Regular Season Round 2 - October 23, 2014 CET: 18:00 Local time: 19:00 - SVYTURIO ARENA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-1 Regular Season 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
ANKARALI, RECEP, Turkey
Referee
MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA, Italy
Umpire
PERUGA, CARLOS, Spain

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
69.0 Points 76.0
36.0 Rebounds 42.0
10.0 O. Rebounds 11.0
26.0 D. Rebounds 31.0
8.0 Assists 19.0
6.0 Steals 7.0
0.0 Blocks 3.0
13.0 Turnovers 11.0
54.3 % 2PT 57.7 %
15.4 % 3PT 15.8 %
65.5 % FT 46.7 %
56.0 Index 84.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.0 / Zavackas Points 22.0 / Marjanovic
7.0 / Zavackas Rebounds 10.0 / Marjanovic
3.0 / Zavackas OR 3.0 / Mitrovic
4.0 / Shakur DR 9.0 / Marjanovic
4.0 / Shakur Assists 7.0 / Williams
2.0 / Gailius Steals 2.0 / Mitrovic
0.0 / Vasylius Blocks 2.0 / Marjanovic
3.0 / Shakur Turnovers 3.0 / Kalinic
66.7 % / Vasylius 2PT 100.0 % / Blazic
60.0 % / Zavackas 3PT 37.5 % / Williams
100.0 % / Girdziunas FT 100.0 % / Blazic
20.0 / Zavackas Index 30.0 / Marjanovic

THE TAKE

The Euroleague touches down in Klaipeda, Lithuania, where the home team will look to make history with its first victory in the competition. Neptunas boasts a deep team and head coach Kazys Maksvytis will likely use a 10-man rotation against Crvena Zvezda. The biggest matchup in the game will likely be at center, where Zvezda features 2.21-meter Boban Marjanovic, who was the Round 1 bwin MVP and is essentially a full head taller than Neptunas’s staring center from last week, Simas Galdikas. The hosts may need to double team with Valdas Vasylius, Deividas Gailius and Egidijus Dimsa all contributing to the interior defense. On offense, Mustafa Shakur will organize Neptunas and look to create open looks for Martynas Mazeika and Donatas Zavackas. Of course Zvezda is more than just Marjanovic; Maik Zirbes gives the visitors another threat in the paint, while playmaker Marcus Williams and swingman Jaka Blazic, Charles Jenkins and Nikola Kalinic are dangerous in transition as well as in half-court sets. Expect a full house cheering Neptunas on in its home opener.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

MAKSVYTIS, KAZYS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"Crvena Zvezda is very superior to us at an individual level. But we will play at home and we need to look better than the first Euroleague game in Spain. We should be sure to stop Boban Marjanovic. It will be a tough task."
RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Neptunas is significantly stronger and more experienced than the last season. It is a team from the country that always achieves incredible results with the national team and always has two teams in the Euroleague. In their team, there are players with experience in the NBA such as Mustafa Shakur, and a player who won the Eurocup – Donatas Zavackas. Neptunas has proved to be a very serious team with all the features of Lithuanian basketball where plenty of running and talent is preferred. This is a historic match for them, it carries special motivation. It is the first time in the Euroleague they will be playing at home which can motivate them to play exceptionally well. In the last match they scored 110 points and showed their quality. They have been dominant in their national championship where they played without defeat. They play very well, especially at home. It will come as no surprise if they keep it up in the Euroleague as well."

Players

MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"The main task is to stop the opponent's forwards. Last week, we felt the Euroleague debut. Perhaps we were too worried. We did not succeed in making shots as we can. Hopefully, at home it will be different. We have a desire to win. It is important to tune mentally, not to worry."
BLAZIC, JAKA
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We expect a very difficult match against the excellent team of Neptunas. Our disadvantage may be the long trip we have to make to get there, but after the few couple of wins at the beginning of the season, the atmosphere in the team is great. Our main focus in the duel with Neptunas will be strong defense. We will try to be aggressive enough to prevent their powerful three-point shots and impose our own style of play. We will try to give another good game in Lithuania, which will certainly be very exciting. "

Game Notes

Neptunas Klaipeda
Neptunas plays its first-ever Euroleague home game. 
It is Neptunas's third game against a Serbian team - it lost twice against Radnicki Kragujevac in the Eurocup last season. 
Neptunas hit just 4-of-26 three-point shots in its season opener, being last (15.4%) in three-point shooting percentage. It was also last in assists (8), tied with EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. 
Neptunas led regular season Round 1 in free throws attempted, going to the foul line 29 times. 


Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
Nikola Kalinic starred in a Eurocup victory over Neptunas Klaipeda last season. Playing for Radnicki Kragujevac, Kalinic amassed 17 points on perfect shooting, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block for a performance index rating of 30 in a 91-81 regular season win.
Stefan Jovic dished a Eurocup career-high 10 assists against Neptunas Klaipeda last season. Jovic led his team, Radnicki Kragujevac, to a 97-101 road win.
Boban Marjanovic collected his fourth career Euroleague double double last week.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Referees: ANKARALI, RECEP (TUR), MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA (ITA), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP)
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