2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
85.0 Points 84.5
29.5 Rebounds 30.0
11.5 O. Rebounds 9.5
18.0 D. Rebounds 20.5
20.5 Assists 15.0
7.0 Steals 6.0
0.0 Blocks 2.0
14.5 Turnovers 17.5
53.5 % 2PT 50.8 %
44.7 % 3PT 46.9 %
75.0 % FT 82.6 %
90.0 Index 89.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.5 / Lesic Points 13.0 / McKinney
6.0 / Wright Rebounds 5.0 / Mangold
2.5 / Zakis OR 2.0 / Mangold
4.0 / Wright DR 4.5 / Madrich
5.5 / Wright Assists 7.5 / Lawrence
2.0 / Lesic Steals 1.5 / Lawrence
0.0 / Wright Blocks 1.0 / Philmore
4.0 / Wright Turnovers 3.5 / Lawrence
100.0 % / Mahkovic 2PT 85.7 % / Lawrence
100.0 % / Rupnik 3PT 66.7 % / Mangold
100.0 % / Lesic FT 100.0 % / McKinney
22.0 / Wright Index 21.0 / Lawrence

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
0-0 Last 32 0-0
1-1 Regular Season 1-1
1-1 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
SAHIN, TOLGA, Italy
Referee
VYKLICKY, ROBERT, Czech Republic
Umpire
PERUGA, CARLOS, Spain

The Take

On Tuesday, EWE Baskets Oldenburg (0-2) plays it first home game of the season, welcoming Dominion Bilbao Basket (1-1). Oldenburg has a 5-5 record on its home floor over the past two seasons. One of those victories wins came against Bilbao in 2013-14, when the teams split regular season home wins. Oldenburg must beware of a Bilbao defense that forces a league-high 20 turnovers per game so far. In two games on Wednesday, Union Olimpija Telekom (1-1) hosts Telekom Baskets Bonn (1-1) in the first meeting ever between those two sides. Bonn is winless in four meetings against Slovenian teams this century, and Olimpija hopes to extend that streak. Dolomiti Energia Trento (1-1) plays host to the group leader JSF Nanterre (2-0) in another first encounter. Trento registered its first Eurocup win ever one week ago, and now aims to protect its home floor again.
Monday, October 26, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"We are thinking only about our game ahead of this game. We have to wait a little bit, to see who will be available to play and who is out. We have a few injuries, but we cannot do anything about it, so we are thinking only about players who will be available. We want to show ourselves in the best way possible. We do not feel any pressure before this game, but we want our arena to be full as possible and our crowd to give us support. This game will be also great chance to give praise to Marko Milic, who ended his career. I think this will be made the right way, because he really deserves this. Telekom Baskets Bonn is a good team of ten players, who are all very even. Every game some of them explodes and this is very difficult to defend. They do not have big names, but believe me, they are all very good players. We have a difficult task ahead of us. We need to focus and play like a team. I think I do not have to stress that we have some problems with fast basketball, and Bonn plays really fast. EuroCup teams play much faster than teams in Adriatic League, and this is dangerous for us. We need to play great defense and stop their offense, not allow fast breaks and force them to play our game, which is a bit more organized, more set-up and lets say a bit more patient."
FISCHER, MATHIAS
Telekom Baskets Bonn
"We have to make sure our good spirits from the Ulm game carry over to Wednesday. For us it’s key to play a full ten men rotation in pursuit of our first Eurocup road win this season. Ljubljana is a tough task to handle in every aspect of the game – we have to be mentally ready right from the get-go."

Players

LAPORNIK, MIHA
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Telekom Baskets Bonn is a strong team, which has the same record as us after two games. They won one game. We need to show aggressiveness and good transition offense, and surprise them if we want to win the game. We need to be focused and agressive in defense and rebounding, and play fast and smart in offense. If we play like we agreed before the game, I think we have a chance to win."
PHILMORE, ISAIAH
Telekom Baskets Bonn
"Union Olimpija Ljubljana is an excellent team that we have to be prepared for. We can't come out flat like we did last Eurocup game against Bilbao because we were trying to battle back the whole game. We have to make sure we go out there focused and ready to play for the whole 40 minutes."
Zach Wright - Union Olimpija Ljubljana - EC15 (photo Union Olimpija)

Bonn gets a road win in Milic's special night

Telekom Baskets Bonn grabbed its first road win in Group A by downing Union Olimpija Ljubljana 77-82 in the Slovenian capital on Wednesday. Bonn improved to 2-1 in Group A while Olimpija dropped to 1-2. Olimpija retired Marko Milic's #12 number in a brief ceremony before the game. Milic played for Olimpija for eight seasons in four stints, helping the club reach the 1997 Euroleague Final Four. Aaron White led the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Eugene Lawrence and Tadas Klimavicius each added 12 points while Rotnei Clarke had 11 for Bonn. Lawrence also dished 11 assists for a double-double. Zach Wright led Olimpija with 16 points. Luka Rupnik added 14, Sava Lesic had 12 while Blaz Mahkovic got 10 for the hosts. Bonn used a 0-15 run to get a double-digit lead, 13-24, after 10 minutes and extended it to 38-53 soon after halftime. A 12-0 run which Rupnik capped with a three-pointer got Olimpija within 50-53 but Lawrence, Koch and White stepped up to give Bonn a 51-63 margin at the end of the third quarter. Nothing changed from that moment, as Bonn held off Olimpija's wild comeback down the stretch.

Rupnik got Olimpija going with a three-point shots from the top of the key which Lawrence erased with another bomb from downtown. Ronalds Zakis and Isaiah Philmore exchanged baskets and free throws by Lawrence gave Bonn its first lead, 5-7. Zakis kept pacing Olimpija with a put-back layup but Dirk Madrich and Jimmy McKinney struck from downtown to make Olimpija call timeout at 7-14. Clarke hit a five-meter jumper which White followed with a driving layup for a 7-18 Bonn margin. Xavier Silas made 4-of-4 free throws to cap a 0-15 run, as Olimpija missed 8 consecutive shots until Wright got the hosts within 11-22. White dunked and a tip-in by Lesic fixed the score at 13-24 after 10 minutes. White swished a three-pointer early in the second quarter. Zakis hit a jump hook and a triple by Wright gave Olimpija hope at 17-27. White dunked again, Miha Lapornik downed a corner three-pointer and Andrej Mangold restored a 21-31 Bonn lead. Madrich shined with a layup-plus-foul, Wright scored again and Mahkovic hit 6-of-6 free throws to get the hosts a closer, 29-34, after a 9-0 run. Madrich and Clarke struck from downtown and Philmore added foul shots to keep Bonn way ahead, 31-42, at halftime.

White split free throws right after the break and Klimavicius added a layup for a 31-45 Bonn lead. Lesic scored down low, White sank foul shots and another layup by Klimavicius boosted the guests' lead to 33-49. Wright shined with a driving layup and Lesic added a three-point play but White and Klimavicius kept the guests way ahead, 38-53. Blaz Mesicek made free throws and got help from Lesic and Gregor Hrovat in a 12-0 run which Rupnik capped with a big triple for a 50-53 Olimpija deficit. Clarke and Lawrence answered from downtown and a huge dunk by Koch gave Bonn fresh air at 51-61. A tip-in by White improved his team's margin to 51-63 after 30 minutes. Wright split foul shots early in the fourth quarter and Lapornik hit a triple but Klimavicius and Lawrence answered for a 56-69 Bonn lead with 7 minutes to go. Mahkovic took over with an off-balance layup but he didn't find much help around. Meanwhile, a dunk by Klimavicius sealed the outcome, 58-71, with over 4 minutes left. Rupnik brought Olimpija within 74-78 already in the final minute but it was too little, too late for the hosts.

Olimpija retired Marko Milic 12 number in a brief ceremony before the game - EC15 (photo Union Olimpija)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Referees: SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA), VYKLICKY, ROBERT (CZE), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 5100 (Tentative)
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana13182026
Telekom Baskets Bonn24182119
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana13315177
Telekom Baskets Bonn24426382
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 WRIGHT, ZACH 26:01 16 3/6 2/3 4/6 2 3 5 1   3     5 5 13
5 RUPNIK, LUKA 13:59 14   4/7 2/4   3 3 2 1       2 2 15
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 17:33 2 1/3 0/1     2 2 2   2         1
9 MESICEK, BLAZ 21:38 7 2/3 0/2 3/3 1 2 3 1   1       3 10
10 NIKOLIC, MITJA 14:01   0/1     1 2 3 2         2 3 5
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE 11:06 2 1/2     2 1 3     1     2 1 2
13 LAPORNIK, MIHA 27:21 8 1/4 2/9     1 1 2 1       2    
15 LESIC, SAVA 31:52 12 4/9 0/5 4/5 2 3 5 2 1     3 3 5 8
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 16:42 10 2/3 0/2 6/7 1 1 2 1         4 7 12
30 ZAKIS, RONALDS 19:47 6 3/7     2   2 2 1 2   1 2 1 3
31 CANCAR, VLATKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           4 5 9     1         8
Totals 200:00 77 17/38 8/29 19/25 15 23 38 15 4 10 0 4 22 27 77
        44.7% 27.6% 76%
Head coach: POTOCNIK, GASPER
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
Telekom Baskets Bonn
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SILAS, XAVIER 5:15 4   0/1 4/4                 2 3 4
5 MADRICH, DIRK 19:29 9 1/3 2/6 1/1   4 4 1   4 1   3 2 4
6 PHILMORE, ISAIAH 12:55 4 1/1   2/4 1 1 2 2         5 2 3
7 MCKINNEY, JIMMY 26:24 3   1/4     1 1           2   -1
8 MANGOLD, ANDREJ 23:39 4 1/1   2/2   4 4 1 1       1 1 10
10 LAWRENCE, EUGENE 25:43 12 1/3 2/6 4/4 2 1 3 11   3     4 3 16
11 KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 24:01 12 5/7   2/4   2 2 1   2 3   1 2 13
12 KOCH, FLORIAN 18:18 3 1/1 0/1 1/2 1 3 4 1   1     2 2 5
13 WHITE, AARON 23:35 20 6/10 1/3 5/6 2 5 7 1 1 1     4 5 22
15 CLARKE, ROTNEI 20:41 11 1/3 3/5   1 2 3 4   1     3 2 12
Team           2 5 7               7
Totals 200:00 82 17/29 9/26 21/27 9 28 37 22 2 12 4 0 27 22 95
        58.6% 34.6% 77.8%
Head coach: FISCHER, MATHIAS

Head Coaches

POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
“Congratulations to Telekom Baskets Bonn for deserved victory. They were a better opponent. I am not happy with what we showed today, because we did not develop our game as we wanted. It seemed that we were sleepy and not in the mood. Simply, we did not execute plays as we wanted, we were very imprecise. We did not set the screens on offense like we wanted, so we did not execute the plays like we wanted. Then your shooting percentages drops, because simply, you are not in the right position. We did not find our rhythm, and also we did not stop the opponent on defense like we wanted. They did not have a great shooting percentage, but they really moved the ball well. Simply, they were too fast for us. They also found a solution for all our defenses. We changed three defenses during the game and nothing worked. I am sure my players wanted to win and they were fighting to win it, they gave it their all, I am sure, even if sometimes it did look like it. I am very sorry for the loss and what we showed today, because our crowd came in a nice number and I know that we should have played better.”
FISCHER, MATHIAS
Telekom Baskets Bonn
“I am happy that we won the game. We played good basketball for two quarters, we moved the ball really well. I have to give praise also to the young Union Olimpija team, that did not give up until the end. When you are up by 10 or 15 points, then your concentration drops a little, they scored a few three-pointers and came really close. When we were up by only 3 points, I had a feeling that we were scared a little, because we were in really dangerous situation. It is good that we won, and we are already looking forward to the next game.”
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