2021-22Regular SeasonRound 4
November 10, 2021 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 PALAU OLIMPIC DE BADALONA

Parra, Tomic lead Joventut past Turk Telekom

Joventut Badalona got back to winning ways by defeating visiting Turk Telekom Ankara 76-67 at Palau Olimpic de Badalona on Wednesday night. Joventut improved to 3-1 in Group A, while Turk Telekom dropped to 2-2. Joventut took control in the first quarter, using 7 assists to open a 21-10 lead. It increased the margin to 17 points with a 12-0 run in the second quarter. Turk Telekom did not go away in the second half, but never got closer than 5 points. Joel Parra led Joventut with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Pau Ribas scored 12, Ante Tomic collected 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and Vladimir Brodziansky also scored 11. Aaron Harrison and JaJuan Johnson scored 17 apiece for Turk Telekom, and Aubrey Dawkins scored 10 in a losing effort.

Alex Perez hit an early corner triple for Turk Telekom, but Parra and Ribas combined to score 10 points to give the hosts a 10-4 advantage. Harrison and Johnson answered for the visitors to keep the margin from increasing, but Tomic and Simon Birgander extended it to 21-10. The hosts held a 10-point advantage after 10 minutes.

Tyler Ennis and Can Ogut cut into the deficit to open the second quarter and a dunk from Johnson and a three-pointer from Dawkins made it 29-24. Tomic dished to Derek Willis for a layup and Ribas scored 5 points, including a three-point play, to restore a double-digit lead, 36-26. Parra had a layup and a triple from Pep Busquets, Joventut's only in the first half, helped open a 43-26 advantage. Johnson's alley-oop snapped a 12-0 run and Joventut took a 43-29 lead into halftime.

Harrison opened the second half with a three-pointer and a jumper from Samet Geyik cut it to 45-36. But Parra scored twice, a layup and a jumper, to increase Joventut's lead again, 51-38. Ogut hit from long range for the visitors, but Parra answered with a corner three before Brodziansky made one from close range and one from long range, making it 59-45. Dawkins and Ogut cut it to 59-49 to end the third quarter.

A triple from Dawkins early in the fourth made it 62-53. Brodziansky scored with a nifty move inside, but Harrison had a triple and a jumper, getting the visitors within 65-57. The hosts replied with some great passing, first Ribas for a Tomic layup followed by Guillem Vives connecting with Brodziansky for an alley-oop dunk, but a steal and a layup from Perez got the visitors within 69-62. Tomic had a three-point play, but Turk Telekom was not going away and Johnson sank a baseline jumper. However, the visitors could not come any closer and Joventut closed it out.

By the numbers: Joventut racks up 26 assists

Joventut shot just 3 for 15 from long range, but it made up for a poor shooting night with some great passing; the hosts dished 26 assists. It was tied for the second-most assists Joventut ever had in a EuroCup game, behind only 30 assists the team dished against Guildford Heat in the 2007-08 season.

What's more important about this night, however, was that half of Joventut's team had a fine night passing the ball, with six different players dishing at least 3 assists. Veterans Pau Ribas and Ante Tomic led the way with 5 assists apiece, while Guillem Vives had 4 assists. Andres Feliz, Vladimir Brodziansky and Derek Willis each had 3 assists.

Pivotal performer: Parra sets career-highs

Joel Parra was not only Joventut's top scorer in Wednesday's victory over Turk Telekom, it was his best EuroCup game. This 21-year-old forward had 17 points and 8 rebounds, all on defense, and also dished 2 assists. All of those were career-highs as was Parra's performance index rating of 22.

Parra also seemed to have done it with ease. He looked confident shooting the ball from all ranges. His 7-of-9 two-point shooting included layups and a dunk, but also a long jumper. He nailed a corner triple, which was his last point of the game, with 3 minutes left in the third quarter. Parra did not score in the fourth quarter, which was also the quarter Joventut struggled offensively the most. This was the third game this season in which he scored 13 or more points.

Turk Telekom shows grit with comeback

Even though it played from behind for the entire night, Turk Telekom never went away. The visitors cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter and when down 72-64 in the final 3 minutes of the game, Turk Telekom missed a fastbreak opportunity and a pair of three-pointers that could have turned the finish into a drama.

Joel Parra - Joventut Badalona - (photo David Grau - Joventut) EC21
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN; LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS; GIOVANNETTI, GUIDO
Attendance: 2029
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Joventut Badalona
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 BUSQUETS, PEP 15:01 9 1/2 1/2 4/4 1 1 2     1     5 2 5
4 RIBAS, PAU 25:20 12 4/5 0/1 4/4   2 2 5 1 1     1 2 18
10 BRODZIANSKY, VLADIMIR 22:00 11 4/7 1/2     3 3 3   2 1     2 14
14 VENTURA, ALBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 25:27 6 1/3 0/2 4/4 1   1 4 2 2     2 4 9
22 FELIZ, ANDRES 15:51     0/2     1 1 3   1     3   -2
30 WILLIS, DEREK 18:00 4 2/6 0/3     1 1 3 1     1     1
32 ZAGARS, ARTURS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 BIRGANDER, SIMON 17:39 6 2/3   2/4 2 4 6 1   1     2 2 9
44 PARRA, JOEL 26:18 17 7/9 1/2     8 8 2 1 2     2 1 22
55 MARONKA, ZSOMBOR 12:03     0/1   1   1     1 1   2   -2
88 TOMIC, ANTE 22:21 11 5/7   1/2 2 5 7 5 1 4       5 22
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 76 26/42 3/15 15/18 8 27 35 26 6 15 2 1 17 18 99
        61.9% 20% 83.3%
Head coach: DURAN, CARLES
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
Turk Telekom Ankara
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 PEREZ, ALEX 18:13 6 0/1 2/5         2 1 3     5 2 -1
3 HARRISON, AARON 28:34 17 3/9 2/8 5/7               1 2 7 7
9 GEYIK, SAMET 23:02 4 2/5 0/3     7 7 1 1 1   1 3   2
10 DEMIR, BERK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ENNIS, TYLER 12:23 2 1/2 0/2 0/2   1 1 3 3 4     1 1  
21 ELLIS, OCTAVIUS 24:01 4 1/3   2/2 3 3 6 3   2 1   4 2 8
24 DAWKINS, AUBREY 26:20 10 2/2 2/3   2 2 4 1         1   13
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 32:19 17 7/12 1/1   1 4 5   1         1 19
30 ENGINDENIZ, DORUKHAN 10:09     0/1         1 1           1
44 OGUT, CAN 24:59 7 1/1 1/2 2/2       7 2 1     4 4 14
77 DONAT, SAADETTIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 4 7               7
Totals 200:00 67 17/35 8/25 9/13 9 21 30 18 9 11 1 2 20 17 70
        48.6% 32% 69.2%
Head coach: GOREN, BURAK

Head Coaches

DURAN, CARLES
Joventut Badalona
"I am happy for the victory because when you play against Turk Telekom, every time it's difficult. I think we played well in the third quarter, but I think we played very bad in the fourth quarter. I don't know why, but we played with turnovers, did other different things bad. The most important is a good victory for the team. It is very important every time you win, and today is a good victory."
GOREN, BURAK
Turk Telekom Ankara
"Congratulations to Joventut. They are a very good team on the offensive side and defensively they are really organized. First half, we had some problems under pressure. We did not solve problems, we did not organize well under pressure. Second half, on offense, we played very well and we fought all the way. We had some shots when they were up by 6 or 7 points, if we had made them, the result could have changed. It is an away game for us against a very difficult team, so thanks to my players. We fought all the way through. We lost. Next week, we are going to win on our home court."

Players

TOMIC, ANTE
Joventut Badalona
"We feel good after every victory. Not so tired like we feel after a loss. After every victory youneed too be happy, you have to be satisfied because it is very difficult to win these days, especially a win with a lot of points. We only played four games, there is still a longways to go. We have to keep our concentration before every game, stay focused and play our game."