2013-14Regular SeasonRound 2
October 23, 2013 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 ASTROBALLE
A 9-0 run to end the game lifted Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon over Union Olimpija Ljubljana 64-56, giving the hosts their first victory in Group C Eurocup campaign. Asvel took control with an 11-0 run in the first 5 minutes of the game, but Olimpija rallied and finally took its first lead, 51-52, midway through the fourth quarter. When it looked like the game is destined for some high drama, the hosts stepped up defensively, not allowing a single point in the final 3 and a half minutes of the game, while scoring 9 consecutive points to end it, picking up victory. Edwin Jackson and Chris Wright each scored 12 points, and Amara Sy had 11 points plus 8 rebounds in victory. Deividas Gailus netted 18 points, while Alex Stepheson added 8 for Olimpija which suffered its first loss of the season.

Jackson opened the game with couple of triples, and a layup-plus-foul from Sy helped make it 11-2. The visitors got going with a basket-plus-foul from Kodi Augustus and a triple from Sasu Salin, but Asvel used an unsportsmanlike foul from Stepheson, extending the margin to 20-10 after the first quarter. Asvel and Olimpija went basket for basket in the second quarter, each team getting contribution from four different players before hustle plays and baskets from Stepheson and Augustus cut it to 28-24. More followed from Olimpija, which allowed only one field goal in the final 5 minutes of the half, and Nebojsa Joksimovic made it 30-28 at halftime. After the break, Augustus tied it at 32-32, but Marko Keselj and Sy put together an 8-0 run as the hosts regained the lead, and entered the last quarter up 46-42. However, back to back triples from Gailius and Drazen Bubnic put Olimpija in front for the first time, 51-52, before free throws from Gailius gave them 55-56 with 3 and a half minutes to go. But in the remaining time, the hosts did not allow any more points as Wright, Jackson and Sy sealed the deal with a 9-0 run.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Referees: LOPES, LUIS (POR), ARAÑA, FRANCISCO (ESP), GELLER, RENAUD (BEL)
Attendance: 5247 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon20101618
Union Olimpija Ljubljana10181414
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Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon20304664
Union Olimpija Ljubljana10284256
Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 NSONWU, UCHE 23:24 4 2/4       3 3 1   4 1   1 2 4
7 MORLENDE, PACCELIS 16:33 5 0/1 0/1 5/6   2 2 4 1 2   1 2 4 8
9 WRIGHT, CHRIS 23:27 12 3/5 0/2 6/6   4 4 1 1 1   2 3 6 14
10 KESELJ, MARKO 21:31 5 1/3 1/3     2 2 2 1 2       1 5
11 JACKSON, EDWIN 30:27 12 3/5 2/5   1 1 2 4 1 1     2 1 12
13 BIOG, JEAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 CHASSANG, ALEXANDRE 6:53 2 1/2     1   1 1 1       1   3
18 ROZENFELD, ARTHUR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 LARROUQUIS, THOMAS 8:17               1   1          
23 LESLIE, TRAVIS 19:45 5 0/1   5/6 2 1 3     2 1   3 6 8
35 SY, AMARA 29:48 11 5/7 0/2 1/1 1 7 8 1   4 1   1 4 16
50 JOSEPH, GEORGI 19:55 8 4/7     1 4 5     1     3 1 7
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 64 19/35 3/13 17/19 7 26 33 15 5 18 3 3 16 25 80
        54.3% 23.1% 89.5%
Head coach: VINCENT, PIERRE
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
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 DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 MARINELLI, PAOLO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 35:06 5 1/1 1/5     2 2 4 3   1   3 2 10
8 BRODNIK, JAKA 5:06   0/1     1   1     1   1 2   -4
10 SALIN, SASU 34:21 7 1/5 1/7 2/2   2 2 2 2 2     3 4 2
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 33:34 18 4/9 2/6 4/6 2 4 6 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 15
14 BUBNIC, DRAZEN 6:38 5 1/3 1/1   1 1 2               5
15 VLADOVIC, JAKOV 11:53   0/2 0/1     1 1 1   3     3 1 -6
23 OMIC, ALEN 7:33                   1     2   -3
24 AUGUSTUS, KODI 20:04 7 3/5 0/2 1/1 1 2 3 1   3     4 1 1
25 DROBNJAK, DRAGISA 24:00 6 3/5     2 2 4 2   3 1   3 2 7
33 STEPHESON, ALEX 21:45 8 4/5   0/1 2 4 6 1 1 1     4 2 11
Team           3   3     1         2
Totals 200:00 56 17/36 5/22 7/10 12 18 30 12 7 17 3 3 25 16 40
        47.2% 22.7% 70%
Head coach: PIPAN, ALES

Head Coaches

VINCENT, PIERRE
Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon
"The win was the most important thing tonight. We had to win, even though the main goal is still to build our project. I told my players I was very happy for them to have come through and win the game. Still, I am not satisfied with how we won, even though we did good things. It is very important for the players' confidence. We are too emotional when it comes to defense, we are still much better in practice, especially on the pick-and-rolls - the communication between our big men and guards led to easy points for Olimpija. Our strategic choices are what they are, but any team is only as good as how efficiently they control the game. The most important thing is that everyone knows what to do and not to do and stick with those choices. When we did that, we managed to do a lot of good things, like being accurate and intense."
PIPAN, ALES
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"First of all, I want to congratulate Asvel for its win. It was a very exciting game but I am disappointed with our performance, especially in the final minyes, when our mistakes cost us the win. We needed to focus from the beginning to the end, it was very close, we took the lead with five minutes left, but could not focus long enough to pull out a win. Stephenson is usually our key player but we missed him at the end of the game, in the crucial moments, because of foul trouble. We came here to win the game and therefore are very disappointed. We still have a long way to go until the end of the regular season."
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