2017-18Top 16Round 2
January 10, 2018 CET: 19:45
Local time: 19:45 DOM SPORTOVA ZAGREB

Sensational third quarter lifts Buducnost past Cedevita

A huge third quarter saw Buducnost VOLI Podgorica attain supremacy over Cedevita Zagreb for its first win of the Top 16, running out 75-78 winners thanks to a 13-29 third quarter advantage, including runs of 2-11 and 0-11. Cedevita led throughout the first half, regularly extending its advantage to double figures, but Nemanja Gordic, Sead Sehovic and Kyle Gibson masterminded a dramatic turnaround for the visiting team, which advanced to 1-1 in Group G. Gordic led all scorers with 18 points, Sehovic and Gibson added 16 apiece and Kyle Landry scored 11. Cedevita, which dropped to 0-2, was paced by 14 points from Dzanan Musa, while Demetris Nichols and Andrija Stipanovic scored 13. Kevin Murphy netted 11 points and Roko Ukic combined 10 points with 6 assists for the home team, which was hurt by committing 17 turnovers on the night.

Cedevita raced into an early advantage as Ukic and Murphy both hit triples, and that lead extended to double digits after Nichols joined the three-point shooting fun. Buducnost recorded a 0-7 run to bridge the first and second quarters, narrowing the deficit to 22-17, but Cedevita again pulled away again with a triple from Musa. Sehovic scored twice in a 0-6 run, but Cedevita once more responded with a triple, this time from Nichols, who soon unleashed a fierce slam for another 10-point advantage. Budocnost would not lie down, and Sehovic moved to double digits in scoring to make it 43-34 at halftime.

After a slow-scoring start to the third quarter, Buducnost enjoyed an offensive explosion as Gibson and Sehovic both scored twice in a 2-11 run to make it 50-49, and Gibson then hit another triple to give Budocnost its first lead. Gordic extended the lead with 4 consecutive points, and Sehovic finished well from close range for a 53-60 lead and a 0-11 run. Landry’s layup made it a 9-point advantage at the start of the final quarter, and big triples from Gibson and Danilo Nikolic gave Budocnost a double-digit lead for the first time. Nichols scored twice to boost Cedevita’s hopes, and a three-point play by Murphy made it 70-73 with three minutes left. It stayed close until the final possession, but Musa turned it over and Buducnost held on.

Sead Sehovic - Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (photo Cedevita) - EC17
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Referees: PAPAPETROU, PETROS (GRE), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), RACYS, SAULIUS (SWE)
Attendance: 1079
By Quarter1234
Cedevita Zagreb22211319
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica14202915
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Cedevita Zagreb22435675
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica14346378
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 UKIC, ROKO 29:56 10 3/3 1/7 1/2   4 4 6         2 2 13
3 PERKOVIC, TONI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 JOHNSON, CHRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 KATIC, TONI 6:21                         1   -1
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 33:39 13 2/7 3/5   2 5 7 1 1 3   1 3 1 9
10 SLAVICA, NIK 5:16   0/1               1     2   -4
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 13:10   0/4     3 1 4 2       2 1 1  
13 MUSA, DZANAN 27:26 14 2/3 2/5 4/4   6 6 2   2     1 2 17
22 CHERRY, WILL 30:15 8 1/3 2/5     2 2 2 3 4     3 4 7
26 MARKOTA, DAMIR 16:08 6 1/1 1/4 1/2 1 2 3 1   1     3 1 3
31 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA 21:08 13 5/8   3/4 2 6 8     3   1 2 7 18
55 MURPHY, KEVIN 16:41 11 1/1 2/5 3/3 1 1 2   1 3     5 3 6
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 75 15/31 11/31 12/15 9 29 38 14 5 18 0 4 23 21 69
        48.4% 35.5% 80%
Head coach: ZDOVC, JURE
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
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA 25:56 5 1/6 1/6     2 2 3 1 1       4 4
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD 25:29 3 0/2 1/2     2 2           4 1 -1
6 BAROVIC, FILIP 2:58                 1       1    
8 SEHOVIC, SEAD 21:21 16 6/8   4/4 3 5 8     1     1 3 23
9 STAROVLAH, MILIC DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GORDIC, NEMANJA 30:36 18 4/9 2/3 4/6   4 4 4 1 4     2 3 16
13 ILIC, ALEKSA 6:41 2 1/2       1 1       1   1   2
19 NIKOLIC, ZORAN 12:22 4 1/4   2/2 1 3 4 1 2 1 2   2 4 11
22 GIBSON, KYLE 28:38 16 3/7 3/8 1/2 1 2 3 5 1 2     2 5 16
30 POPOVIC, PETAR 8:26   0/1       1 1 1 1           2
33 LANDRY, KYLE 24:07 11 4/4 0/1 3/5 2 2 4     1 1   4 2 10
34 NIKOLIC, DANILO 13:26 3 0/2 1/2   1   1   1       4 1 -1
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 78 20/45 8/22 14/19 11 25 36 14 8 10 4 0 21 23 88
        44.4% 36.4% 73.7%
Head coach: DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR

Head Coaches

ZDOVC, JURE
Cedevita Zagreb
“I have expected this kind of game because Buducnost VOLI plays great lately. We didn’t play well and we missed a lot of open shots. In the second half they started to play much better, but we also should have played better on defense. We miss Ivan Ramljak and Filip Kruslin a lot because they are very important for our defense.”
DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

“I wasn’t satisfied with the way we played in the first half, but we played much better in the second one. We missed some wide-open shots in the beginning, but later we started to play much better. We managed to get back in the game and we deserved this win.”

“They decided to switch, sometimes we had problems with that and sometimes not. We were missing layups and it was a complicated game. They’re a very good team.”

Players

STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA
Cedevita Zagreb
“We lost again. We opened the game well, but we made to much mistakes in the second half. After losing in Trento, this is second time in a row that we lost our lead in the second half.”
MARKOTA, DAMIR
Cedevita Zagreb
“It was a bad second half. Buducnost made some tough shots at the end, we had turnovers that we shouldn’t and that was the difference. That’s basketball, sometimes you make the shots and sometimes you don’t. We’ve got to keep working and win the next game.”
SEHOVIC, SEAD
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
“It was a tough game. We didn’t start well and we allowed to much easy points on defense. In the second half we played much better and with more energy.”