2007-08Regular SeasonRound 10
January 22, 2008 CET: 19:00
Local time: 21:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Unics Kazan completed a long comeback from near the bottom of Group I when it blasted visiting EiffelTowers Den Bosch 68-50 on Tuesday to advance to the ULEB Cup elimination rounds for a third consecutive season. Unics finished 5-5 and tied with Hapoel Jerusalem, behind group winner PGE Turow (8-2) and second-place Zadar (6-4). Although they went 1-1 in their head-to-head games, Unics finished third to Hapoel's fourth due to a +14 point differential in their two games. EiffelTowers finished 3-7, good for fifth place in the group. Defense that held EiffelTowers to just 7 points in the last 13 minutes before halftime was the key to victory for Unics. Victory Keyru and Darjus Lavrinovic led the winners with 13 points each, while Nikolay Padius added 10, while Tariq Kirksay was a force of nature with 9 points, 14 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 assists. Kees Akerboom had 14 points for EiffelTowers, making him the only visitor able to score in double digits.

EiffelTowers withstood a 6-2 start by Unics to get back in the game with a 2-8 blast that included triples by Damone Brown and Jos Frederiks, the latter's good for a 10-12 visitors' lead. Unics answered by scoring the next 5 points and finished the first quarter up 15-14, but had only just begun to assert itself. After 2 scoreless minutes to start the second quarter, Unics unleashed an 11-0 run in which Lavrinovic and Kirksay split all the scoring. The Unics defense did the rest, limiting EiffelTowers to just 5 points for the entire quarter while Dimitry Sokolov added late baskets to a solid 35-19 halftime lead for the hosts. After halftime, Kirksay supplied a high lead of 41-19 before EiffelTowers rediscovered its offense, riding back-to-back three-pointers from Roye Berkowits and 4 more points from Kees Akerboom to come within 43-32. Dusko Savanovic and Lavrinovic answered before the third quarter ended with Unics holding a 47-32 advantage. The Unics defense had taken over again, and by the time Keyru drilled a triple early in the final quarter, the Unics lead was approaching 20 points again, 52-34. Akerboom helped chip away at the difference until EiffelTowers was within 56-44 in the final quarter, but that's as close as the visitors got as Pavel Sergeev and Keyru struck again from downtown to make it 65-46 and veteran Marko Tusek put the lead back over 20 points going into the final minute.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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Referees: VOJINOVIC, MILIJA (SRB), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), DAVYDOV, MIKHAIL (RUS)
Attendance: 0
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Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 CHERNIAVSKII, EVGENII DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 24:38 13 4/6 1/1 2/3 1 6 7 3   3 4   3 4 22
8 SERGEEV, PAVEL 13:10 3 0/1 1/1     2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1   5
10 PADIUS, NIKOLAY 23:31 10 2/4 1/5 3/4 1 2 3 1 3 2     4 2 6
17 TUSEK, MARKO 20:52 2 1/3 0/5     3 3 1   1   1 1   -4
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 11:38 4 2/3       3 3     2         4
21 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 37:23 9 3/3 0/5 3/6 3 11 14 4 2 1     3 4 21
23 KEYRU, VICTOR 27:04 13 1/1 3/6 2/2 1 7 8 1 1 1     3 1 17
24 McCULLOUGH, JERRY 18:52 6 2/2 0/2 2/2         1 1     2 3 5
25 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY 8:32 3 1/1 0/1 1/2 3 2 5 1   1     1 1 6
30 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 10:36 5 2/3 0/1 1/4 1   1   1 2       4 4
31 STANESCU, VIRGIL 3:44   0/3               1   1 1   -6
Team             2 2   1           3
Totals 200:00 68 18/30 6/27 14/23 10 38 48 13 10 16 5 3 19 19 83
        60% 22.2% 60.9%
Head coach: PETROVIC, ACO
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
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SLUITER, YURI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 BERKOWITZ, ROYE 21:27 8 1/3 2/4     3 3 2 1 3   1 2 2 6
7 FREDERIKS, JOS 31:41 3   1/3   1 1 2 1 4 1     1 1 7
9 OLIVER, DEAN 18:33 2 1/2 0/4     3 3 1 1 3     5 1 -5
10 TUCKER, DARRELL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 BROWN, DAMONE 33:23 8 2/8 1/6 1/4 1 5 6 1   2 1   3 5 2
12 AKERBOOM, KEES 31:51 14 2/4 2/7 4/4 5 2 7     3     2 2 11
14 OWENS, ROBERT 17:45 6 1/3 1/4 1/2 1 1 2   1   1 1 2 2 3
15 AARTS, MARCEL 29:52 5 2/7   1/4 2 5 7     2 1 2 3 4 2
21 GRIFFIN, BRANDON 15:28 4 1/4   2/4 1 2 3   2     1 2 2 3
Team             3 3   3           6
Totals 200:00 50 10/31 7/28 9/18 11 25 36 5 12 14 3 5 20 19 35
        32.3% 25% 50%
Head coach: WIEL, RANDY

Head Coaches

PETROVIC, ACO
Unics Kazan
"I am happy that we reached the Last 32 round. Not so glad with our game in offense even though we are playing better in defense. I gave some minutes to everybody tonignt. The game was not easy and we have a lot to work on yet. We should prepare for the Final Four of the Russian Cup and the ULEB Cup elimination rounds."
WIEL, RANDY
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
"Unics Kazan plays better and better, especially with Lavrinovic back and we missed two injured players."
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