2014-15Last 32Round 1
January 07, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 SVYTURIO ARENA

Neptunas knocks off Paris in Eurocup return

Neptunas Klaipeda continued its great run of form at home by downing Paris-Levallois 82-73 in its first Last 32 appearance. A 24-9 run that bridged the last two quarters gave to Neptunas the complete control of the game after a great start by the visitors, who took a double-digit margin early in the game. Deividas Gailius bagged 15 points for the winners, Mustafa Shakur and Donatas Zavackas nailed 12 apiece. Sharrod Ford recorded a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards for the visitors, Mike Green scored 13 points and dished 8 assists and Blake Schilb posted 12 points.

The visitors started strong after opening the score with back-to back buckets from Ford. Shakur tied the game at 10-10 for Neptunas. The teams remained close till 16-19 before 6 points nailed by Paris gave it a 16-25 margin on a Schilb jumper with 2 seconds left in the quarter. Green form the foul line raised the cushion to 16-30, but led by three pointers by Gailius and Simas Galdikas, Neptunas went on a 12-0 run to lead 32-30. Maleye N’Doye tied it at 32-32, but Neptunas remained ahead through a jumper from Galdikas. Free throws by Schilb and Donatas Zavackas made it 41-36 at halftime.

Neptunas captain Martynas Mazeika raised the margin to 43-36. Neptunas kept a slim margin with Gailius and Landing Sane fueling their respective sides. MIndaugas Girdziunas hit from downtown to give a double-digit margin to the home team at 57-46. After Louis Laberye hit a jumper, Neptunas completed a great finish to the quarter to lead 69-54 on a three-pointer by Zavackas. Keith Benson made it a 20-point game, 74-54 early in the last quarter. The visitors tried to cut the difference behind Green and Nicolas Lang, who tried to push them, but it was too late.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT), FRITZ, CLEMENS (GER)
Attendance: 4700 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Neptunas Klaipeda16252813
Paris Levallois25111819
End of Quarter1234
Neptunas Klaipeda16416982
Paris Levallois25365473
Neptunas Klaipeda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS 22:48 6 2/3 0/2 2/2       2 1 1     1 3 7
8 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 16:20 9 0/1 3/4     2 2 1   2     2 3 9
9 NACIUS, RAIDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SINICA, JUSTAS 14:43 9   3/8   2 1 3     1         6
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 20:49 15 2/3 3/7 2/2   5 5     2     1 2 14
15 SARAKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GALDIKAS, SIMAS 26:07 9 3/5   3/4 3 6 9           4 3 14
22 SHAKUR, MUSTAFA 23:40 12 2/5 1/2 5/6 1 3 4 5   3 1 1 4 4 13
34 BENSON, KEITH 13:34 2 1/3     2 3 5 1       1 2   3
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 25:56 12 0/2 3/7 3/4   5 5 1   2     1 3 11
42 VASYLIUS, VALDAS 12:53 2 1/3 0/2     2 2 2   1       1 2
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS 23:10 6 2/3 0/1 2/4 2   2 5 1 1     2 2 9
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 82 13/28 13/33 17/22 12 29 41 17 2 13 1 2 17 21 92
        46.4% 39.4% 77.3%
Head coach: MAKSVYTIS, KAZYS
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
Paris Levallois
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 FORD, SHARROD 25:36 17 8/12 0/1 1/3 4 7 11   1       4 3 21
6 NDOYE, MALEYE 16:08 3 1/3 0/1 1/2 1 1 2 2 1       2 1 3
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS 14:30 4 2/2 0/2   1   1           2   1
8 COROSINE, XAVIER 8:57     0/1           1            
9 LANG, NICOLAS 13:08 8 1/2 2/3   1 1 2           1   7
10 ONIANGUE, GIOVAN 15:06 5 1/3 1/2                   2    
11 GREEN, MIKE 31:03 13 3/7 1/3 4/5   4 4 8 1 1     3 9 24
14 JEAN-BAPTISTE-ADOLPHE, MICHEL 14:15 4 2/2   0/1 1 5 6     3 1   3 2 6
19 SANE, LANDING 25:25 7 1/3 1/4 2/2 1 3 4     1 1 1 4 1 2
21 SCHILB, BLAKE 26:45 12 5/8 0/4 2/2   1 1 2   3       1 6
25 CHRISTMAS, DIONTE 9:07     0/2     1 1 1   2         -2
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 73 24/42 5/23 10/15 10 23 33 13 4 11 2 1 21 17 68
        57.1% 21.7% 66.7%
Head coach: BEUGNOT, GREGOR

Head Coaches

MAKSVYTIS, KAZYS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"We started the game very badly, because Paris led by 14 points, but then we started to play better in defense and made 4 three-pointers shoots. That lifted the team and we took a deserved victory. "
BEUGNOT, GREGOR
Paris Levallois
"We started great, but then my team stopped playing defense and Neptunas came back to the game. My team is young and lacks experience in the Eurocup."

Players

GALDIKAS, SIMAS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"We did not start the game good in defense, but came back and after the second quarter led. It is a shame that we lost our 20-point lead at the end of the game."
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