2009-10Last 16Round 4
February 23, 2010 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Rafa Martinez - Power Electronics ValenciaPower Electronics Valencia moved closer to reach the Eurocup Quarterfinals in Last 16 Group J by edging Galatasaray Cafe Crown 98-95 in overtime in Valencia, Spain on Tuesday. Power VLC improved to 3-1 and shares first place in Group J with Hapoel Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Galatasaray dropped to 0-4 and has mathematicaly ran out of chances to make it to the next round. Rafa Martinez paced the winners with 24 points on 12-of-12 free throws. Victor Claver added 21 and 5 steals, Nando De Colo had 19 points while Serhiy Lishchuk got 15 for Power VLC. Darius Washington led Galatasaray with 26 points on 4-of-6 three-pointers. Rado Rancik added 19 and 11 rebounds, Simas Jasaitis had 18 points while Mike Wilkinson and Evren Buker each got 14 for the guests. Lishchuk and Martinez fueled a 13-1 run that gave Power VLC a 26-20 lead after 10 minutes. Galatasaray dominated the game from that moment and managed to get a 12-point lead, 54-66, on a three-pointer by Fikret Can Akin. A 12-0 run brought Power VLC back to life but a turnaround jumper by Wilkinson and a big triple by Washington seemed to seal the outcome, 79-83, already in the final seconds. De Colo scored in transition and Martinez added free throws to force overtime, 83-83. Power VLC soon got a 92-84 lead early in the extra period and managed to stay away from trouble until the final buzzer. A key offensive rebound by Matt Nielsen and a free throw by Marko Marinovic sealed the outcome in the final seconds.

Martinez got Power VLC going with a jumper that Washington erased witha driving layup. Claver struck from downtown and Kosta Perovic added a reverse layup but Wilkinson and Jasaitis sank long jumper and a jump hook by Rancik gave Galatasaray its first lead, 7-9. Jasaitis kept pacing the guests with a baseline jumper but De Colo answered from downtown and fed Claver for a dunk-and-foul, good for a 13-11 Power VLC lead. Rancik sank a jumper and Buker added a seven-meter bomb to put the guests back ahead, 13-16. Rancik kept pacing Galatasaray with a three-point play, as De Colo kept trying to change things for Power VLC. The hosts improved their defense with Lishchuk and Kelati on court. Lishchuk had free throws and a three-pointer in an 13-1 run that Martinez capped with foul shots to give Power VLC a 26-20 lead after 10 minutes. Washington struck from downtown early in the second quarter but Lishchuk and an alleyoop layup by Thomas Kelati made the guests call timeout at 29-23. Washington stayed on fire with a three-point play, igniting a 0-9 run in which Rancik scored twice in the paint to give Galatasaray a 29-32 edge. Martinez rescued Power VLC with free throws and De Colo added a five-meter jumper but Washington followed a jumper with another three-point play to make the guests regain the lead, 33-37. Rancik sank free throws that Claver beat with an unbelievable three-point play. Wilkinson silenced the crowd with a second-chance layup and Rancik added free throws to make it a seven-point game, 36-43. Washington and Jasaitis struck from downtown but a buzzer-beating, 11-meter three-pointer by De Colo brought Power VLC within 43-49 at halftime.

Claver dunked it immediately after the break but a jumper by Wilkinson gave Galatasaray a 45-51 edge. The guests struggled to score early in the third quarter, as Power VLC had improved their defense with Florent Pietrus and Lishchuk on court. Washington stepped up with a big three-pointer that Lishchuk erased with a layup-plus-foul. Jasaitis sank a three-pointer and Rancik added an uncontested fast break dunk to make Power VLC call timeout at 50-59. De Colo and Rancik traded baskets and a fast break layup by Jasaitis gave Galatasaray its first double-digit lead, 52-63. Claver tried to ignite the hosts' comeback with an off-balance shot and a big dunk in traffic. Martinez added free throws and a corner triple by Jose Simeon got the crowd involved at 61-66. Foul shots by Nielsen and Perovic brought Power VLC as close as 64-66 after 30 minutes. Nielsen scored down low to cap a 12-0 run that tied it at 66-66 early in the fourth quarter. Washington scored in penetration and Wilkinson rescued Galatasaray with back-to-back layups but a big triple by Martinez and a jump hook by Perovic kept Power VLC within 71-72. Buker and Claver traded three-pointers and even when Washington downed a long jumper, De Colo quickly answered in the other end for a 76-77 score with 3 minutes left. Wilkinson sank a turnaround jumper and Buker added a free throw for a 76-80 Galatasaray edge with 55 seconds to go. Martinez banked in a close jumper, Rancik missed free throws and De Colo made 1-of-2 for a 79-80 Power VLC deficit. Washington sank a critical stop-and-pop triple but De Colo scored in penetration and Buker missed free throws at 81-83. Martinez drew a foul and hit free throws with 9.4 seconds to go. Galatasaray committed a turnover but Martinez missed a driving layup at the buzzer.

Martinez nailed one from downtown and soon scored off a midcourt steal for a 88-83 Power VLC lead early in the extra period. Lishchuk sank free throws and a fast break layup by De Colo made it an eight-point game, 92-84, with 3 minutes left. Jasaitis sank a fallaway jumper and free throws by Wilkinson brought the guests back to life, 92-88. Claver set the crowd on fire with an off-balance jumper but Buker followed a layup with free throws for a 95-93 scored with 1:06 left. Lishchuk took over with a big dunk and a huge block on Wilkinson. Jasaitis sank free throws for a 97-95 score with 31 seconds left. Martinez missed from downtown but Nielsen tapped the ball to De Colo, who drew a foul but had to leave the game with an injury. Marko Marinovic came off the bench and split free throws but Jasaitis missed a midcourt shot at the buzzer, allowing Power VLC to seal an incredible home win.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), KOLAR, ROMAN (SLO), GELLER, RENAUD (BEL)
Attendance: 6000
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 PEROVIC, KOSTA 16:50 9 4/5   1/2 1 1 2     2       1 8
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 36:54 21 6/8 2/4 3/5   5 5 4 5 5   1 3 6 26
10 SIMEON, JOSE 8:18 3 0/2 1/1   1 1 2 1             4
12 LISHCHUK, SERHIY 27:13 15 3/5 1/2 6/9 4 3 7   1 5 3 2 4 5 14
14 MARINOVIC, MARKO 3:29 1 0/1   1/2   1 1           1   -1
16 GARCIA, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 31:48 24 3/6 2/9 12/12   1 1 3 1 3     4 6 18
20 PIETRUS, FLORENT 11:38 2 1/1 0/1     1 1   1 1     2    
22 DE COLO, NANDO 36:54 19 6/8 2/4 1/4   7 7 4   4 1   3 7 24
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KELATI, THOMAS 17:42     0/3   1 4 5 1 2 2     4 1  
44 NIELSEN, MATT 34:14 4 1/4 0/2 2/2 2 7 9 4   2 2   3 3 12
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 225:00 98 24/40 8/26 26/36 11 33 44 17 10 24 6 3 24 29 109
        60% 30.8% 72.2%
Head coach: SPAHIJA, NEVEN
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
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 WASHINGTON, DARIUS 35:59 26 6/13 4/6 2/2   1 1 3 4 3     5 6 23
8 TOPALOGLU, CANER 5:48   0/1       1 1     1   1 3 1 -4
11 WILKINSON, MIKE 40:27 14 6/12 0/2 2/2 2 4 6 3 1 5 2 3 4 4 10
12 KOCAOGLU, POLAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 43:37 19 7/12 0/3 5/7 2 9 11 1 1 4 1 1 4 6 20
16 BUKER, EVREN 35:50 14 2/5 2/4 4/7 1 6 7 2 5 1   1 4 3 17
20 AKIN, FIKRET CAN 19:30 3 0/1 1/2         1   2     4   -4
24 GUNEY, ALICAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 JASAITIS, SIMAS 37:58 18 3/5 3/8 3/4 1 3 4 2 3 2     3 2 16
34 SOLAK, FATIH 3:40 1 0/1   1/2   1 1           2 1 -1
55 BEYAZ, EREN 2:11   0/1                       1  
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 225:00 95 24/51 10/25 17/24 9 28 37 12 14 18 3 6 29 24 83
        47.1% 40% 70.8%
Head coach: AKDAG, CEM

Head Coaches

SPAHIJA, NEVEN
Power Electronics
"I want to thank all the fans, they were essential to the victory. We had no defense all game, but we made an effort and we won with heart. We have to come back to our game because we have two more important games in the group."

Players

SIMEON, JOSE
Power Electronics
"It was difficult. We had to improve the mistakes in defense that we made in the first half to be able to win. We need more patience in offense, but I’m sure that we are going to fight for every game."
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