2014-15Regular SeasonRound 2
October 22, 2014 CET: 18:30
Local time: 19:30 OLIMPIA
CSU Asesoft routs Rytas for share of Group E lead

Romanian champion CSU Asesoft Ploiesti routed Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 103-83 to become the exclusive leader of the Group E table. A strong start gave the home team an early 30-11 margin and the visitors never got close the rest of the way. Gerald Lee led the winners with 19 points on 9-of- 9 two-point shooting, Dee Brown amassed a double-double of 18 points and 14 assists for a performance index rating of 33, Jonte Flowers netted 14 while Michalis Pelekanos and Alhaji Mohammed scored 13 apiece as the team shot 13 of 26 from downtown. Adas Juskevicius of Rytas led all scorers with 20 points, Gediminas Orelik netted 17 and Mindaugas Lukauskis 10 in defeat.

Dragan Labovic from mid range gave Asesoft an 11-2 advantage after five minutes. Gediminas Orelik from downtown tried to keep the visitors close, 20-11, but 10 unanswered points from the home team made it 30-11 on a basket from long distance by Brown. A 7-0 run for Rtyas fixed things at 30-18 at the end of the first quarter. Jonte Flowers hit a three and Lee completed a fast break with an easy lay up to cap a 7-0 run to lead 44-26 at the midway point of the second quarter. The home team continued to dominate the game with a great offensive performance, taking a 52-32 cushion when Brown posted his third triple of the night. Pelekanos raised it to 56-34 from the foul line. Rytas finished with back-to-back lay ups scored by Billy Baron and Juskevicius to make it 56-38 at halftime.

Lukauskis brought Rytas within 56-43 early in the third quarter, but the hosts answered with Alhaji Mohammed from downtown and Lee from mid range to re-establish a 64-45 difference. Martynas Gecevicius tried to keep the guests in charge from beyond the arc, but Asesoft followed to keep a high percentage from downtown and made it 74-53 on Pelekanos's three-pointer. Orelik beat the buzzer to cut the deficit to 80-61 through three quarters. The guests tried a late comeback through Lukauskism whose triple made it 91-80 with three minutes left, but Flowers from the foul line scored Asesoft's 100th points and newcomers Jarvis Hayes fixed the final score at 103-83.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 2000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti30262423
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius18202322
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CSU Asesoft Ploiesti305680103
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius18386183
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SZIJARTO, LEVENTE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 PELEKANOS, MICHALIS 21:35 13 2/4 2/3 3/4   3 3 1 2     1 4 2 12
8 LABOVIC, DRAGAN 12:20 7 2/3 1/1   1   1   1 1     1   6
11 BROWN, DEE 34:15 18 2/5 4/8 2/2 1 3 4 14 3 3     3 7 33
12 NEGOITESCU, VLAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 MOHAMMED, ALHAJI 29:04 13 4/9 1/1 2/3 1 3 4 3 3 2     3 5 17
14 DOGARU, VLAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 LEE, GERALD 26:06 19 9/9   1/1       1   3     3 1 15
20 COOPER, CHRIS 11:35 2 1/2   0/1 1 2 3           1 1 3
21 FLOWERS, JONTE 37:45 14 2/4 1/5 7/7 1 5 6 2 4 5 1   3 4 17
22 RUNKAUSKAS, MARIUS 13:41 8   2/5 2/2   3 3 2   3     4 1 4
24 HAYES, JARVIS 13:39 9 0/1 3/5           1           7
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 103 22/37 14/28 17/20 7 19 26 23 14 17 1 1 22 21 116
        59.5% 50% 85%
Head coach: ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
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
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 LESLIE, TRAVIS 19:12 4 2/3 0/1   1 2 3   1 3 1   1   3
4 DAMBRAUSKAS, PAULIUS 10:09 5   1/2 2/2 2   2   1 1     3 1 4
7 JUSKEVICIUS, ADAS 33:06 20 8/9 1/2 1/1   3 3 5 2 3   1 3 2 23
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 24:54 10 1/2 1/6 5/6   1 1 3 1 2     4 6 8
9 BARON, BILLY 4:45 5 1/1 1/2                       4
10 SESKUS, EDVINAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 VALEIKA, ARTURAS 12:27 2 1/2     1 1 2 2 2 1     3 1 4
13 GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 21:01 8 2/3 1/6 1/2   1 1 3   5     2 3 1
14 ORELIK, GEDIMINAS 28:07 17 3/3 3/5 2/2 1 4 5 4 2 3     3 3 23
15 NATYAZHKO, KYRYL 3:22 1 0/1   1/2                   1  
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 24:11 9 3/6   3/4 2 3 5 2   1     3 4 12
43 MOSER, MIKE 18:46 2 1/1 0/2     4 4 1   1     1 1 4
Team           1 3 4     1     1   2
Totals 200:00 83 22/31 8/26 15/19 8 22 30 20 9 21 1 1 24 22 88
        71% 30.8% 78.9%
Head coach: SESKUS, VIRGINIJUS

Head Coaches

ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"It was a marathon game where we passed the finish line first. It does not matter how many points we scored tonight, a win is still a victory at 20 points, or at one last shot. It's good because we avoided a fiery finish. When playing a Euroleague team, as we must admit, Lietuvos Rytas is a great club, you need to stay focused for 40 minutes. All the players in Vilnius can shoot from outside, except Kavaliauskas, and we are happy that the boys understood this. We've got a huge win, but if we think too much of the game tonight, it may not give the expected performance in the games to come. We have won a battle, but not the war. There is a long road ahead. "
SESKUS, VIRGINIJUS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
"I warned my players before the game of how dangerous Dee Brown can be. Unfortunately, none of them managed to stop him, and I will not name names in this situation. CSU Asesoft earned a deserved success, but honestly I did not expect them to shoot so well behind the arc, with a percentage of 50%. Regarding Hayes, I found out yesterday that he came to Ploiesti, but he was not the problem tonight. However, it is known that he is a valuable player, as indeed are all the other eight foreign players that my counterpart Vladimir Arnautovic rolled on the floor. "

Players

BROWN, DEE
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"It's a very important victory at home, because in such a competition you must win at home and then to pinch 1-2 away games. Games at home give you another advantage, more supporters and, not least, greater joy. We played a good game and I did done nothing but serve my teammates. When I was able to score, I didn't hesitate, but I've always loved being a selfless guy. Lietuvos Rytas is a strong team, but we were better tonight. "
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