2006-07Regular SeasonRound 2
November 01, 2006 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 LAND ROVER ARENA
Henry Domercant - Olympiacos Olympiacos Piraeus took at least a share of the Group A lead on Wednesday with a convincing win over Climamio Bologna, 86-93, at Land Rover Arena in Bologna, Italy. Henry Domercant scored 29 points to lead coach Pini Gershon's side to its second win and first on the road. Olympiacos controlled the tempo and denied Climamio’s attempts to rally. The visitors took a 14-20 lead in the first period and never trailed afterwards, despite numerous Climamio runs. Steffen Hamann fed David Bluthenthal on a backdoor to make it 45-46 early in the third quarter, but Domercant and Olympiacos responded with an 0-7 spurt to take control for good. Sofoklis Schortsianitis dominated underneath with 17 points and 7 rebounds in 16 minutes, while Alex Acker scored 11 and grabbed 8 boards, while Andrija Zizic finished with 11, Panagiotis Vassilopoulos 9 points and 10 rebounds and Scoonie Penn 8 points and 6 assists. Preston Shumpert led Climamio with 21 points, while Vasco Evtimov added 16 points and 8 rebounds. Marco Belinelli and Kristaps Janicenoks had 10 each.

Shumpert got Climamio going with a jumper, which was matched by Vassilopoulos on the other end. Belinelli hit a pair of foul shots before Acker attacked the Climamio zone with a corner triple and Zizic made a long jumper to give the visitors a 4-7 lead. Back-to-back jumpers by Shumpert and Bluthenthal sparked a 7-2 Climamio run, which Belinelli capped with a three-pointer to make it 11-9. Olympiacos, however, fed the ball inside as Zizic scored easy baskets while Domercant drove the lane twice, pushing the guests to 14-20 and forcing Bologna boss Fabrizio Frates to call timeout. After Vassilopoulos dunked on a fastbreak, a three-pointer by Belinelli and a layup from Shumpert brought Climamio within 3, but Domercant froze the crowd with a buzzer-beater triple that gave Olympiacos a 19-25 lead after 10 minutes.

Shumpert continued to score as the second period got underway with consecutive three-pointers that helped Climamio get within 27-29. Schortsianitis became a factor, drawing fouls, nailing free throws and scoring in a one-on-one situation against Bologna’s Evtimov. Olympiacos's lead grew to 27-34 midway through the quarter. An offensive rebounds by Evtimov revived Climamio, but Schortsianits made him pay again as the visitors extended their lead to 30-38 on a Damir Mulaomerovic jumper. Acker’s three-pointer pushed Olympiacos to 32-41, before Climamio answered with 5 quick points from Daniele Cavaliero and Evtimov to trim the gap to 4. Domercant, however, made an easy layup to help give Olympiacos a 38-43 halftime advantage.

Climamio rode on the back of Hamann in the beginning of third quarter. After Vassilopoulos's three-pointer, Hamann scored a jumper, fed Cavaliero for a corner triple and found a Bluthenthal’s backdoor cut to bring Climamio within 45-46. Olympiacos focused and came back with an 0-7 spurt, fueled by Domercant's huge three-pointer and capped by a Zizic layup. Shumpert and Bluthenthal broke the hosts’ drought, but Domercant finished a fastbreak and made it 49-55 midway through the period. Stefano Mancinelli came off the bench to push Climamio to 53-56, but Olympiacos now ruled under the boards and started to run. Fastbreaks by Vassilopoulos and Schortsianitis, who dunked, lifted the Reds before another Domercant three-pointer push the Olympiacos lead to 11 points. Mancinelli, however, nailed a triple which limited the damage to 58-66 after 30 minutes.

Olympiacos opened the fourth quarter looking to seal the win. Domercant’s put-back dunk and Schortsianitis’s power moves helped the visitors increase the lead to 59-73. Another fastbreak dunk from "Baby Shaq" made the rim shake, as it became clear which direction the game was headed in. Free throws from Zizic made it 61-77 with six minutes to play. Domercant’s fourth three-pointer of the night re-established a 16-point edge. Hamann, though, continued to fight for the home team, making foul shots during a 9-2 Climamio run, which Janicenoks capped with a triple, making it 73-82 with three minutes to play. Olympiacos tried to take valuable time off the clock, but suffered turnovers, which Evtimov exploited with a layup to close the gap to 7. However, after three scoreless minutes, Penn made four straight foul shots and drew Hamann’s fifth foul, signaling the home team's end and allowing the Reds to celebrate their second straight Euroleague win.
Thursday, November 2, 2006
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Referees: ARTEAGA, JUAN CARLOS; SUTULOVIC, ZORAN; GARCIA, JOSE RAMON
Attendance: 4720
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Climamio Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 EDNEY, TYUS 16:30   0/4 0/2   1 1 2 2   1   1   1 -3
6 MANCINELLI, STEFANO 11:00 5 1/5 1/2   1 1 2     1   2 1   -2
7 SHUMPERT, PRESTON 32:00 21 7/11 2/5 1/1 2 1 3 1 2 3     2 1 16
9 HAMANN, STEFFEN 18:00 8 1/2 0/2 6/6   2 2 4 2 1     5 5 12
10 CAVALIERO, DANIELE 17:00 6 0/1 2/3         2 1       4 2 5
11 EVTIMOV, VASSIL 17:00 16 5/6   6/11 4 4 8   3 1     4 7 23
12 JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 14:00 10 1/3 2/2 2/2 1   1 2 1 1     2 2 11
13 BLU, DAVID 28:00 8 3/7 0/1 2/2 2 1 3   2 3     4 1 2
14 RESS, TOMAS 6:00     0/1     1 1                
15 THOMAS, JAMES 23:00 2 1/2     1 7 8 1   2 2   5 1 6
23 BELINELLI, MARCO 17:30 10 1/4 2/4 2/2           2   1   2 4
32 FULTZ, ROBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 2 5   3           8
Totals 200:00 86 20/45 9/22 19/24 15 20 35 12 14 15 2 4 27 22 82
        44.4% 40.9% 79.2%
Head coach: FRATES, FABRIZIO
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
Olympiacos
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PENN, SCOONIE 32:00 8 1/6 0/3 6/6 1 2 3 6   3   1 2 7 10
5 PAPAMAKARIOS, MANOLIS 3:00                         1   -1
6 ACKER, ALEX 35:45 11 2/10 2/3 1/2 4 4 8 1 3 4     2 3 10
8 ZIZIC, ANDRIJA 20:30 11 4/7   3/3 1 1 2   2 2   1 4 3 8
9 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 HARISSIS, CHRISTOS 4:30           1 1           1    
12 BARLOS, NIKOS 9:00           1 1 1 1   1   2 1 3
13 VASILOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS 29:15 9 3/8 1/2   2 8 10 1 2 1 3   4 2 16
14 STACK, RYAN 3:45 2 1/2               1     1   -1
21 SCHORTSANITIS, SOFOKLIS 15:30 17 6/9   5/9 4 3 7   1 1     2 6 21
22 MULAOMEROVIC, DAMIR 11:00 6 1/1   4/6   1 1   1 1       3 8
44 DOMERCANT, HENRY 35:45 29 7/8 4/7 3/4 2 2 4 2 2 1     3 2 30
Team           4 2 6   4           10
Totals 200:00 93 25/51 7/15 22/30 18 25 43 11 16 14 4 2 22 27 114
        49% 46.7% 73.3%
Head coach: GERSHON, PINI
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Head Coaches

FRATES, FABRIZIO
Climamio Bologna
"You can't be happy when you lose. But we have to be honest because Olympiacos deserved the win showing a deep bench and an higher value compared to us. They had different goals as they are showing they want to make it to the Final Four. We played a vigorous game, going down many times, but finding the way to stay close. But they are a great team and they don't make mistakes in the key possessions. Even if we are 0-2, we have to look forward because tonight we made right steps forward."
GERSHON, PINI
Olympiacos
"My compliments to Climamio. They're a good team, especially at home, where they won’t be an easy opponents for anybody. It was the third important game in a row – Tau, Panathinaikos and Climamio. The pressure we had was the reason why we didn’t ice the game before. To be even stronger, our team has to play good quarter by quarter. In fact, when we were up by 16, I told the players to play like we would be down by 16. Losing the Greek League game with Panathinaikos gave us a psychological shock, but I'm satisfied for what we have done here. Ending with 114 evaluation points is not easy in the Euroleague."

Players

CAVALIERO, DANIELE
Climamio Bologna
"We have just one way out: work, work, work. In the first half, we played a good game against one of the best teams in Europe. In the third quarter, we missed too many shots and we struggled against their tempo. We have to stay together, playing hard. Otherwise, it will be even more difficult."
SHUMPERT, PRESTON
Climamio Bologna
"All the players are working hard to overcome this bad moment. Tonight we tried but Olympiacos proved they’re stronger than us. They did it in all the parts of the game - key plays, rebounding, defense. We expect other difficult games, but we have to fight and start to win in order to gain confidence."
MULAOMEROVIC, DAMIR
Olympiacos
"This second win is very important for us. Climamio has a lot of great players and they will improve during the season, so I don’t know how many teams will win in this arena. We are very motivated at this moment and if we continue this way, we could go far. The key of the game was our mentality. We started aggressive and we stopped any of their runs, finishing the job in the last quarter. I'm always happy to come back in Bologna, where the fans remember my season here. I will always remember them."
DOMERCANT, HENRY
Olympiacos
"I think we definitely controlled the game all night long. We have great point guards who took good decisions and found the way to give shooters the rhythm. I exploited this scoring a lot. I’m playing good but the reason is the team. Scoonie [Penn], Mula and Alex [Acker] knows how to let a team play and how to choose the right screens. We always talk a lot in order to find the chemistry. Playing for Pini is a great experience. You learn something new every day."
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