2017-18Regular SeasonRound 6
November 15, 2017 CET: 18:15
Local time: 20:15 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Darussafaka thrashes Levallois, qualifies to Top 16

Darussafaka Istanbul became the first team to qualify to the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 by overwhelming Levallois Metropolitans 100-67 at home on Wednesday. Darussafaka improved to 6-0 in Group A, while Levallois dropped to 1-5. Scottie Wilbekin led the winners with 20 points and 6 assists in just 22 minutes. JaJuan Johnson added 17 points, Okebn Ulubay scored 12 and Will Cummings 10 for Darussafaka. Boris Diaw led Levallois with 20 points and 12 rebounds and Roderick Odom had 16 points for the visitors. Wilbekin took over early in the game for an 11-3 Darussafaka lead. A layup by Dogus Ozdemiroglu gave the hosts a 24-15 margin after 10 minutes. Diaw had 17 points before the break, but Wilbekin and Johnson combined for 32 in the first half and got help from Michael Eric to give Darussafaka a 51-36 halftime lead, from which the visitors never recovered.

Wilbekin got Darussafaka going with a jumper and Johnson added a jump hook, but a triple by Diaw kept Levallois within 4-3. Wilbekin kept pushing the hosts with 5 points in a 7-0 run for an 11-3 Darussafaka lead. Diaw shined with a reverse layup and Klemen Prepelic scored down low, but Johnson and Wilbekin kept the hosts ahead, 15-9. A close basket by Rod Odom brought Levallois within 17-15 only to see Furkan Aldemir and Ozdemiroglu fuel a 7-0 run that gave Darussafaka a 24-15 lead after 10 minutes. Prepelic struck from downtown early in the second quarter, but Johnson and Wilbekin highlighted a 7-0 run that made it a double-digit game, 31-18. Louis Campbell followed a three-point play with an acrobatic layup and Diaw added consecutive put-back baskets, however an outstanding Johnson kept the hosts way ahead, 40-28. Darussafaka had no answer for Diaw, who followed a layup-plus-foul with a three-pointer, but Wilbekin kept scoring fluently and a buzzer-beating layup by Eric gave Darussafaka a 51-36 advantage at halftime.

Three-pointers by Ulubay and Wilbekin broke the game open, 59-38, right after the break. Odom and Campbell tried to change things with consecutive bombs from downtown, but James Bell and a red-hot Ulubay kept Darussafaka fully in charge, 66-45. Odom kept pacing Levallois, but Cummings, Johnson and Stanton Kidd helped the hosts to a 76-53 margin after 30 minutes. Levallois was held scoreless in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Kidd led a 10-0 run that sealed the outcome, 86-53, long before the final buzzer.

Scottie Wilbekin celebrates - Darussafaka Istanbul (photo Darussafaka) - EC17
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Referees: PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO (ESP), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT), AMBROSOV, MYKOLA (UKR)
Attendance: 1464
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Darussafaka Istanbul24272524
Levallois Metropolitans15211714
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Darussafaka Istanbul245176100
Levallois Metropolitans15365367
Darussafaka Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 KIDD, STANTON 13:25 7 2/3 1/1   3 2 5           1   10
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 22:33 20 5/5 2/6 4/4 1 2 3 6 2       1 3 29
3 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL 10:00 7 2/3 0/2 3/5         1         3 6
9 KOSUT, EMIRCAN 10:29 4 1/1   2/2   1 1 1           2 8
12 CUMMINGS, WILL 20:49 10 5/10 0/1   1   1 4 1 2   3 1   4
13 ULUBAY, OKBEN 17:17 12 3/5 2/3     4 4   1 2 1   3 1 11
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS 10:31 4 1/3 0/3 2/4   1 1 1 2 1     4 2 -2
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 15:22 5 1/3   3/3 3 3 6 1       1 4 3 8
23 SANT-ROOS , HOWARD 20:18 3 1/1 0/1 1/2 1 2 3 2           3 9
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 25:02 17 8/8   1/2 1 2 3   1 5 1   1 2 17
31 BELL, JAMES 18:32 3 0/2 1/3     4 4 1         2 1 3
50 ERIC, MICHAEL 15:42 8 3/4   2/2 1 2 3 1       1 1 2 11
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 100 32/48 6/20 18/24 14 25 39 17 8 10 2 5 18 22 119
        66.7% 30% 75%
Head coach: BLATT, DAVID
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
Levallois Metropolitans
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 ODOM, RODERICK 27:54 16 5/11 1/1 3/6   4 4 1 1   1 1 4 4 13
4 FRANCISCO, SYLVAIN 22:58 7 2/2 1/2     1 1 2   3     5 1 2
5 LESCA, REMY 25:15 5 1/1 1/1         3 2 2     2   6
7 ROOS, MAXIME 14:45     0/1     1 1 1     2   2   1
10 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 26:05 8 2/6 1/6 1/2   1 1 2   3   1 2 5  
13 CAMPBELL, LOUIS 26:37 9 2/4 1/3 2/3   1 1 3   5 1   2 4 6
14 LOUBAKI, FRED 6:20         1   1     1     1   -1
26 ELIEZER, CYRILLE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 DIAW, BORIS 26:34 20 6/8 2/3 2/2 6 6 12 2 1 4     3 3 28
77 FEVRIER, IVAN 23:32 2 1/5 0/3   1 3 4       1   1 1  
Team             1 1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 67 19/37 7/20 8/13 8 18 26 14 4 20 5 2 22 18 54
        51.4% 35% 61.5%
Head coach: FAUTHOUX, FREDERIC

Head Coaches

BLATT, DAVID
Darussafaka Istanbul
"The important thing for us tonight was to recognize that this was a qualification game for us, so we tried to play with good intensity and focus. Coming off a very big win against Cedevita and they followed that up with a big win against Ulm. They had reasons to come with confidence. We needed to be concerned about ourselves and our game. We also came off a big win on Sunday in domestic league, so we nedded to show that we would not lose focus because of that. Everybody played significant minutes tonight and everybody played well. That's the significant news. Now we can think about improving our position in the EuroCup and finish the best way we can."
FAUTHOUX, FREDERIC
Levallois Metropolitans
"Darussafaka was too strong for us. We are not in this fight. They are trying to win the EuroCup and we are trying to get to the Top 16 from this group."

Players

WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE
Darussafaka Istanbul
"We already qualified to the next round and have to keep building from here. I don't think any games are going to be easy. We just come out and try to play aggressive, play as good as we can. I was taking my shots and making a lot of them today. They were not really guarding me in the mid-range. They let me have some shots, so I had to take them."
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