2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 10, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
Stephane Lasme - Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul - EC15 (photo Galatasaray)

McCollum leads Galatasaray to come-from-behind win over Nizhny

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul rallied late behind Erick McCollum to beat Nizhny Novgorod 87-85 and remain undefeated in Group F. McCollum scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to bring the hosts back from a 12-point deficit. When McCollum came up short on his final shot, Stephane Lasme came to the rescue with the go-ahead put-back that won the game. Lasme finished with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks to help Galatasaray reach the midway point of the regular season at 5-0. Vladimir Micov made 4 of 8 three-pointers in scoring 20 points and Blake Schilb added 13. Victor Rudd paced Nizhny with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Dimitriy Khvostov tallied 17 points and 6 assists, Rasid Mahalbasic scored 16 and Kaspars Berzins 14 for Nizhny, which fell to 2-3.

Galatasaray won the opening tip and scored first through Joey Dorsey, but back-to-back triples by Berzins and Rudd put the visitors on top. Galatasaray drained a few threes too, with 2 coming from Micov and another from Sinan Guler to lead 14-10. Vladimir Ivlev and Schilb traded threes as the teams continued to traded baskets. Mahalbasic’s entrance changed the game as his put-back put Nizhny ahead 19-20. Micov connected on his third triple, but Mahalbasic added a pair of free throws and scored once more to tie it at 24-24 after 10 minutes. Mahalbasic and McCollum traded shots to start the second quarter. Micov and Schilb hit threes to put Galatasaray up 35-30. Nizhny stormed back as Rudd tied it at 39-39 and Khvostov’s three-pointer put the visitors back ahead. Rudd finished the half strong to give Nizhny a 46-49 victory.

Galatasaray took charge to open the second half as Lasme scored twice in an 8-0 run that put the hosts back on top. Khvostov’s third and fourth three-pointer carried Nizhny ahead once more. After Micov gave the hosts a 1-point lead, Berzins scored twice in a 0-6 push to finish the quarter with the visitors leading 60-65. Threes by Berzins and Baburin gave Nizhny a double-digit lead early in the fourth quarter. McCollum heated up for the hosts, but Nizhny had answers. Still McCollum closed the gap to 69-76 midway through the quarter. However Mahalbasic scored inside and Rudd from downtown to stretch the lead to 12. Free throws by Lasme and Micov helped Galatasaray revive its chances at 75-81. McCollum’s three-point play followed by a technical foul on the Nizhny bench made it 79-83 with three minutes to play. McCollum continued to dominate with free throws and then a jumper with 48 seconds remaining that made it 85-85. After Semen Antonov airballed from downtown for Nizhny, Galatasaray turned to McCollum again. This time he missed, but Lasme was there for the putback with 5 seconds left. After a timeout, Baburin missed at the buzzer and Galatasaray celebrated the win.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Referees: LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT (GER), KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 2595 (Tentative)
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul24221427
Nizhny Novgorod24251620
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul24466087
Nizhny Novgorod24496585
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SCHILB, BLAKE 32:29 13 1/4 3/4 2/2   2 2 3 2 1   1 4 1 11
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 22:28 22 7/14 0/2 8/9 1 1 2 2   2       7 21
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 37:15 20 3/5 4/8 2/2   2 2 3 1   1   3 7 25
6 DORSEY, JOEY 18:05 5 2/4   1/2   2 2     1     4 1  
8 EDGE, SAFAK 1:28                              
11 ARAR, EGE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 LASME, STEPHANE 24:40 14 5/5   4/4 3 6 9     1 2   4 3 23
25 SANLI, DOGUKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 GREEN, CALEB 21:41 4 1/4 0/4 2/2 1 3 4 5   1   1 2 1 3
32 GULER, SINAN 30:07 7 1/4 1/3 2/2   5 5 5 2 1     2 1 12
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 11:47 2 0/2   2/2 1   1         1 1 1  
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 87 20/42 8/21 23/25 8 24 32 18 5 7 3 3 20 22 100
        47.6% 38.1% 92%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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
Nizhny Novgorod
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 RUDD, VICTOR 34:09 19 3/10 3/6 4/4 2 6 8 2   1     3 5 20
4 BABURIN, EVGENY 12:29 5 1/1 1/3   2   2 1   1     3   2
7 VIKTOROV, IVAN 1:28     0/1                       -1
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 21:40 6 1/3 1/1 1/1   5 5 2 1 1     3 4 12
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN 25:40 6 3/9 0/5   3 6 9     1 1 1 4 1  
12 MAHALBASIC, RASID 20:49 16 7/8   2/4 2 4 6 3   1 1   3 2 21
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 29:32 17 0/4 4/4 5/6   4 4 6   2     2 3 21
14 BERZINS, KASPARS 27:35 14 3/7 2/4 2/2 5   5     1 1   2 4 15
19 STREBKOV, IVAN 20:50 2 1/4 0/3   1   1 2   1   2 2 1 -5
20 POPOV, ILYA 0:19                              
47 KIRDIACHKIN, ANDREI 5:29                              
Team           4 2 6     2         4
Totals 200:00 85 19/46 11/27 14/17 19 27 46 16 1 11 3 3 22 20 89
        41.3% 40.7% 82.4%
Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"We didn't play good basketball today. Nizhny Novgorod had an amazing shooting performance. We played with four small players and pressure on the ball. Errick scored by one-on-one play. We showed our team character. We were lucky today. We have won five games in Eurocup. We want to win five more games in the first round."
BAGATSKIS, AINARS
Nizhny Novgorod
"Today we fought, we played well. We selected the correct options before the last minutes. We expected this kind of game. In the fourth quarter, they made 15 of 16 free throws. Galatasaray have experience players."
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