2014-15Regular SeasonRound 2
October 22, 2014 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 ARENA STOZICE
Rice leads Khimki to road win at Olimpija

Tyrece Rice - Khimki Moscow Region - EC14 (photo Khimki)

Khimki Moscow Region held off Union Olimpija Ljubljana 85-88 for the team’s second victory in as many Group D games. Tyrese Rice scored 22 points and dished 5 assists to lead the visitors’ attack. Khimki road a flurry of Rice points to take a 41-48 halftime advantage and never trailed the rest of the way. Olimpija challenged throughout and clawed its way to within 3 after trailing by 10 midway through the fourth quarter, but was unable to get closer. Joffrey Lauvergne added 16 points for the winners, Marko Popovic scored 14 and James Augustine 11. Mirza Begic scored 18 and blocked 3 shots to lead five Olimpija scorers in double figures as the team slipped to 1-1. Marko Marinovic tallied 15 points and 6 assists, Sasu Salin scored 13, Alen Omic 12 and Blaz Mahkovic 10.

Hristo Nikolov started hot for the hosts with 5 points in a 7-0 opening run. Khimki roared back and took the lead through Lauvergne’s second basket at 9-10. The lead changed hands seven more time in the opening stanza with ties at 16-16 and 18-18. Luka Rupnik free throws but Olimpija ahead before Paul Davis drew Khimki within 23-20 at halftime. Begic boosted the hosts to 27-21, but a fastbreak layup for Rice brought Khimki back within 1. Marko Popovic free throws knotted the game at 31-31 and a Tyler Honeycutt triple put the visitors in front. Rice reeled off 5 straight points to make it 35-41. Omic twice brought Olimpija within 2, but Rice ended the half with a triple and free throws to make it 41-48 at halftime.

The lead jumped to 8 after a Popovic triple early in the second half. Begic helped Olimpija claw within 55-59, but the Khimki offense seemed to always have answers. Marinovic free throws kept the home team within striking distance at 63-67 heading into the fourth quarter. Marinovic netted a triple early in the fourth as Olimpija got within a shot of tying the score. A Lauvergne slam gave Khimki some breathing room at 68-75. A Popovic score extended the difference to 8 midway through the fourth quarter before Honeycutt free throws put the scoreboard at 70-80. After Marinovic free throws closed the gap to 6, a basket-plus-foul was another dagger for Khimki. Mahkovic gave the fans some hope when he drew the hosts within 79-83 with two minutes remaining. However Olimpija did not score over the next minute of game time and Lauvergne free throws put Khimki up 5. The hosts refused to quit and Marinovic sank a three that made it 85-88, but it proved to be too little, too late.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Referees: PEREA, OSCAR (ESP), PAPAPETROU, PETROS (GRE), REITER, MORITZ (GER)
Attendance: 0 (Tentative)
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RUPNIK, LUKA 14:29 6 1/3   4/4   3 3 4 3 1     1 4 16
6 MARINELLI, PAOLO 3:25                         1   -1
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 13:34     0/1         3 1 2     2 1  
10 SALIN, SASU 33:37 13 1/3 3/9 2/2   2 2 1 2         3 13
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 BEGIC, MIRZA 27:13 18 8/10   2/4   4 4 1   3 3   5 4 18
18 NIKOLOV, HRISTO 19:24 9 3/5 1/2   1 3 4   1 1     4 1 7
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 25:52 10 4/5 0/1 2/4 1 2 3 1         3 3 10
23 OMIC, ALEN 12:47 12 4/6 0/1 4/5 1 1 2 1   1 1   4 3 10
41 MARINOVIC, MARKO 25:31 15 1/2 3/6 4/4   3 3 6   5     4 3 14
45 KANACEVIC, HALIL 24:08 2 1/1 0/1     3 3     2     3 2 1
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 85 23/35 7/21 18/23 4 25 29 17 7 15 4 0 27 24 93
        65.7% 33.3% 78.3%
Head coach: PIPAN, ALES
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
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 RICE, TYRESE 30:29 22 6/8 1/4 7/8   2 2 5   2     1 9 29
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 21:44 11 2/2   7/12 2 4 6   2 1     2 6 17
6 POPOVIC, MARKO 24:42 14 3/4 2/4 2/2   2 2 2 1 1     3 3 15
7 PATEEV, RUSLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 16:11 7 3/3 0/2 1/1 1 2 3 4 1 4     2 2 9
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 12:18   0/1   0/2         1     1 3 2 -4
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 16:56   0/2 0/4     2 2 1       1 2   -6
17 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY 25:30 16 7/10 0/1 2/3 3 3 6 1   4     4 2 12
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 24:14 8 0/3 2/3 2/2   4 4 3 3       4 2 12
40 DAVIS, PAUL 15:35 8 4/8     2 2 4   1 2   2 3 1 3
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM 12:21 2 1/1 0/2   2 2 4               4
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 88 26/42 5/20 21/30 11 23 34 16 9 14 0 4 24 27 92
        61.9% 25% 70%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS

Head Coaches

PIPAN, ALES
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"I have a feeling that we missed a chance to beat a great team. We started the game well, then we had some bad moments when we made some substitutions, which is logical. We had poor concentration during these moments, and we made some rookie mistakes. The opponents executed on these mistakes. We did not give up and we played with good intensity throughout whole game. Everyone who watched the game could see that we had some good moments, when we came close to Khimki, but then again we made some rookie mistakes. We are not dissapointed with the way we played, we are at the beginning of the competition and we could see that we are an even opponent to everyone in this competition."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"Every time a team plays in Stozice, it is dangeours for them. Union Olimpija doesn't have big names, but they are always fighting and this time they played a great game. I am very happy that we won the game, but I can not be happy with the way we played. We did not play good defense, because we allowed 85 points. Our defense is not completely guilty for the points, it is also the good game of a few Union Olimpija's players. Ljubljana has a very good team this year and a smart coach. I wish them all the best in the next games."
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