2009-10Last 16Round 1
January 26, 2010 CET: 21:30
Local time: 20:30 CENTRO INSULAR DE DEPORTES
Sitapha Savane - Gran Canaria 2014Gran Canaria made its home court a fortress to open the Last 16 with a 73-65 victory over Turk Telekom on Tuesday in Group L. Gran Canaria now joins Crvena Zvezda with a 1-0 record atop the group, while Turk Telekom and Nymburk are 0-1. A fourth-quarter run of 13-5 in which James Augustine scored 8 points proved decisive for Gran Canaria. Sitapha Savane led the winners with 15 points while Augustine followed with 13 and Marcus Norris with 11 and 5 assists. Demond Mallet of Turk Telekom led all the scorers with 19 points. Erwin Dudley added 18 with 6 boards and Kris Lang posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. On a night when both teams shot similar percentages from every distance, solid edges in rebounds (36 to 28), steals (11 to 7) and especially assists (21 to 11) made the difference for Gran Canaria.

Mallet scored 7 of Turk Telekom's points as the guests from Ankara went ahead 6-9 after 5 minutes. Norris answered with 5 points in a row of his own, however, to put the hosts ahead 11-9. Lang tied it up before Will McDonald scored a layup assisted by Jaycee Carroll to push Gran Canaria ahead 15-11. Mallet reappeared beyond the arc to give a new lead, 15-17, to the guests as he already had 10 points. A three-pointer from Josh Fisher and another basket from Lang fixed the score at 18-19 for Turk Telekom after 10 minutes. Augustine completed a three-point-play to open the second quarter that put Gran Canaria in front 23-21. Melvin Sanders added a shot from downtown and then assisted Daniel Kickert for the biggest margin yet, 33-24. Lamayne Wilson kept Turk Telekom alive from the three-point land, but Savane found easy points in the open court to keep Gran Canaria ahead, 36-29. Lang closed the first half with a slam, but the scoreboard still showed 36-31 for Gran Canaria.

Norris opened the third quarter scoring from long distance. Lang answered from mid-range, but Jim Moran kept the hosts going until Carroll scored his first bucket of the night to raise the difference to double figures, 44-34. Turk Telekom remained engaged thanks to Dudley, whose next basket made it 46-40 midway through the third quarter. Wilson from beyond the arc cut again the difference again, to 48-45. Both teams struggled then before Gran Canaria found a 6-0 run capped by Josh Fisher to regain a 10-point lead before Tutku Acik Tutku trimmed the difference again to 56-49 after three quarters. Bekir Yarangume did even better for Turk Telekom early in the fourth, tying the score at 56-56 with a three-pointer, but Augustine exploded with back-to-back baskets to another save Gran Canaria from losing the lead. A three-point-play of Savane after a triple from Mallet excited the home crowd, while a new basket by Carroll at 67-61 seemed to put the game in control of the hosts. Dudley scored from the foul line to raise Turk Telekom's hopes but an astonishing dunk from Augustine and his mid-range jumper to follow up suddenly made it 71-63 and ensured the win for the islanders.
Monday, January 25, 2010
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO; PATERNICO, CARMELO; MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA
Attendance: 3780
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Gran Canaria 201418365673
Turk Telekom19314965
Gran Canaria 2014
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 FISHER, JOSH 22:40 5 1/2 1/3     1 1 2 2 1   1   3 8
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 30:22 13 6/10   1/2 2 2 4 1 4 2     3 3 15
6 ALVARADO, OSCAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 22:28 15 5/9   5/5 1 2 3 1 1 1     3 3 15
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 16:11     0/2         2 1 1       3 3
13 NORRIS, MARCUS 23:49 11 2/5 2/2 1/2   2 2 6 1 3   1 3 2 11
14 KICKERT, DANIEL 12:40 6 3/4       4 4     1     1   7
20 MORAN, JIM 16:28 3 0/1 1/3   1 3 4 1     1   1   5
22 CARROLL, JAYCEE 22:19 4 2/9 0/2   1 2 3 5 1 2       3 5
34 SANDERS, MELVIN 18:56 8 1/1 2/5   1 3 4 2 1       1   11
45 MCDONALD, WILL 14:07 8 3/6   2/2 1 3 4 1   1     2 1 8
Team           5 2 7     1         6
Totals 200:00 73 23/47 6/17 9/11 12 24 36 21 11 13 1 2 14 18 94
        48.9% 35.3% 81.8%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO
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
Turk Telekom
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 LANG, KRIS 27:15 14 5/11   4/6 4 8 12           3 3 18
5 ERDOGAN, SERKAN 17:58   0/1 0/2         1 1 2     1   -4
6 WILSON, LAMAYNE 32:26 7 1/2 1/4 2/2   5 5 1 2 1 1   2 2 11
9 YARANGÜME, BEKIR 24:02 3 0/3 1/3     1 1 1 2 3   1   2  
11 ACIK, TUTKU 26:15 3   1/3     1 1 2 1 3     3   -1
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 4:27 1 0/1   1/2           1     2 2 -2
21 AKPINAR, MUTLU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
34 SENTURK, SONER 4:07           1 1 1             2
35 DUDLEY, ERWIN 29:16 18 6/9   6/6   6 6 1 1 2 1   3 3 22
44 SONKOL, UMIT 5:18                         1   -1
55 MALLET, DEMOND 28:56 19 4/5 3/7 2/2 1 1 2 4   3     3 2 16
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 65 16/32 6/19 15/18 6 23 29 11 7 16 2 1 18 14 61
        50% 31.6% 83.3%
Head coach: CAKIROGLU, MERIH

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Gran Canaria 2014
"It was a tough game against a physical team. But it didn't surprise me because that's what we expected. We are at a point in the comptition where we will find no easy things, that's how the Last 16 is. Turk Telekom showed good level and it wasn't such a bad result for them. Now we have to think about the game in Belgrade as Crvena Zvezda has already a road win after its success in Nymburk. We always had the game under control, but there was a moment at the end of the third and fourth quarters in which they showed options of recovery because they are a good team."
CAKIROGLU, MERIH
Turk Telekom
"We knew that Gran Canaria 2014 plays fast at home and we tried for them not to feel comfortable. We took so many quick shots without good shot selection. We also turned the ball over a lot and those two factors never allowed to catch the hosts on the scoreboard. We lost this first game but now we have to home duels in a row and we will give our maximum. If we manage to win the home games, one on the road and defeat Gran Canaria at home by more than 8 points, I think we will advance to the next stage. This is the first game, there's a long way ahead and we have options to continue in the Eurocup. That's our goal."
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