2006-07Regular SeasonRound 13
January 25, 2007 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU BLAUGRANA
Theo Papaloukas - CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow double-stamped its Group C title by rallying to defeat second-place Winterthur FCB 70-78 on the road in Barcelona on Thursday despite missing two starters. CSKA's 10th consecutive victory raised its record to 12-1, best in the entire Euroleague. Barcelona dropped to 8-5 and a likely second-level seeding in the upcoming Top 16 Draw. After trailing by 16 at haltime, CSKA used a 7-19 third quarter to get back in the game. J.R.Holden helped cap the rally by putting CSKA ahead late in the fourth quarter before Jaka Lakovic banged a triple on the buzzer for Barcelona to force overtime at 65-65. A 0-7 surge midway through the extra session sealed the victory for CSKA, who played without its leading scorer, Matjaz Smodis, and defender, David Vanterpool. Holden led the winners with 18 points, while David Andersen had 15, Theo Papaloukas 14 and 9 assists. Trajan Langdon added 12 points and Thomas Van Den Spiegel had 10 for CSKA. Lakovic was the hosts' best scorer with 13 points, while Juan Carlos Navarro added 11 and Gianluca Basile 10.

Langdon posted a quick jumper to start the game, and he soon added a three-point play for a 0-5 CSKA lead in 90 seconds. The pace was fast, but only when the ball reached Denis Marconato's hands did Barcelona score, as he found 4 points in a row. A long hook and added free throw by Aleksey Savrasenko made it 4-8. Both teams ran a lot as Lakovic and Papaloukas traded buckets. CSKA pulled Andersen from the paint to hit a five-meter jumper. Lakovic started to get his touch, too. His next basket and the first by Rodrigo De la Fuente made it 11-12. Fran Vazquez put the hosts ahead for the first time with free throws, 13-12, and soon slammed over youngster Andrei Voroncevich. Barca was on fire now as Navarro hit on triple to seal an 8-2 run and a 19-14 lead. After a free throw by Holden, Navarro bombed from the arc again and closed the first quarter with free throws for a 24-17 score.

Papaloukas and Michalis Kakiouzis started the scoring race in the second quarter. A Kakiouzis dunk upped the lead to 28-19 but soon Anton Ponkrashov fed Andersen underneath for a basket. Roko-Leni Ukic's triple sent Barcelona's lead over 10 points to 32-21. The hosts managed to break CSKA's defense again and again with passes and cuts, while the visitors' offense suffered. Roger Grimau blasted a three-pointer for Barcelona as the crowd got noise, but Van Den Spiegel quieted them with an easy layup. Basile put in 4 consecutive points, including a fastbreak, and Kakiouzis registered a big block on Langdon as Barcelona ruled the boards by a 22-11 margin after 19 minutes. When Lakovic downed another layup, Barcelona took a 43-27 advantage into halftime.

Fran Vazquez - Winterthur FCBAndersen opened the second half with CSKA's first triple after eight attempts, and Papaloukas followed with the second. Savrasenko's layup made it an 0-8 run as the visitors pulled within 43-35. De la Fuente stopped the bleeding for Barcelona with a hook, but Papaloukas answered for CSKA, whose run hit 2-12 when Van den Spiegel slammed. Holden poured it on with another triple as the difference closed all the way to 42-45. Ukic got a free throw from the hosts, but CSKA scored again on a fastbreak. Basile hit the long turnaround jumper that Van den Spiegel matches with free throws to help CSKA stay close at, 48-46. Basile hit free throws and Papaloukas fed Nikita Kourbanov as the quarter ended with Barcelona clinging to a 50-48 edge.

With some effort, Jordi Trias managed to score to open the final quarter for Barcelona, but Langdon made it look easy converting Papaloukas's sixth assist. The action slowed until Holden blasted a triple to make it a one-point game, 54-53. Vazquez saved Barcelona this time, blocking Van den Spiegel's shot and scoring to make it 56-53, but Papaloukas was waiting with a triple to tie at 56-56. The game entered its last 4 minutes with Lakovic's long jumper and another block by Vazquez on Van den Spiegel as the hosts went up 60-56. Soon, however, Holden uncorked another triple to put CSKA ahead for the first time since the game's opening minutes, 60-61. When Barcelona missed its next shot, Holden did it again, blasting another from downtown to make it 60-63. With 9 seconds to go, Lakovic scored free throws to make it 62-63 and Barca fouled fast. Free throws by Andersen made it 62-65 with eight seconds to go, but Lakovic stepped up in the last second from seven meters to hit the three-pointer that tied the game at 65-65 after regulation time.

Navarro finally scored again to open the extra session but Papaloukas replied fast for CSKA. Van den Spiegel fed Andersen for a jumper, and when Langdon posted a three-pointer it looked like CSKA was starting to control the game, 68-72. CSKA played by heart as new baskets by Holden and Van den Spiegel made it 68-76. Marconato replied going into the last minute, but Andersen did the same to secure CSKA's new road win by 70-78.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
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Referees: SUDEK, PETR (SVK), PUKL,SASA (SLO), SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA)
Attendance: 4636
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Winterthur FC Barcelona24197155
CSKA Moscow1710211713
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Winterthur FC Barcelona2443506570
CSKA Moscow1727486578
Winterthur FC Barcelona
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 BASILE, GIANLUCA 30:30 10 3/5 0/5 4/4 3 2 5 1 2     1 1 3 12
8 TRIAS, JORDI 9:30 2 1/2               1          
9 MARCONATO, DENIS 19:00 7 3/3   1/2 2 2 4 1   2     4 1 6
10 LAKOVIC, JAKA 32:00 13 4/8 1/4 2/2 1 3 4 4   3   1 3 2 9
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 32:15 11 1/6 2/6 3/4 2 3 5 2 1 1   2 2 6 10
12 MONCASI, ALBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DE LA FUENTE, RODRIGO 14:45 5 2/2   1/2   1 1 1   1     1 1 5
17 VAZQUEZ, FRAN 30:30 6 2/7   2/3 2 6 8   1 2 2   2 3 10
20 KAKIOUZIS, MICHAILIS 31:00 6 3/7 0/4   3 7 10     2 3 1 4 1 5
21 UKIC, ROKO 13:00 5 0/1 1/1 2/4   1 1 3   2     1 3 6
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 12:30 5 1/2 1/1   1 1 2 1   2   1 1 1 4
Team             3 3               3
Totals 225:00 70 20/43 5/21 15/21 14 29 43 13 4 16 5 6 19 21 70
        46.5% 23.8% 71.4%
Head coach: IVANOVIC, DUSKO
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
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 37:45 14 4/7 2/3   1 6 7 9   4     3 3 22
5 KURBANOV, NIKITA 18:15 2 1/3     1 2 3         1 2    
10 HOLDEN, J.R. 32:00 18 4/7 3/10 1/2 1   1 1 2 1   1 1 2 10
11 PASHUTIN, ZAKHAR 5:00                   1 1   1   -1
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID 37:00 15 4/9 1/3 4/4 2 3 5 1 1   1     4 20
14 SAVRASENKO, ALEKSEY 15:30 5 2/3   1/3           1     2 3 2
15 KASHIROV, ANATOLY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 22:00 2 1/2       2 2 1 1 1     3   1
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 2:00                   1     1   -2
21 LANGDON, TRAJAN 31:15 12 4/8 1/5 1/1   7 7 2 3 1   1 4 3 13
22 VAN DEN SPIEGEL, TOMAS 24:15 10 4/8   2/2 2 6 8 2 1 1 4 2 4 4 18
Team             1 1   1           2
Totals 225:00 78 24/47 7/21 9/12 7 27 34 16 9 11 6 5 21 19 85
        51.1% 33.3% 75%
Head coach: MESSINA, ETTORE
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Head Coaches

IVANOVIC, DUSKO
Winterthur FC Barcelona
"Same old story. We have to learn that games last for 40 minutes, not only the first 20. We were soft again in the third quarter. We tried to react but we didn't find solutions to our bad offensive play. I don't care about not being the best second, last year we qualified for the Top 16 as fifth in our group and we reached the Final Four. The most important thing is the rivals you meet in the Top 16, not our seed in the draw."
MESSINA, ETTORE
CSKA Moscow
"In these cases normally it's half anf half: one team plays well and the other not. We played worse in the first half and Barca did great, while in the second half things just turned around. We took a big win against a motivated team. Being first in our group is not that important. Last year we were not a top seed and we won the title. There were no magic formulas at the break in the lockerroom, we just analyzed the game to face it from another perspective. My players are a great group also, they always want to play and do their best on court."

Players

VAZQUEZ, FRAN
Winterthur FC Barcelona
"We have to work hard on this problem. I can't explain what happens to us in the third quarters. We have to fix that. We played well in the first half, we were better than CSKA, the Euroleague champs. However, after the break we just disappeared. Maybe we relaxed because we saw we had a good cushion. I dont know. The only truth is that we went down in the second half."
ANDERSEN, DAVID
CSKA Moscow
"It was a good game, fun to play. We played a bad first half and we missed two players such as Vanterpool and Smodis. We trailed and then got nervous. However we reacted in the second half and reacted both in offense and defense. It was a big shot by Lakovic in the end. It was not an easy shot but maybe we didn't do everything we could to stop it."
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