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Last 32 Round 1 - February 19, 2008 CET: 19:30 Local time: 19:30 - GEW ENERGY DOME

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Last 16 0-0
0-0 Last 32 0-0
6-4 Regular Season 8-2
6-4 Overall 8-2

Referees

Crew Chief
MITJANA, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Referee
MAESTRE, NICOLA, France
Umpire
MANTYLA, PETRI, Finland

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.2 Points 84.9
31.3 Rebounds 29.5
9.7 O. Rebounds 9.3
21.6 D. Rebounds 20.2
16.3 Assists 14.8
6.8 Steals 8.0
1.3 Blocks 3.6
15.8 Turnovers 10.7
55.1 % 2PT 52.4 %
36.0 % 3PT 36.6 %
73.1 % FT 80.5 %
78.8 Index 88.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.8 / BAILEY, JOHN-GARFIELD Points 16.1 / McCarty
6.0 / BAILEY, JOHN-GARFIELD Rebounds 4.8 / McCarty
1.7 / McELROY, IMMANUEL OR 1.5 / McCarty
5.4 / BAILEY, JOHN-GARFIELD DR 3.3 / McCarty
4.3 / McELROY, IMMANUEL Assists 4.4 / Ponkrashov
1.7 / BAILEY, JOHN-GARFIELD Steals 1.3 / Ewing, D.
0.5 / SINANOVIC, NEDZAD Blocks 1.3 / McCarty
3.2 / BAILEY, JOHN-GARFIELD Turnovers 2.8 / Ewing, D.
66.7 % / Schwethelm 2PT 60.6 % / McCarty
75.0 % / Schwethelm 3PT 50.0 % / Veremeenko
100.0 % / Schwethelm FT 89.5 % / Rannikko
16.9 / McELROY, IMMANUEL Index 20.1 / McCarty

THE TAKE

The biggest question in the buildup to the Köln 99ers' game against Khimki was if Köln would even play. Head coach Sasa Obradovic's Köln side was ravaged by financial problems - even filing for bankruptcy - before managing to finish the regular season at 6-4. But in their efforts to find ways to save money - and its season -the German club cleaned house of its stars as Aleksandar Nadjfeji, Immanuel McElroy and Toby Bailey all have left town for greener pastures. Gone are Obradovic's three best players - the top three scorers, top three rebounders and top three assist men. Small forward Bailey was averaging 13.8 points, 6 rebounds and 2.9 assists while playmaker McElroy had 13.5 points, 5 rebounds and 4.3 assists and power forward Nadjfeji chipped in 12.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists off the bench. So, who is left? Forward Milko Bjelica is probably Obradovic's main option (10.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.4 apg) along with power forward Yassin Idbihi (10 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.2 apg) and playmaker Misan Nikagbatse (7.1 ppg, 1.9 apg). Also look for guard Derek Raivio to step up as well as the trio of promising youngsters - 20-year-old forward Marko Keselj, 17-year-old small forward Philipp Schwethelm and 19-year-old center Tibor Pleiss. Regardless who plays, Köln will have its hands full. Head coach Kestutis Kemzura's Khimki is one of the strongest teams in ULEB Cup, finishing with an 8-2 record. The Russian side tallied 84 points per game while hitting a fourth-best 80% from the free throw line and committing a ULEB Cup-low of 10.7 turnovers per contest. But the one weakness Khimki may have is its rebounding, having collected just 29 rebounds per game. The heart of Kemzura's team is former ULEB Cup MVP small forward Kelly McCarty, who averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. But there is plenty of talent on this team, including point guard Dan Ewing (12.5 ppg, 2.9 apg), small forward Anton Ponkrashov (10.1 ppg, 4.4 apg), shooting guard Teemu Rannikko (11.3 ppg, 2.6 apg) and power forward Mike Wilkinson (7.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg). Kemzura struck gold with the late season addition of center Maciej Lampe, who averaged 13.7 points, 8 rebounds and 1 blocked shot in the final three games, including a classy 20 points and 13 rebounds at Pamesa Valencia. And Khimki added another top scoring option with the acquisition of shooting guard Clay Tucker, who had been averaging a league-high 21 ppg in the Italian league. With the lack of high level talent for Köln, this game could get ugly.
Monday, February 18, 2008
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Maciej Lampe - KhimkiKhimki fought off an inspired attack by home side Köln 99ers to all but book its spot in the Last 16 with a 91-72 victory on the road. Köln led late in the third quarter, but watched Khimki go on a 16-1 surge spanning the third and fourth periods to pull away. Maciej Lampe led the way for the winners with 23 points - 15 in the first quarter - and 5 rebounds, while Dan Ewing added 18 points and 5 assists. Also helping out in the victory were 13 points each from Kelly McCarty and Clay Tucker, the later of which also chipped in 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Nikita Shabalkin added 10 points for Khimki. It was a whirlwind day for Köln, which just hours before the game had its German League license revoked for financial problems. But Köln apparently has saved itself and left everything it had on the court – playing without its best three players, Toby Bailey, Immanuel McElroy and Aleksandar Nadjfeji – sold to attempt to save the club. Milko Bjelica collected 28 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts while Derek Raivio had 14 points and 4 assists and Marko Keselj added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the loss.

Ewing gave Khimki the lead to start the game and Keselj evened it at 2-2. But Lampe took over early, scoring Khimki's next 11 points in sprinting ahead 4-13. Bjelica countered for Köln with 4 points before Tucker's triple pushed the advantage to 13-22. It was 21-30 after Shabalkin's next basket, but Raivio knocked down a jumper and Bjelica drained a three-pointer to make it 26-30. Bjelica opened the second quarter with a free throw and Köln evened the contest at 32-32 on a three-pointer by Keselj, with the hosts grabbing the lead 34-33 on Yassin Idbihi's basket. Lampe gave Khimki the lead back and Ewing scored 5 straight points to make it 34-40. Keselj's three-point play pulled Köln to within 39-42 but Tucker answered with a three-pointer and Ewing's foul shot made it 41-46 at the break.

Philipp Schwethelm's triple started the second half and Raivio's three was followed with a Bjelica basket – and a 49-48 Köln advantage. Bjelica and Raivio both knocked down long balls as Köln still led 55-52. Lampe scored back-to-back baskets only to have Davis Martens tally twice for Köln, which led 62-60 after another triple from Raivio. Ewing scored again and Vitaly Fridzon knocked down consecutive shots as Khimki led 63-66 after three quarters. Shabalkin scored two straight baskets to start the fourth quarter, and 2 foul shots and a three-pointer by Fridzon finished off a 1-16 surge spanning the quarters and a 63-76 advantage. Bjelica finally got Köln on the board in the fourth and a Keselj three cut the deficit to 68-76. But McCarty answered right back with a triple of his own. Bjelica again cut the margin to 10 points, but Mike Wilkinson's basket triggered a 2-11 closing run to put into serious doubt any chance for Köln in the return leg next week.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Referees: MITJANA, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), MAESTRE, NICOLA (FRA), MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN)
Attendance: 1000
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Köln 99ers2615229
Khimki30162025
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Köln 99ers26416372
Khimki30466691
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA
Köln 99ers
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 RAIVIO, DEREK 36:39 14 1/4 4/7   1   1 4       1 1 3 14
8 JAKIMOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 BJELICA, MILKO 40:00 26 7/19 2/5 6/8 6 3 9     5   2 2 6 15
13 WOLTER, JANNIK 6:53         1   1   1 1         1
14 KESELJ, MARKO 36:59 13 3/8 2/5 1/1 2 3 5 1   4 1 1 3 1 5
17 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP 34:07 3 0/3 1/3     3 3 2 1 4     4   -4
18 NESGEN, FLORIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 MARTENS, DAVIS 25:33 6 3/4     3   3   1 3 1   2 1 6
21 SINANOVIC, NEDZAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 IDBIHI, YASSIN 19:49 10 5/6     2 4 6 2         2 1 16
Team           1 1 2   5           7
Totals 200:00 72 19/44 9/20 7/9 16 14 30 9 8 17 2 4 14 12 60
43.2% 45% 77.8%
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
Head coach: KEMZURA, KESTUTIS
Khimki
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 TUCKER, CLAY 32:33 13 2/3 3/4     4 4 4 4 2     1 1 21
6 SAVKOV, ALEXEI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 13:16 9 2/4 1/2 2/2       1 1 1 1 1 2 1 6
9 MORGUNOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 BURKE, PAT 5:47   0/2 0/1   1   1           1   -3
13 WILKINSON, MIKE 22:21 4 2/4 0/3   4 4 8 1   1   1 2 1 5
16 SHABALKIN, NIKITA 20:44 10 2/4 1/2 3/4 4 2 6   2       3 2 13
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 14:05 1 0/2 0/1 1/2       1 1 2     1 1 -3
21 McCARTY, KELLY 29:49 13 3/5 1/4 4/4 3 2 5 3     2     2 20
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 31:08 23 10/11 1/3   3 2 5 1 1 2 1     1 27
32 EWING, DANIEL 30:17 18 7/9 0/3 4/6 1 3 4 5 3 1     3 5 24
Team           1   1   5           6
Totals 200:00 91 28/44 7/23 14/18 17 17 34 16 17 9 4 2 13 14 116
63.6% 30.4% 77.8%
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