Game Center, Game 6

Dec 19, 2011 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Regular Season, Game 6: Overtime dramas decide final Last 16 spots!
Alexey Zhukanenko - BC Khimki
Alexey Zhukanenko
BC Khimki Moscow Region

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The last day of the Eurocup Regular Season answered the call with plenty of drama, including two overtime battles in do-or-die games for Last 16 berths. When the dust cleared, the last of the tickets to the Last 16 were awarded setting up the following groups for the next stage: Group I – BCM Gravelines, CEZ Nymburk, VEF Riga and Valencia Basket; Group J – BC Khimki, Asvel Basket, BC Donetsk, Aris BSA 2003; Group K – Banvit BK, Spartak Saint Petersburg, Buducnost Voli; and Group L – Lietuvos Rytas, Alba Berlin, Lokomotiv Kuban and Alba Berlin. Much of the Week 6 drama was focused in three groups. In Group C, Aris bested beat Rupudis 96-86 in overtime to snag a Last 16 spot and send the losing team home. Dominic James collected 22 points and 8 rebounds while Christos Tapoutos had 18 and 11 for Aris, which improved to 4-2. In Group D, Asvel edged Lukoil Academic 69-68 on Kim Tilllie’s last-second jumper in overtime. Dijon Thompson scored 21 and Tillie 19 for Asvel, which became the Group D champ when Telenet Oostende defeated Valencia 87-83 as Dusan Djordjevic and Kennedy Winston scored 19 apiece. The Group E puzzle was solved when Banvit BK blasted Lokomotiv Kuban 79-55 to make the winner first, the loser second and send another Week 6 winner home. Chuck Davis scored 15 to lead six Banvit scorers in double figures. Gran Canaria topped Fraport Skyliners 71-58 led by Spencer Nelson’s 15 points, thus creating a three-way tie for first place in the group at 4-2, but Granca fell to third on the tiebreaker. Donetsk beat BCM Gravelines 80-69 in Group A led by Ramel Curry’s 21 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss – Graveline’s first – the French club placed first in Group A and Donetsk second. Also in Group A, Hapoel Jerusalem downed Cibona 78-86 as Brian Randle scored 17. BC Khimki bested VEF Riga 68-79 to finish an unbeaten regular season in Group B. Alexey Zhukanenko tallied 19 points and 7 rebounds for Khimki. And Cholet Basket edged PAOK 69-66 as Fabien Causeur scored 27 to finish the regular season as the Eurocup’s top scorer with 21.8 points per game. Group C winner CEZ Nymburk blasted GasTerra Flames 75-92 to leave the Dutch side winless. AJ Abrams scored 17 for the winners. In Group F, Lietuvos Rytas held off Azovmash 67-74 behind 16 points and 7 assists from Tyrese Rice. Rytas was one of the three team to go 6-0 in the regular season. Krka Novo Mesto topped Le Mans 68-65 as Jure Blaziv posted a double-double. Group G champ  Spartak spanked Benetton 97-77 on the strength of 21 points from Vladimir Dragicevic. Bayern Munich beat Cedevita 80-65 to finish its debut Eurocup campaign on a winning note. Jared Homan tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. And in Group H, Alba Berlin dismissed Buducnost 57-72 in a duel between Last 16 squads. Yassin Idbihi scored a career-high 21 for the Berliners. And Dexia Mons-Hainaut edged PGE Turow 98-97 in a double-overtime spectacle. Warren Carter scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Mons. Now the 16 advancing teams have a month to regroup and rest before hitting the ground running for the Last 16!

Game 6, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
GROUP A
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
BC Donetsk vs. BCM Gravelines
Cibona vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
GROUP B
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
VEF Riga vs. BC Khimki
Cholet Basket vs. PAOK BC
GROUP C
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
GasTerra Flames vs. CEZ Nymburk
Aris BSA vs. BC Rudupis
GROUP D
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Telenet Oostende vs. Valencia Basket
Asvel Basket vs. Lukoil Academic
GROUP E
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
G. Canaria 2014 vs. Fraport Skyliners
Banvit BK vs. Lokomotiv Kuban
GROUP F
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
BC Azovmash vs. Lietuvos Rytas
Krka Novo Mesto vs. Le Mans
GROUP G
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Benetton
FC Bayern Munich vs. Cedevita
GROUP H
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Buducnost Voli vs. Alba Berlin
Dexia Mons-Hainaut vs. PGE Turow
OTHER INFO
· Standings
· Schedules
· Statistics
· Results

· Group A analysis
. Group B analysis
. Group C analysis
. Group D analysis
. Group E analysis
. Group F analysis
. Group G analysis
. Group H analysis

STATISTICAL LEADERS
(After Week 5)
Ranking

F. Causeur
Cholet Basket
23.3
Points

F. Causeur
Cholet Basket
21.8
Rebounds

J. Massey
Lok.-Kuban
9.3
Assists

D. Wood
Alba Berlin
6.7
Steals

J. Massey
Lok.-Kuban
2.8
Blocks

Sam Muldrow
Aris BSA
3.0
GAME 6
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Edwin Jackson - Asvel Basket
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