2013-14Last 32Round 6
February 18, 2014 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Unics hangs on in Valencia, claims first place

Andrew Goudelock - Unics Kazan - EC13 (photo Miguel Angel Polo - Valencia Basket)In a clash for the first place between two already qualified teams, Unics Kazan survived losing a big first half lead, managing to hold on for a dramatic 73-76 road win over Valencia Basket on Tuesday. Unics finished Last 32 with a 5-1 record, claiming the first place in Group O and securing a home court advantage in the eighthfinals where it will face either CEZ Basketball Nymburk or Maccabi Haifa Bazan, while Valencia dropped to 3-3 and will play Khimki Moscow Region in the next stage. The visitors had a fantastic start to the game, opening 15-36 lead with combination of stingy defense and efficient offense. Valencia rallied behind Bojan Dubljevic and some three-point daggers, cutting it to 40-48 at halftime, before erasing the deficit in the third quarter. The hosts grabbed their first lead at the start of the fourth, 65-62, but Unics hang on. Andrew Goudelock and Luke Harangody scored key baskets in the final minutes, pulling out a victory for the visitors. Goudelock paced the winners with 25 points. Chuck Eidson collected 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists, while Ian Vougioukas also scored 9 in victory. Dubljevic amassed 20 points plus 12 rebounds for the hosts. Romain Sato scored 11, while Pau Ribas added 9 in defeat.

Unics had a great start into the game. Goudelock got things going immediately with a jumper, Nikita Kurbanov added put-back, before Kostas Kaimakoglou sank a three-pointer for 2-10. With a jumper from Nikos Zisis and a triple from Eidson, the visitors opened 4-15 advantage. Sam Van Rossom hit the first triple for Valencia, but Zisis countered with a three-pointer and Goudelock with a basket-plus-foul for 9-23. The hosts tried with more defensive pressure, and Dubljevic hustled for a pair of put-backs for Valencia, but Eidson nailed another triple, and Goudelock hit a last second jumper for 15-31 after the first quarter. Margin broke a 20-point barrier start of the second quarter when Ian Vougioukas scored a basket-plus-foul, 15-36. Dubljevic scored twice more from close range, and together with Romain Sato hit 5 of 5 from the foul line, cutting the deficit. Goudelock snapped a 10-0 run with a layup, also added a floater and a jumper to the tally, but Van Rossom cut it to 30-40 with a triple, before Rafa Martinez and Oliver Lafayette hit back-to-back triples, helping the hosts within 40-48 at halftime.

At the start of the third quarter, Sato nailed a pair of shots, and Martinez hit a triple, cutting it to 49-52. Vladimir Veremeenko snapped a 9-0 run, before Goudelock and Eidson briefly gave the visitors more breathing room. But Valencia went on another charge, stringing 6 straight points, and a dunk from Juan Jose Triguero got it to 57-58. Pau Ribas drove to the hoop in the final seconds of the quarter, making it 61-61 after three quarters, and the same player made a reverse layup to start the fourth, giving Valencia its first lead of the night. A hook-shot from Dubljevic and a put-back dunk from Sato kept the hosts in front, but Goudelock hit a pair of foul shots twice to keep Unics just a point behind. A fastbreak layup from Doellman made it 69-66, but a tip-in from Kaimakoglou tied it midway through the quarter, and two free throws from Goudelock made it 70-71. A layup from Harangody made it a 3-point affair, and Valencia, needing a 7-point win, started aiming for overtime. Lafayette hit both free throws, and Ribas scored only first and purposely missed second for 73-73. Eidson split free throws with 17.6 seconds to go, and Harangody made a dunk on a fastbreak with 2.5 ticks left for 73-76. Valencia got a last look to send the game into overtime, Lafayette’s attempt was off the mark.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Referees: ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), PAPAPETROU, PETROS (GRE)
Attendance: 7500 (Tentative)
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Valencia Basket Club
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE 9:51 6 3/4       2 2   1       5   3
5 RIBAS, PAU 17:47 9 2/6 0/1 5/6 2 3 5 2 1       4 5 12
7 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 29:35 8 2/5 0/2 4/4 1 5 6 2 1 1   1   4 14
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 23:59 6   2/5     2 2 1   1     4   1
10 SATO, ROMAIN 36:53 11 4/7 0/2 3/3 3 1 4 1 1 4     3 6 11
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 31:27 20 7/12 0/3 6/8 8 4 12     5 1 1 3 7 21
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 14:23 6 0/3 2/2         5   2       1 7
20 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 28:17 7 0/2 1/5 4/4   1 1 6 4 3     3 3 9
24 ABIA, LARRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 BARTON, LUBOS 7:48   0/1     1 1 2           1    
40 SABATER, LUIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 GUARDIA, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 73 18/40 5/20 22/25 15 20 35 17 8 17 1 2 23 26 78
        45% 25% 88%
Head coach: PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
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
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McKEE, TYWAIN 12:20 3 1/2 0/2 1/2       4 2 3     2 3 3
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 27:20 8 1/2 1/4 3/4   6 6 1 2 3     4 3 8
7 HARANGODY, LUKE 10:01 6 2/3 0/1 2/2 1 4 5       1   1 1 10
10 SERGEEV, PAVEL 3:30                              
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 20:00 6 2/4   2/4 3   3     1 1 1 5 2 1
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 13:33 9 4/6   1/1 1 1 2     2     5 3 5
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 2:35           1 1           2 1  
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 33:45 7 2/4 1/2   1 2 3 3 1 4     2   5
30 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 35:26 25 9/15 0/3 7/7 1 1 2 3 1       1 6 27
31 EIDSON, CHUCK 33:27 9 1/2 2/4 1/3 1 5 6 2 4 4     2 2 12
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 8:03 3 1/1   1/2 2   2           3 1 2
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 76 23/39 4/16 18/25 10 22 32 13 10 17 2 1 27 22 75
        59% 25% 72%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
Valencia Basket Club
"I am very proud of the team, for how we have tried to come back, to look for overtime. I believe that we have had very much merit, and with this game I believe that we can think about winning against Khimki."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Unics Kazan
"We deserved the victory. I believe that we did a very good first half of basketball, and we knew that they were going to come back, like they did against Barcelona. They played a very good second half physically."

Players

RIBAS, PAU
Valencia Basket Club
"We played a good second half, but with the advantage that they have taken in the first half, it has been very difficult. We have to begin the games better than what we are doing lately."
HARANGODY, LUKE
Unics Kazan
"It's a great road win, we were coming for it, in the right time. We played forty minutes of top level basketball in a great atmosphere out there."