2012-13Regular SeasonRound 1
November 07, 2012 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 BILBAO ARENA
Lamont Hamilton - Gescrap Bilbao Basket - EC12 (photo Bilbao Basket)Gescrap Bilbao Basket rescued a thrilling 85-78 come-from-behind win after overtime over Buducnost Podgorica Voli on Wednesday in Group B. Buducnost opened the third quarter with back-to-back triples for a 31-46 huge advantage. But late in the game Bilbao tied the score at 64-64. Marko Popovic scored 5 crucial points to put the visitors back ahead 64-69, but an amazing play by Kostas Vasiliadis at the buzzer tied the score at 71-71. Bilbao then scored the first 5 points of the extra session and never looked back. Lamont Hamilton finished with 20 points with 10 rebounds to lead the winners, Vasiliadis added 17 points, Nikos Zisis 14 and Axel Hervelle amassed a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Gerald Lee paced Buducnost with 17 points, Nikola Ivanovic added 12 on 4-of-6 shooting from downtown and Marko Popopvic finished with 11.

Aleksa Popovic opened the scoring from downtown for Buducnost, and after Zisis posted a layup for Bilbao, Popovic capped a 2-7 run with a huge dunk. Zisis and Hervelle scored to close within 6-9 after Gerald Lee hit a jumper. A deep three by Vasiliadis followed another open court layup by Popovic. Strahinja Milosevic and Alex Mumbru both scored from mid range, but the visitors’ newcomers, Milan Milosevic and Ivanovic scored three times from behind the arc to finish the first quarter with a 12-22 lead. Ivanovic scored his third consecutive triple to make it 12-25. Hamilton responded with a dunk before a three-point-play by Lee established a 14-28 lead. Raul Lopez with 5 points fueled an 11-2 run to bring the hosts within 25-30, however Marko Popovic and Cedomir Vitkovac scored twice from downtown to re-establish a double digit Buducnost margin, 25-36. Vasiliadis free throws kept Bilbao alive, but Lee completed another three-point-play for a 27-40 lead. Hervelle made a jumper and a dunk from Hamilton cut the margin to 31-40 for Buducnost at halftime.

Ivanovic and Marko Popovic continued to score from downtown as the Buducnost lead rolled to 31-46. Hamilton dunked and posted free throws to get to 36-48, but Vladimir Mihailovic’s open court layup made it 36-52. Hervelle and Roger Grimau scored jumpers for 40-52, but the visitors remained on fire with Milosevic and Dusko Bunic. Rakovic from the foul line fixed the score at 43-56 after 30 minutes. Mumbru opened the final quarter with a layup for Bilbao, but Buducnost seemed to be in control as baskets by Lee, Vitkovac and Milosevic to made it 47-62 with five minutes left on the game clock. Mumbru scored 6 of 11 unanswered points as Bilbao stormed to 58-62. Lee hit a jumper with a minute left, then a quick three pointer by Zisis and a three-point-play by Mumbru tied the score at 64-64 with just 43 seconds on the clock. Buducnost called timeout and Marko Popovic scored from long distance with 23 seconds remaining. Zisis missed free throws and Marko Popovic made 2 to go on to 64-69. With 6 seconds left Zisis scored all 3 attempts from the foul line. Demarquis Bost made just 1 of his 2 with 4 left, but Vasiliadis scored his first free throw, missed the second on purpose and got the rebound to score and tie it at 71-71, beating the buzzer and forcing the game into an extra session.

A three pointer by Vasiliadis capped a 5-0 start to overtime for Bilbao. Aleksa Popovic nailed a jumper, but Vasiliadis became unstoppable with another triple to lead 79-73. Lee tried to fuel Buducnost, but Zisis and Hamolton with back-to-back jumpers sealed the home team’s incredible win.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Referees: SAHIN, TOLGA; KRAUSE, OLIVER; OZOLS, ARNIS
Attendance: 6702 (Tentative)
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Uxue Bilbao Basket1219122814
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica221816157
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Uxue Bilbao Basket1231437185
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica2240567178
Uxue Bilbao Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 28:05 14 3/7 1/1 5/7       6   3     4 5 12
7 RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 16:35 2 0/4   2/4   3 3   1         2 2
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 12:00   0/2 0/2         1 1           -2
11 HAMILTON, LAMONT 30:54 20 8/10   4/6 4 6 10 1   2 1   3 5 28
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 27:57 13 6/8 0/3 1/1 1 2 3 2 1       5 4 13
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 37:41 11 4/7 0/1 3/4 5 6 11 3   1     3 7 23
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 SANCHEZ PEREZ, SERGIO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 LOPEZ, RAUL 8:32 5   1/1 2/2   2 2           1 2 8
33 SAMB, MAMADOU 4:50 1   0/1 1/2   1 1           1 1  
34 VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS 37:25 17 2/5 3/8 4/6 1 1 2 4 1   1   2 2 15
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 21:01 2 1/4       3 3 2 1 2     4 3 2
Team             2 2               2
Totals 225:00 85 24/47 5/17 22/32 11 26 37 19 5 8 2 0 23 31 103
        51.1% 29.4% 68.8%
Head coach: KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
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
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 MIHAILOVIC, VLADIMIR 24:44 3 1/1 0/2 1/2       2   2     5 3 -2
6 POPOVIC, MARKO 21:44 11   3/5 2/2 1 4 5           3 1 12
7 MILOSEVIC, MILAN 11:06 3   1/3     2 2 2             5
9 MILOSEVIC, STRAHINJA 18:22 10 5/8 0/1   4 3 7     3   1 5 2 6
10 MUGOSA, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 LEE, GERALD 32:03 17 5/9   7/8 2 3 5 3 2 2   1 3 5 21
13 VITKOVAC, CEDOMIR 33:54 8 2/6 1/6 1/2   1 1 1   1     4 6 1
14 BUNIC, DUSKO 12:57 2 1/1   0/2 1 1 2           1 1 2
15 POPOVIC, ALEKSA 29:11 9 3/4 1/5     6 6   1 2     4   5
20 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA 28:07 12 0/2 4/6     4 4 1 1 2     5 3 10
24 IVANOV, PAVLIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 BOST, DEE 12:52 3 1/3 0/2 1/2 2   2     1     1 1 -1
Team           2 7 9     2         7
Totals 225:00 78 18/34 10/30 12/18 12 31 43 9 4 15 0 2 31 22 66
        52.9% 33.3% 66.7%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN

Head Coaches

KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
Uxue Bilbao Basket
"We did not play the way we should have, which is strong and with a defensive focus that our team needs. We made many mistakes on defense against a very disciplined team that plays very well. We had a bad attitude for 30 minutes, as if we had nothing to lose. It is very good for the future that we never stopped believing that we could win this game. We may have underestimated our opponent and I hope this is a very important lesson for the future. It shows that the Eurocup is a strong competition and you have to show on the floor that you are a better team than your opponent."
RADONJIC, DEJAN
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"We probably played the best game of the season and lost it the hard way in the final minutes by losing control. Some players on my team could not handle the pressure of the opposing team and Gescrap’s fans. We were really close to beating them."