2017-18Regular SeasonRound 6
November 15, 2017 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALARUFFINI

Cedevita dominates Fiat for a big road win

Cedevita Zagreb took a big step towards a place in the Top 16 by dominating from start to finish in a big 65-87 road win against Fiat Turin on Wednesday. Both teams now hold 3-3 records for a share of third place in Group A standings, but Cedevita holds the tiebreaker as it overcame a 3-point opening round loss against Fiat. The visitors hit 8 of 11 three-pointers in the first half, held an 18-point lead after 10 minutes, and never looked back. Kevin Murphy led in victory with 24 points on 5-for-7 three-point shooting. Andrija Stipanovic and Will Cherry scored 13 apiece, and Filip Kruslin netted 12 in victory. Sasha Vujacic and Giuseppe Poeta each scored 14 for the hosts, and Deron Washington had 10 in the losing effort.

Vujacic connected from downtown and Diante Garrett scored a pair of baskets, but Fiat did not get much more than that in the first quarter. Kruslin and Stipanovic scored all the Cedevita points in the opening four minutes for a 9-13 lead. Stipanovic's bucket also sparked a big Cedevita run, during which Murphy had 8 points, including a three-point play and a triple, and Stipanovic scored twice more from close range as Cedevita assumed control and opened a 12-30 margin after 10 minutes. The hosts struggled offensively, as Kruslin, Chris Johnson and finally, Murphy hit back-to-back-to-back threes to open a 16-39 lead. Lamar Patterson hit a three, and Poeta gave life to Fiat's offense late in the second quarter with 10 quick points by getting to the rim. But triples from Murphy and Cherry, the latter at the buzzer, kept Cedevita up 31-53 at halftime.

Turin saw Patterson, Washington and Garrett get some offensive production early in the third quarter, but Murphy had 8 points – including two more triples – to extend the margin more, and Kruslin hit a jumper that made it 37-65. More visitors’ threes, one from Cherry and a buzzer-beater at the end of the quarter from Roko Ukic made it 45-73 after 30 minutes, and the same player’s floater opened a 50-80 advantage with seven minutes to go. Cedevita cruised until the final buzzer, for its first road win of the season.

Andrija Stipanovic - Cedevita Zagreb (photo Fiat Turin) - EC17
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), KARTAL, ERSAN (TUR), GELLER, RENAUD (BEL)
Attendance: 2604
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Fiat Turin12191420
Cedevita Zagreb30232014
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Fiat Turin12314565
Cedevita Zagreb30537387
Fiat Turin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 GARRETT, DIANTE 19:55 6 3/4 0/2     2 2 2 1 2         6
4 PARENTE, DAVIDE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 VUJACIC, SASHA 21:34 4 0/2 1/4 1/1 2 2 4 1   2 1   3 2 2
8 POETA, GIUSEPPE 22:34 14 6/9 0/3 2/3       2 5 1   1   3 15
12 STEPHENS, QUINTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 PATTERSON, LAMAR 26:47 14 3/6 1/4 5/6   1 1     5 1   3 4 5
17 WASHINGTON, DERON 25:04 10 4/6 0/1 2/2 1 2 3 1   1     3 6 13
18 OKEKE, DAVID 13:13     0/1 0/2   1 1           1 1 -2
21 JONES, ANDRE 15:57 5 1/2 0/1 3/3   1 1 1 1 1     2 1 4
22 MAZZOLA, VALERIO 16:28 2 1/2   0/1   1 1   1       1 1 2
32 MBAKWE, TREVOR 21:49 4 2/4       5 5   1 1 1 1 2 2 7
77 IANNUZZI, ANTONIO 16:39 6 3/4     1   1     1     1 1 5
Team                                
Totals 200:00 65 23/39 2/16 13/18 4 15 19 7 9 14 3 2 16 21 57
        59% 12.5% 72.2%
Head coach: BANCHI, LUCA
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
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 UKIC, ROKO 24:47 5 1/2 1/2     1 1 5 1 1         9
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP 20:31 12 2/3 2/5 2/2   2 2 2   4   1 2 1 6
4 JOHNSON, CHRIS 12:49 5 1/2 1/1     2 2           1   5
6 KATIC, TONI 4:31               1 2           3
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 22:33 4 0/1 1/2 1/2   3 3 3 1 2     3 1 4
10 SLAVICA, NIK 4:52 2 1/1                     3   -1
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 3:17               1 1           2
13 MUSA, DZANAN 14:13 3 1/2 0/1 1/2   2 2     2     2 3 1
22 CHERRY, WILL 24:00 15 3/5 2/3 3/4 1 3 4 4   3   1 1 3 17
27 RAMLJAK, IVAN 19:11 6 3/3 0/1   1 2 3 1 3 1 1   4 1 9
31 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA 23:54 13 6/10   1/2 2 3 5   1 2 1 1 3 3 12
55 MURPHY, KEVIN 25:22 22 3/3 5/7 1/1   3 3 3   2     2 4 26
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 87 21/32 12/22 9/13 4 23 27 20 9 18 2 3 21 16 94
        65.6% 54.5% 69.2%
Head coach: ZDOVC, JURE

Head Coaches

BANCHI, LUCA
Fiat Turin
"A very tough game. We struggled since the beginning to match their energy and intensity. After the break we were not able to be back to the rhythm of the game. We have to congratulate Cedevita. They came here with the right focus and imposed their athleticism. We could not overcome their pressure and also their shooting percentages."
ZDOVC, JURE
Cedevita Zagreb
"I want to congratulate my players. It was a tough game for us, but that's basketball. If somebody told me we would be ahead by 20 points in this game after the hard trip we had, I'd say you are crazy. We controlled the game for the beginning. We prepared the game well, with almost no pracftices, but we knew how important this game was. We put ourselves in a difficult situation before the game, but at this moment it looks good."
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