2019-20Regular SeasonRound 7
November 12, 2019 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAIS DES SPORTS MAURICE THOREZ

Darussafaka takes road win at Nanterre

Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul boosted its Top 16 chances with a 68-82 road win over Nanterre 92 on Tuesday in France. The visitors used a 0-11 fourth-quarter run to pull away after Nanterre erased a 15-point deficit to lead 63-61. The victory lifted Darussafaka to 4-3 in Group C and dropped Nanterre to 2-5. It also opened the door for Joventut Badalona to advance to the Top 16 as soon as Wednesday with a victory. Bonzie Colson and Johnathan Hamilton scored 17 points apiece for the winners, Doron Lamb netted 14 points, Kartal Ozmisrak tallied 13 points and 7 assists and Jarrod Jones posted 10 points and 8 rebounds. Kenny Chery stood out for Nanterre with 18 points and Dallas Moore scored 9.

The pace was slow early with a number of turnovers leaving each team with just a solitary basket after 3 minutes. Once things picked up, Chery had the hot hand for the hosts and Colson kept Darussafaka close. Colson's free throws gave the visitors their first lead, 15-16, with 2 minutes left in the first quarter. Lamb scored 9 points over the next three possessions to lift his side to a 17-25 lead advantage after 10 minutes. Colson made it a double-digit lead with a fadeaway jumper before Berk Demir capped a 0-15 run with a steal and layup that made it 17-29. Jean-Marc Pansa heated up for Nanterre and Spencer Butterfield gave the hosts hope with a three that made it 30-38 and prompted a Darussafaka timeout. Darussafaka got going on offense, however, Chery's third three of the half made it 37-45 at the break. Nanterre held the visiting team without points for more than 3 minutes to start the second half and drew within 3 on a triple by Butterfield. Mehdy Ngouma free throws trimmed the gap to 48-50. Colson connected from deep to keep Darussafaka in control, but Nanterre battled on and Devin Oliver's steal and layup and Youssoupha Ndoye's free throw left the score tied 57-57 entering the fourth quarter. Dallas Moore completed the Nanterre comeback with a layup that made it 63-61. Darussafaka called a timeout and soon regained the lead with a 0-11 run that featured a pair of Hamilton slams, a Colson layup and a three-pointer by Lamb. Sinan Gular's layup in the penultimate minute restored a double-digit Darussafaka lead and the visitors held on the rest of the way.

Game-deciding run

The momentum was all Nanterre's after the hosts rallied to lead 63-61 on a Dallas Moore layup with 6:43 remaining in the fourth quarter. The visitors called a timeout and when they returned to the parquet, everything was different. Darussafaka scored on five of its next six possessions while forcing Nanterre into 5 straight missed shots - including blocks by Jarrod Jones and Johnathan Hamilton. That 0-11 run, which was Hamilton dunk twice and deliver an assist, put Darussafaka in control for good.

Key performer

Kartal Ozmizrak came off the bench to play a big role for the winners with one of the best games of his career. The 24-year-guard and member of the team's 2018 EuroCup-winning squad, went for 13 points and a career-high 7 assists. His performance index rating of 21 is also a personal best. Ozmizrak made 4 of 5 two-point shots, 1 of 3 tries from downtown and both of his free throws. He only committed 1 turnover in 26:23 minutes.

Strngth from the bench

Darussafaka got more from its reserves on this night and they played big roles in staking their side to the victory. Kartal Ozmizrak and Doron Lamb were the leaders for the Darussafaka second unit which compiled 32 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists. The hosts got 22 points, 7 boards and 5 assists from their reserves.

What's next?

Nanterre heads to Russia next week to face UNICS Kazan, while Darussafaka hosts Joventut Badalona. Both games will be on Wednesday, November 20.

Johnathan Hamilton - Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul (photo Nanterre) - EC19
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI; JURAS, MARKO; LAVRUKHIN, ARTEM
Attendance: 1579
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Nanterre 92
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 SMITH, TAYLOR 28:00 7 2/6   3/4 1 3 4 1 1 1   1 1 2 7
5 NGOUAMA, MEHDY 12:48 4 1/2 0/2 2/2   1 1 1   4     3 3 -1
8 BOUQUET, DAMIEN 18:15 2 1/1 0/1   1   1 2             4
9 DA SILVA, ANTHONY 1:04                              
11 CHERY, KENNY 27:12 18 3/7 4/7   1 1 2   1 1   1 3 2 11
14 MOORE, DALLAS 32:42 9 3/4 1/4 0/1   1 1 3         2 4 10
21 BUTTERFIELD, SPENCER 27:59 8 1/2 2/5   1 6 7   1 1   3 1 2 9
23 OLIVER, DEVIN 23:46 4 2/4 0/2   1 3 4 2 1 1   1 3 1 3
27 PANSA, JEAN-MARC 12:50 8 4/6       1 1 1   2     3   3
32 WEMBANYAMA, VICTOR 2:36                         1   -1
35 NDOYE, YOUSSOUPHA 12:48 8 1/5   6/8 1 3 4 1     1   2 5 11
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 68 18/37 7/21 11/15 6 21 27 11 4 11 1 6 19 19 57
        48.6% 33.3% 73.3%
Head coach: DONNADIEU, PASCAL
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
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL 26:23 13 4/5 1/3 2/2 1 2 3 7   1     1 3 21
6 AGVA, MAHIR 4:39   0/2               1     1   -4
8 BROWNE , GARY 13:37 2 0/2   2/2           1     4 3 -2
11 DEMIR, BERK 11:12 2 1/2 0/2   1 2 3 1 1       1   3
12 HAMILTON, JOHNATHAN 34:48 17 8/10   1/2 2 4 6 1 1 4 2   3 4 21
14 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 5:02           1 1             1 2
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS 4:58 3 1/2 0/1 1/1                   1 2
20 LAMB, DORON 27:39 14 2/4 3/6 1/1   2 2 3       1 2 1 12
21 JONES, JARROD 25:37 10 2/4 2/5     8 8 1   1 2   2 3 16
22 SAV, TROY SELIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 GULER, SINAN 19:31 4 2/4 0/3   1 3 4 3   4 1   1 1 3
50 COLSON, BONZIE 26:34 17 4/6 2/2 3/4 1 3 4 2     1   5 2 18
Team           5   5               5
Totals 200:00 82 24/41 8/22 10/12 11 25 36 18 2 12 6 1 20 19 97
        58.5% 36.4% 83.3%
Head coach: ERNAK, SELCUK

Head Coaches

DONNADIEU, PASCAL
Nanterre 92
"Congratulations to Darussafaka. Tonight for us was a good game both intensity wise and in terms of what we did. We fought in the fourth quarter to stay in the game and then we fell apart in the last four minutes."
ERNAK, SELCUK
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
"As I said at halftime, we needed to take care of the three-point shots. Because of the turnovers, we gave up a lot of transition points in the third quarter, so they tied it. They are a very good open-court team and very good offensively. The only way to beat them is to stick with the defense and this is what we did in the last quarter and I am proud of my players. Now these last three games, two of them we will play at home. These three games will affect the qualification ad the seeds. We will do our best."

Players

HAMILTON, JOHNATHAN
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
"I just depend on my teammates. I believe in my teammates. I also did my job. My job is to protect the rim and rebound and I tried to do that to the best of my ability. Our job is not over yet. As a team, we have a goal in mind and we have to try to get to that goal."