August 20, 2014
Final Round 1 - April 11, 2006 CET: 20:30 Local time: 20:30 - RTL SPIROU DOME

Records

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0-0 Final 0-0
1-1 Semi-Final 2-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
12-4 Overall 14-2

Referees

Crew Chief
SUDEK, PETR, Slovakia
Referee
BACHAR, SHMUEL, Israel
Umpire
HIERREZUELO, DANI, Spain

Team Stats

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81.8 Points 82.6
34.0 Rebounds 35.0
9.8 O. Rebounds 9.0
24.3 D. Rebounds 26.0
11.8 Assists 10.3
9.4 Steals 15.6
3.0 Blocks 3.3
16.3 Turnovers 16.1
51.8 % 2PT 57.1 %
35.6 % 3PT 36.8 %
72.3 % FT 70.0 %
84.2 Index 97.6

Player Stats

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18.4 / BREWER, COREY Points 19.0 / Chatman
6.7 / WILKINSON, MIKE Rebounds 6.6 / PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS
2.1 / WILKINSON, MIKE OR 1.9 / PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS
4.6 / WILKINSON, MIKE DR 4.9 / Fotsis
2.2 / SIGALAS, G. Assists 2.4 / Chatman
1.9 / WILKINSON, MIKE Steals 2.8 / Chatman
1.2 / STIK, R. Blocks 1.0 / PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS
2.9 / PADIUS, NIKOLAY Turnovers 3.3 / Chatman
62.0 % / BREWER, COREY 2PT 65.1 % / PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS
51.7 % / STIK, R. 3PT 50.0 % / VASILYEV, YURI
95.2 % / SIGALAS, G. FT 84.6 % / KUBRAKOV, VALENTIN
19.8 / BREWER, COREY Index 22.1 / Chatman

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

Dynamo Moscow champion ULEB Cup - ULEB Cup final 2005-06 Dynamo Moscow is the 2006 ULEB Cup champion! Dynamo clinched the first-ever European title in the club's 83-year history by downing Dynamo Moscow 60-73 in the ULEB Cup Final in front of a sellout crowd of 6,300 at the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium. Dynamo thrived amid an incredible basketball atmosphere created by a majority of Aris fans thanks to an outstanding Ruben Douglas, who led the winners and earned MVP honors with 17 points. Shooting in the second half at a basket whose background was a sea of Aris yellow and black, Dynamo showed incredible poise and control. Bojan Popovic played a key role off the bench with 17 points on 12 of 12 free throws. Mire Chatman had 15 points on 9 of 10 free throws, Lazaros Papadopoulos posted a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds while Antonios Fotsis also grabbed 12 rebounds for Dynamo. Popovic had 11 points in the final 5 minutes of the second quarter to help Dynamo to get a 28-37 halftime lead. Aris rallied and got its last lead at 45-44, but Dynamo found a go-to guy in Papadopoulos, who scored 10 points in a game-breaking 6-19 run which sealed the win, 51-63, with 4 minutes to go. As such, Dynamo lifted the trophy in style, sweeping all seven games of the elimination rounds, a first in the four-year history of the competition. In its only previous final, Dynamo had lost to another Greek team, AEK, in the 1968 Cup Winners' Cup. Aris lost a European final for the first time after three previous victories: in the 1993 Saporta Cup, the 1997 Korac Cup and the 2003 FIBA Champions Cup. Despite its unprecedented fan support, Aris put a bitter end of its otherwise fantastic ULEB Cup season. Terrell Castle led Aris with 17 points while Ryan Stack and Giorgios Sigalas each had 10. Dynamo coach Dusan Ivkovic, who had coached Aris in the early 1980s, added to his list of honors with his fifth continental club trophy, having previously won the 1997 Euroleague with Olympiacos, the 1979 Korac Cup with Partizan, and back-to-back Saporta Cup title with AEK in 1999 and 2000. Dynamo big men Lazaros Papadopoulos and Antonios Fotsis become the first-ever players to have won both the Euroleague and the ULEB Cup titles, having both taken the top European title in 2002.

Lazaros Papadopoulos - Dynamo MoscowAris coach Andrea Mazzon surprised everyone by placing center Dimitrios Charitopoulos in the starting five in order to guard Papadopoulos, his first ULEB Cup start since late December. Dynamo won the opening tip and both teams missed their opening shots until Chatman fired in a corner triple for a 0-3 lead. Sigalas immediately answered from downtown while Douglas and Stack joined the three-point festival to tie the game at 6-6. Padius ran court to dunk it off a steal to give Aris its first lead, while Stack capped a 7-0 run with a put-back layup to give his team a 10-6 lead after 3 minutes. Douglas surprised the Aris defense with a dunk, as Dynamo finally managed to control the defensive rebound. Stack picked up his second foul and was replaced by Wilkinson. Sigalas found space for an uncontested layup, but Aris entered the foul bonus midway through this period. Sigalas kept pacing Aris with a left-handed jump hook, forcing a Dynamo timeout at 14-10. Brewer stepped on court after the timeout but Douglas stepped up with his second triple which Chatman followed with free throws for a 14-15 Dynamo edge. Castle dunked it in transition but Domani beat the shot clock with a three-pointer to keep Dynamo in charge, 16-18. Aris struggled to score and coach Mazzon called a much-needed timeout. Wilkinson tied the game with a dunk of an inbound pass, but a free throw by Papadopoulos allowed Dynamo to get a 18-19 lead at the end of an intense first quarter.

Giorgos Sigalas - Aris BSA - ULEB Cup final 2005-06Just in the game, Corey Brewer found Michael Wilkinson for a five-meter baseline jumper, as Aris dramatically improved its defense. Brewer was fouled while attempting a triple and made 2 of 3 for a 22-19 edge for Aris. The game turned into a defensive battle and Dynamo made the most out of it. Chatman made free throws while Douglas intimidated Padius at the other end. Dynamo kept missing open shots, however, until Douglas fired in another triple to put Dynamo back in charge, 22-24, the sixth lead change of the change in 14 minutes. Aris could now find answers in offense, with Castle having troubles against Bojan Popovic, back on court for the first time since late in the ULEB Cup regular season. Castle finally drew a couple of fouls and hit 3 of 4 free throws to give Aris a 25-24 edge. Popovic took revenge with a triple from the top of the key, Dynamo's sixth in 10 attempts so fat, but Castle answered from downtown to keep Aris ahead, 28-27. Popovic had the final word in this head-to-head battle with 4 of 4 free throws for yet another lead changed at 28-31. Dynamo had hit 1 of 13 two-pointers up to this point, while Aris called timeout to fix its offense, but its opponents came back on court with the right mentality. Dmitry Domani dunked it off a midcourt steal, Fedor Likolitov had a big block on Alexander Koul while Popovic hit 2 more from the line which he followed with a jumper to cap a 0-10 run that put Dynamo in charge, 28-37, at halftime.

Ruben Douglas MVP - Dynamo Moscow - ULEB Cup final 2005-06Dynamo tried twin playmakers with Chatman and Popovic right after the break. Stack broke the ice with a five-meter jumper which he followed with a big triple from the left wing to bring Aris within 33-37. Charitopoulos fouled out right after that, but Dynamo kept struggling in offense and even committed a 24-second violation. Castle found space for a short jumper to cap a 7-0 run, as all Aris fans in the standings kept cheering for their team. Douglas stepped up with a five-meter jumper but Dynamo had already entered the foul bonus with more than 6 minutes to go in this period. Castle made free throws and fed Wilkinson for an easy layup which tied the game, 39-39. Dynamo called timeout but Aris now had its momentum going. Sigalas came off a screen to hit a triple in front of his defender, Domani, which gave Aris a 42-39 lead. Castle picked up his fourth foul and immediately returned to the bench, allowing Dynamo to recover a bit. Koubrakov stepped up with a seven-meter three but Dynamo also faced foul trouble once Douglas committed his third foul. Koubrakov fed Fotsis for a monster dunk which Padius erased with an acrobatic layup in the other end. Aris kept trying to found its rhythm without Castle on court and had already called timeout to set up its offense. A free throw by Wilkinson gave Aris a 45-44 lead but Papadopoulos finally appeared with a power layup. Dynamo had improved its defense off the Aris timeout and it paid off in the final 2 minutes of this period. Fotsis fed Papadopoulos for another easy basket which fixed the score at 45-48 after 30 minutes.

Dusan Ivkovic - Dynamo Moscow - ULEB Cup final 2005-06Dynamo kept looking for Papadopoulos early in the fourth quarter, as he finished a third-chance offense with a short jumper which gave his team a 45-50 lead. Aris called timeout to prevent Dynamo from powering the offensive board and opted to play with a small lineup featuring Vladimir Petrovic at the power forward spot, trying to bring Papadopoulos out of the key while taking Stack one-on-one. Douglas hit free throws on Stack's fourth foul but Petrovic answered from downtown to bring Aris within 48-52. Dynamo tried to use long possessions with outstanding shot selection with Papadopoulos as its big reference in offense. He kept on delivering with a layup-plus-foul to keep his team fully in charge, 48-55. Castle kept Aris into the game with a big triple but Chatman matched it with one corner shot from beyond the arc. Wilkinson fouled out midway through the final period while Dynamo kept shining in offense. Douglas fired in a big jumper while Dynamo improved its aggressivity once Aris entered the foul bonus. Free throws by Papadopoulos and Chatman gave Dynamo its biggest lead so far, 51-63, with under 4 minutes to go. Aris committed three consecutive turnovers, as each and every of its many fans in the standings knew it was the beginning of the end for their team. Padius scored in penetration and Brewer added a three-point play - his first basket of the game - to give Aris some hope at 56-63. It didn't last long, as Fotsis followed free throws with an outstanding block on Padius. Popovic hit foul shots to seal the outcome with under 2 minutes to go, as all Dynamo players and fans in the standings started to celebrate that their team was the ULEB Cup champion and had just written a new page in European basketball history!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Referees: SUDEK, PETR (SVK), BACHAR, SHMUEL (ISR), HIERREZUELO, DANI (ESP), SLEDZ, ULI (GER)
Attendance: 6500
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Head coach: MAZZON, ANDREA
Aris BSA
# 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
4 CASTLE, TERREL 28:45 17 2/3 2/4 7/8 1 1 2 4 1 1     5 4 18
5 SIGALAS, GIORGOS 32:30 10 2/2 2/6     6 6 2 3       2 1 16
8 BREWER, COREY 23:00 7 1/4 0/4 5/6       1   3     4 3 -4
9 HARITOPOULOS, DIMITRIOS 12:15   0/1       3 3           5 3  
10 ASIMAKOPOULOS, ANTONIOS 11:15   0/2 0/1   1   1           2 1 -3
11 WILKINSON, MIKE 24:45 7 3/9 0/2 1/2 1 4 5 1 2 1     5 2 2
12 PADIUS, NIKOLAY 27:15 6 3/9 0/6   3 3 6 1 4     1 3 5 6
14 STACK, RYAN 26:45 10 2/5 2/4   2 4 6   2 3     4 1 7
15 KOUL, ALEXANDER 2:45       0/2                   1 -1
16 ORFANOS, NIKOLAOS 3:00                         1 1  
18 STERGIOU, VLANTIMIR 6:30 3   1/2             1       1 2
20 TAYLOR, KENNY BERNARD 1:15     0/1                       -1
Team                                
Totals 200:00 60 13/35 7/30 13/18 8 21 29 9 12 9 0 1 31 23 42
37.1% 23.3% 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: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Dynamo Moscow
# 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
4 POPOVIC, BOJAN 15:45 17 1/1 1/1 12/12                 4 8 21
5 DOUGLAS, RUBEN 35:00 17 3/7 3/5 2/2   3 3 1   2     4 3 12
7 KUBRAKOV, VALENTIN 16:30 3   1/2   3 3 6 3 1 3     4   5
9 LIKHOLITOV, FEDOR 3:30   0/1       3 3     1     1    
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 1:45                              
12 PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS 34:30 12 4/10   4/9 4 8 12 3   5     3 12 20
13 MOTTOLA, HANNO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DOMANI, DMITRY 21:00 5 1/2 1/1     4 4     1     2   5
15 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 33:15 4 1/4 0/7 2/2 4 8 12 2   2 1   2 2 7
17 VASILYEV, YURI 6:45           3 3   1       1   3
25 ROMANOV, SERGEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 CHATMAN, MIRE 32:00 15 0/5 2/5 9/10 2 1 3 3 1 3     2 6 14
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 73 10/30 8/21 29/35 13 33 46 12 3 18 1 0 23 31 86
33.3% 38.1% 82.9%
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Head Coaches

MAZZON, ANDREA
Aris BSA
"We tried to control the game and do what we had in mind, we played a great defensive game. But of course, we are human, we make some mistakes. But we kept a Euroleague-level team at 73 points, we forced them to shoot at 35% and that was a great effort we had. We were not as good in offense, because it's difficult to succeed like that in defense and then be fresh in offense. This game will help young players in the team to improve, and make them believe you can take these games with the mind and not only with the body and the shots. I am sad also because of all the fans that came here and deserved this cup, that is the worst part. We tried to cut turnovers and we ended with only 9, we focused on this, but we played against a very big team and it's normal that they take more rebounds. I think that the 9-meter triple by Kubrakov was the key of the game. It tied the game at 48-48 and it was a turning point for us, because we had good defense for all the play and he made it in the last second of possession."
IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Dynamo Moscow
"First I'll say that I think that we deserved this victory, even if maybe our level in this final was not with the games we played during the regular season. I think that our opponent Aris played very tough, their defense was at a high level, isolating our big man Papadopoulos, who is very important for us and was kept at two points in the first half. Our start of the game and third quarter wasn't our usual level. I think we played team basketball under the biggest pressure. It was difficult for my players as Aris had great support from its fans. We then controlled the game in the second half and the last quarter. After January 3, when our guard Popovic was injured, we missed an important player but until now he helped us a lot in preparing this game as Aris has a very important guardline. I want to congratulate everyone in the Dynamo club, especially my players and my staff. And also our fans who came from as far as Moscow. I am very happy tonight but tomorrow will be a different day and we have a lot of work ahead of us this season."

Players

STACK, RYAN
Aris BSA
"Well, they made the big shots in the end and even though we stayed together they managed to pull away. Our long shots didn't go in tonight and theirs did and that's what made the difference in the end. Our gameplan was to keep them below the average and we succeeded in doing that at 73 points, but of course, we had a game below average ourselves and they took the title."
WILKINSON, MIKE
Aris BSA
"Everyone worked for shots, and it came down to the end of the game, and they made some big shots that was the main difference. It happens some times, we played together with good defense but didn't make enough plays down the stretch. The fans were amazing they helped us out a lot and are really our sixth player. They helped us throughout the year and hopefully will be there until the end of the season."
BREWER, COREY
Aris BSA
"The basket was too small for us tonight. They deserve the win, they came out, played like a team, made the shots and they won the game. And if they play smart and play together they will win every time. Popovic helped them tonight, he made the big shots and helped them push the lead in the second half. We played good, but weren't good enough to keep it close in the end."
SIGALAS, GIORGOS
Aris BSA
"Dynamo played more or less like we expected, but maybe the guards surprised us, like Popovic. He did a great job but so did we. We kept them at 73 points and that was very good for us. But maybe their experience or maybe our mistakes didn't allow us to make our way. We were close but not close enough. We have to congratulate the fans because nothing bad happaned like some people expected, but they were here to support us. I want to congratulate everyone in the team because this was a very important game for Aris and hopefully it will mean the start of a new era for the club."
PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS
Dynamo Moscow
"I feel wonderful. We were trying for this moment from the beginning of the season, and it was a long, hard way, but we made it. We played our game from the beginning to end. They started the game trying to foul me in the first half, but I knew we could take advantage of that later on. As the time grew, so did their foul trouble and tiredness. I waited, because I knew at the end the Aris players would have those problems. Then we could use our power. We had patience, and in the end, that's why we won."
DOMANI, DMITRY
Dynamo Moscow
"Right now, I feel great and at the same time, exhausted. We tried to give everything for this, and that's why I am tired. A final is a final, and you never know, but I had no doubt we would win. It was just a question of how. Everybody put their heart in the game. I had talked to the guys about that before with the team. Without that, we wouldn't have won. It was teamwork. We were ready to die for each other."
CHATMAN, MIRE
Dynamo Moscow
"In the first half, we weren't in our regular rhythm because they had prepared a great defense against use and were stopping all our plays. We had to play offense in another way, but we were able to do that, and once we did, took it the rest of the way. We were focused on the road all season against all kinds of fans, and then just continue to the end, when we just explode and take the game. And that's what we did tonight. It was hard when a lot of people were saying in the preseason that we favorites, but we just had to show it in every game. We had the pressure on our backs, but we remained under control and took it all."
POPOVIC, BOJAN
Dynamo Moscow
"These two months were very hard for me without practice because of my injury. Everybody was with me: my friends, my coaches, doctors, my president and everyone from the club. I had very good support and I know I must come back and I think this is a good way to do it. I had to play good defense to our their main players like Castle or Brewer, I tried to do it, but I got some open shots, I made them, and also some free throws. In a game like this, you never know what's going to happen. I expected a perfomance - maybe in some dreams - but I expected to win."
FOTSIS, ANTONIS
Dynamo Moscow
"We played a very good game. The whole team wanted this victory more than anything. It was tough along the way, but we did things right and this is what happened. We got to the finals and we got it done."
DOUGLAS, RUBEN
Dynamo Moscow
"We were here to win the championship, we worked very hard to win it and here we are. We can take a breath of fresh air now. We only lost two games all in the ULEB Cup season, which was great for us. You can't say more than that. We have a great group of guys. We are all professional, experienced players and we all want to win. With this hunger to win and this competitiveness, we brought it together and we got the championship. We buckled down on defense and we limited our turnovers at the end of the game, and that's what helped us in the second half."
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