Quarterfinals Analysis: Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg

Feb 22, 2013 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Quarterfinals Analysis: Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg
Budivelnik enters the Eurocup Quarterfinals as the Group I champion with a 4-2 record. Spartak was the Group K runner-up at 3-3, though its nine wins this season are tied for second most in the competition. Both teams have been particularly strong at home, boasting 5-1 records. Budivelnik has shined in categories traditionally linked to big men: It was the Last 16 leader in rebounding (37 rpg.) and blocked shots (4.8 bpg.), with center Michailis Anisimov ranking as that phase’s top shot-stopper with 2 blocks per game. Spartak got things done with defense – it led the Last 16 by allowing just 68.5 points per games and with 8.7 steals per game – and by taking care of the ball. Spartak’s 1.68 assists to turnover was best in the Last 16. This is Budivelnik’s second trip to the Eurocup Quarterfinals; it lost to Cajasol Seville in 2011. Spartak reached the Eurocup Finals last season. This will be the first meeting between the clubs.
Spartak St. Petersburg
RECORD
RS, 6-0, 1st
L16, 3-3, 2nd

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game 1 @ St. Petersburg, March 6: Spartak SPB vs. Budivelnik
Game 2 @ Kiev, March 13: Budivelnik vs. Spartak SPB
BC Budivelnik Kyiv
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 2400:00 955 243/447 91/266 196/255 128 305 433 162 79 163 44 28 246 269 1067
Average 200:00 79.6 54.4% 34.2% 76.9% 10.7 25.4 36.1 13.5 6.6 13.6 3.7 2.3 20.5 22.4 88.9
Totals 2400:00 924 261/423 97/256 109/147 78 252 330 218 93 142 35 15 264 193 1014
Average 200:00 77.1 61.9% 37.9% 74.1% 6.5 21.01 27.5 18.2 7.7 11.8 2.9 1.2 22.0 16.1 84.5
Spartak St. Petersburg