2007-08Last 16Round 1
March 11, 2008 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 KYIV SPORTS PALLACE
David Logan - PGE Turow PGE Turow Zgorzelec took a major step to make it to the Final Eight in Torino by downing BC Kyiv 59-71 in the first leg of the two-way series in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday. As such, Turow had a 12-point lead in the series and hosts the second leg in Liberec, the Czech Republic next week. David Logan led the winners with 25 points on 6-for-6 two-pointers. Thomas Kelati added 22 points on 5-for-8 three-pointers, Slobodan Ljubotina had 15 while playmaker Andres Rodriguez pulled down a game-high 9 rebounds. Pooh Jeter had 15 points to lead Kyiv, Manu Markoishvili added 12 while Marcus Faison got 10 for the hosts. Turow opened the game with a 0-10 run and even when Jeter brought his team back to life, Logan soon found his rhythm to gave the guests a 18-24 lead after 10 minutes. A driving basket by Marko Skecic gave Turow a 18-31 margin but Faison and Markoishvili brought the hosts within 25-34 margin at halftime. Logan simple took over in the third quarter to keep Turow ahead while Ljubotina stroke from downtown to make it a 17-point game, 38-55, with 8 minutes to go. An unstoppable Kelati allowed Turow to keep a safe lead in the series all the way until the final buzzer.

Kelati got Turow going with a four-meter jumper and soon stroke from downtown for a 0-5 lead. Kyiv went scoreless for more than 2 minutes, while Ljubotina made free throws and sank a triple from the top of the key to make the hosts call timeout at 0-10. Jeter finished a long three-chance offense with a put-back layup but Kelati dunked it for a 2-12 Turow lead after 4 minutes. Ryan Stack stepped up with a layup-plus-foul that Faison followed with a stop-and-pop triple to bring the hosts back to life, 8-12. Logan that Jeter traded baskets while Ljubotina nailed his second triple to keep Turow ahead, 10-17. Andres Rodriguez shined with a floating jumper and Logan added an acrobatic basket to make it an 11-point game, 10-21. Jeter made free throws and Manu Markoishvili added a six-meter jumper and even Dragisa Drobnjak score inside, Josh Davis beat the buzzer with a layup to bring Kyiv within 18-24 after 10 minutes. The hosts were more aggressive in defense now while Jeter sank a step-back jumper in transition for a 18-24 Kyiv deficit. Logan shined with a floating layup but he didn't find much help around now. Even with that, he sank a triple to restore a 18-29 Turow lead. Scekic shined with a driving basket that capped a 0-7 Turow run. Faison made free throws, Marko Maravic stroke from downtown while a driving layup by Markoishvili made Turow call timeout at 25-31. The game turned into a physical battle but another three-pointer by Kelati gave Turow a 25-34 margin at halftime.

Jeter banked in a mid-range shot right after the break that Kelati erased with a fast break basket, as Kyiv had troubles to score against Turow's improved defense until Markoishvili fired in a corner three-pointer. Turow kept controlling the game tempo through a patient Rodriguez but Markoishvili shined again on a driving layup. Turow now had troubles to score until Logan stroke from downtown to give the guests some fresh air, 32-39. Ljubotina made free throws that Maravic erased with a put-back layup. Kelati drew a foul in transition and made a free throw while Drobnjak fed Ljubotina for a two-handed dunk that Artur Drozdov erased in the other end. Logan took over with a layup-plus-foul and dunked it off a midcourt steal to give Turow a 36-49 margin after 30 minutes. Kyiv improved the game tempo in the fourth quarter while Faison tried to ignit the hosts' comeback with free throws. Logan answered with a seven-meter bomb while Ljubotina buried a corner triple to make it a 17-point game, 38-55. Drozdov joined the three-point shootout and Davis added a jumper in transition to make Turow call timeout at 43-55. Maravic shined with a tip-in but Logan followed free throws with an outstanding driving layup to restore a 14-point Turow lead, 45-59. Faison tried to change things with a three-point play, as both teams fought for decisive points differential now. Kelati nailed a triple but Drozdov and Jeter answered from downtown for a 54-62 Kyiv deficit. A red hot Kelati sank back-to-back triples to make Turow return home with an important lead in the series.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Referees: JUNGEBRAND, CARL; KLAAR, LARS; VOJINOVIC, MILIJA
Attendance: 4100
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BC Kyiv1691123
PGE Turów Zgorzelec24101522
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BC Kyiv16253659
PGE Turów Zgorzelec24344971
BC Kyiv
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 JETER, POOH 32:22 15 5/11 1/1 2/2 2 2 4 1   7   1 4 4 6
6 MARAVIC, MARKO 26:08 7 2/5 1/2   4 1 5 5 1     1 1 2 14
7 DAVIS, JOSHUA 22:45 4 2/6 0/1   3 4 7     2     2 1 3
8 DROZDOV, ARTUR 19:00 8 1/2 2/2   1 2 3           1 3 12
9 JAACKS, JACOBS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 30:16 12 3/5 2/3     3 3     2     4 2 8
14 STACK, RYAN 15:24 3 1/4 0/1 1/1   2 2         1 1 1  
15 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 13:24                   1 2       1
22 FAISON, MARCUS 25:56 10 1/6 1/3 5/5   5 5   1 2   1 1 3 8
33 LEBEDINTSEV, ANDRIY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 PUSTOZVONOV, MAKSYM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 KRSTIC, VLADIMIR 14:45   0/3             1 1         -3
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 59 15/42 7/13 8/8 11 23 34 6 3 15 2 4 14 16 54
        35.7% 53.8% 100%
Head coach: MAHORIC, TOMO
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
PGE Turów Zgorzelec
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCEKIC, MARKO 10:00 2 1/2 0/1   2 2 4     2   1 1    
6 SKIBNIEWSKI, ROBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 RODRIGUEZ, ANDRES 34:12 5 2/3 0/1 1/2 3 6 9 3 2       2 4 18
8 WITKA, ROBERT 7:51     0/1   1 1 2     1 1   2   -1
9 LJUBOTINA, SLOBODAN 30:38 15 1/4 3/5 4/6 3 2 5   2 2   1 5 5 12
11 PETROVIC, VJEKOSLAV 8:48   0/1                     1   -2
12 LOGAN, DAVID 35:41 25 6/6 3/10 4/5   1 1 2 3 4     1 3 21
14 DROBNJAK, DRAGISA 30:00 2 1/6     3 2 5 2     3       7
22 KELATI, THOMAS 38:31 22 3/9 5/8 1/2 1 5 6 3 2       3 2 22
23 MARIN, HAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KITZINGER, IWO 4:19   0/1                     1   -2
32 NANA, HARDING DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 71 14/32 11/26 10/15 13 20 33 10 9 9 4 2 16 14 76
        43.8% 42.3% 66.7%
Head coach: FILIPOVSKI, SASO

Head Coaches

MAHORIC, TOMO
BC Kyiv
"I feel ashamed as probably do the players, because in my worst dreams I could not see us playing the way we did. We failed on basics. We just couldn't pass the ball, get open, box out and organize the game. Organizing the game is the point guards' job and they didn't do it. We knew we would face pressure defense from Turow and we spent 10 days preparing for it, but you saw the results. We had additional trouble with Artur Drozdov, who couldn't play, but he insisted during halftime to step on the court and help his teammates. I am still in shock and of course we need to react now to prepare for the second game and give our maximum. There's always hope, but not if we play the way we did tonight. We were very close at the end during the last 30 seconds to reducing Turow's lead to 6, but made two bad decisions and it is now 12."
FILIPOVSKI, SASO
PGE Turów Zgorzelec
"Congratulations to my players for the first part of the two-game match-up. Kyiv is a tough team, very well coached. But we played very well and will do our best to repeat our game on our home court. Defense was key to winning tonight."
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