Qualifying Round Round 2 - October 01, 2011 CET: 20:00 Local time: 20:00 - RTL SPIROU DOME

Records

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1-0 Qualifying Round 1-0
1-0 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI, Italy
Referee
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania
Umpire
RUTESIC, ZDRAVKO, Montenegro

Team Stats

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69.0 Points 74.0
43.0 Rebounds 39.0
12.0 O. Rebounds 13.0
31.0 D. Rebounds 26.0
14.0 Assists 11.0
7.0 Steals 9.0
1.0 Blocks 1.0
16.0 Turnovers 13.0
48.9 % 2PT 45.5 %
20.8 % 3PT 33.3 %
66.7 % FT 72.7 %
64.0 Index 86.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
19.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE Points 16.0 / Loncar
11.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE Rebounds 5.0 / Kelati
3.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE OR 3.0 / Monia
8.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE DR 4.0 / Kelati
4.0 / Lawrence Assists 3.0 / Kelati
3.0 / PUMPRLA, PAVEL Steals 4.0 / Fridzon
1.0 / Benda Blocks 1.0 / Monia
3.0 / Benda Turnovers 5.0 / Quinn
75.0 % / LENZLY, MICHAEL DARNELL 2PT 100.0 % / Kelati
33.3 % / KREMEN, MICHAL 3PT 100.0 % / Vyaltsev
83.3 % / Simmons FT 100.0 % / Quinn
20.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE Index 20.0 / Fridzon

THE TAKE

CEZ Nymburk
BC Khimki
RECORDS
4-2 (first place, Group G)
Eurocup
Regular season 2010-11
4-6 (fifth place, Group A)
Euroleague
0-6 (fourth place, Group K)
Last 16
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PROBABLE STARTERS
Guard
Guard
Forward
Forward
Center

THE STAKES

Khimki, one of the biggest powers in Russia, will try to make it three consecutive seasons in the Euroleague after having aced the qualifying rounds a year ago. Nymburk, the perennial Czech basketball, is trying to make history by returning the country to Europe's top competition after many decades.

INJURIES

Khimki made the trip without key veterans Zoran Planinic and Matt Nielsen, who are back in Moscow nursing injuries. Nymburk has no serious injuries.

THE TAKE

Khimki's depth was apparent as it pulled off a game-clinching run after halftime in its first game despite missing a couple key players. Even with normal shooting numbers, Khimki was always in control, as was Nymburk under similar circumstances in its own victory. The Czech club relied more on fewer scorers than almost any other first-game winners, so let's see if Tre Simmons, Lamayne Wilson and Pavel Pumprla remain hot against Khimki's defenders or other Nymburk players join the scoring.

REFEREES
Crew Chief
Referee
Umpire
Luigi Lamonica
Luigi Lamonica

Italy
Tomas Jasevicius
Tomas Jasevicius
Lithuania
Zdravko Rutesic
Zdravko Rutesic
Montenegro
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Quotes Head Coaches

Players

Pavel Pumprla - CEZ Nymburk (Photo Nymburk Basketball)In the biggest upset of the season so far, CEZ Nymburk of the Czech Republic rode a strong start to a close finish to defeat Khimki Moscow Region of Russia by 86-79 on Saturday and reach the last day of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Nymburk will play host Belgacom Spirou in Charleroi, Belgium on Sunday, with the winner going to the Euroleague regular season. Nymburk blasted out of the gates to a 21-3 lead in the first quarter and kept building on until ahead by 49-22 at halftime. Khimki's counter-punch was strong, a 5-24 run after halftime that eventually closed the gap to 58-54 early in the final quarter. But that's when Nymburk steadied itself and held on for victory. Tre Simmons scored 18 points, including 4 three-pointers, in the last 9 minutes to lead the winners with 26. Pavel Pumprla followed with 20 points while five Nymburk players had 3 or more assists. Khimki, which played without injured veterans Matt Nielsen and Zoran Planinic, got 25 points each from Kresimir Loncar and Chris Quinn, 12 from Sergey Monya and 10 from Thomas Kelati, but couldn't overcome missing its first 18 shots from the field. Khimki will play in the 2011-12 Eurocup.

Nymburk held Khimki to just free throws for the game's first 3 minutes, and after Benda's baseline jumper and Pumprla's dunk made it 6-2, the Russian club needed a timeout. Little changed, as Benda's block led to a breakaway slam by Lamayne Wilson. Khimki's shooting troubles got worse as its from-the-floor total reached 0-for-12 with no more trips to the foul line. Meanwhile, Benda and Pumprla upped the Nymburk lead to 12-2. When Sergey Monya limped off the floor, Simmons reacted with a cold-blooded triple on the beak. Pumprla got back to the line and was perfect there, before Eugene Lawrence and Mike Lezly upped the difference to 21-3. Khimki got its first basket after 18 misses on a tip-in at the buzzer by Timofey Mozgov, but still trailed 21-5, amazingly enough, after 10 minutes.

Eugene Lawrence - CEZ NymburkKhimki's drought seemed over when Vitaly Fridzon canned his team's first shot of the second quarter, a triple form the corner. Pumprla scored prior to that and Michael Kremens after, from the arc, so Nymburk matched its biggest lead at 26-8. Loncar joined Khimki's scorers with back-to-back baskets but Nymburk was doing as it pleased offensively, matching those and getting a three-point play from Lenzly that made it 33-12. Khimki's frustrations continued as Simmons and Kremens pumped triples for Nymburk and Wilson cut alone back-door to make it a 25-point lead, 41-16. Khimki was up to 10 turnovers and made only 1 of 10 three-point tries by then. Khimki tried fullcourt pressure, but Nymburk was able to match point-for-point all along until Ladislav Sokolovsky put the finishing touch to a spectacular half, a triple that gave the Czechs their biggest lead yet, 49-22 at halftime.

Khimki hit the floor in emergency scoring mode after the break, as Monya buried a three-pointer around a pair of baskets by Hill to quickly cut the difference to 49-29. Now it was Nymburk's shots rimming out and its players losing the ball. Kelati's steal and layup made it a 0-9 run, while Pumprla went 0-for-2 at the foul line trying to get Nymburk's first point of the half. That honor went instead to Lenzly, who made only 1 of 2, while Loncar got Khimki as close as 50-33. The halves were mirror images so far, with Nymburk rushing and missing the same types of shots at the same basket that Khimki had 20 minutes earlier. A free throw by Loncar and a giveaway turnover that Hill converted on the break made it 50-36 and forced another Nymburk timeout. Wilson stopped Nymburk's drought with a two-pointer, but Khimki's onslaught resumed, with Hill, Loncar and Monya filling a 0-10 run to make it 54-46, which was a 5-24 difference since halftime. Khimki kept up the pressure to stay within 58-50 after 30 minutes.

Loncar kept pouring in points to Khimki even closer, 58-54, to start the final quarter. But that's when Nymburk finally reacted in the person of Simmons, whose back-door layup and triple from the corner steadied his team at 63-54. Even as Loncar continued to score and Monya sank a triple, Nymburk exploited Khimki's more aggressive defense for back-door opportunities and a new double-digit lead, 71-59, as Pumprla made 3 of 4 free throws. When Simmons fed Benda to make it 73-59, Nymburk had recovered, but 5 minutes were left. An exchange of free throws knocked another 2 minutes off the clock, but when Quinn nailed a fastbreak jumper, Khimki was within 75-65 with 2:30 to play. Whatever hope that seemed, however, disappeared with a Simmons triple and a big block by Benda. With 1:45 to play and a 78-65 scoreboard, Nymburk was in charge for good and on its way to a huge upset and a date with destiny on Sunday.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI (ITA), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU), RUTESIC, ZDRAVKO (MNE)
Attendance: 1000 (Tentative)
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CEZ Nymburk2128928
BC Khimki5172829
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CEZ Nymburk21495886
BC Khimki5225079
Head coach: GINZBURG, RONEN
CEZ Nymburk
# 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 BENDA, PETR 31:20 7 3/9   1/2   5 5 2 2   1   4 1 7
5 SOKOLOVSKY, LADISLAV 4:35 4 0/1 1/1 1/2 1   1           1 1 3
6 PUMPRLA, PAVEL 32:15 20 6/9   8/12 2 3 5 3 1 5 3   4 7 23
7 LAWRENCE, EUGENE 17:40 7 3/4 0/1 1/4   5 5 4 1 2     4 5 11
9 KREMEN, MICHAL 14:38 3 0/2 1/4         1             -1
10 VYORAL, TOMAS 3:29 2 1/1               1     2   -1
11 PALYZA, LUKAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 NECAS, RADEK 22:30   0/1     2 3 5 3   1     5   1
13 SIMMONS, TRE 28:59 26 3/6 6/7 2/2   6 6 3 1 4   1 2 2 27
32 WILSON, LAMAYNE 24:44 9 3/6 1/3   1 4 5   1 3     3 2 6
34 LENZLY, MIKE 19:50 8 3/4 0/3 2/3   3 3 3 3 1   1 2 4 12
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 86 22/43 9/19 15/25 7 29 36 19 9 17 4 2 27 22 89
51.2% 47.4% 60%
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: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
BC Khimki
# 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
5 DAYE, AUSTIN 6:28   0/1 0/1             2 1   1   -4
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 29:25 3 0/4 1/7   1 4 5 1   1   1 4 2 -5
9 VYALTSEV, EGOR 1:34                              
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 36:29 25 10/13   5/6 3 9 12   1 2     3 8 37
11 QUINN, CHRIS 30:49 25 8/14 1/4 6/6 2 2 4 3 3 3   3 2 7 25
12 MONIA, SERGEY 35:53 12 1/4 3/7 1/4   4 4 1   2 1   4 4 6
13 KHVOSTOV, DIMITRIY 14:05 1   0/1 1/2   1 1 4   3     2 3 2
16 DUDU, BENJAMIN-PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 KARPEKO, EVGENY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY 7:57   0/1           2         1 1 1
22 KELATI, THOMAS 33:15 10 1/3 2/7 2/2   8 8 5 4 2     4 1 15
25 MOZGOV, TIMOFEY 4:05 3 1/1   1/2 1   1     1     1 1 2
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 79 21/41 7/27 16/22 9 28 37 16 8 16 2 4 22 27 81
51.2% 25.9% 72.7%
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Head Coaches

GINZBURG, RONEN
CEZ Nymburk
“We need to enjoy this win in the next couple of hours. I have to congratulate my players, they always play with heart and they did it again tonight. We played excellently both on defense and offense against Khimki, which I don’t need to present. In the third quarter, they stepped up on defense and we struggled to adjust but we then we regained control. This is another historical win for the club. It’s not easy to play another game after such a huge win, but the players want to show what they are capable of and they understand they are just one game from the Euroleague regular season. And If I needed to talk motivation with them, we’d have a problem. My main players have been on court a lot of minutes in the past two days but now I need one last effort from them.”
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
BC Khimki
“I want to congratulate Nymburk. They wanted it more than us. It’s impossible that our first half was due to the fact we were tired, because we proved in the second half that was not the case. I think some players did not prepare themselves properly for this game; the coaches cannot do that for them. We perfectly know Nymburk and we know how strong they are. They play with a lot of heart and they play good basketball. I personally have total respect; that’s me. Then, I don’t know if that’s the case for some guys of my team. I cannot talk for them.”

Players

PUMPRLA, PAVEL
CEZ Nymburk
“It’s definitely a historical moment for us. Winning against a team like Khimki, who plays regularly in the Euroleague, is just great for a club like Nymburk. We got off to a strong start by running the court a lot but then we had a bad beginning to the second half. If we had not started this way the third quarter, we could have won by 20 or 30. The thing is when you have a lead of 25 points and it starts to slim down quickly, there can be things going through your head and instead you have to focus and keep playing. Now we have another game tomorrow we have to rest and give it our best shot.”
LONCAR, KRESIMIR
BC Khimki
“This is probably the worst half I have seen since I play here. I don’t know what happened, to get to 30 points down…We scored 2 points in almost all of the first quarter, I don’t think any team left us at 2 points like that in the whole of last season. We were not in it, we played bad defense, we lost their best shooters…This proves this is not a sport of money but a team sport.”
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