2013-14Regular SeasonRound 10
December 17, 2013 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 DOM SPORTOVA
Nolan Smith - Cedevita Zagreb - EC13 (photo cedevita)Cedevita Zagreb rallied in the fourth quarter to edge Elan Chalon-sur-Saone 75-71, claiming a spot in the Last 32. Win improved Cedevita to 6-4 in Group B, and it will finish in the second place if Bilbao Basket (4-5) beats the visiting EWE Baskets Oldenburg (5-4) on Wednesday, and it will be third if Oldenburg wins. Nolan Smith had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to pace Cedevita who used 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to go up 70-64, taking the lead for good. Goran Suton had 12 points plus 7 rebounds, and Jusuf Nurkic contributed with 11 points plus 6 rebounds in victory. A.J. Slaughter led Chalon with 19 points and 5 assists, Steed Tchicamboud netted 16, while Clint Capela collected 14 points plus 10 rebounds in defeat.

Luka Babic and Smith were in the rhythm early for Cedevita, but Capela scored 6 points from close range, and Tchicamboud nailed one from long range and 11-13. Slaughter and Tomislav Zubcic traded triples for 16-16, before the hosts, who grabbed 7 offensive rebounds in the first quarter, went in front 20-17 with a pair of baskets from Smith. Cedevita pulled away at the start of the second, Ivan Ramljak, Miro Bilan and Suton contributed in a spurt for 30-21, but Slaughter replied with a triple and a jumper. After Nurkic made it 35-27 with a basket-plus-free throw, Ilian Evtimov and Kris Joseph sparked a 0-9 run, capped with a triple by Slaughter and 35-36 halftime lead. After the break, Chalon started pulling away with a Tchicamboud triple, before baskets from Evtimov and Slaughter made it 39-45. Smith and Suton cut it to 45-47, but Tchicamboud nailed couple more triples, and Evtimov added a layup for 50-59. The visitors entered the final quarter up by 7, and a three-pointer from Joseph extended it to 54-62. But Cedevita’s big-men-duo, Nurkic and Suton, fueled an 8-0 run to tie the game, 62-62. Cedevita regained the lead with a put-back from Smith, and a jumper from Allan Ray, before Ray made a steal and Smith scored on a fastbreak for 70-64 with 2 minutes to go. The hosts allowed only one basket in more than 7 minutes, before Axel Bouteille ended Chalon’s drought. The visitors’ hopes remained alive in the last minute when Slaughter hit his third triple, and the same player made both free throws with 14 seconds remaining, cutting it to 72-71. But Ray sunk a pair from the foul line, and Cedevita secured a rebound after a potential game-tying triple from Slaughter, sealing the deal.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS (GRE), KARTAL, ERSAN (TUR), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 1916 (Tentative)
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Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MAZALIN, LOVRO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 ZUBCIC, TOMISLAV 18:37 5 1/4 1/4   3 3 6   1 1 1 1 1 1 5
7 RAMLJAK, IVAN 14:01 7 3/5 0/2 1/2   2 2   1 3   1 2 1  
8 MUSTAPIC, JAKOV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 BABIC, LUKA 37:03 7 2/3 1/2   1 4 5 1   1     4 1 7
11 SMITH, NOLAN 32:57 18 8/15 0/6 2/2 4 4 8 4 1 4     2 4 16
13 RAY, ALLAN 26:23 7 1/2 1/3 2/2       4 1 1     4 1 5
14 SUTON, GORAN 21:23 12 6/10 0/3 0/1 4 3 7     1     3 2 9
15 BILAN, MIRO 22:13 8 3/7   2/3 2 1 3     2   1   4 7
23 NURKIC, JUSUF 16:28 11 3/4   5/7 2 4 6 1 1 1 2   2 6 21
24 BALTIC, IVO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BAZDARIC, MARINO 10:55               2   1     1    
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 75 27/50 3/20 12/17 17 24 41 12 5 15 3 3 19 20 74
        54% 15% 70.6%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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
Elan Chalon sur Saone
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 TCHICAMBOUD, STEED 31:53 16 1/1 4/6 2/2   4 4 1   1     1 4 21
6 OUATTARA, YAKUBA 11:13 2 1/1 0/1         1         2    
8 SLAUGHTER, AJ 29:15 19 4/10 3/9 2/2 2 1 3 5   4   1 1 7 16
9 BOUTEILLE, AXEL 3:57 2 1/1     1 2 3           1   4
12 EVTIMOV, ILIAN 23:14 6 3/5 0/4   1 4 5     2 1 1 3 3 3
21 CAPELA, CLINT 25:09 14 7/9     3 7 10 1   4 2 1 4   16
22 ABOUDOU, JORDAN 17:20 2 1/2 0/3   2 1 3 3 1 2     2 1 2
24 JEAN-BAPTISTE-ADOLPHE, MICHEL 14:39 5 1/6   3/4 2 2 4 1   1     2 4 5
32 JOSEPH, KRIS 29:18 5 1/3 1/7   1 1 2 2   2     1   -2
40 BROCKMAN, JON 14:02   0/2     1 1 2     1     3   -4
Team           4 2 6               6
Totals 200:00 71 20/40 8/30 7/8 17 25 42 14 1 17 3 3 20 19 67
        50% 26.7% 87.5%
Head coach: CHOULET, JEAN-DENYS

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Cedevita Zagreb
"We knew it will be a tough game for us because we were under pressure to win and Chalon had nothing to lose. Unfortunately, we dropped our lead at the end of the first half and played with a lot of mistakes. However, we managed to overcome all our problems and we won. This was a tough group and it wasn't easy to reach the next round of Eurocup."
CHOULET, JEAN-DENYS
Elan Chalon sur Saone
"Coming here, we knew it will be tough for us to overcome a 15-point deficit from our previous match-up against Cedevita. In that game we played without three players, and I just signed with the team. We played decent game today, but four minutes until the end of game I put two young guys on the court because it was impossible for us to win by 16 points. This game was a good practice for us."