2013-14Regular SeasonRound 6
November 20, 2013 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Andrew Goudelock - Unics Kazan (photo unics.ru)In a sentimental game that started with a minute of silence to honor the victims of the plane crash that took place in Kazan just a few days earlier, hosting Unics had to wait until the final period to pull away and defeat Maccabi Haifa Bazan by 79-58 on Wedensday. The win lifts Unics to a 6-0 record in Group G and remains the undefeated leader and almost becaomes a Last 32 team. On the other hand, Maccabi stop its winning streak and drops to 4-2. The game was balanced throughout the first 30 minutes, but after that, Unics pulled a 15-3 run in the first 8 minutes of the last period that sealed the deal. Andrew Goudelock led the winners again with 18 points, Ian Vougioukas added 12 and Luke Harangody posted 10. Brian Randle led the winners with 17 points and Donta Smith flirted with the triple-double again with his 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.

Maccabi Haifa started well first with a 0-4 and then progressing to a 2-6, but Unics replied with a good run of its own, 9-2, capped by Luke Harangody's layup for 11-8. The game was pretty much balanced by this point as neither team managed to build important leads when the clock hit the 10-minute mark with a 24-20 Unics edge. Ian Vougioukas emerged as an offensive option for the hosts under the glass, while Maccabi relied on Donta Smith to keep the pace, as he scored free throws for 30-29. With great balance in all stats aspects of the game, save for a 21-15 in rebounds for Unics, the game advanced to the halftime break with a 41-36 edge for the hosts as Vougioukas and Smith were still the stars of the show. The second half saw Unics start with an 8-0 run, including two threes, for a double-digit lead, 51-36, to which Maccabi Haifa replied with its own 0-12 burst capped by Ike Ofoegbu's free throw, 51-48. However, it would be only Unics until the end of the third with another 9-0 run for 60-48 after 30 minutes. In the last quarter, points cam in scarce on both sides, but Unics still managed to enlarge the lead a little more to 15 points and beyond and when Kostas Kaimakoglou his the bucket for 70-51 and 4 minutes to go, it looked like Unics would take the win and the suspicion was only confirmed with the final buzzer and the 79-58.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Referees: NURAN, RUSTU (TUR), PAPAPETROU, PETROS (GRE), HORDOV, TOMISLAV (CRO)
Attendance: 3500 (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 McKEE, TYWAIN 20:10 8 2/4 0/5 4/4   1 1 3     1 1 4 4 5
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 26:47 3 0/4 1/3     1 1 3   2       2 1
7 HARANGODY, LUKE 21:20 10 2/4 2/5   5 5 10 1 1 1     2 1 15
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 16:29 7 3/3   1/1 1 3 4 1     1   4 1 10
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 16:00 12 6/9     2 1 3   1 3 1   4 2 9
17 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY 2:35                              
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 22:26 8 1/4 1/4 3/4   5 5   1       1 3 9
30 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 24:38 18 4/9 2/4 4/4 1 1 2 5 1 2     1 6 22
31 EIDSON, CHUCK 21:09 8 2/5 1/2 1/1 1 5 6 4 1 1     1 1 14
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 24:46 3 0/1 1/3   3 4 7 1 4   1   4 2 11
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM 3:40 2 1/1                     2    
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 79 21/44 8/26 13/14 14 28 42 18 9 9 4 1 23 22 99
        47.7% 30.8% 92.9%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
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
Maccabi Haifa Bazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KOKIA, URI 15:57 5 1/3   3/6 1 3 4     1 1   3 3 4
6 SMITH, DONTA 35:50 13 3/8 0/1 7/8   11 11 5 2 4   1 4 7 22
7 CHUBREVICH, ALEX DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 YIVZORI, DAGAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 ROTH, MORAN 30:45 7 1/4 1/2 2/3   1 1 5   5     2 4 5
10 CUBILLAN, DAVID 31:52 4 2/3 0/2         2 1 1   1 3   -1
11 REIS, BEN 19:59 3 0/1 1/3     3 3 2 1       1 1 6
12 ARIELY, LIRAZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 KOZIKARO, IDO 5:15 2 1/3       1 1           2   -1
14 BER AVEN, TOMER 1:34                              
15 RANDLE, BRIAN 31:27 17 6/7 1/1 2/5 2 3 5     4   1 4 3 12
21 OFOEGBU, IKE 27:21 7 1/3 1/4 2/6 2 3 5 2   2   1 3 5 4
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 58 15/32 4/13 16/28 6 27 33 16 4 17 1 4 22 23 54
        46.9% 30.8% 57.1%
Head coach: FRANCO, DANNY

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Unics Kazan
"It seemed that we were somewhat sleepy at the start, doing not so good both offensively and defensively and couldn’t keep up to the game’s tempo. It took us almost one quarter to recover and return to our usual game. Our opponents are pretty strong. They have lost just three games this season – one of them in the [Israeli League] and the other two to our team. Today we managed to show our team’s spirit, which led us to the win."
FRANCO, DANNY
Maccabi Haifa Bazan
"I congratulate Unics on the win. We lacked persistence all game long. We did pretty well in some aspects of the game, but that was not enough to win. We suffered a number of mistakes in defense, while Unics was much better in offensive rebounds. We didn’t cope with the best players of Unics. Our opponents ran the game, and we couldn’t cut the difference."

Players

KOKIA, URI
Maccabi Haifa Bazan
"We faced a high-level team. We fought and succeeded to make a comeback in the third, but we couldn't stop them at the end. We've had some good wins and now we need to raise our heads."
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