2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 11, 2015 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Keith Langford - Unics Kazan - EC15 (photo Unics)

Langford helps Unics Kazan beat Trabzonspor

Unics Kazan hit the midway points of the Eurocup Regular Season on a high note after a 78-64 victory over Trabzonspor Medical Park on Wednesday in Group D. The result left both teams with 3-2 records. At the end three quarters and a half balanced quarters, Unics Kazan used a crucial 9-0 run fueled by Kostas Kaimakoglou, Marko Banic and Keith Langford to get a 67-57 advantage and never looked back. Keith Langford led the winners by scoring 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Latavious Williams amassed a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, Banic scored 13 points, Artsiom Parakhouski added 10 and Quino Colom recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Andrija Stipanovic and Dwight Hardy led Trabzonspor with 16 points apiece, while Novica Velickovic posted a double-double of 14 points and 10 boards.

The game started with the lead changing hands several times, but after Parakhoski made it 12-11 for the home team, Trabzonspor went on a 2-11 run boosted by three-pointers from Darius Johnson-Odom and Hardy for a 14-22 margin. Colom fixed the score at 16-22 after 10 minutes. Banic led the charge for Unics early in the second quarter by scoring 6 of 12 points for the hosts in a 12-1 charge for a 28-23 lead with four minutes left in the half. Andrija Stipanovic bagged six in a row for the visitors to get within 1. Tarence Kinsey hit from downtown to tie the game at 32-32, but Valeriy Likhodey answered with a deep three that gave Unics a 35-32 advantage at halftime.

Kinsey and Parakhouski fueled their respective teams early in the third quarter. After Johnson-Odom hit from mid-range and Hardy from long-distance, it was 42-46 for Trabzonspor. Late in the quarter, Williams converted an offensive rebound to tie the game at 50-50. Anton Ponkrashov hit a jumper for a slim 52-20 margin entering the fourth quarter. Kaimakoglou from mid-range extended the difference to 56-50 before Velickovic carried the visitors to within 58-57. Banic, Kaimakoglou and Langford fueled a 9-0 run for the hosts to get a 67-57 advantage with four minutes left in the game. Hardy tried to keep his side on track from long distance, but Langford hit a three to seal Unics’s victory.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS; BARDERA, REGIS; KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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Unics Kazan16191726
Trabzonspor Medical Park22101814
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Unics Kazan16355278
Trabzonspor Medical Park22325064
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 LANGFORD, KEITH 36:19 15 5/11 1/3 2/2 1 3 4 2   1       4 16
7 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 24:12 4 2/5       2 2 3 2 2     1   5
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 11:26 10 5/6       1 1     1 1   3   7
10 COLOM, QUINO 24:10 10 0/1 2/3 4/4 1 6 7 7 1 2       3 24
11 LIKHODEI, VALERII 13:11 3   1/3     2 2 1         5 1  
13 BANIC, MARKO 23:14 13 4/7   5/6   3 3 1 2   1 1 3 5 17
19 FIDII, EVGENY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 27:04 9 3/3 1/4     4 4 2   1     3 1 9
22 WILLIAMS, LATAVIOUS 18:16 14 7/12     5 7 12 1 1       3 2 22
24 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 22:08   0/1 0/4     1 1 2         1 2 -1
33 KHABIROV, RUSLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
99 NEZVANKIN, DIMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 78 26/46 5/17 11/12 9 30 39 19 6 7 2 1 19 18 102
        56.5% 29.4% 91.7%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY
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
Trabzonspor Medical Park
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 JOHNSON-ODOM, DARIUS 25:22 5 1/4 1/4   1 1 2 1   4     2 1 -3
5 SANLI, SERTAC DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 CANDAN, BERKAY 4:50 3 0/1 1/1   1   1           1   2
7 HARDY, DWIGHT 35:52 16 1/3 4/8 2/6   1 1   1 2   1 1 4 8
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA 30:10 14 2/9 2/6 4/4 3 7 10 5 1 2   1 5 2 13
15 DEMIREL, HAKAN 14:38     0/1     1 1 1 1       1 1 2
21 KINSEY, TARENCE 33:59 9 2/5 1/5 2/2 4 3 7 2   1     5 2 7
22 YILDIRIM, IBRAHIM 4:08     0/1                   2   -3
25 GULASLAN, GANI ERDI 1:11                              
35 TOZ, FIRAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
61 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA 36:52 16 6/10   4/7 3 2 5 2   1     2 6 19
77 KULIG, DAMIAN 12:58 1 0/1 0/1 1/2   4 4     1 1     2 4
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 64 12/33 9/27 13/21 15 22 37 11 3 11 1 2 19 18 55
        36.4% 33.3% 61.9%
Head coach: MARKOVIC, NENAD

Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"Our opponents are a strong team with good shooters in their roster. Before this round, Trabzonspor topped the group. Therefore we took serious preparations before this match, analyzed thoroughly our opponents and the way we played. Our task was to destroy the opponents' chemistry and make them play man to man. We managed to do to this in the fourth quarter, 26-14. The plan proved itself. We had a good rotation today with nine experienced players. We were good offensively and moved the ball fast, thus creating opportunity to make easy shots. Over the course of the match, we improved our the game, but I am sure we have to work hard to be competitive with other opponents and improve on the way we are playing."
MARKOVIC, NENAD
Trabzonspor Medical Park
"I congratulate Unics for this win. I cannot say I am satisfied with the way we played for three quarters, because we did not control the game's rhythm. We lost the last quarter. Unics did not do something special, while we let them score easy baskets; we were not aggressive enough on offense and we did not make good decisions in defense. It was not easy to play against Langford today. We tried to play Hardy and Kinsey, and all the guards we had, but he played a good game."
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