2007-08Last 32Round 1
February 19, 2008 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 CEZ ARENA
Radoslav Rancik - CEZ NymburgPGE Turow Zgorzelec rallied from a 17-point deficit to get a 61-61 tie against CEZ Nymburk in the 1st leg of their ULEB Cup Last 32 series in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. As such, both teams set a make-or-break, winner-take-all showdown for the 2nd leg next week, when Turow hosts Nymburk in Liberec, the Czech Republic. Ladislav Sokolovsky led Nymburk with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Radoslav Rancik added 15 points and 9 rebounds while Petr Benda had 13 points for the hosts. Dragisa Drobnjak led Turow with 14 points on 6-for-8 two-pointers. David Logan added 13 while Marko Skecic and Robert Witka each had 12 for the guests. Sokolovsky and an unstoppable Rancik allowed Nymburk to get a 32-15 margin late in the second quarter. Skecic and Witka brought Turow within 34-21 at halftime while a 0-8 run got the guests even closer, 38-34. Sokolovsky tried to keep Nymburk ahead but Andres Rodriguez gave Turow its first lead of the night, 56-58, with 3 minutes to go. Logan stroke from down town but Sokolovsky followed free throws with a triple to tie the series at the end of the 1st leg.

Sokolovsky got Nymburk going with a quick basket and soon added his first three-pointers in a 7-1 opening run that Benda capped with a layup. Drobnjak tried to change things for Turow but back-to-back baskets by Rancik gave Nymburk an 11-3 lead. Drobnjak kept pacing Turow with free throws but Michael Kremen answered from downtown to keep the hosts ahead, 14-5. Logan and Benda traded baskets while Drobnjak scored again for a 16-9 Turow deficit. A three-pointer by Arthur Lee allowed Nymburk to keep a 19-12 lead after 10 minutes. Lee scored again right at the start of the second quarter while Monty Mack stroke from downtown to give Nymburk its first double-digit margin, 24-14. Slobodan Ljubotina made a free throw but Turow kept struggling to score. Meanwhile, Rancik had 6 points in an 8-0 run that boosted the hosts' lead to 32-15. Skecic stepped up for Turow with back-to-back baskets while a put-back layup by Witka brought the guests within 34-21 at halftime.

David Logan - PGE TurowTurow improved its defense right after the break, making Nymburk go scoreless in the opening 4 minutes of the third quarter. Meanwhile, a three-pointer by Logan ignited a 0-8 Turow run that Witka capped another one from downtown to make it a five-point game, 34-29. Nymburk called a much-needed timeout, as Mack and Sokolovsky stepped up with consecutive baskets. Turow did not panic, however, as Drobnjak scored again while Kelati fired in a triple to get the guests even closer, 38-34. Rancik answered from downtown and Sokolovsky added a layup but consecutive baskets by an unstoppable Drobnjak kept Turow within 43-38. A layup-plus-foul by Benda and a big triple by Witka fixed the score at 46-41 after 30 minutes. Logan sank another triple to get Turow as close as 46-44 early in the fourth quarter. Benda followed a layup with a put-back basket while Rancik made Turow call timeout at 52-45. Skecic followed Witka's triple with free throws but Sokolovsky kept Nymburk ahead, 54-50. Skecic stayed unstoppable while Rodriguez completed the guests' comeback, 56-58, with 3 minutes to go. Logan buried a triple that capped a 0-9 Turow run for a 56-61 lead. Sokolovsky made free throws while Rodriguez missed foul shots and a triple, giving Nymburk the final possession. Sokolovsky stroke from downtown to set a do-or-die showdown in Liberec next week.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Referees: AMOROS, XAVIER (ESP), KLAAR, LARS (SWE), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU)
Attendance: 10460
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CEZ Nymburk
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BENDA, PETR 22:10 13 6/8   1/1 3 1 4 3 1 1 1   4 1 16
5 SOKOLOVSKY, LADISLAV 39:59 16 4/6 2/2 2/2 1 7 8 3         4 3 24
6 MACK, MONTY 29:47 5 1/2 1/3     1 1 6 1 1 1   1 3 12
7 SCHILB, BLAKE 8:46 2 1/1                         2
8 CHAN, ALES 3:17   0/1       1 1                
9 KREMEN, MICHAL 10:37 3   1/1     1 1 3   1         6
10 BENES, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 NECAS, RADEK 13:52 2 0/1   2/4   1 1   1 2     4 3 -2
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 36:02 15 6/12 1/4   1 8 9   1 3 1 3 3 4 12
15 LEE, ARTHUR 35:30 5 1/6 1/2     1 1     4   2 1 1 -6
16 SLEZAK, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 61 19/37 6/12 5/7 5 21 26 15 4 12 3 5 17 15 64
        51.4% 50% 71.4%
Head coach: KATZURIN, MULI
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
PGE Turów Zgorzelec
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCEKIC, MARKO 17:52 12 4/5 0/2 4/4 1 1 2       1   3 4 13
6 SKIBNIEWSKI, ROBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 RODRIGUEZ, ANDRES 31:08 5 2/4 0/1 1/4 1 2 3 8 4 1     2 4 15
8 WITKA, ROBERT 25:04 12 1/6 3/4 1/2 3 2 5 1 2 2 2 1 5 2 9
9 LJUBOTINA, SLOBODAN 12:59 1 0/3 0/1 1/2   2 2     1   1 1 1 -4
11 PETROVIC, VJEKOSLAV 10:32         1 2 3   1 1         3
12 LOGAN, DAVID 39:59 13 2/5 3/6     1 1 1       1 2   6
13 JARMAKOWICZ, MATEUSZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DROBNJAK, DRAGISA 22:27 14 6/8   2/2   1 1 1 1   1     4 20
22 KELATI, THOMAS 39:59 4 0/3 1/3 1/2 1 5 6 3   1 1   2 2 7
23 MARIN, HAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 NANA, HARDING DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                     2         -2
Totals 200:00 61 15/34 7/17 10/16 7 16 23 14 8 8 5 3 15 17 67
        44.1% 41.2% 62.5%
Head coach: FILIPOVSKI, SASO

Head Coaches

KATZURIN, MULI
CEZ Nymburk
"I think the final result gives a good picture of the game with the first half us being better, second half was better for Turow. Turow is a defensive team that takes opposing teams out of their rhythm. Today Turow made us play their game even though we also showed a good defense in the first half. Maybe in second half we got too tired with our rotation being too short. Witka had a good shooting performance for Turow which has a variety of big men who are capable of shooting from ourtside. Next week we will start all over again with 0-0 and I think it's an open competition."
FILIPOVSKI, SASO
PGE Turów Zgorzelec
"Today we played a fair and sportsmanlike game in great atmosphere. The game had a good face and a bad face, the first half being the bad one. In the second half we started playing a much more brave game with more fundamentals both on defense and offense. The individual performances and responsibility that players took upon themselves were a lot better in second half on our part as well. From the hosts I think Rancik and especially Sokolovsky had good games."
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