2013-14Regular SeasonRound 4
November 06, 2013 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 PAOK SPORTS ARENA
PAOK Thessaloniki recorded a 77-69 victory over previously undefeated Khimik Yuzhne to set the stage for a three-way-tie atop Group F with 3-1 records, along with with Nizhny Novgorod. Mark Payne led the way with 18 points and 6 rebounds for PAOK, DJ Cooper added 16 with 4 assists Michalis Tsiarelis scored 11, while Evangelos Margaritis tallied 8 points and 9 rebounds. Paul Delany of Khimik led all scorers with 19 points, Jamal Shuler bagged 16 with 7 boards and Matt Gatens netted 11 for the visiting team.

Tsiarelis opened fire with 7 consecutive point for an early PAOK advantage, but the visitors improved their defensive effort to come within 14-13 when Jamal Shuler hit a three-pointer. Rolandas Freimanis from downtown tied the game at 16-16 before Cooper’s back-to-back triples fixed the first quarter score at 22-18 for the home team. Giorgios Bogris gave the first double digit cushion to PAOK, 29-19. A Stanislav Zavadskyi three-point-play and Travis Romeo layup in open court cut the deficit to 33-30. Free throws by Payne on the home side and Delaney for the visiting team left the halftime score at 39-34. Artem Pustovyi capped an 8-0 run for Khimik after the intermission to make it 39-42. Bogris put all his intensity in a huge dunk for a 44-42 advantage for PAOK. After Shuler put the visitors up 45-46, 9 unanswered points for the hosts - 6 of them scored by Evangelos Margaritis - gave a 54-46 cushion to the home team at the end of the third quarter. Payne raised the difference to the double figures from long distance. A Freimanis slam and Delaney three narrowed the gap to 60-55 before Georgios Dedas from downtown raised the margin to 74-62 with less than two minutes left, sealing the win for his team.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Referees: ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ; MARICIC,SASA; PETEK, SASO
Attendance: 1231 (Tentative)
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Khimik Yuzhne18161223
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PAOK Thessaloniki22395477
Khimik Yuzhne18344669
PAOK Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAYNE, MARK 28:31 18 6/9 1/2 3/4 3 3 6 1   1     2 3 20
5 COOPER, DJ 29:06 16 1/4 4/8 2/3 1 2 3 4   3   1 1 4 14
6 CHARALAMPIDIS, KOSTAS 18:23   0/1 0/2     2 2 1   3     2 1 -4
7 TSOCHLAS, APOLLON 20:39 6 0/2 2/2     1 1 2 1 1     2   5
9 TSAIRELIS, MICHALIS 19:55 11 1/3 2/3 3/4 1 4 5 1   1 2   5 2 11
10 DEDAS, GEORGIOS 13:46 8 1/1 2/2         1         1   8
11 MARGARITIS, VANGELIS 21:47 8 1/2 1/2 3/3   9 9   1 1     1 6 20
12 KALLES, NIKOS 3:51 4     4/4   1 1           1 3 7
13 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS 31:30 6 3/10       4 4 3   1 2   2 1 6
14 KASELAKIS, LEONIDAS 9:58   0/1 0/4     3 3 1   1         -2
17 LIAPIS, MICHAIL 2:28           1 1   1       1   1
18 KONIARIS, ANTONIS 0:06                              
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 77 13/33 12/25 15/18 7 30 37 14 3 12 4 1 18 20 88
        39.4% 48% 83.3%
Head coach: MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
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
Khimik Yuzhne
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POPOV, SERGIY 12:13   0/2                   1 1 1 -3
5 GATENS, MATT 32:36 11 4/6 0/1 3/3 1 2 3 2 2     1 3 1 12
6 KOVALENKO, VITALIY 5:26           1 1               1
7 SHULER, JAMAL 32:58 16 5/9 2/7   1 6 7 4 1       2 3 20
8 FREIMANIS, ROLANDS 18:51 9 3/4 1/2     2 2   1 2     3   5
9 TRAVIS, ROMEO 25:16 6 3/12     1 4 5 1 2 1   1 2 2 3
11 ZAVADSKYI, STANISLAV 11:59 3 1/5   1/1 2 1 3   3 1     4 1 1
14 DELANEY, PAUL 33:09 19 5/9 1/3 6/8   3 3 4   1   1 1 7 22
15 PUSTOVYI, ARTEM 17:26 5 2/4   1/4 1 2 3       1   2 3 5
21 PROKOPENKO, OLEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 RIABCHUK, OLEKSANDR 10:01     0/3   2 2 4     2     2   -3
24 KONIEV, VOLODYMYR 0:05                              
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 69 23/51 4/16 11/16 11 25 36 11 9 7 1 4 20 18 68
        45.1% 25% 68.8%
Head coach: MUIZNIEKS,KARLIS

Head Coaches

MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"Congratulations to my players for their great effort in bringing out a lot of passion and energy against an opponent with a deep roster. It was a very tough game for us; we had to find what the weaknesses of the opposing team were and target them. We tried not to let them kill us and at the end we were vindicated for the way we played. Congratulations because we played the way we should have. They changed their defense two or three3 times, but we were ready for them and with good defense kept them at low scoring levels. We hope that game by game we are going to have good performances like tonight's."
MUIZNIEKS,KARLIS
Khimik Yuzhne
"It was a very tough and important game because it was a road game against a tough and very good team. PAOK has been having a very good season, they lead the [Greek] league, they have been playing very well in the Eurocup and they began the game well with some very tough shots. At the end we had a chance of winning, but PAOK was better at the point, they made some very tough three-point shots, which may have been our mistake since we did not play very good defense on them, but they also have very good players for this position, and I believe this was the key to their victory."

Players

PAYNE, MARK
PAOK Thessaloniki
"Tonight we executed our game plan better than the previous games; we did exactly what we had planned at practice. Last game had left a bad taste in our mouths and we tried to remain focused and not let them get any breathing room to come back into the game. They turned the game in the beginning of the second half, but last week's flash back is what kept us going. We did not want to allow turnovers to give them fast breaks and let them find rhythm. We remained focused and held together and that's what gave us the victory. We cannot worry about what other teams are doing in the group, we can only control what we can control, so we only focus on our team and we'll see what comes of it."
SHULER, JAMAL
Khimik Yuzhne
"It was a tough game against a very good team that shoots very well and they also had a very good crowd that gave them a lot of boost. PAOK's roster is a very good one and includes some veteran players that bring a lot of experience to the team. Our group is a very tough one, each team has the chance of winning it and I think that the second part of the group is going to be even tougher because we all know one another by now. We will keep working and we'll see how it plays out."
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