2007-08Regular SeasonRound 10
January 22, 2008 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 LOTTO ARENA
Antwerp Giants ended its first-ever ULEB Cup appearance in style by edging Group E champion Triumph Lyubertsy 82-74 in Belgium on Tuesday. The Giants finished fourth in Group E with a 4-6 record while Triumph was already the Group E champion and enters the ULEB Cup elimination rounds draw as a top-seeded team. Brandon Gay led the winners with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Ian Hanavan added 12 points while David Toya had 11 for the Giants. Terrell Lyday had 23 points on 6-for-6 two-pointers and 5 steals for Triumph, that played without Sergei Toporov and Mire Chatman tonight. Ognjen Askrabic added 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting for the guests, that led 11-16 after 10 minute. Kris Sergeant and Yves Dupont fueled a mamooth 23-6 run that gave the Giants their biggest margin, 34-22. Triumph got within 42-36 at halftime while a triple by Lyday put the guests back ahead, 49-50. It all came down the final minutes, as Kristaps Valters brought Triumph within 68-67. Hanavan, Toya and a key triple by Ryan Sears boosted the Giants' margin to 76-67, enough for the Giants to seal the outcome and add a major home win.

Lyday and Askrabic led Triumph to a 3-6 lead early in the game, but the Giants found a go-to guy in Dupont, who scored twice around the basket for a 9-8 lead. Lyday answered from downtown and Askrabic added a couple of baskets to put the guests back ahead, 11-16. Antwerp did not panic, however, as Gay and Hanavan stepped up to tie the game, 20-20, at the end of the first quarter. Dupont stroke from downtown, igniting a 14-2 run in which Sergeant also buried a three-pointer. By the time that Toya and Dupont stepped up with consecutive baskets, the Giants had a 12-point lead at 34-22. Back-to-back three-pointers by Andrei Komarovskiy ignited the guests' comeback, while a put-back basket by Fedor Likholitov and another triple by Lyday made it a four-point game, 38-34. Free throws by Hanavan and Nick Oudendag gave the Giants some air, 42-36, at halftime. Komarovskiy stroke from downtown in a 0-8 Triumph run that Askrabic capped with another basket to make it a one-point game, 45-44, right after the break. Another three-pointer by Lyday allowed Triumph to regain the lead, 49-50, midway through the third quarter. The Giants used a 7-0 run that Gay capped with a basket to regain a 56-50 edge, but Askrabic and Fedor Dmitriev stepped up to provide another lead change, 59-61, after 30 minutes. A three-point play by Toya and free throws by Gay and Aleksander Lichodzijewski put Antwerp back ahead, 67-63, early in the fourth quarter. Lyday and Valters kept Triumph in the game but a put-back basket by Hanavan ignited a 8-0 run that Sears capped with a triple, good for a 76-67 Antwerp edge with less than 2 minutes to go. Antwerp enjoyed a prestigious win to end its first-ever ULEB Cup appearance while Triumph will look for bigger heights in the elimination rounds.
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Referees: CICORIA, GIANPAOLO (ITA), CONDERANNE, FABIEN (FRA), LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT (GER)
Attendance: 1950
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Antwerp Giants
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DUPONT, YVES 16:41 9 3/3 1/1     3 3 1 1 1     4 1 10
7 SEARS, RYAN 21:37 8 0/1 2/4 2/2   3 3   2 1     4 2 7
8 LAMOT, THOMAS 16:24     0/1         2 1 1     4   -3
9 SERGEANT, KRIS 23:36 9 2/5 1/2 2/4 3 2 5 1   4     1 4 8
10 GAY, BRANDON 28:31 19 3/6 3/5 4/4 1 6 7 5 1 5     3 5 24
11 LICHODZIJEWSKI, ALEKSANDER 31:00 8 3/4 0/3 2/6   5 5 2 5 1     2 4 13
12 HANAVAN, IAN 27:34 12 4/8 0/1 4/4 2   2 3 3 2     3 3 13
13 WOUTERS, LEE 13:24 2 1/3     1 1 2   4 1     4 1 2
14 OUDENDAG, NICK 4:45 4 1/2   2/2 1 1 2 1 1 1     2 2 6
15 TOYA, DAVID 16:28 11 4/5   3/5 1 1 2   3 1     4 5 13
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 82 21/37 7/17 19/27 9 22 31 15 22 18 0 0 31 27 94
        56.8% 41.2% 70.4%
Head coach: VAN CAMP, SVEN
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
Triumph Lyubertsy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 VASIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 LYDAY, TERRELL 29:06 21 5/5 3/7 2/4       3 5 5     2 4 20
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 18:13 2 1/2 0/4   2   2 1 1 2     4   -5
8 KOMAROVSKIY, ANDREY 24:03 7   2/6 1/2 1 2 3   1       4 1 3
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 24:59 4 0/1 0/1 4/4 1 1 2   3 1     5 3 4
10 SLOKAR, UROS 19:32 4   0/1 4/6   3 3   4 5     2 9 10
11 KHLOPONIN, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 DMITRIEV, FEDOR 13:20 6   0/2 6/6   2 2           3 4 7
14 ASKRABIC, OGNJEN 31:51 19 9/10 0/2 1/4 1 3 4 2 1 1     3 4 20
20 KROTENKOV, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 LIKHOLITOV, FEDOR 12:00 3 1/3   1/5 2 1 3   1 3     1 4 1
31 VALTERS, KRISTAPS 26:56 8 2/2 1/5 1/2   3 3 1   4     3 2 2
Team           1   1   2 1         2
Totals 200:00 74 18/23 6/28 20/33 8 15 23 7 18 22 0 0 27 31 64
        78.3% 21.4% 60.6%
Head coach: EREMIN, STANISLAV
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