2018-19Regular SeasonRound 4
October 23, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA

ALBA uses late run, career high from Siva, to put away Arka

ALBA Berlin put together a 15-2 fourth-quarter run to pull away from Arka Gdynia for an 82-68 victory at home to improve to 3-1 in Group B of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Peyton Siva scored a career-high 27 points while hitting 6 of 11 three-pointers to go with 8 assists to lead ALBA. Martin Hermannsson added 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists and Rokas Giedraitis chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Arka remained winless at 0-4 despite Josh Bostic scoring 18 points, Marcel Ponitka adding 13 points and 6 assists and Jakub Garbacz netting 10 points.

Bostic started the game with a three-pointer, but Giedraitis hit a triple at the other end for ALBA’s first lead, 7-5. The hosts remained hot from long range as Siva, Niels Giffey, Hermannsson and Kenneth Ogbe all were on target in building a 23-14 lead that became 23-16 after 10 minutes. Garbacz came off the bench for 5 points to get Arka within 25-24, but then Siva assisted on a Giedraitis alley-oop and a three before Giedratis fed Siva for a triple and a 36-30 ALBA lead. The gap was 40-35 at the break. Arka did a good job slowing down the tempo, while Bostic hit a pair of three-pointers and Krzysztof Szubarga and Mikolaj Witlinski were also on target from long range in knotting the game 47-47. Free throws by Ponitka put Arka up 52-53 only to see ALBA lead 54-53 after 30 minutes. Bostic’s basket had Arka within 59-57, but ALBA held the visitors to just one basket in the next 5:34 minutes and Siva nailed back-to-back three-pointers to finish a 15-2 run for a 74-59 lead with two minutes left to decide the game.

Game changing sequence

Arka had been doing a great job slowing down the competition’s highest scoring team and ended up keeping it 8 points below its average. But ALBA ran out a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter to take control of the game for good.

Pivotal performer

Siva took over the game in the fourth quarter with 12 of his 27 points with 3 three-pointers, including two straight in the decisive run. He also collected 2 rebounds and 8 assists for a performance index rating of 25.

Stellar stat

ALBA made just 40.5% (17 of 42) from two-point range while hitting 46.7% (14 of 30) from three-point range. ALBA did not attempt a free throw until there were 6:15 minutes left in the game and ended up hitting 6 of 8 - just one attempt more than the club’s previous low mark.

Next games

ALBA Berlin heads back on the road in search of its second victory away from home when it takes on Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Arka hope it’s a fifth time lucky for its first win in the competition in front of its home crowd against Limoges CSP.

Peyton Siva - ALBA Berlin (photo Andreas Knopf - ALBA) - EC18
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: SHEMMESH, SEFFI; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; ISGUDER, SINAN
Attendance: 7022
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ALBA Berlin23171428
Arka Gdynia16191815
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ALBA Berlin23405482
Arka Gdynia16355368
ALBA Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 SIVA, PEYTON 30:03 27 3/6 6/11 3/4 1 1 2 8   3   1 2 3 25
5 GIFFEY, NIELS 17:22 5 1/2 1/4     2 2 2         1 1 5
9 MATTISSECK, JONAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SCHNEIDER, TIM 18:55 7 2/6 1/2     5 5   1     1 3   4
13 CHAPMAN, CLINT 13:39 2 1/4 0/1     5 5 1   1     3 1 1
15 HERMANNSSON, MARTIN 28:26 16 4/8 2/3 2/2   4 4 3 1 3     1 3 18
22 WAGNER, FRANZ 7:03 3 0/1 1/1   1   1 1         1   3
25 OGBE, KENNETH 12:02 5 1/1 1/3     2 2 1         4   2
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS 27:59 12 3/6 2/3   2 3 5 1 2   1 1 1 4 19
32 THIEMANN, JOHANNES 3:49   0/1       1 1   1 1     1   -1
43 SIKMA, LUKE 26:14 5 2/4 0/1 1/2   6 6 1 3 1     2 5 13
44 PENO, STEFAN 14:28   0/3 0/1     1 1 3 1 2       1  
Team           4   4     1         3
Totals 200:00 82 17/42 14/30 6/8 8 30 38 21 9 12 1 3 19 18 92
        40.5% 46.7% 75%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
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
Arka Gdynia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 FLORENCE, JAMES 25:59 4 2/4 0/4 0/2   3 3 3   4     2 3 -1
3 BOSTIC, JOSH 25:29 18 2/5 4/8 2/2 1 3 4 2 2 2   1 3 2 15
7 SZUBARGA, KRZYSZTOF 11:42 6 0/2 2/4     3 3 1   2     1   3
10 WITLINSKI, MIKOLAJ 21:15 5 1/2 1/2   2 3 5 1 1 1     1 1 9
11 PONITKA, MARCEL 31:29 13 4/7 0/1 5/5   3 3 6   4     4 5 15
16 LAPETA, ADAM 16:56 5 1/3   3/5 1 2 3   1 1 1   2 4 7
23 KAMINSKI, GRZEGORZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 GARBACZ, JAKUB 16:31 10 1/1 2/4 2/2   1 1   2         1 12
44 DULKYS, DEIVIDAS 14:45 3 1/1 0/3 1/2 1 2 3 1   1     1 1 2
55 UPSHAW, ROBERT 19:37 2 1/5       5 5   2   2   1 2 8
91 WYKA, DARIUSZ 16:17 2 1/1 0/2     3 3     2     3   -2
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 68 14/31 9/28 13/18 6 31 37 14 8 18 3 1 18 19 71
        45.2% 32.1% 72.2%
Head coach: FRASUNKIEWICZ, PRZEMYSLAW

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
ALBA Berlin
"They have a different kind of team with two big guys to play center and we don’t usually play against these kinds of players. We played like we always do - inside - and they blocked the shots. And after a while we figured out how to play offense and defense because they played a lot of pick-and-roll with good playmakers and good ball-handling and they have good shooters. We figured out how to play better in the last quarter."
FRASUNKIEWICZ, PRZEMYSLAW
Arka Gdynia
"We played really good for three quarters, we followed the game plan. In the fourth quarter we just couldn’t keep our composure and keep our focus. Sometimes after two or three bad plays we just stopped playing. Sometimes the ball doesn’t go in all day, but at the same time you have to rebound the ball, you have to dive for the ball. And for the fourth straight time in the fourth quarter we could not get back into our 100% mode. That’s why we lost."

Players

HERMANNSSON, MARTIN
ALBA Berlin
"We looked a little bit tired. The shots we would usually make 8 out of 10 times, we were short on everything. This was a grind-out victory for us today. I didn’t realize that we weren’t shooting free throws. They did a good job of sagging and forcing us to take these mid-range shots that we weren’t making today. We need to be more aggressive against this kind of defense and try to go to the rim and get the foul."
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