2014-15Regular SeasonRound 10
December 17, 2014 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA

Gran Canaria beats ASVEL to complete perfect regular season

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas completed a perfect regular season by defeating ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne 73-66. Gran Canaria had already clinched first place in Group B. The loss dropped ASVEL to 3-7 and it finished its Eurocup campaign in fifth place in the group. DaJuan Summers led Gran Canaria with 14 points, Albert Oliver added 11 points and 6 assists and Brad Newley, Txemi Urtasun and Levon Kendall each scored 9. Kendall also hauled in 15 rebounds. David Lighty paced ASVEL with 14 points, Amara Sy scored 12 and Ahmad Nivins 10. The hosts led by 16 in the third quarter before ASVEL reeled off 11 straight points to get back in the game. It was a two-possession game in the final minutes, but Gran Canaria scored on nearly every possession in the closing minutes to keep ASVEL at bay.

The hosts jumped in front from the start on a Newley triple and Levon Kendal jumper. Nivins got ASVEL on the scoreboard, but threes by Newley and Summers boosted Granca further. Summers’s next bucket made it 13-4. Nivins added a score for the visitors and Yohann Sangare cut the deficit to 4 with a three-pointer. Lighty tallied 5 points over three consecutive possessions to narrow the gap to 17-16. Eulis Baez helped Gran Canaria build a 22-16 advantage after 10 minutes. Nivins completed a three-point play, but threes from Baez and Txemi Urtasun helped Gran Canaria sit on a 28-21 cushion. Four players scored in an 8-0 spurt as the hosts went further ahead, 36-23. Sy scored the game’s next 4 points for ASVEL. Livio Jean-Charles scored inside and Lighty from the line to get within8, but Newley’s third three of the game made it 44-33 at halftime.

Back-to-back triples from Albert Oliver and Kyle Kuric helped the hosts surge to 52-36 four minutes into the second half. However ASVEL reeled off 11 unanswered points to finish the third quarter and storm back into the game. Lighty scored 5, Arthur Rozenfeld hit a three and Jean-Charles completed a three-point play to narrow the deficit to 54-50. Levon Kendall ended Gran Canaria’s drought with the first basket of the fourth quarter. Travis Bader hit from downtown to make it 60-55 with five minutes to go. A pair of Edwin Jackson buckets got the visitors within 65-61 with a minute and a half remaining. However the hosts scored on their last five possessions and Kendall and Oliver made 4 free throws in the final 10 seconds to ice the victory.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Referees: JAVOR, DAMIR; VOJINOVIC, RADOMIR; GELLER, RENAUD
Attendance: 2913 (Tentative)
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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne16171716
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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne16335066
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
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 25:01 11 1/3 2/3 3/4 1 2 3 6 1 2     4 2 13
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 25:13 9 0/4 3/5   1 3 4   1 1   1   5 11
10 URTASUN, TXEMI 23:07 9 3/4 1/3         1 1 4     2 2 4
13 BAEZ, EULIS 16:35 8 2/2 1/1 1/2 1 2 3 1   2     1 1 9
14 KENDALL, LEVON 28:29 9 3/8   3/4 2 13 15 2 2 3   1 4 4 18
15 PORTUGUES, JOAQUIN 2:30                              
19 ALVARADO, OSCAR 12:29     0/2   1 2 3           1    
21 PAULI, ORIOL 14:57 4 2/2 0/2   1 4 5 2   2     2   5
22 TAVARES, WALTER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KURIC, KYLE 16:43 5 1/2 1/3 0/1           2     1 2  
25 O'LEARY, IAN 10:02 4 1/1   2/4 1   1 3   2     3 3 4
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 24:54 14 4/9 1/2 3/3   2 2 1 2 1     3 2 11
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 73 17/35 9/21 12/18 8 30 38 16 7 20 0 2 21 21 76
        48.6% 42.9% 66.7%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
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
ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GREEN, TAUREAN 19:52 3 1/4 0/3 1/2   3 3 2         3 4 2
6 ROZENFELD, ARTHUR 11:39 3   1/2     1 1 2             5
8 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO 19:28 5 2/4 0/1 1/1 1 3 4     4     1 1 2
11 JACKSON, EDWIN 21:33 9 4/9 0/2 1/1 1 3 4 1 1 4     5 3 2
16 CHASSANG, ALEXANDRE 14:34 4 2/2 0/1     2 2   1       4   2
20 SANGARE, YOHANN 18:55 3   1/1     3 3 2   2       1 7
23 LIGHTY, DAVID 20:54 14 4/6 0/1 6/7   1 1 1 1 2     3 6 14
33 BADER, TRAVIS 24:24 3 0/1 1/3     1 1 1 1 2 1   2    
34 NIVINS, AHMAD 25:15 10 4/7 0/1 2/3   2 2     1 1   2 4 9
35 SY, AMARA 23:26 12 5/8 0/1 2/2   5 5 1   1     2 2 13
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 66 22/41 3/16 13/16 3 25 28 10 4 16 2 0 22 21 58
        53.7% 18.8% 81.3%
Head coach: JACKSON, JD

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"We always want to play intense and it is true that sometimes it is more difficult, but we try to play intense. We finished unbeaten this first phase of the Eurocup, so this demonstrates that we have played intense in this competition."

Players

SUMMERS, DAJUAN
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"It was a great accomplishment to finish 10-0 in Eurocup. Everybody stepped up with the injuries we had and today happened the same. This shows the character of the team. It feels good to play. I have been sitting in a lot of games, I just try to stay ready and be aggressive in the court, taking practices serious and keep working to feel better."
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