August 30, 2014
Last 16 Round 1 - March 11, 2008 CET: 17:00 Local time: 19:00 - BASKETBALL CENTER OF MOSCOW REGION

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
2-0 Last 32 2-0
8-2 Regular Season 9-1
10-2 Overall 11-1

Referees

Crew Chief
BRAZAUSKAS, ROMUALDAS, Lithuania
Referee
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Umpire
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
86.3 Points 89.9
30.1 Rebounds 36.9
9.9 O. Rebounds 10.8
20.2 D. Rebounds 26.1
15.2 Assists 18.4
9.1 Steals 12.1
3.4 Blocks 4.5
10.1 Turnovers 16.6
54.7 % 2PT 59.7 %
36.7 % 3PT 41.6 %
80.5 % FT 78.4 %
94.0 Index 113.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.8 / McCarty Points 14.1 / Mallet
4.7 / WILKINSON, MIKE Rebounds 7.6 / Jagla
1.7 / WILKINSON, MIKE OR 2.3 / Jagla
3.0 / WILKINSON, MIKE DR 5.3 / Jagla
4.4 / Ponkrashov Assists 5.2 / RUBIO, RICARD
1.3 / Ewing, D. Steals 2.3 / RUBIO, RICARD
1.4 / McCarty Blocks 1.4 / HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU
2.4 / Ewing, D. Turnovers 2.5 / RUBIO, RICARD
62.7 % / Ewing, D. 2PT 78.4 % / Barton
50.0 % / Veremeenko 3PT 62.5 % / Ribas
100.0 % / MORGUNOV, NIKITA FT 100.0 % / Popovic
20.1 / McCarty Index 19.1 / Fernandez

THE TAKE

Two top title contenders face off in the ULEB Cup Last 16 as Khimki welcomes DKV Joventut for the first leg. Head coach Kestutis Kemzura's Khimki breezed by Köln 99ers in the Last 32, winning by 19 points on the road and 27 points at home. Center Maciej Lampe averaged 22.5 ppg while shooting guard Clay Tucker had 13 ppg and playmaker Dan Ewing 10 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.5 apg. Small forward Kelly McCarty was held out of the return leg and remains questionable against Joventut. Kemzura's team was tremendously efficient against Köln, hitting 64% from the field and committing only 7 turnovers per game. But a weakened Köln and a top-level side like Joventut are two different monsters for Kemzura's men. Still, just like Khimki, Joventut moved into the Last 16 comfortably, beating Swans Gmunden by 30 points on the road and 21 points at home. Shooting guard Demond Mallet averaged 17 ppg and 3 apg and point guard Rudy Fernandez had 15 ppg. But head coach Aito Reneses had plenty of other firepower as center Jerome Moiso averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Playmaker Pau Ribas also had 10.5 ppg and point guard Ricky Rubio chipped in 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3 steals. This showdown promises to be a top-notch battle. One factor which could decide the game is Joventut's long range shooting as the Spanish club hit over 40% of its threes all season. Both teams are strong rebounding sides but Joventut has to take care of the ball, committing nearly 17 turnovers per game over the season and Khimki was just a shade over 10 turnovers.
Monday, March 10, 2008
ULEBCup.com

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Players

Ricky Rubio - DKV Joventut DKV Joventut played solid in the second half to obtain a somewhat surprising 23-point win over Khimki on the road on Tuesday afternoon, 73-96 in the opening leg of the teams’ Last 16 series. Led by Rudy Fernandez and Ricky Rubio – the latter posting 15 points and 5 assists in the second half – Joventut jumped ahead and never looked back thanks to 14 triples. Now both teams will meet again next Tuesday in Badalona, Spain, as Joventut will start with a 23-point advantage that gives it solid chances to be in the Final Eight in Turin, Italy, from April 10 to 13. Rudy and Ricky led the winners with 18 points apiece, Lubos Barton added 14 behind 4-of-5 three-point shooting and Jerome Moiso contributed 10. For Khimki, Maciej Lampe led all scorers with 20 points, Dan Ewing added 15 and Mike Wilkinson tallied 13 on 5-of-5 two-point shooting. Khimki controlled the battle for rebounds, 43-33, but Joventut's accuracy and speed in offense allowed the hosts to escape Moscow with a valuable win.

Moiso sent a message to start the game slamming the ball but Kelly McCarty soon scored to get the game going. Ewing soon finished off a transition for an 8-6 Khimki lead as Moiso had scored all the points for Joventut. Lubos Barton and Jan-Hendrick Jagla capped two fast plays to tie the game at 10-10. The defenses pushed hard, but Khimki was shooting better allowing the hosts to stay ahead thanks to Wilkinson's accuracy. Demond Mallet hit his first attempt from beyond the arc and Rudy capped a 0-7 charge to put Joventut ahead, 16-19. Pat Burke stopped the bleeding from underneath and Teemu Rannikko added free throws for a 20-21 Joventut lead at the end of the first quarter. A tough offensive rebound by Pau Ribas launched Joventut again to 20-25, as the visitors’ defense in the paint limited Khimki's offensive attempts. Jagla and Barton added threes to open the quarter with a 0-11 run for Joventut that took the first double-digit lead of the game, 20-31 while Khimki's 0 for 6 from downtown was killing the hosts at this point. Wilkinson finally scored again for Khimki with a 5-meter jumper, but Rubio answered with a three that was promptly replied to by Wilkinson, Ewing and Lampe, who combined on a 10-0 run for 32-34 forcing Joventut head coach Aito Garcia Reneses to call a timeout. Rudy fed Jagla for a dunk to break the burst, but Vitaly Fridzon appeared with a three-point play to put Khimki in control again, 39-38. However still had time to blast a last three to make it 39-41 at the break.

Dan Ewing - KhimkiLampe opened the second half with a difficult basket to tie it again at 41-41, and Wilkinson and McCarty teamed up to make it 45-41, but a 2-11 burst by Joventut including 5 points from Rubio allowed Joventut to jump ahead again, 47-52 forcing a Khimki timeout. Rudy sealed a fastbreak after a steal to make it 47-54, but Ewing did the same to awaken Khinki again. Both teams exchanged baskets, but Joventut's arrived mainly beyond the arc allowing the gusts to increase the lead little by little to 51-61. Ewing was the main option for Khimki now with back-to-back threes to pull the hosts within 59-63. Two lucky baskets, first by Edu Hernandez-Sonseca and then by Rubio, allowed Joventut to add more points to the cushion going into the last quarter, 59-67. Rubio had three more straight baskets to start the last period and lift Joventut to 61-73, but Khimki fought in offense through Lampe in the paint. Joventut, however, still blasted threes non-stop and Barton and Mallet came next to make it 64-79 forcing head coach Kestutis Kemzura to use another Khimki timeout. Lampe was still the only option for Khimki as he fought his way to the basket every time, but a three by Ribas and Jagla's next bucket made it 66-84 for Joventut. The game was decided, but Joventut stepped on the gas to try to get the most possible points to face the second game in Badalona and Rudy hit another three to make it 70-96, but Lampe replied, this time from beyond the arc, to put the final 73-96.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
ULEBCup.com
Referees: BRAZAUSKAS, ROMUALDAS (LTU), JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU)
Attendance: 3500
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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 18:42 6 3/7 0/3   1 1 2 2   1   1 2   -1
6 SAVKOV, ALEXEI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 19:44 5 1/1 0/1 3/3 3 1 4 2 1       3 3 11
8 DYACHOK, VLADIMIR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 WILKINSON, MIKE 29:52 13 5/5 1/2 0/2 2 6 8 1 1 4     1 2 17
15 RANNIKKO, TEEMU 4:46 2 0/1   2/2           1   1   2 1
16 SHABALKIN, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 15:23 2 1/2 0/2         2 1 1     1    
21 McCARTY, KELLY 35:34 6 1/5 0/4 4/4 2 7 9 1 2   1 1 1 4 13
25 BURKE, PAT 10:09 4 2/5 0/1     2 2   1           3
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 33:37 20 7/14 1/3 3/4 6 1 7 3   3 1 1 1 5 21
32 EWING, DANIEL 32:13 15 3/5 3/9     2 2 4 3 4     2 3 13
Team           5 2 7               7
Totals 200:00 73 23/45 5/25 12/15 19 22 41 15 9 14 2 4 11 19 85
51.1% 20% 80%
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: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
DKV Joventut
# 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
00 MALLET, DEMOND 18:25 7 0/1 2/4 1/2   3 3 1   1     4 1 3
4 RIBAS, PAU 17:25 6 3/4 0/1   2 4 6 2         1   11
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 27:40 18 3/8 4/7     5 5 4 1 2 1 2 1 5 21
9 RUBIO, RICKY 21:35 18 6/8 2/3     2 2 6 4 2     3 2 24
11 BARTON, LUBOS 25:05 14 1/1 4/5     2 2 2 2 3     3   13
14 JAGLA, JAN-HENDRICK 26:41 10 2/5 2/4         1 1 1 1   2   5
15 POPOVIC, PETAR 6:14 7 3/3   1/1                   1 8
16 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU 17:45 2 1/6     3 2 5 1   1 1   1   2
18 LAVIÑA, FERRAN 16:55 4 2/3 0/2     6 6 2 1       1 1 10
19 TOMAS, PERE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 MOISO, JEROME 22:15 10 4/5   2/2 3 1 4 1 1 1 1   3 1 13
Team                   3           3
Totals 200:00 96 25/44 14/26 4/5 8 25 33 20 13 11 4 2 19 11 113
56.8% 53.8% 80%
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GARCIA RENESES, AITO
DKV Joventut
"It was a good game for us, not great, but good. Eeverything we planned went more or less the way we wanted. My main concern now is that we cannot face the second game in Badalona thinking that we have 23 points of cushion backing us. You can think about that when there is one minute left in the game clock, but if we step into court thinking about that we will be in trouble. We have to remember that Khimki is a strong rival that can give us a hard time, even if in the second half we were superior today. Nobody must forget that if we won by 23 here, they can win by 24 in Badalona. I am happy that Lubos has confidence back in his shooting skills. The fact that he shoots and the ball goes in allows him to recover the self-confidence that he had lost."
RIBAS, PAU
DKV Joventut
"Khimki has a great team but in the second half I think we had our best defenisve game of the season and also did a good job in offense. They went down when they saw our game was turning out good. We now have a great result for the second game in Badalona. The series is not decided yet but I hope that 23 points will be enough. The difference in the game was the mentality we had in knowing that there were 80 minutes to be played. I think they didn't think that way at some points in the game and when we pulled away by 15 they simply broke down."
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