2013-14EighthfinalsRound 1
March 04, 2014 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 ZALGIRIS ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
83.3 Points 81.5
28.8 Rebounds 30.2
7.7 O. Rebounds 7.7
21.2 D. Rebounds 22.5
20.3 Assists 16.5
7.2 Steals 7.0
3.0 Blocks 2.5
13.2 Turnovers 14.0
55.3 % 2PT 55.3 %
35.2 % 3PT 42.1 %
83.2 % FT 73.4 %
94.3 Index 86.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 OR 0
0 DR 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
4-2 Last 32 4-2
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
4-2 Overall 4-2

Referees

Crew Chief
BIRICIK, MURAT, Turkey
Referee
HERCEG, SINISA, Croatia
Umpire
KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS, Sweden

The Take

In a game that was moved to Kaunas, Lithuania due to the instability in Ukraine, Budivelnik Kiev faces JSF Nanterre in the third showdown between them in five months, after they split home wins in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Budivelnik leads all eighthfinals teams in free throws made (109-of-131, 83.2%) and is fourth in assists (122). Nanterre has excelled in three-point accuracy (42.1%). Budivelnik reached the semifinals last season and Nanterre is a Eurocup newcomer.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

BAGATSKIS, AINARS
Budivelnik Kiev
"Nanterre is a very good team, like all the other clubs in this stage. They prefer athletic basketball, fast offense and very aggressive defense. Of course, we know them quite well, but they know us also, so our chances are equal, I think. Unfortunately, we don't have opportunity to play this game in Kiev, with our fans' support, but we expect that Lithuanian basketball fans will be in our side and help us, because here, in Budivelnik, we have many links between us and the local club in Kaunas, Zalgiris. We have full roster, good desire and enough skills to make our first step to Eurocup Quarterfinals. Unfortunately, we didn't have many games during last couple of weeks, but we believe in ourselves! As always, the key for success for us must be patient and smart basketball."
DONNADIEU, PASCAL
JSF Nanterre
"In regards of the events at the time, it's an honor for us to be received in Lithuania, a country with much passion for the game. The audience will be behind Kiev, with 3 Lithuanian players on their team, and in regards to the support needed by Ukrainian people in this tough time. The goal on the court will be to control the tempo of the game, not lose our mind to preserve our chances of qualification."

Players

SALENGA, DAINIUS
Budivelnik Kiev
"I am very happy to be in Kaunas, which is a special place for me, because I played here so many years. At the same time, it's very sad that we are here because of the hard situation in Ukraine. The journalists met us in airport, and that means that Lithuanian people have interest in this game. That's a good thing for us, and I hope we will get support. Generally speaking, we have huge motivation and we are ready for tomorrow's fight. I don't know which team became stronger since our last game in Euroleague. We've both had some changes, but, generally we are the same teams. The game will give us all the answers."
DROZDOV, ARTUR
Budivelnik Kiev
"We expect very tough game, because we remember that Nanterre is a very powerful, athletic team. We have to avoid repeating the mistakes that we made in the first game between us, in France, when we faced each other in the Euroleague. Of course, it's very sad that we must play in Lithuania and we don't have home court advantage, because current situation in Ukraine is dangerous. Also, we are worried for our families and close friends, who are in Ukraine now. But anyway, it's our job, and we all will try to do our best in this game and try to come back home with an important victory."
COROSINE, XAVIER
JSF Nanterre
"Even if it's already a great result for us to be in the eighthfinals, we will do our best to achieve even better. It's going to be a difficult game against a very talented team with many great offensive performers. They will be very motivated with playing on this Kaunas court, and we need to be careful about the great energy and spirit they will put in tomorrow."
Darjus Lavrinovic - Budivelnik KievIn the opening clash of the Eurocup Eighthfinals played in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Tuesday, Budivelnik Kiev held off JSF Nanterre 86-82 in Game 1 of their two-game Eurocup Eighthfinals series. The second leg will be played next week in Paris, France, and the team with the highest aggregate scored will advance, which means that a victory or a loss by up to 3 points will be enough for Budivelnik to advance. In the third match between these two teams this season, Darjus Lavrinovic scored 18 points in the first half, helping Budivelnik to a 47-41 halftime lead. After the break, Michailis Anisimov and Blake Ahearn extended it to 64-50, but Nanterre rallied behind three-pointers from Sergii Gladyr and inside play from Johan Passave, cutting it to 76-74. Budivelnik never relinquished the lead, and had 86-77 with little over a minute to go, but Nanterre cut the deficit in the final minute. Lavrinovic finished with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, Ahearn netted 14, while Anisimov scored 12 in victory. Nanterre nailed 12 triples, as DeShaun Thomas led the way with 21 points. Gladyr hit 4 from downtown to score 15 points, Passave collected 11 points plus 10 rebounds, and Kevin Lisch added 10 in defeat.

Lavrinovic nailed a pair of jumpers and a layup, all in less than 80 seconds, and his triple made it 13-6, but Nanterre quickly replied through Trent Meacham and David Lighty hitting back-to-back from downtown. A jumper from Meacham and a dunk from Will Daniels gave the visitors a brief lead, 15-17. After layups from Dainius Salenga and Michailis Anisimov helped Budivelnik to 21-19 at the end of the first quarter, in the second it was Anisimov on one end, and Thomas on the other scoring baskets inside. Thomas added a fastbreak dunk for 31-29, but Drozdov and Lavrinovic scored from close range to put Budivelnik up by 6. However, the second quarter ended with a rain of triples. Thomas hit back-to-back for the French champ, and after Lavrinovic hit a triple and a long jumper for Budivelnik, Gladyr nailed back-to-back daggers to get Nanterre within 42-41. But Janis Strelnieks hit for two, and Ahearn beat the buzzer with a long three, for 47-41 halftime lead.

Passave opened the second half within a pair of layups for Nanterre, but Ahearn and Lavrinovic scored basket-plus-fouls, and Ahearn added one from long range for the first double-digit lead of the game, 60-50. A fastbreak layup from Anisimov extended it to 14 points, the largest margin of the night, but Nanterre answered right back as Gladyr, Lisch and Jeremy Nzeulie each hit a triple to cut it to 66-61 at the end of the third quarter. Ricky Minard had a dunk-plus-foul, and Salenga hit a shot to keep Budivelnik ahead, but Gladyr scored from downtown, Passave had a put-back and Lighty a long jumper for 75-70. While allowing only one field goal in more than 7 minutes, Thomas and Passave scored more baskets inside for 76-74. A jumper from Dajuan Summers, and another three-pointer from Ahearn gave Budivelnik more breathing room, 81-74 with 2 minutes to go. After free throws on both ends, Summers made a basket-plus-free throw, but Thomas answered with a triple, and Lighty drove for a layup to round out the scoring.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BIRICIK, MURAT (TUR), HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS (SWE)
Attendance: 4500 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Budivelnik Kiev21261920
JSF Nanterre19222021
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Budivelnik Kiev21476686
JSF Nanterre19416182
Budivelnik Kiev
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 AHEARN, BLAKE 20:49 14 1/2 3/5 3/3   4 4 2   2     3 5 17
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 29:43 28 8/11 2/3 6/7 2 7 9 2   2 3   4 7 38
8 DROZDOV, ARTUR 28:21 8 3/5 0/3 2/2 1 2 3 2 1     1   1 9
9 SALENGA, DAINIUS 19:56 8 4/5 0/2     1 1 1   2     1 2 6
10 GORBENKO, SERGIY 3:03     0/1                       -1
11 NERUSH, OLEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 32:18 8 3/5 0/4 2/2 1 5 6 7         1 3 17
14 ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 17:22 12 4/6   4/6 2 1 3 1       1 2 3 12
15 LEBEDINTSEV, ANDRIY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 TISHCHENKO, OLEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 MINARD, RICKY 18:36 3 1/4   1/3   3 3 3 2 3 1   4 2 2
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 29:52 5 2/4 0/1 1/1 1 4 5 4   1     3 2 9
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 86 26/42 5/19 19/24 7 28 35 22 3 11 4 2 18 25 109
        61.9% 26.3% 79.2%
Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS
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
JSF Nanterre
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 NZEULIE, JEREMY 14:16 5 1/2 1/3     2 2 1       1 2 2 4
5 JUDITH, MARC 0:12                              
8 JAITEH, MAM 4:48   0/1                         -1
9 COROSINE, XAVIER 2:57     0/1             1         -2
10 LIGHTY, DAVID 26:50 9 3/5 1/2     2 2 6   1     3   10
12 LISCH, KEVIN 22:34 10 1/1 2/5 2/2   3 3     1     3 6 12
14 MEACHAM, TRENTON 20:53 7 2/3 1/4         2   1     3 2 3
17 GLADYR, SERGII 32:29 15 1/2 4/9 1/2 1 4 5 2 3 3     4 2 13
23 THOMAS, DESHAUN 27:11 21 5/9 3/8 2/2 2 3 5     2   1 4 1 11
40 DANIELS, WILL 12:38 4 2/5 0/1   1 2 3 1 1       2 1 4
42 PASSAVE, JOHAN 35:12 11 5/10   1/2 5 5 10   1   2 2 4 4 16
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 82 20/38 12/33 6/8 11 23 34 12 5 9 2 4 25 18 74
        52.6% 36.4% 75%
Head coach: DONNADIEU, PASCAL

Head Coaches

BAGATSKIS, AINARS
Budivelnik Kiev
"It was hard game for us, as we expect it to be. I am very appreciative of Kaunas for this support. It was amazing! Thanks to Zalgiris and all the staff of Zalgirio Arena for this hospitality in such hard times for us. It means a lot for our club and all Ukraine, in this case. Nanterre didn’t surprise us; they played very aggressive and took many three-pointers, as usual. Today they attempted 33, and we prepared for it. Anyway, despite our preparation, they still scored enough important shots, and in the one moment, they grabbed the advantage. Fortunately, we played quite good in the crucial minutes and won this game. I don’t want to think about difference – it might have been bigger or lesser, but in any case, it was just the first half of our fight. We expect the same fight in France and we will try to win again."
DONNADIEU, PASCAL
JSF Nanterre
"It was very tough match for both teams. We didn’t stop Lavrinovic, which was maybe our biggest problem today. I think that the second game in Paris will be much different, because we will play with our fantastic fans, in our gym. It was not easy to play today, as the local fans supported Budivelnik, and especially the Lithuanian players on their team. I hope we will draw the right conclusions and we will try to be better in the second game."
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