November 25, 2014
Last 16 Round 6 - February 19, 2013 CET: 20:00 Local time: 21:00 - ABDI IPEKÇI SPORTS HALL

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
2-3 Last 16 2-3
4-2 Regular Season 5-1
6-5 Overall 7-4

Referees

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS, Greece
Referee
KOWALSKI, MARCIN, Poland
Umpire
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.7 Points 86.2
31.4 Rebounds 36.4
9.7 O. Rebounds 11.5
21.6 D. Rebounds 24.9
15.0 Assists 15.5
6.9 Steals 4.8
2.6 Blocks 1.5
9.7 Turnovers 13.8
48.4 % 2PT 53.7 %
39.7 % 3PT 38.8 %
78.4 % FT 75.6 %
84.7 Index 89.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
11.6 / Gordon Points 19.5 / Rakocevic
6.5 / Ndong Rebounds 6.0 / Savovic
1.8 / Ndong OR 2.2 / Brown
4.7 / Ndong DR 4.4 / Savovic
2.6 / Arslan Assists 4.2 / Nelson
1.1 / Akyol Steals 1.3 / Nelson
0.8 / Ndong Blocks 0.5 / Scott
2.3 / Gordon Turnovers 2.7 / Rakocevic
70.0 % / Atsur 2PT 70.0 % / Lazic
43.2 % / Akyol 3PT 52.5 % / Rakocevic
85.7 % / Ndong FT 91.7 % / Subotic
11.8 / Ndong Index 18.5 / Rakocevic

THE TAKE

Galatasaray Medical Park (2-3) hosts Crvena Zvezda Belgrade (2-3) in a game between two teams already eliminated from quarterfinal contention. The winner can only have the consolation of tying for second place with the loser of Group L's other game, ratiopharm Ulm vs. Unics Kazan, because in no case does Galatasaray or Zvezda win a tiebreaker. Galatasaray side won in Belgrade against Zvezda 74-91 earlier in the Last 16, making a great defensive effort against the best offensive team in the competition until then. A spectacular duel will come in the backcourt, where Galatasaray’s Carlos Arroyo faced one of the best European scorers this century, Igor Rakocevic. Galatasaray newcomer Manuchar Markoishvili will play his first Eurocup game in front of the home fans, so expect him to be motivated. A high scoring game is expected between teams with big offensive potential and without any pressure to win the game.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

VUKOICIC, VLADA
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We need to rest some players and some other have injuries. Because of that, Rasko Katic and Igor Rakocevic won't travel to Istanbul. Also, Michael Scott got injured during the game against Partizan and Ivan Smiljanic has a high fever, so they are forced to stay in Belgrade, too. During those circumstances, Luka Mitrovic and Milan Milovanovic are back on the team and we are travelling to Turkey with eleven players. This upcoming game has no competitive significance either for us or Galatasaray. We're not going to Istanbul with a white flag, but we are obviously in a very tough situation. First of all, we are playing against a very good opponent and we are playing on their court. Nevertheless, we will try to play a good game with the players we can count on. We'll try to win, because it's not the same if we finish this competition with three wins and three losses or with a 2-4 record."

Players

MITROVIC, LUKA
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Galatasaray has a very good team and a lot of good and experienced players on their roster. They won in Belgrade, so even though this game won’t have competitive significance we will try to win on their court. Our goal is to win in every game, so we're not going to change that philosophy this time. We have to stay focused and to stop their great attackers with good defensive approach."
Sertac Sanli - Galatasaray Medical Park - EC12 (photo galatasaray.org - Tuncay SEN)In a game between two sides already eliminated from Eurocup quarterfinals contention, Galatasaray Medical Park showed grit and determination to beat Crvena Zvezda Telekom 85-84 at home in Istanbul on Tuesday. Galatasaray finished with a 3-3 record, tied for second place but already having known it would lose the tiebreaker on points difference. Galatasaray overcame a seven-point deficit in the final quarter to beat Zvezda thanks to Sertac Sanli’s decisive basket. Jamont Gordon, who contributed a key three-pointer in the final stages, was one of four double-digit scorers for Galatasaray, led by Manuchar Markioshivili and Ender Arslan, with 17 points each. Sanli added 16 and Gordon 12. The game’s top scorer was Boris Savovic of Crvena Zvezda with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Vuk Radivojevic added 17, DeMarcus Nelson 14 and Branko Lazic 11 as the visitors ended their season, too, with a record of 2-4.

Markoishivili scored his first Eurocup basket for Galatasaray early and would contribute 10 points in the first quarter alone. The same amount was added by Sanli, as the duo went on a scoring run that was tough for Zvezda to answer. The visitors instead spread out their scoring to recover from an 11-0 Galatasaray run midway through the quarter to pull within 27-20 on a late three-pointer by Lasic. Zvezda used that shot as momentum to tie 33-33 early in the second quarter after a hot streak from Luka Mitrovic, Savovic and Nelson. Zvezda briefly took the lead on Radivojevic's layup, but Arslan steadied things for Galatasaray with pair of three-pointers. The hosts benefited again from going outside when Arslan made in his third triple in as many attempts on the buzzer for a 49-42 Galatasaray lead.

The third quarter would be pivotal, as Zvezda outscored Galatasaray, putting the hosts under pressure from an inspired Savovic, who had 5 points at the midway point in the period. The comeback was completed with another Radivojevic three-pointer before Lazic put Zvezda in the driving seat, 62-67. Galatasaray scored just 16 points in the quarter, but brought got back within 65-67 on Atsur's late triple. Zvezda pulled ahead again to start the final quarter, but an inspired Arslan made his fourth three-pointer from as many attempts. Savovic was also proving himself a menace from beyond the arc, as his fourth triple answered Arslan. Further triples from Galatasaray's Jamont Gordon and Can Korkmaz were key in a run scoring that put the hosts in front, 83-80. Sanli’s two-point shot would be enough to secure the win, as a necessary basket to stave off Radivojevic's late two-pointer for Zvezda. The visiting team player could not clinch the win at the buzzer, and Galatasaray triumphed 85-84 to end their seasons.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS (GRE), KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 1100 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Galatasaray Medical Park27221620
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade20222517
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Galatasaray Medical Park27496585
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade20426784
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Medical Park
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 GORDON, JAMONT 19:10 12 4/7 1/6 1/2   3 3 1 1 2     1 1 6
6 SONMEZ, DOGUKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 KORKMAZ, CAN 17:46 5 0/1 1/5 2/2   1 1 4         2 2 5
9 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 28:54 17 4/9 2/3 3/3           2     3 3 9
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 21:08 9 2/3 1/3 2/4   1 1 3   1     1 2 8
15 SANLI, SERTAC 25:32 16 6/10 1/3 1/1 5 5 10       1   1 5 25
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 17:54   0/2     3 8 11   1 1   1 2   6
21 NDONG, BONIFACE 6:07 1 0/3   1/2           1     1 1 -4
25 MACVAN, MILAN 21:56 2 1/4 0/3   1 1 2 1         1   -2
30 ARROYO, CARLOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 21:56 17 2/3 4/4 1/2   1 1 3         2 2 19
35 DUDLEY, ERWIN 19:37 6 2/5   2/2 3 5 8 1 2 1 1   1 3 16
Team           3 2 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 85 21/47 10/27 13/18 15 27 42 13 4 9 2 1 15 19 92
44.7% 37% 72.2%
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
Head coach: VUKOICIC, VLADA
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 CVETKOVIC, ALEKSANDAR 5:27   0/3     1   1           3   -5
7 SUBOTIC, BOJAN 6:03 2 1/1 0/1                   1    
9 MITROVIC, LUKA 10:42 8 2/2   4/4       1   1 1   1 2 10
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 31:26 11 3/6 1/2 2/3   1 1 1   1     3 2 6
12 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 15:58 1   0/2 1/2   2 2   1 1     1 2 1
13 MILOVANOVIC, MILAN 2:36 3 1/1   1/1                 3 2 2
14 SAVOVIC, BORIS 33:57 20 3/5 4/8 2/3 2 11 13 2   2       1 27
17 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 26:42 8 4/12     5 3 8 1 1 1   2 3 1 5
18 RADIVOJEVIC, VUK 32:36 17 4/7 3/6     1 1 8 1 3     2 2 18
20 NELSON, DeMARCUS 34:33 14 4/9 1/2 3/4   9 9 3 1 2     2 3 19
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 84 22/46 9/21 13/17 10 27 37 16 4 11 1 2 19 15 85
47.8% 42.9% 76.5%
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Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Medical Park
"There was no pressure on us and that led us to play well. We had a chance to see our young players, who could not get enough minutes before. Especially Sertac played good tonight. I am glad that we won the game. Now we will look forward to the Turkish League championship."
VUKOICIC, VLADA
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Congratulations to Galatasaray. Unfortunately, this game was not important, however both sides wanted to win. We put great energy into offense and pressure on defense, but we gave up a lot of defensive rebounds and it is not easy to win road games in these conditions. I wish them luck in their league."

Players

SANLI, SERTAC
Galatasaray Medical Park
"Even if it was not an important game, we wanted to give our fans a victory. These games are good chances for young players like myself. I am happy that we won. I wish good luck to Zvezda."
SAVOVIC, BORIS
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Congratulations to Galatasaray. We played good basketball for 38 minutes but in the end we made a couple of mistakes. Galatasaray is a good team and they played well. Good luck to them in Turkish League."
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