2014-15Last 32Round 3
January 21, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 BANVIT KARA ALI ACAR SPORT HALL

Banvit Bandirma hands Gran Canaria its first loss

Can Maxim Mutaf - Banvit Bandirma - EC14 (photo Banvit)

Banvit Bandirma led for the entire game in beating Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 80-70 to bring the two teams into a share of first place in Group H with 2-1 records. The loss was Gran Canaria’s first in 13 games this season. A 13-2 run late in the second quarter opened a 44-21 advantage for the home team. And after Granca closed to within 52-49, Banvit kept a slim margin till a final 10-0 run to ice the game. Can Maxim Mutaf scored 22 points on 5-of-8 shooting from downtown to lead the winners. Keith Simmons scored 7 of his 18 points in the final 10-0 run; EJ Rowland chipped in 14 points and Vladimir Dragicevic bagged 13 in victory. Brad Newley had 18 points to lead Gran Canaria, Kyle Kuric drained 13, Levon Kendall 12 and Ian O’Leary posted 10, while Walter Tavares pulled down 11 boards.

A huge slam made by Rowland capped a 15-5 opening run from Banvit, but O’Leary answered by scoring 6 points in a row – including a pair of dunks – to lead 17-11 after 10 minutes. Simmons and Can Maxim Mutaf from downtown pushed the home team to a double-digit margin, 28-18, that Gran Canaria was able to cut to 31-29 behind Newley and Tomas Bellas from long distance. A 13-2 run sparked by the hosts capped by a put back dunk from Chuck Davis gave them a comfortable 44-31 cushion. Tavares made it 44-34 at halftime.

Kyle Kuric hit from downtown to bring the visitors within 44-39 early in the third quarter, but Banvit answered with 5 points in a row, including a dunk by Dragicevic to re-establish a double digit margin. With a 0-7 run, the visitors got as close as 52-49 when Kendall pulled down an offensive rebound and scored, but still Dragicevic remained difficult to stop for the guests and Banvit extended the cushion to 59-52 at the last break. Mutaf and Kuric exchanged three-pointers to open the last ten minutes. The Turkish shooter drilled his fifth triple for a 69-60 advantage midway through the quarter. Newley kept the visitors alive from three-point range, 70-65, but 10 points in a row for the hosts – 7 of them by Simmons, iced the game at 80-65. Kendall and Newley reduced the difference to 10 points at the end.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), CHEBYSHEV, SERGIY (UKR), FRITZ, CLEMENS (GER)
Attendance: 2840 (Tentative)
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Banvit Bandirma17271521
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas11231818
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Banvit Bandirma17445980
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas11345270
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 ULUSOY, ISMAIL CEM 0:13     0/1                       -1
4 ROWLAND, EARL 30:29 14 4/11 2/3 0/1   2 2 3 2 1 1   3 3 12
5 GECIM, TOLGA 2:29                              
6 CANDAN, BERKAY 10:31 3   1/3   1   1           1   1
7 EDGE, SAFAK 26:57 5 1/1 1/3   1 1 2 5 1 4     1   6
8 DAVIS, CHUCK 29:29 5 2/6 0/1 1/2 2 7 9 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 9
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 12:18   0/2       1 1     1     4   -6
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 37:31 18 5/7 2/4 2/3 2 4 6 4 2   1   2 4 28
18 DRAGICEVIC, VLADIMIR 27:42 13 6/12   1/3 1 4 5 1 2 2   1 3 4 11
20 ALTUNBEY, TALAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 MUTAF, MAXIM 22:21 22 1/3 5/8 5/7 2   2 3 1 2     3 4 20
Team           2 4 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 80 19/42 11/23 9/16 11 23 34 18 9 13 4 3 20 18 85
        45.2% 47.8% 56.3%
Head coach: LUKIC, ZORAN
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
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 21:35 3 0/2 1/4     2 2 5   5   1   1  
5 BARRO, MOUHAMED DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 32:00 18 3/9 3/5 3/6 2 2 4 2 1 3   1 1 3 12
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 20:39 4 2/5 0/1     3 3 6 1 1     3 1 7
13 BAEZ, EULIS 18:02 2 0/3 0/1 2/2 1 4 5     4   1 2 2 -2
14 KENDALL, LEVON 14:40 12 6/8     1   1 1         4 2 10
19 ALVARADO, OSCAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 PAULI, ORIOL 13:52 1 0/1   1/2   1 1 1       1 3 1 -2
22 TAVARES, WALTER 27:20 7 2/3   3/4 3 8 11     2 1   2 4 17
24 KURIC, KYLE 31:54 13 2/4 3/6     1 1 1 1 1     1 1 10
25 O'LEARY, IAN 19:58 10 3/4   4/6 2 4 6 1     2   2 5 19
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 70 18/39 7/17 13/20 11 25 36 17 3 16 3 4 18 20 73
        46.2% 41.2% 65%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO

Head Coaches

LUKIC, ZORAN
Banvit Bandirma
"I want to congratulate my boys. Maybe this is the best game so far for this season. Maybe in the last 30 seconds we made some mistakes and allowed 5 points. I hope we will not need these 5 points at the end of this group. We almost controlled all aspects of the game and we deserved to win. One or two times they came within 3 points, but we changed the rhythm again. And this game is also very important because it is the first loss for Gran Canaria this season."
GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"Banvit started the game with a lot of intensity and we didn't. After that we improved our game, but we couldn't catch them. And also we had some surprises, such as Can Maxim Mutaf’s three-point percentage. Finally they I need to mention they made a lot of steals."