2007-08Last 32Round 2
February 26, 2008 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 ATATURK SPOR SALONU
Khalid El-Amin - Turk Telekom Tariq Kirksay had another outstanding game as Unics Kazan advanced to a ULEB Cup Last 16 showdown with Artland Dragons despite losing at Turk Telekom 96-93 in the Last 32 return leg. Unics ended up winning the two-game series with a 184-161 aggregate score. With Telekom leading by 16 points just after the break, Unics used a 25-11 third quarter run to take the life out of the hosts, who had to make up a 26-point loss from last week’s game at Kazan. Unics' all-around star Kirksay collected 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Virgil Stanescu added 17 points and 11 rebounds while Dusko Savanovic had 17 points and 5 assists, Sergei Chikalkin chipped in 12 points and Victor Keyru 10. Chris Williams paced Turk Telekom with 20 points and 6 rebounds while Kris Lang had 19 points, Haluk Yildirim 15, Khalid El-Amin 13 and Muratcan Guler 12. Erwin Dudley collected just 6 points and 1 rebound as Turk's ULEB Cup campaign ends after such a successful regular season.

Williams hit the first basket of the game for the hosts, but Chikalkin answered with a triple. Lang's second score of the night and a bucket by Bekir Yarangume made it 9-5, however Kirksay soon evened things at 9-9. Kirksay and Lavrinovic would not let Turk Telekom pull away, though back-to-back scores by Williams made it 24-17. The hosts led 25-19 after one period. Stanescu scored the first three points of the second for Unics only to see Ivica Jurkovic's three open a 30-22 gap. Kirksay answered from long range, but Williams went back-to-back again and El-Amin and Guler knocked down three-pointers as the Tutk Telekom advantage increased to 46-31. Stanescu scored three baskets to close out the half with Kazan trailing 49-37 – but still leading the series by 14 points.

Dusko Savanovic - Unics KazanScores by Williams and Lang to open the second half made it 53-37. But Kirksay answered with a three-pointer and a second basket to start a 4-13 Kazan surge which included three-pointers from Savanovic and Chikalkin to get within 57-52. Five Turk Telekom foul shots reestablished a 10-point lead, 62-52. Stanescu and Kirksay both scored 4 points in a 2-10 Unics run, which was stopped by an El-Amin long ball. But Keyru answered with a triple of his own and Kirksay's foul shot made it a one-point game, which it was after three periods at 69-68. Jerry McCullough opened the fourth quarter with his first two baskets of the game for a 69-73 Kazan advantage. Williams and Yildirim both hit threes to pull within 75-76. But with the 26 points to make up from the first leg, Turk had no chance – especially as Kirksay got scoring in the fourth and his three made it 81-87. El-Amin and Yildirim both hit three-pointers to even the game. And two foul shots by Yildirim gave the hosts the lead 93-91. Savanovic tied the game but Guler's three-ball gave Turk the consolation victory.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Referees: VOREADIS, LAZAROS (GRE), BITTON, MOSHE (ISR), JURAS, MARKO (SRB)
Attendance: 3500
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Turk Telekom
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GULER, MURATCAN 27:22 12 3/4 2/2     1 1     1 2   1 1 13
6 AKPINAR, MUTLU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 YARANGÜME, BEKIR 13:52 2 1/1       1 1     2     3   -2
11 ACIK, TUTKU 17:27 6 3/4 0/4   1   1 6       1 3 1 5
12 OZCAN, BARIS 3:20                         3   -3
13 JURKOVIC, IVICA 3:40 3   1/2     1 1       1   1 1 4
14 YILDIRIM, HALUK 30:09 15 1/2 3/7 4/4   3 3 4 2 1     2 2 18
15 DUDLEY, ERWIN 13:49 6 2/3   2/4 1   1           2 2 4
21 OREN, ADEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 EL-AMIN, KHALID 29:15 13 2/8 3/5   1 3 4 5 1       2 1 14
33 WILLIAMS, CHRIS 35:01 20 8/14 1/3 1/2 2 4 6 2 1 1     2 2 19
42 LANG, KRIS 26:05 19 6/9   7/9 2 3 5     3     1 7 22
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 96 26/46 10/23 14/19 7 16 23 17 5 8 3 1 20 17 94
        56.5% 43.5% 73.7%
Head coach: SUNTER, ERCUMENT
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
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 19:30 6 2/3 0/3 2/2 2 5 7   1 4 1 1 3 3 6
8 SERGEEV, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 PADIUS, NIKOLAY 3:30           1 1     1          
15 CHIKALKIN, SERGEI 17:00 12   2/3 6/6                 2 3 12
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 36:30 26 8/11 3/4 1/2 1 4 5 4 2 3   1 1 6 33
23 KEYRU, VICTOR 23:34 10 2/5 2/3 0/2 1   1 4 4 1     1 1 12
24 McCULLOUGH, JERRY 30:45 5 1/2 1/1 0/1       3   1     4 2 3
25 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 35:54 17 6/11 1/3 2/2 1 2 3 5 1 1   1 3 2 16
31 STANESCU, VIRGIL 24:36 17 7/11   3/4 2 9 11 2 1 2     3 2 23
40 KURBANOV, NIKITA 8:41   0/1     1 2 3 1   1       1 3
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 93 26/44 9/17 14/19 8 23 31 19 9 15 1 3 17 20 107
        59.1% 52.9% 73.7%
Head coach: PETROVIC, ACO
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