Regular Season Round 7 - November 28, 2014 CET: 19:30 Local time: 19:30 - DRAZEN PETROVIC

Records

Ave.   Ave.
1-5 Regular Season 1-5
1-5 Overall 1-5

Referees

Crew Chief
ANKARALI, RECEP, Turkey
Referee
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Umpire
CORTES, CARLOS, Spain

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
69.7 Points 71.8
34.2 Rebounds 34.2
12.8 O. Rebounds 11.2
21.3 D. Rebounds 23.0
15.2 Assists 17.3
6.7 Steals 7.8
0.5 Blocks 1.8
11.8 Turnovers 14.3
47.6 % 2PT 47.2 %
30.2 % 3PT 32.0 %
75.0 % FT 74.0 %
64.5 Index 75.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
11.5 / Bilan Points 13.5 / Smith
7.2 / Bilan Rebounds 7.7 / Moerman
3.3 / Bilan OR 1.3 / Moerman
3.8 / Bilan DR 6.3 / Moerman
5.5 / Ukic Assists 5.3 / Westermann
2.5 / Gordic Steals 1.8 / Westermann
0.3 / Babic Blocks 0.3 / Moerman
3.2 / Gordic Turnovers 2.7 / Curry
66.7 % / Ramljak 2PT 60.0 % / Curry
41.7 % / Delas 3PT 55.6 % / Amagou
100.0 % / Delas FT 100.0 % / Smith
15.8 / Bilan Index 14.7 / Smith

THE TAKE

A game with major implications on the Top 16 race takes place between the Croatian and French champs. Cedevita has played better as of late since Roko Ukic returned from injury, but still has one win to show for it. Limoges has lost four in a row since beating Cedevita 71-60 last month. Nobel Boungou-Colo stood out for Limoges in that win and his athleticism at small forward remains a huge advantage for Coach Pupraz. Cedevita’s strengths are having Miro Bilan at center and Ukic, Nemanja Gordic and Fran Pilepic providing offense from the outside. Limoges will look to Frejus Zerbo, JP Batista and power forward Adrien Moerman to make the difference inside, while Leo Westermann, who is constantly improving as he returns to top form after knee injuries, runs the attack and creates scoring opportunities for Jamar Smith and Ramel Curry. At home Cedevita is the favorite, but if Westermann can lift the level of the Limoges attack, this game could come down to the final shot.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Cedevita Zagreb
"Our goal is to stay in the race for the Top 16 as long as possible and we want to get another win in Euroleague. Limoges are a great team. I thought they would have more than one win by now, but they lost some very close games. They lack experience in Euroleague, but Limoges has great players. We need to prepare our defense very well to win this game. We have some problems with injuries. Babic still isn’t 100 percent ready, Gordic will play with a left finger injury, but we must give our best to get this win on our home court."

Players

BILAN, MIRO
Cedevita Zagreb
"I had been sick for one week before our previous game against Limoges and we played without Roko Ukic. They are very good and aggressive and beat us pretty easily in that game, but we were not playing our best basketball. I am very happy to say that our game attendance is growing every day. Our fans showed us a great support in last couple of games and we want to thank them with a win. We will prepare ourselves the best we can and I hope we will play well."

Game Notes

Cedevita Zagreb
Cedevita is last in the league in average performance index rating (64.5 per game), scoring (69.7 ppg.), free throws made (54) and attempted (72), true-shooting percentage (41.3%) and blocked shots (3).
Nemanja Gordic is second in the league in steals with 15 through six games (2.5 spg.).
Gordoc was a backcourt mate of Limoges guard Leo Westermann during the 2012-13 season at Partizan NIS Belgrade. They led the club to Adriatic and Serbian League titles that season.
Roko Ukic has made 8 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Ukic was a teammate of Limoges guard Ramel Curry over the past season and a half at Greek side Panathinaikos. The duo helped the Greens win back-to-back Greek League titles and the 2014 Greek Cup.
Fran Pilepic was a teammate of Limoges forward Adrien Moerman during the 2012-13 season at Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. They helped the club reach the Eurocup title game.
Miro Bilan scored a Euroleague career-high 21 points last week against Unicaja.

Limoges CSP
Jamar Smith has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Leo Westermann has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 16 of his last 17 Euroleague appearances.
Trent Plaisted played the first half of the 2010-11 season for Cedevita Zagreb. No players from Plaisted’s time at the club remain on Cedevita’s current roster.
Nobel Boungou-Colo had his best outing of the Euroleague season in Round 2 against Cedevita with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals for a performance index rating of 23.
Adrien Moerman has recorded double doubles in back to back games.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Euroleague.net
Unstoppable Bilan lifts Cedevita over Limoges


Cedevita Zagreb used a great shooting performance and a dominant center to beat Limoges CSP 102-83 in the Croatian capital on Friday, keeping alive its hopes of advancing to the Top 16. With career nights from both Miro Bilan, who dominated inside, and Fran Pilepic who hit 5 three-pointers, Cedevita improved to 2-5 in Group B and moved in front of Limoges, which lost its fifth game in a row to fall to 1-6. Cedevita also overcame an 11-point loss from Round 2, thanks in great part to its 31 assists, as well as 65% two-point shooting and 56% behind the arc. Limoges had 15 triples for the night, 8 of them in the first half. But Cedevita buried as many three-pointers in the first two quarters, and took better care of the ball to build a 52-43 halftime lead. After the break Limoges did briefly come within 6 points, but Pilepic and Bilan quickly restored a double-digit margin, then a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter broke the game open. Bilan finished with a career-high 24 points along with 8 rebounds in victory, while Pilepic netted career-high 21 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting. Nemanja Gordic contributed 11 points and 7 assists, while Karlo Zganec had career-highs of 9 points and 10 rebounds. For Limoges, Nobel Boungou-Colo scored 18 points, and Ramel Curry scored 15 on 4 of 5 from three-point range. Jamar Smith had 14, and Leo Westermann 11 points with 4 assists and 6 steals in the losing effort.

First quarter: Cedevita misses only 1 shot, takes control

Pilepic got things going with a jumper on the opening possession, and after Curry punished one of Cedevita's turnovers with a triple, a tough shot by Ivan Ramljak gave the hosts a 4-3 lead. Ukic scored a fastbreak layup, and after Nobl Boungou-Colo sank a three-pointer for Limoges, Pilepic knocked down back-to-back shots from downtown, 12-6. The visitors answered with another triple, this time from Jamar Smith, but Ukic and Pilepic converted a pair of fastbreaks for Cedevita to make it 16-9. However, Smith nailed another three, and Boungou-Colo muscled his way for a layup, made couple of foul shots, and then dunked on a breakaway to tie things at 18-18. Bilan and Andrien Moerman traded baskets from close range, before Gordic buried a three against Limoges’s zone defense to go up 23-20. Bilan scored a layup-plus-foul, and after Boungou-Colo buried a tough long jumper, Tomislav Zubcic and Luka Babic hit back-to-back threes. It was Cedevita's fifth three-pointer in six attempts, enough for a 32-24 lead.

Second quarter: Three-pointers keep on coming

The hosts forced 3 turnovers to start the quarter, and with a layup from Bilan and a corner triple from Ante Delas increased the margin to 37-24. Ousmane Camara drove for a layup, to end the visitors’ drought, but two more Limoges turnovers led to a fastbreak layup from Babic and another three from Ante Delas. Marko Arapovic made a turnaround jumper to extend the lead to 44-26, but Limoges countered with a jumper from Westermann and a triple from James Southerland. After Arapovic scored from close range, Westermann answered with another one from long range to make it 46-34. Curry’s triple – the seventh shot from downtown by Limoges – cut the margin below 10 points. Ramljak answered from downtown, and Moerman made a pair of free throws for Limoges to make it 49-39. In the final 10 seconds of the half, Delas finished Cedevita’s fast break with a one-handed slam, but Curry nailed a buzzer beating triple on the other end, cutting it to 52-43 at halftime.

Miro Bilan - Cedevita Zagreb - EB14

Third quarter: Pilepic and Bilan keep Cedevita on top

Smith opened the second half with a three-pointer that cut the deficit to 6 points, but Mario Delas answered with a long jumper and Ramljak went coast-to-coast for a fastbreak layup. Bilan made a put-back, before Pilepic and Smith traded three-pointers to make it 61-49. Then Pilepic traded threes with Boungou-Colo. Limoges closed the deficit with Smith and Westermann each scoring on a fast break, with latter being a basket-plus-foul to get within 64-57. Bilan muscled his way for a tough layup in the crowd, then fed Pilepic for another three to put the hosts up 12. J.P. Batista sank a jumper, but Arapovic made a dunk after a sweet dish by Babic. After Camara and Bilan traded layups, Curry drove to the hoop. Karlo Zganec foul shots gave the hosts a 77-65 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

Fourth quarter: Gordic and Bilan close it out

Moerman banked in a basket-plus-foul, but Gordic hit from downtown on the ensuing trip down the floor, and Bilan scored once again from close range to make it 82-68. Zganec continued the run with free throws. Gordic buried another three and threw an alley-oop pass to Bilan for a layup and a 21-point lead. Westerman snapped a 12-0 run with a corner triple, but Gordic found Bilan with a behind-the-back pass for a monster dunk, then sank a tough jumper to make it 93-72. With Cedevita clearly on the way to its second win, there was a matter of a tie-break advantage to be settled. Southerland buried a three-pointer, but that was the only basket the visitors managed in three minutes. Zganec hit a baseline jumper , and after a three-pointer from Curry, Bilan scored a layup, then found Babic with a no-look pass as Cedevita reached the century mark and its biggest lead, 100-78. Moerman scored for Limoges, but Bilan had another great assist, this time for Zganec, before Southerland ended the game with a triple.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Euroleague.net
Referees: ANKARALI, RECEP (TUR), GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), CORTES, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 3000 (Tentative)
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Limoges CSP24436583
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
Cedevita Zagreb
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 MAZALIN, LOVRO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 ZUBCIC, TOMISLAV 6:45 3 0/1 1/1         2 2 1   1     4
7 RAMLJAK, IVAN 20:41 7 2/3 1/1     2 2 3   1     3 1 8
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 17:49 21 2/3 5/7 2/2   1 1   2 2     3 2 18
9 BABIC, LUKA 22:17 7 2/3 1/4     4 4 3 2 1       1 12
10 DELAS, ANTE 19:13 6 0/1 2/5         2 2 1     2 1 4
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 17:38 9 2/4   5/7 5 5 10 2 2 3   1 2 4 17
15 BILAN, MIRO 31:01 24 10/12   4/6 2 6 8 3   1   1 2 7 34
17 DELAS, MARIO 12:31 4 2/5     1   1     1   2 3 1 -3
20 GORDIC, NEMANJA 19:26 11 1/2 3/3     1 1 7 1 1     4 4 18
32 UKIC, ROKO 20:34 4 2/2       1 1 9 1 3     2 3 13
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 12:05 6 3/4 0/2   2 2 4   1 1   1 3   3
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 102 26/40 13/23 11/15 12 22 34 31 13 16 0 6 24 24 130
65% 56.5% 73.3%
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
Head coach: DUPRAZ, JEAN-MARC
Limoges CSP
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
1 TCHICAMBOUD, STEED 13:26           2 2 4   3     3 2 2
5 SMITH, JAMAR 27:39 14 1/3 4/5     2 2 1   4       1 11
9 WESTERMANN, LEO 20:03 11 2/2 2/2 1/1       4 6 1     3 4 21
12 CAMARA, OUSMANE 10:44 5 2/4 0/1 1/2 2 1 3     2     3 3 2
13 BATISTA, J.P. 16:23 2 1/3       1 1 2   1 1   1   2
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 26:51 9 3/5 0/4 3/4   2 2 4 1 2     3 5 9
25 CURRY, RAMEL 21:12 15 1/2 4/5 1/2 1 1 2 2   2       3 17
31 SOUTHERLAND, JAMES 17:28 9   3/6     2 2   1   4   3   10
41 BOUNGOU-COLO, NOBEL 25:16 18 3/5 2/4 6/8 2 2 4 3 1 4     2 6 20
44 PLAISTED, TRENT 8:24           1 1       1   4   -2
50 KANTE, LAMINE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 ZERBO, FREJUS 12:34   0/1           1 1 1     2   -2
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 83 13/25 15/27 12/17 6 14 20 21 10 20 6 0 24 24 91
52% 55.6% 70.6%
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Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Cedevita Zagreb
"The most important thing for us is to stay in the race for the Top 16 until the end. I would like to congratulate my players and say thanks to our fans, who showed us great support. We shot well tonight, but we could have been more consistent on defense. We played well in transition and outrebounded them, which is not easy against any French team."
DUPRAZ, JEAN-MARC
Limoges CSP
"We started the game terribly and we cannot expect much with this kind of defense. We knew it was going to be tough, but we didn't play hard enough. We can win in the French League even in games when we don't play our best basketball, but in the Euroleague we have to play at 100 percent."

Players

BILAN, MIRO
Cedevita Zagreb
"For most of the game we played well and I think we deserved this win. We didn't play the way we wanted to play on defense and we made some mistakes, allowing them to stay in the game for too long. I thought we should have closed the game earlier."
WESTERMANN, LEO
Limoges CSP
"Cedevita played great. They have great shooters and we let them shoot and allowed them to play basketball the way they wanted to play. We lacked energy and intensity in this game and that was crucial in our loss."

Croatia: SPORTKLUB 3
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: SPORTKLUB 3
France: beIN 3
Slovenia: SPORTKLUB 3 SLO
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 3
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4
Montenegro: SPORTKLUB 3
Africa: SETANTA
Bosnia and Herzegovina: SPORTKLUB 3
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