2015-16Regular SeasonRound 8
December 01, 2015 CET: 17:30
Local time: 19:30 CEC NAGORNY

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.9 Points 80.3
36.3 Rebounds 38.9
10.6 O. Rebounds 11.6
25.7 D. Rebounds 27.3
17.1 Assists 16.4
5.9 Steals 6.7
2.4 Blocks 1.6
14.4 Turnovers 12.4
48.4 % 2PT 44.2 %
40.8 % 3PT 36.8 %
76.0 % FT 77.1 %
84.3 Index 85.1

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.3 / Mahalbasic Points 25.0 / Mavrokefalidis
5.7 / Rudd Rebounds 9.9 / Mavrokefalidis
1.7 / Berzins OR 2.7 / Mavrokefalidis
5.3 / Rudd DR 7.1 / Mavrokefalidis
6.0 / Khvostov Assists 3.6 / Warren
1.5 / Grigoryev Steals 1.4 / Mavrokefalidis
0.7 / Berzins Blocks 0.4 / Mavrokefalidis
2.4 / Mahalbasic Turnovers 2.3 / Mavrokefalidis
100.0 % / Viktorov 2PT 55.6 % / Carter
63.0 % / Khvostov 3PT 55.6 % / Milosevic
100.0 % / Ivlev FT 100.0 % / Carter
16.1 / Khvostov Index 33.3 / Mavrokefalidis

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
4-3 Regular Season 4-3
4-3 Overall 4-3

Referees

Crew Chief
LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS, Lithuania
Referee
ROMANO, DAVID, Israel
Umpire
OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS , Serbia

The Take

On Tuesday, in a must-win game for the hosts, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (2-5) welcomes already-qualified Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (6-1). Jerusalem knows it needs a win to stay in the Last 32 race after losing in a dramatic fashion the last two weeks, while Galatasaray could clinch first place with a win and a loss by Nizhny Novgorod (4-3). The latter plays host to AEK Athens (4-3) and Eurocup's scoring and rebounding leader Loukas Mavrokefalidis (25 points per game, 9.9 rebounds per game). If Jerusalem loses, the winner between Nizhny and AEK qualifies to the next stage. On Wednesday, Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (1-6) hopes to stay in Last 32 contention when it welcomes Neptunas Klaipeda (4-3). Led by Travis Bader, who has made a league-best 25 triples on astounding 71.4% accuracy, Neptunas can qualify with a win and a Jerusalem loss. On the other hand, Oktyabr needs a win to keep its chances to advance alive.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"It will be a very tough game for both teams. Nizhny want to win the game to qualify in the next round. Has a style of play, with a lot of shots and we are ready to stop this. We also have shooters in all positions. We won in Athens but now we will play at its arena, where it requires extra strength. We have to win this game"

Players

KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS
AEK Athens
"It's a very tough game. We had two consecutive unsuccessful results, in Europe and in Greece. I believe, however, that we can show our good form again and to react correctly. It's a game that our progress in Eurocup is being considered by that so we need to show seriousness."
Victor Rudd - Nizhny Novgorod - EC15 (photo Nizhny Novgorod)

Nizhny Novgorod tops AEK to advance

Nizhny Novgorod rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat AEK Athens 86-79 on Tuesday and secure a berth in the Last 32. Nizhny improved to 5-3 and moved to within one win of Group F leader Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul. The loss dropped AEK to 4-4. AEK did hold on to any potential tiebreaker between the teams, because it won their previous meeting by 17 points in Round 3 in the Greek capital. Victor Rudd paced the winners with 15 points, Kaspars Berzins posted 10 points and 11 rebounds and Dimitriy Khvostov dished 8 assists for a Nizhny attack that featured six scorers in double figures. Dimitrios Mavroeidis carried AEK with 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting plus 9 rebounds and Malik Hairston added 13 in defeat. AEK bridged 10 straight points between the first and second quarter to take the lead and went into halftime ahead 44-52. After AEK scored the first two baskets of the second half, Nizhny rallied to tie it by the end of the third quarter and Ivan Strebkov hit some big shots in the fourth as he and Rudd led the hosts to the victory and the Last 32.

Nizhny started on the right foot with 3 Berzins free throws from the first two possessions and a Rudd shot for a 5-3 lead. Milan Milosevic got AEK on the scoreboard with a three-pointer. Hairston and Milosevic both connected from downtown as the visitors came back to tie it at 13-13. Mavroeidis scored twice more in a 2-12 run for a 6-point AEK lead. Rudd set up Andrei Kirdiachkin for triple and then buried one of his own to bring the hosts within 19-21, but the duo of Mavroeidis and Dimitrios Katsivelis boosted the visitors to a 19-25 lead after 10 minutes. Mavroeidis’s put-back and assist to Marc Carter capped a 0-10 run that bridged the quarters. Rasid Mahalbasic got on the scoreboard for Nizhny and Strebkov and Rudd each connected from downtown to make it 29-36 midway through the second quarter. Strebkov’s next basket made it a 6-point game. Dusan Sakota heated up for AEK and twice extended the lead to double figures. Berzins beat the halftime buzzer to bring Nizhny within 44-52 at the break.

Hairston and Mavroeidis extended AEK’s advantage to 12 at the start of the second half. Nizhny battled back as Vladimir Ivlev nailed a three and Khvostov scored twice in an 11-1 charge that made it 55-57. Back-to-back triples by Berzins and Semen Antonov gave the hosts a 4-point lead, but Hairston scored twice to even things at 63-63 through three quarters. The teams traded buckets early in the fourth quarter before a Strebkov triple made it 72-67. Mavroeidis led AEK back to tie it at 74-74 with four minutes remaining. However Strebkov nailed another three and Berzins scored for a 5-point Nizhny lead. A pair of baskets by Rudd made it 83-76 and Nizhny held on for the valuable win.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS (LTU), ROMANO, DAVID (ISR), OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS (SRB)
Attendance: 1800 (Tentative)
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Nizhny Novgorod19251923
AEK Athens25271116
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Nizhny Novgorod19446386
AEK Athens25526379
Nizhny Novgorod
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 RUDD, VICTOR 34:53 21 5/11 3/7 2/3   5 5 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 19
5 MARIKHIN, SERGEI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 VIKTOROV, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 ZARYAZHKO, VICTOR 5:32   0/1               1     1   -3
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 13:52 9 3/5 1/2   2 1 3 1         5   5
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN 31:37 11 0/1 3/3 2/2 1 2 3 1 1 1     2 4 16
12 MAHALBASIC, RASID 19:34 8 4/5 0/1 0/1   2 2 1 1 3   2 3 2 3
13 KHVOSTOV, DIMITRIY 33:07 5 0/4 1/3 2/2   3 3 10 2       2 7 19
14 BERZINS, KASPARS 24:25 12 3/4 1/5 3/4 5 8 13     1 1   3 3 19
19 STREBKOV, IVAN 26:12 15 2/6 3/4 2/2 1 1 2 4 1 2     2 1 14
20 POPOV, ILYA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
47 KIRDIACHKIN, ANDREI 10:48 5 1/2 1/1   1   1 1         2   4
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 86 18/39 13/26 11/14 11 23 34 22 6 10 2 3 22 19 97
        46.2% 50% 78.6%
Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS
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
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 10:41 3   1/2     1 1 1 2 1     2 1 4
5 SAKOTA, DUSAN 21:41 10 2/5 1/4 3/3 1   1 2 1       1 2 9
7 HAIRSTON, MALIK 34:03 15 5/9 1/1 2/2 3 4 7 3   4   1 2 2 16
8 MILOSEVIC, MILAN 23:12 10 1/3 2/5 2/2 1 2 3 2         2 2 10
11 SCRUBB, PHILIP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 CARTER, MARC 17:20 2 1/3       1 1 1   1     2 1  
15 SARIKOPOULOS, ZISIS 4:18 3 1/2   1/2   1 1     1 2   2 1 2
19 KATSIVELIS, DIMITRIOS 29:19 5 2/3 0/2 1/1 1 2 3 6   1 1   2 1 10
20 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 26:59 5 2/7   1/1   3 3 2   2   1 4 1 -1
22 MAVROEIDIS, DIMITRIOS 32:27 26 9/13   8/10 3 7 10 1   2     2 9 36
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 79 23/45 5/14 18/21 10 25 35 18 3 13 3 2 19 20 90
        51.1% 35.7% 85.7%
Head coach: SAKOTA, DRAGAN

Head Coaches

BAGATSKIS, AINARS
Nizhny Novgorod
"I’d told my players, no matter what kind of defense we play, aggression is the key. Yet we came out unfocused. At halftime I was really hard on my players; I’ve never been this hard. And we saw a different team after the break."
SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"We had some good moments in the first half, but in the second we lacked energy and Mavrokefalidis. We made some turnovers getting past the half-court line and this cost us a lot."

Players

RUDD, VICTOR
Nizhny Novgorod
"In the second half we were close to being the team we’d like to be. We picked it up defensively and our gym helped us to win this game."
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