2015-16Regular SeasonRound 8
December 02, 2015 CET: 17:30
Local time: 19:30 KRYLATSKOYE SPORTS PALACE

Neptunas KO’s Oktyabr with road win

Neptunas Klaipeda took a big step toward the Last 32 by escaping from Volgograd with a huge 74-97 win over Krasny Oktyabr on Wednesday in Group F. Neptunas raised its record to 5-3 to share second place with Nizhny Novgorod, while Krasny Oktyabr was eliminated after falling to 1-7. A 12-2 run midway through the second quarter opened a double digit cushion for Neptunas, 21-33, and a 0-8 push before halftime buzzer made it 29-43 at the break. Another 11 unanswered points early in the second half made it a 20-point game and Neptunas kept the huge difference till the final buzzer. Vytautas Saraskauskas led the winners with an outstanding performance of 24 points on 6-of-7 two-poin shooting and , 10 rebounds, Mindaugas Girdziunas added 19 points on 3-of-4 shooting from downtown, while Arnas Butkevicius and Donatas Zavackas scored 13 each in victory. Krsany Oktyabr made 11 of its 27 three-pointer attempts with Vasily Zavoruev drilling 20 points on 5-of-9 from long distance, Maks Adam Konate added 18 with 15 boards in his Eurocup debut, while Evgenii Voitiuk scored 13.

The guests opened the game by scoring the first 5 points, then newcomer Konate put the home team in front 9-8 by scoring its third jumper of the night. After Zavackas hit a three for the visitors, they kept a slim margin till the end of the quarter and led 15-21 at the buzzer. Konate brought Oktyabr within 19-21, but Neptunas answered with a 0-8 run fueled by 4 points each by Daniel Ewing and Sarakauskas to take a double digit margin midway through the quarter. Zavoruev scored 5 points in a row to keep Oktyabr close, 29-35, but Girdziunas scored twice from long distance to make it 29-43 for the guests at halftime.

Evgenii Voitiuk from downtown made it 36-46 early in the third quarter, then a 0-11 run, highlighted by 5 points by Travis Bader, gave a 21-point margin to Neptunas, 36-57. Zavoruev scored for the home team, while the visiting team got a big contribution from Sarakauskas and Girdziunas to finish the quarter ahead 51-73. Sarakauskas from the three-point land raised the difference to 53-82 with six minutes left in the game, while Zavoruev and Voitiuk tried to boost Krasny to avoid a bigger difference and fixed the final at 74-97.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), MARICIC,SASA (SRB), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 158 (Tentative)
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Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd15142223
Neptunas Klaipeda21223024
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Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd15295174
Neptunas Klaipeda21437397
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 TKACHENKO, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3 MATEIUNAS, ANDREI 27:19 6 1/2 0/3 4/4 2 1 3 6 1 4     5 5 8
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 16:44 5 2/3 0/1 1/2 1 3 4 2   4     3 3 4
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 35:34 5 0/4 1/2 2/2 1 1 2 3   3   1 4 2 -1
9 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 ZAVORUEV, VASILY 27:53 20 2/4 5/9 1/1   1 1 2   2       1 16
13 KORSHAKOV, DMITRIY 24:32 4 2/6 0/2   2 5 7     1   1 3 1 1
23 BUGAENKO, PAVEL 10:18 3 0/3   3/4         2       2 2 1
24 VOITIUK, EVGENII 24:33 13   4/6 1/2 1 2 3 1 1 2 1     1 15
33 KONATE, MAKS ADAM 33:07 18 7/10 1/4 1/2 3 12 15 3 1 3 2 1 2 4 30
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 74 14/32 11/27 13/17 10 25 35 17 5 20 3 3 19 19 73
        43.8% 40.7% 76.5%
Head coach: BOLSHAKOV, KYRYLO
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
Neptunas Klaipeda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 EWING, DANIEL 15:43 8 4/8 0/1     2 2 2 2 1     2   6
6 SIKSNIUS, ARVYDAS 13:30 2 0/2   2/2 1   1 1         4 1 -1
7 MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS 5:02   0/1 0/1     2 2           1   -1
8 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 25:01 19 4/4 3/4 2/4   1 1 3 1 4     3 3 17
13 BADER, TRAVIS 30:22 9 2/4 1/6 2/2   1 1 2   1       1 5
15 SARAKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS 21:06 24 6/7 2/4 6/6 6 4 10     2     2 4 31
21 GALDIKAS, SIMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 21:06 13 1/2 3/5 2/2 1 5 6 1   1   1 2 3 16
45 GRANT, JERAI 17:34 7 3/5   1/4 1 1 2 1 2   3     2 12
49 BIRUTA, GILVYDAS 20:14 2 1/4 0/2   1 5 6 2 3 2   1 3 1 3
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS 30:22 13 4/5 0/2 5/6 2 4 6 3 1 2   1 2 4 18
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 97 25/42 9/25 20/26 12 26 38 15 9 13 3 3 19 19 107
        59.5% 36% 76.9%
Head coach: ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS

Head Coaches

ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"We are very excited for an important victory. For us it is important to fight to reach the Last 32. My players were reliable in defense today. Their concentration was high tonight."
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