2006-07Regular SeasonRound 10
January 16, 2007 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 KOSARKASKA DVORANA FMP - ZELEZNIK
Predrag Samardziski - BC FMP BC FMP capped a great regular season in Group B by fighting off a late rally to defeat Snaidero Udine 85-78 at home in Zeleznik, Serbia on Tuesday. Both teams had already qualified for the elimination rounds, and FMP was already group champ, but by winning tied for the top record of the regular season, 8-2, with Montepaschi Siena of Group C. Snaidero actually tied for third place with Strasbourg, both 5-5, but lost the tiebreaker between them and finished fourth in the group. FMP led by double digits in the second half before Snaidero rallied to tie 78-78 in the closing minutes, but never scored again as the hosts downed the last 7 points to take the victory. Branko Cvetkovic had 19 of FMP's 57 points in bench scoring to lead the winners. Zoran Erceg chipped in 15, Predrag Samardiski and Milos Teodosic 10 each. For Snaidero, the big gun was Larry O'Bannon with 20 points, while Kristaps Valters and Damon Williams added 17.

Erceg got FMP rolling with a pair of bombs from downtown in the early minutes, his first as Snaidero started with as many turnovers. Samardziski added 4 straight points for a quick 7-0 lead by FMP before O'Bannon netted the first points for the guests. Snaidero continued having problems stopping Samardziski, who hit 4 more points before Christian Di Giuliomaria came on to try to defend the FMP big man. The hosts kept their domination under the boards but missed several long-distance chances now. Finally, Erceg hit a layup to make it 15-6, but that only sparked the guests to answer with a 0-8 run that included their first triple, from Di Giuliomaria. FMP replaced all of its five starters and the result was 6-0 run in the final minutes of the first quarter, which ended 21-17. Snaidero missed two chances to tie the score at the start of the second quarter and Dragan Todorovic punished them for it. O'Bannon then traded his 2 triples with Cvetkovic and Teodosic of FMP, but Valters added points on the fastbreak as Snaidero pulled within 29-28 at minute 15. In response, Cvetkovic and Erceg led the hosts on another big run of 12-4 run, boosting FMP's lead to 9 points, 31-22. Joel Zachetti stopped Snaider's slide with a nine-meter bomb, but Cvetkovic did the same for FMP and the score was 44-39 after 20 minutes.

Kristaps Valters - Snaidero UdineCvetkovic opened fire in second half with a layup and points on the break to push FMP ahead more, whereupon Snaidero switched to a zone and managed to confuse their hosts. Samardziski went off with his fourth foul, but the visitors from Udine failed to take advantage due to a lot of missed shots. FMP struck back with a 7-2 run that included 5 consecutive points from Dragan Labovic. When Teodosic hit a couple free throws, FMP had a double-digit lead, 64-54, for the first time. The same margin remained until the end of the third quarter, when the score was 66-56. Labovic had many problems guarding Williams, who booked 4 points and 2 offensive rebounds early in the final quarter. Jacob Jaacks joined Williams and Snaidero cut the lead to 67-62 in minute 33. Jaacks and Marko Djerasimovic traded triples but Valters added another for Snaidero, keeping his team alive. O'Bannon and Silvio Gigena hit 5 straight points as FMP clung to a 76-73 advantage with 4 minutes left. Williams then blocked Samardziski and Valters tied the score 78-78, completing a 2-10 run. Erceg managed to stop Snaidero's streak with a triple. He was joined by Labovic and Djerasimovic, whose baskets gave FMP a 7-0 run and forced Snaidero to take a timeout. Nothing changed afterwards, however, as FMP lived up to its status as Group B champ with an 85-78 home victory.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Aca Ostojic, Belgrade
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Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO; KRAUSE, OLIVER; NURAN, RUSTU
Attendance: 1200
By Quarter1234
FMP Belgrade21232219
Snaidero Udine17221722
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FMP Belgrade21446685
Snaidero Udine17395678
FMP Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 21:00 10 0/1 2/4 4/4   2 2 5         2 3 15
5 CVETKOVIC, BRANKO 23:00 19 3/4 3/3 4/6         4 3     2 5 20
6 DJERASIMOVIC, MARKO 20:30 9 1/1 2/5 1/2 1 1 2     2     1 2 6
7 ERCEG, ZORAN 24:00 15 4/8 2/6 1/1   1 1 3 4 1   1 4 1 10
9 LABOVIC, DRAGAN 18:30 9 4/6 0/2 1/2 2 2 4 1 3 2   2 3 1 6
10 POPOVIC, SLOBODAN 13:00 2 1/1 0/1   1 1 2   1 1         3
11 KRSTOVIC, BOJAN 16:00 1   0/2 1/2 1 5 6 4 1 1 1   2 1 8
12 MICIC, DJORDJE 12:30 2 1/3                          
18 TODOROVIC, IVAN 6:00 2 1/1   0/1   1 1     2     1 1  
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 19:00   0/2           4 2       3 2 3
20 ZIGERANOVIC, IVAN 7:45 6 3/4     1 1 2               7
21 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 18:45 10 4/5   2/5 3 2 5 2   1   1 4 5 12
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 85 22/36 9/23 14/23 9 16 25 19 16 13 1 4 22 21 91
        61.1% 39.1% 60.9%
Head coach: VUKOICIC, VLADA
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
Snaidero Udine
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DRI, FILIBERTO 4:30   0/1 0/1             2         -4
6 LOVATTI, FABIO 5:45   0/1       2 2 1         1   1
8 GIGENA, SILVIO 26:15 6 0/1 2/3         1 1   1   3   4
9 ANTONUTTI, MICHELE 6:45     0/1           1 1       1  
17 MUTOMBO, KABONGO 7:00 2     2/2           1     3 1 -1
18 VALTERS, KRISTAPS 29:45 17 5/9 1/2 4/4   3 3 6   1     4 5 21
30 DI GIULIOMARIA, CHRISTIAN 16:00 3   1/1     3 3   2 1 1   2   6
32 JAACKS, JACOBS 19:30 9 2/2 1/1 2/2   2 2 2 1       4 1 11
34 O'BANNON, LARRY 40:00 20 2/5 4/8 4/6   6 6 1 2 4   1 1 6 20
41 WILLIAMS, DAMON 35:45 17 6/9 1/3 2/4 1 6 7 3 6 2 2   2 7 31
52 ZACCHETTI, JOEL 8:45 4 0/3 1/1 1/2       1         1 1 1
Team                     2         -2
Totals 200:00 78 15/31 11/21 15/20 1 22 23 15 13 14 4 1 21 22 88
        48.4% 52.4% 75%
Head coach: PANCOTTO, CESARE
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Head Coaches

VUKOICIC, VLADA
FMP Belgrade
"Congratulations to all my players for the win and for the first place at the end of the group competition in the ULEB Cup. We had the obligation to book one more win but we played at our maximum. We showed better faces this season. Tonight we had many ups and downs but the most important thing is that we are leaders at the moment."
PANCOTTO, CESARE
Snaidero Udine
"It was difficult for us to play against such good team as FMP and without our starting playmaker Jerome Allen. We had a 78-78 tie but then we stopped with 2 minutes left. Congratulations to FMP. They deserved the first place in our group."

Players

CVETKOVIC, BRANKO
FMP Belgrade
"That win did not mean a lot to us but we continued with good games in the ULEB Cup, where we had many great performances so far in the season. I think both teams played a little bit weaker in defense but we were better in offensive actions. Now we are waiting for the draw for second phase but we have time to think about it."
O'BANNON, LARRY
Snaidero Udine
"It was a good game tonight. We opened the game pretty bad with lots of turnovers letting FMP take many offensive rebounds. Later we played better but we had two more turnovers in the final minutes and I think it was the key for FMP's win."
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