2016-17Top 16Round 4
January 25, 2017 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 DOM SPORTOVA ZAGREB
Miro Bilan - Cedevita Zagreb - EC16 (photo Cedevita)

Cedevita marches over ALBA for premier Top 16 win

Cedevita Zagreb led from start to finish to keep its chances of advancing to the next stage of the 7DAYS EuroCup alive with 99-83 win over visiting ALBA Berlin. It was first win in the Top 16 for Cedevita, as both teams now hold 1-3 records in Group H, but ALBA holds a tie-break advantage due to its 17-point win in Round 3. Miro Bilan had 20 points for the winners, Ra’Shad James netted 19, Ryan Boatright scored 14, and Luka Babic finished with 13 points and a career-high 9 assists for Cedevita. Elmedin Kikanovic led five ALBA scorers in double digits with 18 points. Peyton Siva scored 13, Dragan Milosavljevic had 12, and Niels Giffey added 11 in defeat.

Three-pointers from Babic and James opened an 11-2 lead after only three minutes. Milosavljevic and Siva each scored from long range for ALBA, but James and Boatright combined to score 14 of Cedevita’s next 16 points, including a three-pointers that helped the hosts build a 12-point lead. Cedevita led 27-17 after 10 minutes, before baskets from Filip Kruslin, Karlo Zganec and Bilan opened a 34-19 margin early in the second stanza. ALBA kept in touch through Giffey, Kikanovic and Milosavljevic, but Babic and John Shurna hit three-pointers for the hosts and with help from James and Boatright, Cedevita increased the margin to 50-34 at halftime. Marko Arapovic scored three baskets to extend it to 62-38 in the third. Milosavljevic and Bogdan Radosavljevic helped ALBA cut into deficit, and Giffey hit from long range to make it 74-58 at the end of third. The same player made it 74-64 early in the fourth, however, Bilan’s three-point play and Shurna’s triple kept Cedevita with a double-digit lead. Engin Atsur hit a three, and Giffey converted on a fast break to make it 84-75, but the visitors never got closer than that. In the final minutes, Cedevita tried to catch the 17-point margin, but ALBA held on to win tiebreaker.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), TRAWICKI, TOMASZ (POL), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 973
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Cedevita Zagreb27232425
ALBA Berlin17172425
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ALBA Berlin17345883
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 JAMES, RASHAD 28:40 19 4/9 3/4 2/3   3 3   2 2   1   5 19
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP 13:15 2 1/1 0/2         2         2 1 1
3 BOATRIGHT, RYAN 30:10 14 2/6 1/4 7/7   2 2 3 4 4   1 1 4 14
6 KATIC, TONI 9:50 2 1/1 0/1           1 1     1 3 3
9 BABIC, LUKA 27:48 13 2/2 3/6         9   1     3 1 16
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 12:12 4 2/2       1 1 2 2 1     4 1 5
13 MUSA, DZANAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 BILAN, MIRO 23:34 20 6/7   8/9 2 1 3 4 1 1 1   4 6 28
24 SHURNA, JOHN 16:23 9 0/1 3/5     2 2   1       2 1 8
25 BEGIC, MIRZA 10:10 4 1/2   2/4 3 1 4 1         2 2 6
33 TOMAS, MARKO 10:17 4 0/1 1/2 1/2       1   1       1 2
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 17:41 8 4/5 0/1   1 2 3 2 2 1     4   8
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 99 23/37 11/25 20/25 7 13 20 24 13 12 1 2 23 25 112
        62.2% 44% 80%
Head coach: MRSIC, VELJKO
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
5 GIFFEY, NIELS 22:18 11 4/4 1/2   1 2 3 1 1 1     3 1 12
6 MALU, JONATHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 SIVA , PEYTON 23:25 13 2/3 3/4     2 2 5 2 3     4 3 16
8 AKPINAR, ISMET 17:12 2 1/1 0/2     4 4 2     1   2 1 6
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 23:18 18 6/9   6/8 2 3 5     3     3 6 18
11 VARGAS, AKEEM 19:58 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 2   1     3   -1
13 MILLER, MALCOLM 8:45   0/1 0/1   1   1     2   1     -4
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 15:07 7 0/1 2/4 1/1 1 3 4 3   2     3 1 7
15 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN 12:50 10 5/6           1         2 4 12
21 MILOSAVLJEVIC, DRAGAN 22:38 12 1/3 3/4 1/2 2 1 3 5 1 6     3 2 10
22 ENGLISH, CARL 12:55 2     2/2   3 3 1   5     2 3 2
33 GAFFNEY, TONY 21:34 6 2/5 0/1 2/2 1 3 4 2   2 1   1 1 7
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 83 22/35 9/19 12/15 9 22 31 22 4 26 2 1 26 22 85
        62.9% 47.4% 80%
Head coach: CAKI, AHMET

Head Coaches

MRSIC, VELJKO
Cedevita Zagreb
"We deserved to win and I am satisfied with the way we played today. We had a rough time in the last three weeks and I want to congratulate to my players. They showed a great effort today and I believe we will use this period when we stay for 10 days in Zagreb to regain our energy and to prepare ourselves for the upcoming games."
CAKI, AHMET
ALBA Berlin
"Cedevita opened the game much better than us. We committed 17 turnovers in the first half. Generally, I think we lost the game in the first half and this is a tough loss for us because we would have a much better chance to reach the quarterfinals if we had won today’s game."

Players

JAMES, RASHAD
Cedevita Zagreb
"I thought we did a good job today. We played collectively right from the start. We had a rough patch before this game and this win is very important for us. I think we played very focused today and that was crucial."
SIVA , PEYTON
ALBA Berlin
"Cedevita played very well today. We had a slow start in the game and they played very well in transition and had a lot of steals. Actually, they played a lot like us in our previous game in Berlin."