2015-16Regular SeasonRound 1
October 14, 2015 CET: 17:45
Local time: 18:45 SIEMENS ARENA
Maciej Lampe - Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul - EC15 (photo Besiktas JK)

Besiktas holds off late Lietuvos Rytas run for key road win

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul impressed in its Eurocup opener by escaping from Vilnius with an 87-91 victory over host Lietuvos Rytas in Group E. A 16-4 run in the second quarter made the difference for Besiktas, which held a 30-49 margin at halftime and held off a final furious comeback of by Rytas. Maciej Lampe led the winners by scoring 20 points on 8-of-10 on two-point shooting. Kartal Ozmizrak added 15 points with a perfect 3 of 3 from long distance, Cenk Akyol scored 13 and Tremmel Darden 12. Gediminas Orelik chipped in 16 in defeat, while Antanas Kavaliauskas amassed a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, Mindaugas Lukauskis scored 13 and Nicolas Laprovittole netted 10 with 7 assists.

The visitors started on fire with Eric Murphy and Darden scoring 5 points apiece for a 3-12 edge after four minutes. Gediminas Orelik hit a three coming off a time out to boost the home team, while Mindaugas Lukauskis cut the margin to 11-14 with another shot from downtown. Ozmizrak exploded with 5 points in a row to give Besiktas a 14-20 advantage after 10 minutes. Deividas Gaiulis fueled Rytas with back-to-back jumpers, but Besiktas went on an amazing 16-4 run capped by Leon Radosevic to earn a 23-41 advantage close to halftime. Nicolas Laprovittola scored form long distance for the hosts, but Ozmizrak went into double figures by a three for a 30-49 lead at halftime.

The music changed back from the lockers with Rytas playing with a different intensity. Orelik scored from long distance to climb within 44-55, but Nate Wolters and Cenk Akyol seemed to reject the comeback attempt with back-to-back jumpers to make it 48-63. Then Ksistof Lavrinovic pushed his side to 55-65 at the end of the quarter. It was time for Engin Atsur to fuel Besiktas and stay ahead on 57-74 but the hosts made a furious come back to get within 82-86 with 48 seconds left on a jumper by Laprovittola. A three-point-play of Lukauskis made it 85-88, but a jumper drained by Maciej Lampe sealed the guests’ victory.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Referees: LANZARINI, SAVERIO (ITA), REITER, MORITZ (GER), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT)
Attendance: 0 (Tentative)
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius14162532
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul20291626
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius14305587
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul20496591
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 JUSKEVICIUS, ADAS 28:50 8 1/2 2/3     1 1 3 1       1 1 11
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 17:38 13 3/3 2/2 1/3   3 3 1 4 2     4 3 16
9 PILAUSKAS, AISTIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS 31:51 10 3/4 1/6 1/2   3 3 7   4     3 4 10
12 LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 13:08 8 2/3 1/2 1/2   2 2 1   2 1   1 4 10
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 16:01 7 2/3 1/2         2   2     2 2 5
14 ORELIK, GEDIMINAS 26:52 16 0/1 5/10 1/2 1 1 2     1     4 3 9
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 30:56 14 4/9   6/8 6 4 10 6   1   3 1 6 24
22 RUNKAUSKAS, MARIUS 5:17     0/1             2     1   -4
27 JUCIKAS, JULIUS 3:06 2 1/2                   1 1   -1
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS 20:23 6 2/5 0/5 2/2 1 2 3 1 1 1 1   3 1 1
33 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 5:58 3 1/1   1/1 1   1     1 1   1 1 4
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 87 19/33 12/31 13/20 10 17 27 21 6 16 3 4 22 25 87
        57.6% 38.7% 65%
Head coach: NICOLA, MARCELO
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
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL 14:41 15 3/4 3/3         4 1 2     2 1 16
2 SEELEY, DENNIS 15:08 2 1/2 0/2   1   1 1   1       1 1
3 WOLTERS, NATE 27:11 6 2/8 0/1 2/2 1 2 3 4 4 2 1 1 3 6 11
5 GULER, MURATCAN 11:34           2 2     1         1
7 TASKIRAN, ENES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 AKYOL, CENK 10:33 13 2/2 2/3 3/4   2 2     2     4 1 8
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 11:40 4 2/2 0/2     1 1   1 2     3   -1
21 DARDEN, TREMMELL 29:09 12 3/6 1/1 3/4   5 5 1   2   2 2 3 11
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 25:11 20 8/10   4/4 1 4 5 1 2 2     3 3 24
33 MURPHY, ERIK 18:12 6 1/2 1/4 1/2 1 4 5 1   2 2   4 1 4
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 21:20 6 3/4     1 2 3 1 1 1 1   1 2 11
65 SENLI, DOGAN 15:13 7 3/5   1/3 1 2 3           3 3 6
Team           4 1 5               5
Totals 199:52 91 28/45 7/16 14/19 10 25 35 13 9 17 4 3 25 21 97
        62.2% 43.8% 73.7%
Head coach: DETTMANN, HENRIK

Head Coaches

NICOLA, MARCELO
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
"The game was determined by our start. We were not 100 percent in our intensity, our energy and in some situations – our concentration. We allowed them to score too much in the beginning of the game. They got confidence. Two or three times we came back to cut the margin, but after that immediately made mistakes. At the end of the game we also took some wrong decisions."
DETTMANN, HENRIK
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul
“We knew that the game will be tough because Lietuvos Rytas is a strong team. We played good at the beginning and that was very important for the victory.”