2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 27, 2015 CET: 21:15
Local time: 20:15 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Sasu Salin - Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - EC15 (photo Gran Canaria)

Gran Canaria blasts Enel Brindisi to remain unbeaten

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas remained undefeated as it mauled Enel Basket Brindisi 103-76 on Tuesday. The point tally was the second most in club history and tied Avtodor Saratov for the most scored in the Eurocup this season. The result lifted last season’s Eurocup runner-up to 3-0, while Brindisi dropped to 0-3. Gran Canaria used 9-0 and 10-0 runs in the first quarter to take charge. The difference stood at 50-35 at halftime and Brindisi never came within 10 the rest of the way. Sasu Salin led the way with 20 points on 6-of-10 three-point shooting and Kyle Kuric amassed 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting from downtown. Alen Omic scored 12 on 6-of-7 shooting, while Kevin Pangos tallied 11 points and 8 assists. Durand Scott paced Brindisi with 20 points, Kenneth Kadji added 16 and Djordje Gagic scored 10 in defeat.

The two teams traded baskets early and it was 8-7 after three minutes on a Kadji basket, however Pangos and Omic teamed up on a 9-0 charge to take control. Salin buried a pair of threes in another 10-0 push as Gran Canaria soared ahead 29-11. After Domenico Marzaioli for Brindisi and Eulis Baez for Gran Canaria each made free throws, the first quarter ended at 31-13. Kuric further stretched the difference with a triple to start the second quarter. Scott scored twice for the visitors, who started to climb back. Adrian Banks and Nemanja Milosevic netted free throws to close the gap to 41-29. Omic and Salin kept Gran Canaria comfortable ahead, before Kadji free throws made it 50-35 at halftime.

Salin and Kuric hit threes on the first two possessions of the second half, but Brindisi’s offense was firing too with Scott and Gagic leading the way. Salin and Kadji swapped threes to make it 63-53 midway through the third quarter. However Brad Newley scored 7 in a 9-0 run as Gran Canaria surged to a 25-point lead by the end of the quarter, 77-52 after Salin’s sixth three-pointer. Kuric and Albert Oliver kept pushing the home side with triples as the lead swelled to 30 after threes from Pablo Aguilar and Kuric. Alex Harris heated up for Brindisi, but it was too little, too late as the hosts cruised to victory.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Referees: PAPAPETROU, PETROS (GRE), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), BARDERA, REGIS (FRA)
Attendance: 2053 (Tentative)
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Enel Basket Brindisi13221724
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas315077103
Enel Basket Brindisi13355276
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PANGOS, KEVIN 18:40 11 4/4 1/3         8 1 1       4 21
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 17:17 7 1/1 1/3 2/2       1         1 1 6
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 18:44   0/2     2 2 4 3   2 3   1 1 6
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 12:27 9 2/3 1/1 2/2   4 4 3   1   1 2 1 12
9 SALIN, SASU 14:21 20 1/1 6/10     2 2 1 1       3 1 18
13 BAEZ, EULIS 15:16 2 0/1 0/1 2/2   2 2 1 2 1       3 7
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 7:34 4 2/3     1   1           1   3
21 PAULI, ORIOL 11:18 6 3/7 0/1 0/2   2 2 2           2 5
22 RABASEDA, XAVIER 18:16 5 2/3   1/1 1   1 2 1       4 3 7
23 OMIC, ALEN 13:42 12 6/7     1 1 2     2     2   9
24 KURIC, KYLE 27:41 18 1/3 5/8 1/2 1 2 3 2   1     2 2 16
34 AGUILAR, PABLO 24:44 9 2/3 1/5 2/2 3 7 10 2     1   3 2 16
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 103 24/38 15/32 10/13 9 23 32 25 5 8 4 1 19 20 127
        63.2% 46.9% 76.9%
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
Enel Basket Brindisi
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 BANKS, ADRIAN 22:16 8 2/3 0/1 4/6       2   2     1 4 7
2 SCOTT, DURAND 29:11 20 9/12 0/1 2/2   2 2 1       1 4 2 16
3 COURNOOH, DAVID 28:42 6 3/4 0/2     1 1 2 1 3     2 1 3
7 HARRIS, ALEX 19:49 5 1/2 1/2 0/2   3 3 2   2     4 2 2
9 CARDILLO, MARCO 5:56                   1     1   -2
10 MILOSEVIC, NEMANJA 15:44 7 2/6 1/1   1 6 7     1   2   2 9
14 GAGIC, DJORDJE 21:45 10 5/6   0/2 2 5 7 1 1 2 1   2 4 17
15 DE GENNARO, MATTEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 ZERINI, ANDREA 17:02 2 1/2 0/2   1   1           2   -2
33 MARZAIOLI, DOMENICO 14:06 2 0/3 0/2 2/2           2   1 1 2 -5
35 KADJI, KENNY 25:29 16 3/5 2/3 4/4   2 2 1 1 3     3 2 13
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 76 26/43 4/14 12/18 6 22 28 9 3 16 1 4 20 19 63
        60.5% 28.6% 66.7%
Head coach: BUCCHI, PIERO

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"We started the game very strong, then had a small downturn and came back strong. I am satisfied about the game, which had many positive things: a victory and a fast and colorful game. We can be happy, but also need to be thinking about our next games. It’s been a good, positive start, but this is only the beginning and we cannot let it deceive us."
BUCCHI, PIERO
Enel Basket Brindisi
"Congratulations to our opponents of course. They played a great game. We were too shy in the beginning and when we began to play better in the second quarter it was too late. We played a bad game. The first 10 minutes killed the game. "

Players

SALIN, SASU
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"What a great game! The whole team was shooting crazy, we shot the lights out. I felt good and happy to make the threes. Enel Brindisi is a very athletic team, I think they missed their point guard."