2017-18Regular SeasonRound 5
November 07, 2017 CET: 17:15
Local time: 18:15 CIDO ARENA

Lietkabelis tops Buducnost on Juskevicius’s record night

Adas Juskevicius assaulted the 7DAYS EuroCup record book on Tuesday in leading Lietkabelis Panevezys to an 86-79 victory over Buducnost VOLI Podgoricaat Cido Arena. Juskevicius tied a EuroCup record with 9 three-pointers made and set a competition with 7 in the first quarter. He finished with 31 points to set club records for threes in a game and points scored. Juskevicius also dished 5 assists. The victory lifted Lietkabelis into a share of second place in Group B alongside Buducnost at 3-2. Zanis Peiners added 19 points and Ksistof Lavrinovic had 11 for the winners. Filip Barovic paced Buducnost with 18 points, Kyle Gibson scored 14 and Nikola Ivanovic produced 12 points, 7 assists and 4 steals in defeat. The game featured many momentum shifts; the hosts led 27-5 after Juskevicius’s blazing start, but Buducnost closed the gap to 12 at halftime and then scored 30 in the third quarter to take a slim lead. Lietkabelis opened the fourth with a 13-3 charge and a pair of late Juskevicius threes helped wrap up the victory.

Juskevicius took control of the game for Lietkabelis with a record-setting three-point shooting display; he made 7 consecutive three-pointers to stake his team to a 27-5 start. The first 5 of those came during a run of 19 unanswered points. Ivanovic and Barovic helped jumpstart the Buducnost attack to get within 31-13 after 10 minutes. The visitors continued to fight back and Ivanovic made it 33-20 with a three-pointer. Danilo Nikolic narrowed the gap to 42-31 later in the second quarter, but a Ksistof Lavrinovic three helped the hosts regain some momentum to lead 45-33 at the break.

Gibson opened the second half with a three to bring Buducnost within single digits. Gibson later drew his side within 49-42 and the visitors kept fighting back. Nemanja Gordic buried a three and after Vaidas Cepukaitis committed an unsportsmanlike foul on Barovic, the latter made it 53-50. Buducnost completed the comeback with a Suad Sehovic three-pointer that made it 58-58 and then Barovic free throws to take the lead. A three by Sead Sehovic gave the visitors a 59-63 advantage. Lorenzo Williams free throws made it 61-63 through three quarters. Lietkabelis got the first three buckets of the fourth quarter, tying the game on a Peiners jumper and taking the lead on a Gary Talton layup. Despite a three by Suad Sehovic, the hosts continued to roll as Darjus Lavrinovic scored twice in a 13-3 run that made it 74-66. Nikolic sank a three to give Buducnost hope, but Juskevicius came alive again with a floater and another 2 three-pointers to keep his team in control. A jumper by Peiners made it 84-75 and all but sealed the outcome.

Adas Juskevicius - Lietkabelis Panevezys ( photo Lietkabelis - Karolis Kavolelis) - EC17
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS), AMBROSOV, MYKOLA (UKR)
Attendance: 4119
By Quarter1234
Lietkabelis Panevezys31141625
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica13203016
End of Quarter1234
Lietkabelis Panevezys31456186
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica13336379
Lietkabelis Panevezys
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 TAROLIS, DONATAS 6:19 2 1/2       1 1           2 1 1
3 WILLIAMS, LORENZO 13:33 4 1/3   2/2   2 2 5 1 1   1 3 1 6
5 JUSKEVICIUS, ADAS 29:59 31 2/2 9/13   2 2 4 5   1     1 4 38
6 AUKSTIKALNIS, LUKAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 14:28 5 2/3   1/2   2 2 2 2       3 2 8
8 LEONAVICIUS, GINTARAS 10:01 1 0/2 0/2 1/2   1 1           1 1 -3
11 TALTON, GARY 26:27 5 2/5 0/2 1/2   1 1 4 1 2     4 1  
12 LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 23:16 11 2/6 1/3 4/6   4 4 2   1 1   2 3 10
13 JASAITIS, SIMAS 16:59 2 1/1 0/1   1 5 6     3     2   2
14 CEPUKAITIS, VAIDAS 18:58 5 2/4   1/2 3 7 10 1     2   5 5 15
31 PEINERS, ZANIS 34:33 19 5/6 1/3 6/8   5 5 2   3   1 2 5 20
50 SKUCAS, ZYGIMANTAS 5:27 1   0/1 1/2 1   1     1     1 1 -1
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 86 18/34 11/25 17/26 10 30 40 21 4 12 3 2 26 24 99
        52.9% 44% 65.4%
Head coach: STALBERGS, ARTURS
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
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA 27:23 12 2/4 2/8 2/4 1 3 4 7 4 1     1 3 18
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD 24:21 8 1/1 2/3     1 1 1 2 1     1   9
6 BAROVIC, FILIP 19:21 18 4/6   10/13 1 2 3 1 2 1 2   2 10 28
8 SEHOVIC, SEAD 10:38 6   2/2     1 1     1         6
9 STAROVLAH, MILIC 5:54   0/1       1 1         1 1   -2
10 GORDIC, NEMANJA 22:49 7 1/7 1/2 2/4   2 2 4         4 3 3
12 BOJIC, BOGDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 NIKOLIC, ZORAN 11:30 2 0/1   2/2       1 1       5 2  
22 GIBSON, KYLE 29:22 14 2/8 2/8 4/4 3 1 4 1   4   1 3 3 2
30 POPOVIC, PETAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 LANDRY, KYLE 21:42 6 0/1 2/5   2 7 9     1     4 4 10
34 NIKOLIC, DANILO 27:00 6   2/5   1 2 3     1   1 3 1 2
Team           5 1 6               6
Totals 200:00 79 10/29 13/33 20/27 13 21 34 15 9 10 2 3 24 26 82
        34.5% 39.4% 74.1%
Head coach: DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR

Head Coaches

STALBERGS, ARTURS
Lietkabelis Panevezys
"Both teams really wanted this win. We had better focus. At some moment we lost it, but we were more aggressive and had better focus at the end and eventually came up with the victory. Adas in his previous game started really good and today also. I can tell his has motivation. He wants to play, he wants to prove himself. He did a good job. I hope he will get MVP. "
DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"It was a good game. We were down by 20 points, but managed to get back on track. The space that we gave him was because of good screens by Lavrinovic. Our bigs were waned about it. I am satisfied with our comeback. We had a shorter rotation because we had players out. Next time we will guard Juskevicius tougher. I never saw that shooting night in my coaching career, which is 27 years. Ten minutes, 7 from 9, nobody can do that."