2011-12Last 16Round 2
January 24, 2012 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 YUBILEYNI "SPORT" PALACE
Loukas Mavrokefalides - Spartak St. Petersburg (photo Spartak SPB)Spartak St. Petersburg remained unbeaten in the Eurocup after downing BK Banvit 80-71 in Last 16 Group K in a clash of Game 1 winners. Spartak is now the exclusive leader of the group with a 2-0 record. Big man Loukas Mavrokefalides led the winners with an outstanding performance of 29 points and 8 rebounds. Patrick Beverley added 13 points plus 5 assists and Valery Likhodey scored 11. Chuck Davis scored 16 to lead Banvit, Baris Emris netted 13 and Keith Simmons posted 12 with 7 boards. With the game tied at 69-69 and 78 seconds left, Mavrokefalides completed a three-point-play and Beverley stole and slammed the ball to put the game in Spartak’s pocket.

Cliff Hammonds and Vladimir Dragicevic exchanged layups to open the scoring before Mavrokefalides posted back-to-back shots from downtown to give an 8-6 margin to the hosts. A Simmons three pointer gave again an 8-9 lead to Banvit, but a 7-0 run capped by Beverley put Spartak on top 17-11. Simmons completed a three-point-play, which was answered by Miha Zupan from beyond the arc for 20-14. Kenan Bajramovic stepped in and scored from mid-range and Lance Williams nailed a pair of free throws to make it a 2-point game, however Mavrokefalides with a jumper gave a 24-20 margin to the home team at the end of the first quarter. Zupan from downtown increased the cushion to 27-20 at the beginning of the second quarter. Baris Ermis found two easy in the open court for 29-24, before Mavrokefalides and Erkan Veyseloglu scored. Three free throws posted by Janis Strelnieks gave a 34-26 advantage to Spartak, but Cemal Nalga with a power moves closed within 34-29. But Likhodey from long distance and free throws by Yotam Halperin and Beverley gave a double-digit cushion to the hosts. Izzet Turkylmaz stole the ball to launch Simmons into the break for a slam and 40-31. An unstoppable Mavrokefalides scored, but was copied by Ermis in the open court. In the last minute of the quarter, Dragicevic and Williams scored in the paint, Serkan Erdogan cut the difference to 46-40, but a three-point shot by Beverley gave the final 49-40 margin to Spartak at halftime.

Ermis opened the third quarter with 6 consecutive points for Banvit, but Mavrokefalides was able to hit a jumper for the home team to keep Spartak up 51-46 after three-and-a-half minutes. The big man remained on fire with a layup to help push the scoreboard to 56-48. Davis scored 6 in a row from the foul line for Banvit to close within 56-54. Mavrokefalides and Nalga traded scored short jumpers. Then Victor Keyru from the foul line made it 60-56 after 30 minutes. A Likhodey jumper opened the last 10 minutes. Bajramovic answered before Davis made it 62-59. Beverley and Zupan combined for 5 points to try again to escape. A Simmons layup put Banvit again close at 67-63, and after 2 free throws by Halperin , Williams and Davis in the paint scored to tie the game at 69-69 with 1.18 remaining on the game clock. A three-point-play by Mavrokefalides gave a 72-69 cushion to Spartak, then a dunk by Beverley after his own steal sealed the win for the team from St. Petersburg. In the remaining seconds, free throws by Mavrokefalides and Ermis and a three-pointer by Likhodey with 4 seconds left fixed the final 80-71 on the scoreboard.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO (CRO), CHEBYSHEV, SERGIY (UKR), LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS (LTU)
Attendance: 1600 (Tentative)
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Banvit BK20405671
Spartak St. Petersburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 7:22 3   0/1 3/3       1         2 2 3
5 ZAVORUEV, VASILY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 HALPERIN, YOTAM 28:18 5 0/3 0/2 5/6 1   1 6 1 4     2 6 7
10 SERGEEV, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 LIKHODEI, VALERII 18:58 11 1/3 3/4     4 4 1   1 1 2 4 1 8
12 BEVERLEY, PATRICK 35:51 13 4/6 1/6 2/2   2 2 5 2 1   1 1 4 16
13 ZUPAN, MIHA 20:45 9 0/1 3/4   1 2 3           5 1 6
14 ZOZULIN, ALEKSEY 8:44     0/1     1 1 1         2   -1
15 ANTIPOV, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 DRAGICEVIC, VLADIMIR 20:29 6 3/5     1 3 4 1 1 1     3 3 9
21 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 35:47 29 10/18 2/2 3/5 4 4 8 1   1 1   3 4 29
23 KEYRU, VICTOR 23:46 4 0/2 0/2 4/4 1 5 6 1   1     1 3 8
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 80 18/38 9/22 17/20 10 23 33 17 4 9 2 3 23 24 89
        47.4% 40.9% 85%
Head coach: ZDOVC, JURE
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
Banvit BK
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 11:38 2 1/1 0/1     3 3 1 1       3 1 4
5 ERDOGAN, SERKAN 28:07 6 2/6 0/1 2/4   1 1 1   1     2 3 1
6 ERMIS, BARIS 28:44 13 6/9 0/3 1/5   3 3 3   1 1 1 4 4 8
7 WILLIAMS, LANCE 21:28 9 3/6   3/4 2 1 3           2 4 10
8 DAVIS, CHUCK 27:00 16 3/8 0/1 10/12 1 5 6 2 4 2   1 3 7 21
10 TURNA, YIGITCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET 6:34 1     1/2       1 1 1       1 2
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 26:30 12 4/7 1/1 1/1 2 5 7 1 2 1     3 1 16
15 NALGA, CEMAL 14:34 4 2/2     1   1     1 1   3   2
22 CINKO, EROL CAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 HAMMONDS, CLIFF 18:27 2 1/3 0/1             1     3 1 -4
51 BAJRAMOVIC, KENAN 16:58 6 3/4     1 2 3       1   1 1 9
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 71 25/46 1/8 18/28 8 22 30 9 8 8 3 2 24 23 72
        54.3% 12.5% 64.3%
Head coach: ENE, ORHUN

Head Coaches

ZDOVC, JURE
Spartak St. Petersburg
"Congratulations to our players for this victory. It was a tough game. Banvit is a very good team with a good coach and strong, experienced players who have been together for several years. You could see this on the court. This is a very important win for us but we didn't start the game as expected. We had a soft start and Banvit punished us. We had a chance to get a 20-point lead but made a lot of mistakes. We managed to get rebounds when we played good defense and we didn't try hard until the end. Our defense was good but not good enough for this level."
ENE, ORHUN
Banvit BK
"We played very well in the second half, but made some simple mistakes in the end. The game was tight before the last one-and-a-half or two minutes. We are an inexperienced team in the Eurocup that is working to be better. We spent a lot of energy during the game and didn’t have enough strength in the end. I am happy with how we played today, especially in the second half when we played good defense. I expect that we will use our home-court advantage when we play Spartak later on in this round. Our goal is to qualify for the Quarterfinals."

Players

MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS
Spartak St. Petersburg
"Banvit is a very good team and showed it today. The game was tough. Sometimes luck was on our side but sometimes the rival made easy shots. We had seriously prepared for Banvit and its playing style. We could have played better on defense, but the most important thing is that we won by 9 points. Every point will be important until the end of this round. Scoring a lot of points tonight was not the main thing for me. The most important thing is that the team won."
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