2013-14Last 32Round 3
January 22, 2014 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 O2 WORLD
Alba beats Khimik, leads Group N

In a battle between previously undefeated teams in Group N, Alba Berlin defeated Khimik Yuzhne 87-71 in the German capital on Wednesday. Alba now leads Group N with a 3-0 record, with Khimik right behind at 2-1. Reggie Redding and Leon Radosevic paced the winners with 15 points apiece. Redding added a game-high 7 assists. David Logan added 14 points, Vojdan Stojanovski had 13 while Levon Kendall got 10. Romeo Travis led Khimik with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Rolands Freimanis added 15 points for the guests. Redding shined early in the game, allowing Alba to get a 19-13 lead after 10 minutes. Khimik found a go-to guy in Freimanis, who get help from Travis and Jamal Shuler to give the guests a 36-41 edge near halftime. A 9-0 run that Redding capped with a triple put Alba back ajead, 42-41, but Khimik stayed in the game and trailed 58-56 late in the third quarter. Stojanovski had 8 points in a game-breaking 13-0 run which made Alba get the lead for good, 71-56. The hosts boosted their margin to 81-63 and never looked back.

Cliff Hammonds got Alba going with a layup and Radosevic soon gave the hosts a 5-2 lead. Oleksandr Riabchuk sank a jumper and free throws by Matt Gatens tied it at 6-6. Sergiy Popov scored off a steal to give Khimik its first lead, 7-8. Redding stepped up with 6 quick points, as he got help from Stojanovski and Akeem Vargas to give Alba a 17-11 lead. Travis and an unstoppable Redding traded jumpers to fix the score at 19-13 after 10 minutes. Travis scored again early in the second quarter but back-to-back baskets by Kendall made it an eight-point game, 23-15. Shuler found his first points and Riabchuk hit a triple but Vargas gave Alba some fresh air at 25-20. It didn't last long, however, as Freimanis followed a three-pointer with a layup and Riabchuk put Khimik back ahead, 27-28. Hammonds answered from downtown but free throws by Gatens and Freimanis tied it at 32-32. An unstoppable Freimanis got help from Travis to give Khimik a 36-41 lead. A layup by Kendall brought Alba within 38-41 at halftime.

Kendall hit a jumper right after the break and Radosevic put Alba back ahead, 42-41. Redding capped a 9-0 Alba run with a three-pointer but a layup-plus-foul by Freimanis and a jumper by Travis made Khimik regain the lead, 45-46. Hammonds scored around the basket and Radosevic gave Alba some fresh air at 50-46. Travis struck from downtown and Freimanis matched Radosevic's layup with free throws for a 52-51 score. Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann and Logan stepped up for Alba but Travis kept Khimik within 58-56. Free throws by Logan gave Alba a 60-56 edge after 30 minutes. Stojanovski buried a triple early in the fourth quarter and a layup by Radosevic made Khimik call timeout at 65-56. Khimik kept struggling to score and Alba found a new go-to guy in Stojanovski, who boosted the hosts' lead to 71-56, after a 13-0 run. Travis made free throws but Logan did better with a three-pointer. Logan stayed on fire, as Alba boosted its margin to 79-61 and had plenty of time to celebrate another win in Last 32 Group N.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS (SWE), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 6204 (Tentative)
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Alba Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 LOGAN, DAVID 23:49 14 3/5 2/4 2/2   2 2           4 4 12
6 SCHULTZE, SVEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 KING, ALEX 18:15 4 0/1 1/2 1/2   4 4 1         1 2 7
8 AKPINAR, ISMET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 VARGAS, AKEEM 26:50 4 1/3   2/2   5 5 1 1       3 3 9
14 KENDALL, LEVON 20:29 10 5/10     1 2 3   2 2 1   2 1 8
15 REDDING, REGGIE 27:25 15 6/7 1/3   1 4 5 7 2 2     3 1 22
18 WOHLFARTH, JONAS 16:32 4 2/3   0/2 2 1 3           3 2 3
19 STOJANOVSKI, VOJDAN 16:23 13 3/4 1/1 4/5   2 2 2 1 4     3 4 13
22 JAGLA, JAN 4:37     0/1                   1   -2
25 HAMMONDS, CLIFF 22:51 8 2/4 1/1 1/2   3 3 2   1     4 1 6
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 22:49 15 6/9   3/5 1 3 4 2   1   1 4 4 14
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 87 28/46 6/12 13/20 7 26 33 15 6 10 1 1 28 22 94
        60.9% 50% 65%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA
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
Khimik Yuzhne
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POPOV, SERGIY 17:58 3 1/2 0/1 1/2         1 1     4 1 -3
5 GATENS, MATT 33:37 9 0/2 1/3 6/6 1 2 3     2     3 3 6
6 KOVALENKO, VITALIY 8:46     0/1   1   1 1         2   -1
7 SHULER, JAMAL 34:16 5 2/6 0/5 1/2   5 5 6 1 2       4 9
8 FREIMANIS, ROLANDS 24:34 15 3/5 1/3 6/7 1 2 3 1         2 6 18
9 TRAVIS, ROMEO 32:28 24 7/11 1/4 7/8 3 5 8 3 1 4     3 7 28
11 ZAVADSKYI, STANISLAV 4:59           1 1   1 1     1 1 1
15 PUSTOVYI, ARTEM 10:27 7 2/2   3/5   2 2       1   4 3 7
21 PROKOPENKO, OLEKSANDR 1:06                              
22 RIABCHUK, OLEKSANDR 31:49 8 1/2 2/6 0/2   3 3 5   2   1 3 3 6
24 KONIEV, VOLODYMYR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           4 2 6     1     1   4
Totals 200:00 71 16/30 5/23 24/32 10 22 32 16 4 13 1 1 23 28 75
        53.3% 21.7% 75%
Head coach: MUIZNIEKS,KARLIS

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, SASA
Alba Berlin
"Yuzhne is a tough team but we deserved to win today. We started with bad rhythm, turned the ball over and lacked concentration. But in the second half we turned the game in our favor. We changed the rhythm of the game, made it faster and finished well. But still this group is very equal. We have to see what the next games bring."
MUIZNIEKS,KARLIS
Khimik Yuzhne
"Alba has a good team and a good rotation which was the key tonight. We played well and focused for 30 minutes, but then we lost it and made bad decisions. Alba scored easy points and took the game. They are hard to stop and were the better team today. Playing without our starting point guard was hard for us also. We need him."

Players

WOHLFARTH, JONAS
Alba Berlin
"We found our rhythm in the last couple of games. Especially in the second half, this rhythm and confidence helped us to win this game as well."
TRAVIS, ROMEO
Khimik Yuzhne
"Our defense in the second half was terrible. We allowed too many easy layups and too many three-pointers. We now face Radnicki and will keep working hard. In this group anything is possible and we will try to go to the next round."
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