2015-16Regular SeasonRound 9
December 09, 2015 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
84.8 Points 77.0
38.3 Rebounds 36.1
13.8 O. Rebounds 12.5
24.5 D. Rebounds 23.6
19.0 Assists 13.1
6.1 Steals 5.8
2.5 Blocks 2.0
13.0 Turnovers 15.4
48.7 % 2PT 47.9 %
35.8 % 3PT 31.6 %
76.3 % FT 75.4 %
96.8 Index 72.6

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.6 / Pangos Points 15.6 / Kikanovic
7.5 / Omic Rebounds 5.4 / Cherry
3.3 / Omic OR 1.8 / Loncar
4.3 / Omic DR 4.1 / Cherry
5.1 / Pangos Assists 3.9 / Taylor
1.3 / Salin Steals 1.8 / Cherry
0.7 / Savane Blocks 0.8 / Kikanovic
1.6 / Pauli Turnovers 3.4 / Cherry
62.5 % / Newley 2PT 66.7 % / Vargas
50.0 % / Pasecniks 3PT 50.0 % / Watt
100.0 % / Aguilar FT 100.0 % / Giffey
17.0 / Omic Index 15.1 / Kikanovic

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
6-2 Regular Season 4-4
6-2 Overall 4-4

Referees

Crew Chief
PILOIDIS, ANASTASIOS, Greece
Referee
GLISIC, ALEKSANDAR, Serbia
Umpire
PUTENKO, ILYA, Russian Federation

The Take

In a high-profile clash, already-qualified group leader Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas (6-2) welcomes ALBA Berlin (4-4). The hosts force 17.1 turnovers per game, second-most in the competition, and need a win that would inch them closer to clinching first place. ALBA can make Last 32 if it wins and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (5-3) beats Le Mans Sarthe Basket (3-5) on the road. Le Mans and Round 8 MVP Tywain McKee are seeking for a third straight win to stay in Last 32 contention. During the winning streak, Le Mans has led the Eurocup in offensive rebounding with 16.7 over the last three games. Reggio Emilia is all but qualified, and needs either a win or a loss of 7 points or less to advance. Already-eliminated Enel Basket Brindisi (1-7) welcomes MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (5-3) as the visitors will book a place in the last 32 with a victory. Ludwigsburg also qualifies with a loss and a win by Gran Canaria.
Monday, December 7, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

GONZALEZ, ISRAEL
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
“We will try to search for the win against a very physical team that beat us in Germany. We hope that won't happen again and that we play well and compete. We want to beat them and then see what happens in the future. Sometimes you don't know what is best, but as sportsmen, we always want to win."
OBRADOVIC, SASA
ALBA Berlin
"After so much struggling in recent games with Sunday's win in Frankfurt in the national league we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the Eurocup we still are fighting for going to the next round and Gran Canaria, which especially at home is hard to beat, in this situation for sure is the hardest possible opponent in our group, although they are already qualified. Of course, we will try to stop Kevin Pangos, who played a great game against us already six weeks ago. But in recent games Pangos like Albert Oliver have become even better in driving forward Gran Canarias great offense."

Players

KING, ALEX
ALBA Berlin
"We expect a very intense game in Gran Canaria. It’s hard for every opponent to win there on the road. Gran Canaria also had a solid start in the Spanish league and is already qualified for the next Eurocup round. Our task will be to strengthen our transition game and to control their dangerous outside shooters. If we can handle this we will have a chance."
Alen Omic - Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - EC15 (photo Gran Canaria)

Gran Canaria beats ALBA, clinches first place in Group B

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas clinched first place in Group B and kept ALBA Berlin from advancing to the Eurocup Last 32 for at least another week by winning at home 83-78. Gran Canaria had already qualified for the next round before the win, which improved its record to 7-2 thanks to 23 points and 5 assists from Kevin Pangos. Alen Omic collected 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 9 fouls drawn in the victory, while Sasu Salin scored 12 points and Xavi Rabaseda added 10 points. ALBA dropped its fourth straight game – after having won its previous four games – to fall to 4-5 in the group. Dragan Milosavljevic and Elmedin Kikanovic both scored 15 points for ALBA and Jordan Taylor picked up 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in the defeat.

Kikanovic’s free throws opened the game for ALBA and Brad Newley evened the game before Pangos gave Gran Canaria its first lead 4-2. Ovidijus Galdikas scored and assisted on a Eulis Baez three-pointer before Pangos’s next basket increased the lead to 11-4. A time out did not help ALBA to score as Pangos’s free throws made it 13-4. Milosavljevic tallied to snap a 2:51 minute scoreless stretch for ALBA, but Rabaseda’s free throw made it a double-digit game, 16-6. Alex King and Will Cherry both nailed threes to get ALBA to within 19-14 and a three-point play from Kresimir Loncar trimmed it to 21-17 after 10 minutes. Jonas Wohlfarth and Michael Watt scored early in the second quarter for the guests and Ismet Akpinar nailed a three-ball and hit another score to put ALBA up 25-26. Pangos punched back with two triples to make it 33-26 with Milosavljevic responding with a long ball and Kikanovic’s free throw trimming it to 33-32. Rabaseda and Milosavljevic swapped three-pointers and then the game was knotted at 37-37 on a Kikanovic score. Milosavljevic’s free throw pushed ALBA ahead 37-38, but foul shots from Salin had Gran Canaria leading 39-38 at the intermission.

The lead switched hands four times early in the third quarter with Sasu’s three making it 44-42. Sasu nailed another triple and a Pangos’s three-pointer had Gran Canaria up 51-42. Loncar’s free throws stopped the rut but another Pangos triple increased the advantage to 56-46. And Omic’s three-point play made it 59-46. The cushion was 63-53 with three minutes left in the quarter before Kikanovic collected 6 points in an 0-8 ALBA surge to close to within 63-61 through three quarters. The guests kept the momentum to start the fourth quarter as Taylor had a basket and 2 assists in helping ALBA jump ahead 64-67. After a timeout, Newley, Pangos and Rabaseda went back-to-back-to-back from long range to go up 73-69. Cherry knocked down a triple as ALBA moved to within 75-74 inside the four-minute mark. After Baez scored 4 straight points for Gran Canaria, Cherry punched back with another three to make it 79-77 with two minutes to play. ALBA failed to score on its next two possessions before Albert Oliver’s free throw made it 80-77 with 24 seconds left. Taylor split free throws with 18 seconds to make it a 2-point game. But Pangos knocked down both of his free throws with 15 seconds remaining and Milosavljevic missed a three-pointer with 11 seconds to play to end ALBA’s hopes.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PILOIDIS, ANASTASIOS (GRE), GLISIC, ALEKSANDAR (SRB), PUTENKO, ILYA (RUS)
Attendance: 3723 (Tentative)
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas21182420
ALBA Berlin17212317
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas21396383
ALBA Berlin17386178
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PANGOS, KEVIN 26:10 23 2/6 5/7 4/4   3 3 5   1     2 6 28
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 16:57 3 0/1 0/4 3/4       1   1     2 2 -3
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 11:37           1 1     1       1 1
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 25:37 9 2/6 1/2 2/2   2 2 1 1 3     3 4 6
9 SALIN, SASU 25:22 12 1/4 2/5 4/4       1 1 2   1 2 4 7
13 BAEZ, EULIS 22:49 7 1/3 1/4 2/2 2 1 3 3         4 1 5
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 4:44   0/1                     2   -3
21 PAULI, ORIOL 6:24     0/1 0/2   1 1 1   1     1 1 -2
22 RABASEDA, XAVI 22:06 10 1/2 2/2 2/4 1 2 3     1     3 2 8
23 OMIC, ALEN 26:09 15 5/5   5/12 2 7 9 3   2     2 9 25
34 AGUILAR, PABLO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 GALDIKAS, OVIDIJUS 12:05 4 2/2     3 4 7 1   1 2     1 14
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 83 14/30 11/25 22/34 10 24 34 16 2 13 2 1 21 31 91
        46.7% 44% 64.7%
Head coach: GONZALEZ, ISRAEL
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
ALBA Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 KING, ALEX 19:44 3   1/1     1 1           4 1 1
8 AKPINAR, ISMET 3:02 5 1/1 1/1                     1 6
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 27:54 15 5/11 0/1 5/7 3 3 6     1   1 4 5 11
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 22:05 11 4/6 0/3 3/3 1   1 1   1   1 4 3 5
11 VARGAS, AKEEM 12:00                   1     2   -3
15 LIYANAGE, MARC DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 WOHLFARTH, JONAS 10:22 2 1/3     3   3     1     3   -1
21 MILOSAVLJEVIC, DRAGAN 32:26 15 4/9 2/5 1/2   4 4 2   3     2 4 11
22 CHERRY, WILL 26:51 9 0/1 3/7     5 5     1 1   3 1 7
23 TAYLOR, JORDAN 26:48 12 5/7 0/3 2/3 1 4 5 4   2     5 6 14
44 TURUDIC, BENEDIKT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 WATT, MITCHELL 18:48 6 3/5 0/1   1 5 6     1     4   4
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 78 23/43 7/22 11/15 10 25 35 7 0 12 1 2 31 21 58
        53.5% 31.8% 73.3%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
“The best thing in the game was that the team wanted to win and played hard versus a difficult team. We are not going to choose our rival in the Last 32, we want to do our job and try to win always. I am happy with the mentality of the team and their effort tonight.”
OBRADOVIC, SASA
ALBA Berlin
"Congratulations to Gran Canaria. They deserved to win, but we could have also come out of this game as the winners. I have nothing to complain about. I think that, as a team, we gave a maximum effort to win this game. It is never easy to win here. In the end, our chances to go to the next round depend on winning the next game, so we will try to do it."

Players

RABASEDA, XAVI
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
“They proved in Berlin their quality and that they never give up, like today. We knew that it would be tough, but we wanted to win to gain a little revenge from Germany. We have a long roster and we could afford to play intense all game. If we do it in defense, the shots will go in sooner or later.”
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