2012-13Last 16Round 5
February 13, 2013 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Vladimir Veremeenko - Unics Kazan - EC12 (photo unics.ru)Despite late comeback efforts by the guests, Unics Kazan managed to hold off Galatasaray Medical Park on Wednesday, and racked up a valuable home win by 64-57. This result could grant the Russian team a berth in the Quarterfinals thanks to a 3-2 record in Group L. However, Unics will still have to wait for the result of the game between Crvena Zvezda Telekom and ratiopharm Ulm later in the evening to see the final outcome. Galatasaray dropped to 2-3 and still retains some options to advance, always taking into account the result of the game between Zvezda and Ulm. After trailing during the whole first half, Galatasaray managed to tie the game in the third quarter and even jump ahead for a few minutes, but Unics regrouped and thanks to a late 10 run in the game, it put the win in a safe place. Vladimir Veremeenko led the winners with 15 points and 9 rebounds, Terrell Lyday added 14 and 8, Mire Chatman flirted with the triple-double with 12 points plus 8 rebounds and assists. Finally, Kostas Kaimakoglou contributed 10 points and 8 rebounds for Unics. For Galatasaray, Engin Atsur nailed 12 points and Manuchar Markoishvili added 11 behind 3 of 4 triples. Boniface Ndong contributed 14 rebounds plus 7 points for the guests.

Mire Chatman and Terrell Lyday took care of a close start for Unics. After a 4-4, Manuchar Markoishvili hit a three to help Galatasaray Medical Park keep up with the hosts, 8-7, but from there it was all Unics up to 16-7 after Lyday's five straight points. Engin Atsur hit a new three for the guests, but Chatman did the same to keep Unics in a safe place. Atsur scored again to put an end to a fast first quarter with a 21-14 Unics edge. The hosts were dominating the rebounds - 12-4 - but despite appearing to have an upper hand, Unics saw how Galatasaray started recovering. Boni Ndong points with the help of Ender Arslan's three allowed the guests to pull within 28-25 in minute 17. Chatman and Vladimir Veremeenko hit back to back buckets to keep Unics alive, but a few turnovers in bad moments were keeping the guests in the loop as Atsur's new three almost on the halftime buzzer made it 32-28 for Unics at the break.

The chase continued in the first minutes of the second half. Unics was maintaining a slim margin but Milan Macvan finally hit a bomb from downtown to tie the game at 36-36. Markoishvili's five points in a row finally put Galatasaray ahead, 39-41, thanks to the guests better performance from the arc. A late pull from Unics in the last minutes of the third period however with six uncontested points capped by Veremeenko, allowed the hosts to make it 47-42 after 30 minutes. Things stayed more or less the same in the first minutes of the last quarter as Unics was suceeding in keeping Galatasaray at a reasonable distance. Mike Wilkinson and Kostas Kaimakoglou blasted threes to keep the trend going for the hosts with a 10-0 run, while on the other side, turnovers and missed shots were starting to become critical, 60-49. Galatasaray charged back in a last attempt to trim the deficit down, but when Erwin Dudley scored for 60-55 with one minute left to go, Unics reappeared with free thows by Chatman that put the game on ice and left things just perfect for Unics to qualify to the Quarterfinals.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Referees: HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), VOJINOVIC, RADOMIR (MNE), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA)
Attendance: 4000 (Tentative)
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Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 LYDAY, TERRELL 32:12 14 3/8 2/4 2/2 3 5 8 3 3     1 2 2 20
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 3:27                              
9 SAMOYLENKO, PETR 6:47     0/1                       -1
10 SERGEEV, PAVEL 0:24                              
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 31:28 15 6/10   3/7 4 5 9   1 3 2   3 5 18
14 EIDSON, CHUCK 35:29 8 4/7 0/8   1 2 3 4   2     1 4 5
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 34:50 10 0/4 2/5 4/4 2 5 7 2 2 3     1 5 15
22 ANTIPOV, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 SHABALKIN, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 CHATMAN, MIRE 33:47 12 3/5 1/4 3/6 2 6 8 8 3 2 1   2 6 26
54 WILKINSON, MIKE 21:36 5 1/2 1/1     2 2           1   5
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 64 17/36 6/23 12/19 13 26 39 17 9 11 3 1 10 22 89
        47.2% 26.1% 63.2%
Head coach: EREMIN, STANISLAV
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 Medical Park
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GORDON, JAMONT 18:07   0/3 0/1     1 1     2     3   -8
8 KORKMAZ, CAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 32:33 11 1/4 3/4     2 2 2 1 1   1 5 4 9
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 22:12 12 2/4 2/6 2/2       2 1 2   1 4 3 5
15 SANLI, SERTAC DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 AKYOL, CENK 6:53   0/1       1 1 1         1    
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 13:28 6 3/3     1 1 2   3       2   9
21 NDONG, BONIFACE 20:41 7 2/7   3/4 2 12 14 1   1 1 1 1 2 16
25 MACVAN, MILAN 26:46 7 2/3 1/4   2 3 5 2 1 4     1   6
30 ARROYO, CARLOS 22:44 3 0/2 1/5     2 2 5   2         2
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 17:18 5 1/2 1/2         2         1   4
35 DUDLEY, ERWIN 19:18 6 3/6     3 2 5 1   2     4 1 4
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 57 14/35 8/22 5/6 9 26 35 16 6 14 1 3 22 10 50
        40% 36.4% 83.3%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

EREMIN, STANISLAV
Unics Kazan
"It goes without saying, that the game was crucially important for us. We won this game and in this way we took one small step to the Eurocup quarterfinals. We were supposed to play this game with a short-handed roster due to Sergeev and Antipov’s injuries Vougioukas couldn’t play as well, since he had a high temperature; we missed him badly during the game. We had a good start, though by the close of the first half they managed to come back. We lost concentration and missed easy points. In the second half, our opponents reached us, and I’m pretty pleased that my players stood still at this moment. I was glad we managed to stop Galatasaray’s leaders. Neither Arroyp, Gordon nor Dudley could score their best because of our good defense."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Medical Park
"I think that offensively it was a terrible game for my team. After the first quarter we tried to stop Kazan with our match-up zone defense and we got some success. We tried to make them go out of their regular strategy, and until the last three minutes, the game was very tough and close. But today, especially our most important offensive players Arroyo, Gordon and Dudley didn’t give anything in offense. We couldn’t find the way to pass, we missed easy shots and we had turnovers and finally Kazan with Kaimakoglou and his last second shots took the win. Of course, in the last seconds we tried to play for the score. This was important, since if tonight Crvena Zvezda beats Ulm, the next week we will have the situation with four teams involved, where each point might be decisive."
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