2021-22Regular SeasonRound 10
January 19, 2022 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE

Gran Canaria gets yet another road win

Gran Canaria won its third consecutive game in Group B by downing Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 60-75 in the Slovenian capital on Wednesday. Gran Canaria now leads the Group B standings with a 7-2 record while Cedevita dropped to 3-6 with its third straight loss at home. Dylan Ennis led the winners with 14 points, Artem Pustovyi added 12 and A.J. Slaughter scored 10 for Gran Canaria. Yogi Ferrell paced Cedevita with 11 points and Melvin Ejim and Jacob Pullen each added 10 for the visitors. Five different players struck from beyond the arc to give Gran Canaria a 7-23 margin at the end of the first quarter. Alen Omic and Edo Muric fueled a 10-0 run that brought Cedevita within 24-30, but Ennis and Nico Brussino helped the guests restore a 27-41 margin at halftime. Little changed after the break as Pustovyi and an outstanding Ennis boosted their team's margin to 48-63 at the end of the third quarter and Gran Canaria cruised the rest of the way.

Pustovyi got Gran Canaria going with a floater and then Ennis and Sergi Garcia each struck from beyond the arc for a 2-8 lead. Miquel Salvo soon added a layup that caused Cedevita to call timeout at 3-10. Omic stepped up with a turnaround jumper that Ennis matched with a fastbreak layup. Salvo added a tip-in and Brussino, David Mutaf and Slaughter each buried three-pointers to boost the margin to 5-23 after a 0-13 run. Pullen scored in penetration to bring Cedevita a bit closer, 7-23, at the end of the first quarter.

Zach Auguste ignited the crowd with a dunk and got help from Pullen to bring the hosts within 11-23 early in the second quarter. Ilimane Diop rescued Gran Canaria with consecutive layups. Blazic and Slaughter traded shots from downtown for a 14-30 score. Omic followed a layup with a jump hook and Muric added a second-chance basket in a 10-0 run that brought Cedevita within 24-30. Gran Canaria did not panic, however, as Ennis buried a jumper, Salvo hit a floater and Brussino nailed a three-pointer for a 24-37 margin, after a 0-7 run. Pustovyi scored down low and Ilimane Diop erased Ejim's layup with a dunk for a 27-41 Gran Canaria lead at halftime.

Khalifa Diop took over with an alley-oop slam soon after the break, but Blazic bettered that with a bomb from beyond the arc. Brussino soon answered with a reverse layup that made it 31-46. Zoran Dragic stepped up with his trademark driving layup off the baseline, however, Khalifa Diop and Ennis kept the visitors fully in charge, 33-50. Pullen and Salvo traded layups and a red-hot Ennis hit a baseline jumper that broke the game open, 35-54. Ejim nailed consecutive three-pointers and got help from Yogi Ferrell to bring the hosts closer, 48-60. Pustovyi took over with a three-point play in transition, restoring a 48-63 Gran Canaria edge after 30 minutes.

Pustovyi kept pushing Gran Canaria early in the fourth quarter. Ferrell buried his second shot from beyond the arc but Slaughter made a stop-and-pop jumper, as Gran Canaria had already started to use longer possessions to run the game clock down. Blazic drilled a three-pointer, Chris Kramer scored around the basket and Luka Scuka got Cedevita within 56-71 with over 4 minutes remaining. Little changed after that, as Gran Canaria kept full control of the situation and did not find any trouble to cruise to a well-deserved road win.

Gran Canaria, the ultimate road warrior

Another road game, another victory for Gran Canaria. The Spanish powerhouse remains the only undefeated team on the road in the 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup despite having to travel more kilometers than any other team in the competition. By downing Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 60-75 in the Slovenian capital, Gran Canaria is now 5-0 in continental Europe. It registered previous road victories against Promitheas Patras, Valencia Basket, Frutti Extra Bursaspor and Buducnost VOLI Podgorica. Gran Canaria now plays twice in front of its fans, against Promitheas and Valencia, before hitting the road again to face Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse in Round 13.

Pustovyi returns to lead Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria center Artem Pustovyi returned to 7DAYS EuroCup action for the first time since Round 5. He helped his team register its seventh win in Group B, downing Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 60-75 in the Slovenian capital. The Ukrainian big man played a critical role in his team's win, making Gran Canaria's offense even more unpredictable and dangerous. He finished the game with 12 points on 4-of-7 two-point shooting and 4-of-4 on free throws plus 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 fouls drawn for a PIR of 13.

Gran Canaria relies on assists, two-pointers

Gran Canaria had yet another rock-solid performance in Round 10 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season in downing Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 60-75 to register its fifth consecutive road victory. Gran Canaria circulated the ball well in the Slovenian capital, which translated into many assists and a really good two-point shooting percentage. It finished the game with 24 assists, one shy of its season-high against Virtus Segafredo Bologna in Round 8. Gran Canaria made 22 of 37 two-point shots (59.5% 2FG), and limited Cedevita to just 15-of-37 shooting inside the arc (40.5% 2FG), in what was another big key to this game.

Dylan Ennis - Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana (photo Ales Ferves - Cedevita) - EC21
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS; TRAWICKI, TOMASZ; VALEEV, STANISLAV
Attendance: 750 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 PULLEN, JACOB 21:58 6 2/4 0/7 2/4   1 1 3       1 2 3 -1
1 FERRELL, YOGI 21:30 11 1/4 2/4 3/4   1 1 2 1 3     1 2 7
3 EJIM, MELVIN 22:57 10 2/5 2/4 0/1 1 1 2   1 2   1 2 1 3
7 DUSCAK, DAN 7:01   0/1 0/2           1 1     2   -5
8 MURIC, EDO 26:59 4 2/3 0/7   3 7 10 2   1 1   2 1 7
9 AUGUSTE, ZACH 16:17 3 1/4   1/4 2 1 3 3         1 2 4
11 BLAZIC, JAKA 26:32 10 0/2 3/6 1/2 1 5 6 3   2     1 6 16
14 DANEU, ZIGA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 HODZIC, ALEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 SCUKA, LUKA 13:09 6 2/5 0/2 2/2 5   5   1     1   1 7
24 OMIC, ALEN 23:43 8 4/7     1 6 7 1 1       2 1 13
30 DRAGIC, ZORAN 19:54 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 2 1 3   1 3 3 1
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 60 15/37 7/33 9/17 14 27 41 16 6 13 1 4 16 20 55
        40.5% 21.2% 52.9%
Head coach: GOLEMAC, JURICA
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
Gran Canaria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SERRANO, MIGUEL 1:27     0/2                   1   -3
3 KRAMER, CHRIS 16:56 3 1/2   1/2 1 3 4 3   2     2 3 7
5 DIOP, ILIMANE 11:52 6 3/4 0/1   1   1     1     1 1 4
7 SALVO, MIQUEL 33:06 9 4/4 0/4 1/2 2 8 10 5 1 3     2 3 18
8 SLAUGHTER, AJ 17:21 10 2/4 2/3 0/1   3 3 1 1 2     4 2 7
9 BRUSSINO, NICOLAS 25:28 8 1/2 2/5     6 6 4   1     2   11
10 LOPEZ, JAVI 13:56 2 0/1 0/1 2/2   2 2 2 1         1 6
13 PUSTOVYI, ARTEM 21:07 12 4/7   4/4   2 2 1   1 1   3 4 13
17 GARCIA, SERGI 10:53 3   1/3   1 1 2 1         1   3
18 DIOP, KHALIFA 12:48 5 2/3   1/2 2 3 5 2   2 3   2 1 10
23 MUTAF, DAVID 4:45 3 0/1 1/3   1 1 2               2
31 ENNIS, DYLAN 30:21 14 5/9 1/6 1/2   1 1 5 2 2   1 2 1 8
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 75 22/37 7/28 10/15 10 33 43 24 5 14 4 1 20 16 91
        59.5% 25% 66.7%
Head coach: FISAC, PORFI

Head Coaches

GOLEMAC, JURICA
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"Congratulations to Gran Canaria for a very deserved win. We didn't have the intensity, energy, physicality. We started very soft... You cannot play basketball without practicing, so it is what it is, without energy, without concentration. We missed a lot of open shots and a lot of layups. Offensively, we didn't move the ball and defensively, we made a lot of mistakes. We need to get back to the gym and practice."
FISAC, PORFI
Gran Canaria
"I think we started the game really well, in particular with our pick-and-roll defense. In the second half, when they pushed a lot of situations for easy shots, we improved a lot on our defense and stopped their main, important players."