2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 SVYTURIO ARENA
Martynas Mazeika - Neptunas Klaipeda - EC15 (photo Fotopolis - Andrius Pelakauskas & Matas Baranauskas)

Mazeika leads OT charge as Neptunas tops Oktyabr

Martynas Mazeika scored 7 points in an 11-0 run in overtime as Neptunas Klaipeda overcame Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd 99-90 in Group F on Wednesday. The victory was Neptunas’s first as it improved to 1-2, which is the same record Oktyabr now has. Daniel Ewing scored 22 points and dished 5 assists to lead the winning attack. Travis Bader scored 17 of 5-of-7 three-point shooting, while Donatas Zavackas added 15 points and Mazeika 13. JaJuan Johnson led the Oktyabr offense with 22 points and 13 rebounds, Jordan Hamilton scored 21 – including a put-back at the end of regulation to force overtime, Tony Mitchell added 16, R.T. Guinn 14 and D.J. Cooper amassed 13 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists.

Arvydas Siksnius started things right for Neptunas with a three-pointer, but Johnson responded with a basket-plus-foul to keep things even. Johnson added a shot from behind the arc, however Zavackas’s jumped soon pushed the hosts ahead 7-6. The lead changed hands on three successive possessions until Hamilton scored twice to lift Oktyabr to a 9-14 advantage. A triple by Bader and an Arnas Butkevicius jumper made it 16-17 after 10 minutes. Guinn opened the second quarter with a three, but Bader’s second shot from downtown soon had Neptunas up 21-20. Bader went off for three more triples in the span of 90 seconds to help the hosts grab a 32-26 advantage. Hamilton scored twice to bring the visitors back within 36-35. The teams proceeded to trade shots until a triple by Guinn made it 43-42 at the break.

Cooper’s three-pointer tied the game at 45-45 just two minutes into the second half. Ewing got going with a jumper, a three and a free throw for a 52-47 lead, but Guinn and Hamilton quickly stormed back to within 1. Ewing did not cool down as the hosts pulled away to 59-52, though Hamilton and Johnson kept Oktyabr within striking distance. Mindaugas Girdziunas nailed a three for a 65-58 Neptunas advantage through three quarters. Mitchell heated up with baskets on three straight possessions to bring Oktyabr within 67-66 three minutes into the fourth quarter. A put-back by Guinn completed the comeback as Neptunas had been held scoreless for four full minutes. Ewing revived the hosts with a basket-plus-foul, however Cooper’s basket and assist to Mitchell for a three made it 70-75. Ewing tied things at 77-77 with a minute to go in regulation and Zavackas nailed a three for a 1-point lead with 30 seconds left. Neptunas denied Mitchell and Cooper on the ensuing possession, but Ewing split free throws with 8 seconds to go. Mitchell shot for the win and even though he missed, Hamilton was there with the put-back to tie the game at 81-81 and force overtime.

The teams remained neck and neck in the extra session until Viacheslav Zaytsev’s free throws gave Oktyabr an 86-88 edge. A Mazeika three-pointer triggered an 11-0 run in which Mazeika totaled 7 points and Oktyabr was left without an answer as the hosts ran away with the win.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Referees: TRAWICKI, TOMASZ (POL), LUCIS, OSKARS (LAT), MICHAELIDES, MARKOS (SUI)
Attendance: 4600 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Neptunas Klaipeda1627221618
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd172516239
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Neptunas Klaipeda1643658199
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd1742588190
Neptunas Klaipeda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 EWING, DANIEL 30:05 22 7/13 1/4 5/7   2 2 5 1 2     2 5 20
6 SIKSNIUS, ARVYDAS 31:18 7 0/1 2/4 1/2   2 2 4 2   1   4 3 11
7 MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS 25:22 13 4/6 1/3 2/2   4 4 1 1 1     2 1 13
8 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 14:51 5 0/1 1/2 2/3       2   1 1   1 2 5
9 NACIUS, RAIDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 BADER, TRAVIS 19:52 17   5/7 2/2   3 3 4 1 1     2 1 21
15 SARAKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS 1:41   0/1               1     1   -3
21 GALDIKAS, SIMAS 12:44 5 2/4   1/2 1 1 2 3 1 2     4 1 3
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 40:27 15 4/6 2/5 1/2 1 5 6 1 1 1     4 5 17
45 GRANT, JERAI 30:14 9 3/10   3/6 2 3 5 1 2 2     3 5 7
49 BIRUTA, GILVYDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS 18:26 6 3/5 0/1 0/1 1 5 6 1 1     1 1 2 10
Team           4 5 9               9
Totals 225:00 99 23/47 12/26 17/27 9 30 39 22 10 11 2 1 24 25 113
        48.9% 46.2% 63%
Head coach: ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS
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
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 TKACHENKO, MAXIM 9:15     0/1         1         4 1 -3
2 MITCHELL, TONY 37:02 16 5/10 1/6 3/3 1 3 4 3 1 2     5 5 12
3 MATEIUNAS, ANDREI 2:23                   1     1 1 -1
5 COOPER, D.J. 41:04 13 3/6 2/4 1/2 1 7 8 10   7   1 3 4 18
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 25:12 4 1/3 0/1 2/4 2 2 4 1   1 1 1 1 2 4
9 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 8:32   0/1               2     2 1 -4
11 HAMILTON, JORDAN 32:38 21 10/11 0/4 1/3 2 3 5 2 1 4     4 5 19
24 VOITIUK, EVGENII 3:53     0/1     1 1           1   -1
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 41:58 22 9/11 1/4 1/1 1 12 13 2   3     3 2 28
34 GUINN, R.T. 23:03 14 2/4 3/7 1/2 2 2 4           2 3 12
Team           1 5 6               6
Totals 225:00 90 30/46 7/28 9/15 10 35 45 19 2 20 1 2 26 24 90
        65.2% 25% 60%
Head coach: BOLSHAKOV, KYRYLO

Head Coaches

ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"I congratulate my team for an important victory. The players worked harder in training and deserved this victory. Travis Bader was our leader in the first part of the game and then the other men started to play better. This is our first home win."
BOLSHAKOV, KYRYLO
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
"This game was pretty even tonight. The winner was to be decided at the end of the game. Our opponent made key shots and won."
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