2007-08Regular SeasonRound 6
December 11, 2007 CET: 17:45
Local time: 18:45 ATATURK SPOR SALONU
Michael Wright - Turk Telekom Turk Telekom survived a big thriller and improved to 5-1 in the Group A standings by edging Siauliai 102-99 in overtime on Tuesday. Turk Telekom got closer to made it to the elimination rounds while Siauliai dropped to 2-4 to stay fourth in the Group A standings. Michael Wright led the winners with 30 points on 12-for-14 two-pointers and 8 rebounds. Erwin Dudley added 22 points on 9-for-10 shooting and also grabbed 8 rebounds, Khalid El-Amin had 7 of his 15 points in overtime while Chris Williams got 12 for Turk Telekom. Jose Olivero led Siauliai with 23 points. Donatas Zavackas added 19, Saulius Kuzminskas barely missed a double-double with 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting and 9 rebounds while Antonio Grant and Gediminas Maceina each had 13 points for the guests, who led 21-27 after 10 minutes. Dudley and Wright combined for 31 points on 13-for-14 two-pointers in the first half, allowing Turk Telekom to get a 49-45 halftime edge. The hosts boosted their margin to 74-68 after 30 minutes and then again to 86-79 with 4 minutes to go. Siauliai was not done, however, as Zavackas and Olivero stroke from downtown in a 4-11 run that took the game to overtime, 90-90. El-Amin shined in the extra period to lead Turk Telekom to a big overtime home win.

Arturas Masiulis got Siauliai going with consecutive baskets while Maceina gave the guests a 2-6 lead. Dudley and Wright scored inside to get the hosts within 10-11. Olivero followed a triple with a basket, Kuzminskas added a layup while Maceina scored again to give Siauliai a 15-22 margin. Even when Haluk Yildirim fed Dudley for an easy basket and soon added his trademark triple, Olivero kept Siaulai ahead, 21-27, after 10 minutes. Grant scored from downtown to give the guests their biggest margin, 22-30. Dudley and Tutky Acik fueled a 13-2 run that gave Turk Telekom its first lead, 35-32. Another three-pointer by Yildirim and a layup-plus-foul by Wright extended the hosts' lead to 41-34. Marius Prekevicius, Olivero and a layup by Kuzminskas helped Siauliai to tie the game, 43-43. A triple by Baris Ozcan and a three-point play by Dudley made Turk Telekom regain the lead, 49-45, at halftime. Dudley kept pacing Turk Telekom after the break, but free throws by Zavackas, a close basket by Kuzminskas and a three-pointer by Olivero got Siauliai within 57-55. Chris Williams answered from downtown but an unstoppable Kuzminskas and another three-pointer by Olivero completed Siauliai's comeback, 65-66. Williams and Wright fueled a 9-0 run that made Turk Telekom regain the lead, 74-68, after 30 minutes. A 7-0 run that Ozcan capped with a triple gave Turk Telekom a 86-79 margin with 4 minutes to go. Kuzminskas and Grant stepped up with consecutive baskets, while Zavackas scored from downtown for a 88-86 deficit. Wright hit free throws but a foul shot by Zavackas and a triple by the ever-present Olivero took the game to overtime, 90-90, as Prekevicius had a block on Dudley in the final play of regulation.

Siauliai did not lead in the extra period, but Prekevicius scored off a steal while Zavackas added free throws for a 94-94 tie. El-Amin followed a basket with a key three-pointer to put Turk Telekom ahead for good, 99-96. Grant made 1-for-2 free throws and Dudley copied him for a 100-97 score already in the final 45 seconds. Grant had a critical turnovers while El-Amin sealed the outcome from the foul line, 102-97, as the final free throws by Zavackas were too little, too late for Siauliai.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Referees: BACHAR, SHMUEL (ISR), MARICIC,SASA (SRB), ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS (GRE)
Attendance: 2500
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GULER, MURATCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 AKPINAR, MUTLU 7:17   0/1 0/1         2         2   -2
7 WRIGHT, MICHAEL 31:40 30 12/13   6/9 2 6 8 1 1 3     3 7 37
8 GOKTAS, MURAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 YARANGÜME, BEKIR 6:20     0/1     1 1           2   -2
11 ACIK, TUTKU 35:01 7 1/4 1/5 2/2       4   2     3 2 1
12 OZCAN, BARIS 21:41 7   2/5 1/2   2 2 2   1     3 1 4
14 YILDIRIM, HALUK 31:23 9 1/1 2/6 1/2   3 3 6 1 2 1   3 1 11
15 DUDLEY, ERWIN 27:18 22 9/10   4/7 3 5 8   1 1 3 1 4 4 28
21 OREN, ADEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 EL-AMIN, KHALID 33:18 15 3/9 2/5 3/4 1 1 2 6 1 1   2 4 2 9
33 WILLIAMS, CHRIS 31:02 12 4/6 1/1 1/4 3 6 9 5 3 2   1 2 5 24
Team                     1         -1
Totals 225:00 102 30/44 8/24 18/30 9 24 33 26 7 13 4 4 26 22 109
        68.2% 33.3% 60%
Head coach: SUNTER, ERCUMENT
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
Siauliai
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MACEINA, GEDIMINAS 26:22 13 5/6 1/1     2 2 1 1 2     3 2 13
5 RINKEVICIUS, TOMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 RUIKIS, MANTAS 11:45     0/1     1 1                
9 MASIULIS, ARTURAS 12:43 6 3/5       1 1       1   4   2
10 VAICIUNAS, ROLANDAS 1:49   0/1                   1 1   -3
11 KUZMINSKAS, SAULIUS 29:34 16 7/9   2/4 2 7 9 4   2 2   5 2 22
13 KIEZA, AURIMAS 7:27     0/1             1     1 1 -2
14 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 33:27 19 2/3 2/6 9/10 1 3 4 2 1 2     2 6 22
15 GRANT, ANTONIO 39:45 13 2/4 1/3 6/8   4 4   1     1   10 21
22 OLIVERO, JOSE 36:22 23 6/8 3/5 2/5   2 2 1 1 1   1 4 2 16
24 PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 25:46 9 2/3 1/2 2/4   1 1 7 2 3 1 1 2 3 13
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 225:00 99 27/39 8/19 21/31 4 21 25 15 6 12 4 4 22 26 104
        69.2% 42.1% 67.7%
Head coach: KUNCAITIS, ROBERTAS
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