2013-14Regular SeasonRound 5
November 12, 2013 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 KLEINE EWE ARENA
Rickey Paulding - EWE Basket OldenburgA historic streak fell to a barrage of great shooting Tuesday as EWE Baskets Oldenburg downed visiting Bilbao Basket of Spain 91-96 in the first Eurocup regular season loss ever for the visitors. Until Tuesday, Bilbao had won 22 straight regular season games over four separate seasons since debuting in the competition on November 25, 2008 with a victory against Hemofarm Stada. The streak ended when Robin Smeulders of Oldenburg ended a last-ditch Bilbao rally by making a layup with 3 seconds left, putting away the victory. Oldenburg not only ended the streak but tied Bilbao for first place in Group B, both with 4-1 records, at the halfway mark of the 10-game regular season. Game-long marksmanship was the difference for the winners, who made 15 of 26 three-point shots. Rickey Paulding made 5 of 6 from downtown to lead Oldenburg with 21 points, while Nemanja Aleksandrov, Julius Jenkins and Chris Kramer made 3 triples each among their 35 points combined. Axel Hervelle led Bilbao with 19 points, while Dairis Bertans added 15, Raul Lopez 12 and Antanas Kavaliauskas 11, including 9 in the final quarter as he tried to rally the visitors, but came up short.

A pair of early three-pointers by Aleksandrov shot Oldenburg in front, 11-6. Bilbao used 6 points in a row by Hervelle to go ahead 16-17 before Jenkins, Kramer and Adrea Crosariol combined for a 9-2 run that left Oldenburg in charge, 25-22, after 10 minutes. Triples by Konrad Wysocki, Paulding and Jenkins, who hit 2 more, boosted the difference to 40-31 midway through the second quarter. Bilbao used three-balls from Bertans, Raul Lopez and Zoran Vrkic to stay close but a 7-2 run that ended with Kramer's triple on the halftime buzzer restored a 51-44 advantage for the hosts. Oldenburg's hot shooting continued with Aleksandrov and Paulding each hitting from deep to open the second half with a 57-44 advantage. Bilbao rallied to within 66-61 before Adam Chubb and Jenkins led another end-of-quarter charge for a 76-66 Oldenburg edge. Kavaliauskas and Lopez scored the first 6 points of the final quarter, but Paulding answered with his fourth and fifth three-pointers to make it 82-72 with 5:29 to play. Hervelle sparked a final Bilbao rally with 5 points in a row. Despite Oldenburg's perfect free throw shooting, Kavaliauskas and Lopez were able to combine on a 0-7 run in the final 2 minutes that cut the difference to 89-6 with 6 seconds left. But when Smeulders got loose for a layup with 3 seconds left, it meant that the visitors had run out of time. Their streak ended five years and 22 games after it started to a deserving Oldenburg team and its home crowd.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), HALLIKO, AARE (EST), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 2360 (Tentative)
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EWE Baskets Oldenburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KRAMER, CHRIS 28:24 11 1/1 3/4     3 3 7 3 2     2 3 22
5 BAHIENSE DE MELLO, DOMINIK 9:10       0/2           1     2 1 -4
7 JOYCE, DRU 26:07 4 1/1 0/2 2/2       2 1 1     2 2 4
10 WYSOCKI, KONRAD 10:37 3   1/3     1 1 1         3 1 1
11 CHUBB, ADAM 9:19 4 1/2   2/3   3 3     1       2 6
12 SMEULDERS, ROBIN 18:23 13 4/6   5/5 3 2 5 1   1     3 2 15
20 SMIT, KEVIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 JENKINS, JULIUS 25:24 17 4/6 3/6 0/1   3 3 4   2     1 2 17
23 PAULDING, RICKEY 29:37 21 1/3 5/6 4/4 3 1 4 1       1 5 4 21
24 FREESE, JANNIK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 ALEKSANDROV, NEMANJA 18:10 11 0/1 3/5 2/2   1 1     2     2 1 6
35 CROSARIOL, ANDREA 24:49 7 3/5   1/5 3 5 8   1 4 2 1 2 6 11
Team           1 1 2     3         -1
Totals 200:00 91 15/25 15/26 16/24 10 20 30 16 5 17 2 2 22 24 98
        60% 57.7% 66.7%
Head coach: MACHOWSKI, SEBASTIAN
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
Bilbao Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 14:21 2 1/1 0/2     2 2 1 1       2   2
9 BERTANS, DAIRIS 36:45 15 2/7 3/6 2/2       1   1     3 2 6
12 GABRIEL, GERMAN 11:44 6 3/4 0/2     1 1 1         2 2 5
15 MUMBRU, ALEX DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 27:39 19 5/6 1/3 6/6 2 3 5 2   1     5 6 23
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 19:27 11 5/7   1/2 2 4 6     1 1   1 3 16
24 SANCHEZ PEREZ, SERGIO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 LOPEZ, RAUL 28:50 12 2/3 2/3 2/2   2 2 6 3     1 3 2 19
32 CARMICHAEL, JACKIE 16:11 2 1/3     1 2 3     1 1   1   2
33 SAMB, MAMADOU 4:46 4 2/2     2   2   1       4 1 4
35 VRKIC, ZORAN 19:14 7 2/5 1/1   2   2     1     1   4
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 21:03 8 3/6 0/1 2/3 1 2 3 2 3 3   1 4 4 7
Team           2 1 3     1     1   1
Totals 200:00 86 26/44 7/18 13/15 12 17 29 13 8 9 2 2 27 20 89
        59.1% 38.9% 86.7%
Head coach: PUEYO, RAFAEL

Head Coaches

MACHOWSKI, SEBASTIAN
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"I am very happy about this important win. My players executed very well. I guess we needed those shots from the distance because we had some problems inside. Now we are in a good position in our group."
PUEYO, RAFAEL
Bilbao Basket
"We had some problems defensively. We were not able to stop Oldenburg from shooting. That made the difference in the end. I believe that we did a better job in the final quarter but it was not enough. We lost against a strong team so my congratulations go to EWE Baskets."

Players

PAULDING, RICKEY
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"I think that was a great success tonight against one of the best teams in this competition. We played together as a team very well. It was a big home win and increased our chances. We really made some big shots. I felt good the whole night so I was confident enough to take those important shots in the end."
LOPEZ, RAUL
Bilbao Basket
"Tonight we lost against a strong team from Oldenburg. We knew that they are a good shooting team but today they shot incredibly well. We were able to score by ourselves and I had the feeling that we could have the chance to turn this game around. Sometimes good things come from losses."
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