrich, Bonn got within 40-43 before Lapornik buried a three-pointer to make it 40-46 at halftime.

Michal Chylinski and Klimavicius cut the deficit to 44-46 early in the third, but Wright and Zakis kept Olimpija in front, then Lapornik went 5-for-5 from the foul line in less than 40 seconds to open 48-58. A three-pointer from Lapornik and baskets from Lesic and Gregor Hrovat kept the lead in double figures, while Bonn scored on three consecutive possessions at the end of the third through Madrich, Eugene Lawrence and McKinney, making it 60-69 after 30 minutes. However, at the start of the fourth, back-to-back threes from Zagorac and Lesic, and a three-point play from Wright opened 62-78 margin. Blaz Mesicek hit a triple, and another basket-plus-foul from Wright extended it to 18 points, 66-84, midway through the fourth. However, Chylinski and Klimavicius combined to scored 9 points in the next 2 minutes, Florian Koch added a triple, and Rotnei Clarke's fastbreak basket got Bonn within 82-84 with 80 seconds to go. After Mahkovic split free throws, Bonn had a possession to tie the game, but Wright came up with a steal, and also scored a basket with 36 seconds left on the clock. Lesic added two free throws, 82-89. There was still half a minute left to play, and McKinney hit a triple followed by Clarke's two free throws, 87-89. But Lapornik, who previously missed two foul shots, this time hit both, and Hrovat made two more free throws to seal the deal.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO (ESP), SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), LANZARINI, SAVERIO (ITA)
Attendance: 3200 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Telekom Baskets Bonn22182028
Union Olimpija Ljubljana31152324
End of Quarter1234
Telekom Baskets Bonn22406088
Union Olimpija Ljubljana31466993
Telekom Baskets Bonn
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 MADRICH, DIRK 22:39 13 3/6 1/2 4/4   2 2             5 16
7 MCKINNEY, JIMMY 20:31 11 1/4 3/5     1 1           4 1 4
8 MANGOLD, ANDREJ 22:04 4 1/2 0/1 2/2   1 1 2 1       4 1 3
9 CHYLINSKI, MICHAL 19:17 7 1/1 1/3 2/2   1 1 1 2 1     5 2 5
10 LAWRENCE, EUGENE 28:20 9 2/4 0/2 5/9 1   1 6 1 3   1 2 8 11
11 KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 31:16 25 10/14   5/8 4 7 11 2 3 3     3 7 35
12 KOCH, FLORIAN 15:18 7 2/5 1/1   2 4 6 1         4   7
13 WHITE, AARON 21:14 6 1/2 0/3 4/4 3 7 10     3     4 2 7
15 CLARKE, ROTNEI 19:21 6 2/3 0/2 2/2   1 1 3   4     3 2 2
19 BEVERLY, GERALD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 88 23/41 6/19 24/31 10 27 37 15 7 14 0 1 29 28 93
        56.1% 31.6% 77.4%
Head coach: FISCHER, MATHIAS
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
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 WRIGHT, ZACH 19:34 14 6/7   2/4   2 2 2 5 2 1   5 4 18
5 RUPNIK, LUKA 17:35 5 1/1 1/1     1 1 5 3 3     2   9
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 18:00 4 1/3 0/2 2/2   5 5 1   1     3 2 4
9 MESICEK, BLAZ 20:45 7 1/3 1/2 2/2   5 5   1       2 4 12
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE 5:53 2     2/2           1     3 1 -1
13 LAPORNIK, MIHA 33:12 13 0/3 2/5 7/9   1 1 4 2 1     3 5 13
15 LESIC, SAVA 25:13 24 7/8 1/1 7/7   4 4 4 1 1     2 5 34
17 ZAGORAC, SASA 19:28 6 0/1 2/6   1 1 2 1         1 2 5
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 19:01 7 2/4 0/1 3/4   2 2 2   1     3 3 6
30 ZAKIS, RONALDS 21:19 11 5/6 0/1 1/4   1 1   1 2     4 2 4
31 CANCAR, VLATKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 93 23/36 7/19 26/34 3 24 27 19 13 12 1 0 28 28 108
        63.9% 36.8% 76.5%
Head coach: POTOCNIK, GASPER

Head Coaches

FISCHER, MATHIAS
Telekom Baskets Bonn
"We had five good minutes when we had nothing left to lose. Ljubljana played more consistently and deserved this victory. We wanted to get more touches inside and come on top rebound-wise – that we accomplished. On the other hand we gave up 31 first-quarter points and had to fight our way back from behind from that point going forward."
POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"With this win we are still in the race for advancing to the second stage of Eurocup action. Still Bonn was able to push us to the limit and into certain situations my young team did not feel comfortable with."

Players

MCKINNEY, JIMMY
Telekom Baskets Bonn
"In just five minutes we saw what we are capable of doing if we play with the right intensity on both ends of the floor. The fight was there, the toughness was there, but not for an entire game. Ljubljana played clever and was able to feed off of our mistakes."
WRIGHT, ZACH
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"We did a pretty good job for most parts of the game until Bonn put us into the spot where we had to adjust our game plan. All these different types of defenses thrown at us did not make it any easier for us, which is why I am proud we came out on top of a tough road game."
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