2006-07Top 16Round 2
February 22, 2007 CET: 19:15
Local time: 20:15 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
Rashid Atkins - Prokom Trefl Prokom Trefl Sopot held on for a thrilling 67-71 overtime win against Efes Pilsen in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday to climb back into the battle for a spot in the Quarterfinal Playoffs from Group F. Prokom improved to 1-1 and now shares second place with Winterthur FC Barcelona, while Efes dropped to 0-2. The game looked to have been won by the Polish champs several times. First Prokom built a seemingly insurmountable 16-point lead in the fourth quarter, but a three-point barrage by Drew Nicholas and Antonio Granger accounted for a 12-1 run that carried the hosts back. Prokom also had the ball on the last play of regulation. Michael Andersen drove to the hoop for a slam at the buzzer, allowing his team to celebrate. However, after reviewing the play on the TV monitors, the referees ruled that the ball was still in the center's hands when the horn sounded and waived off the basket. But Prokom didn't break in overtime either and earned its first ever win against Efes after losing in eight previous tries – all in the last three seasons. Rashid Atkins led Prokom with 16 points – including 4 clutch free throws in the final minute. Filip Dylewicz matched a career-high with 15, Huseyin Besok posted 14 and Andersen finished with 11. Nicholas led Efes with 18 and Marcus Haislip added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in defeat.

Prokom Trefl got off to a fast start with Atkins, whose 5 points – including a three-pointer – gave Prokom a 1-7 lead after 2-and-a-half minutes. But Efes didn’t waste any time in stopping the visitors and taking control of the game. Horace Jenkins made two of three free throws midway through the opening period to cap an 8-1 run and give Efes the lead. Prokom continued to move the ball faster on offense, but kept on missing, while Efes put pressure on its opponent inside via Haislip. Cuneyt Erden’s missile from 10 meters ended the first quarter with the hosts ahead 16-11.

Marcus Haislip - Efes PilsenProkom started the second quarter on fire. Back-to-back layup plus free throws from Andersen and a jumper from Dylewicz accounted for a 0-8 run and a 3-point lead for the visitors. Antonio Granger, fresh in for Mustafa Abi, hit a three-pointer from the right corner to tie the game again at 19-19. But despite the strong efforts on defense, Efes missed attempts one after another at the other end as Prokom extended the lead to 5 points through Christian Dalmau's three. Prokom continued to take advantage of Efes's offensive struggles as Atkins's triple extended the lead to 21-31. Efes added a point from Jenkins's free throw, but Dylewicz gave Prokom an 11-point lead. In the final minutes of the half, Efes was able to cut the deficit as a Marcus Haislip alley-oop made it 26-33 at halftime.

Prokom continued to control the tempo in the third quarter while Efes threw up panic shots and kept missing as well. Dylewicz's three midway through the period gave the visitors a 12-point lead. Atkins then hit a jumper from the post as the 24-second clock sounded to make it 30-44. The hosts tried to stop Prokom with a half-court zone press, but the visitors were in good shape and didn’t let up, cruising to a 39-50 lead after 30 minutes.

Filip  Dylewicz - Prokom TreflAfter a pair of jumpers at the end of the last quarter, Besok rocked Efes at the start of the fourth quarter, too. His three-pointer two-and-a-half minutes in was followed by a Donatas Slanina jumper, which gave Prokom its biggest lead of the night, 41-57. But then Efes roared back. Granger got things started with a three, Nicholas hit two more and Granger added another three to complete a 12-1 run and get within 53-58. With less than three minutes remaining, Haislip cut it to 59-60 from the line, but Andersen’s single free throw put the visiting side up 2. Cenk Akyol tied the game at 61-61 with 1:22 on the clock. Both sides then missed crucial shots one after another. After Cenk Akyol missed a three-pointer with 19 seconds remaining, Prokom had one last chance. Andersen had the ball and moved inside from the baseline and threw down a slam as the horn sounded. The basket was at first awarded, but the referees reviewed the play according to Euroleague by-laws approved in the last year concerning instant replays that apply to end-of-game circumstances. After watching the replay on the court-side monitors, the referees ruled that the ball was still in the center's hands when the buzzer went off and they waived off the basket. And the game went into overtime tied at 61-61.

Efes had the first lead in the overtime when Nicholas made one of two free throws. Prokom answered with Dylewicz, but Nicholas hit a three to lead Efes to a 65-63 lead. However a determined side from Sopot used layups by Besok and Dylewicz and Atkins's free throws to make it 65-69. Haislip's dunk in the waning seconds didn’t change anything and Atkins hit another pair of free throws to seal the score at 67-71 for Prokom.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Gökhan Türe, Istanbul
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Referees: ZACHARA, IVAN (CZE), JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), TAURINO, PAOLO (ITA)
Attendance: 7000
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Efes Pilsen161013226
Prokom Trefl Sopot1122171110
End of Quarter1234Extra 1
Efes Pilsen1626396167
Prokom Trefl Sopot1133506171
Efes Pilsen
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 NICHOLAS, DREW 36:00 18 2/4 3/9 5/7   3 3     3     2 5 11
6 AKIN, FIKRET CAN 6:30     0/3     1 1 1           1  
8 PRKACIN, NIKOLA 15:30 4 2/5     1 3 4 1 2 2     4 1 3
10 ABI, MUSTAFA 24:00 4 0/2 1/3 1/2 1 3 4     2     2 2 1
11 ERDEN, CUNEYT 10:45 3   1/3     1 1           1   1
12 GONLUM, KEREM 29:00 8 3/6   2/2 5 5 10 1 1       2 3 18
13 HAISLIP, MARCUS 29:30 12 5/9 0/4 2/2 3 7 10     1 4   3 1 15
14 HERSEK, BARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 JENKINS, HORACE 15:30 5 0/2 0/1 5/7   2 2 2   3     3 3 1
21 GRANGER, ANTONIO 25:45 9 0/1 3/6     3 3   1 1     1 2 9
23 KUQO, ERMAL 16:00 2 1/3 0/1   1 3 4   2 3     1 1 2
41 AKYOL, CENK 16:30 2 0/1 0/4 2/2   1 1 1         2 1 -2
Team                                
Totals 225:00 67 13/33 8/34 17/22 11 32 43 6 6 15 4 0 21 20 59
        39.4% 23.5% 77.3%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
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
Prokom Trefl Sopot
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 HUKIC, JASMIN 23:45 4 1/4 0/1 2/4 1 6 7 1         2 1 5
5 ATKINS, RASHID 32:15 16 3/8 2/3 4/5 1 2 3 2 1       3 5 17
7 MASIULIS, TOMAS 16:00   0/1 0/1     3 3 1         1   1
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP 29:15 15 6/9 1/3   1 6 7 2   2   1     16
9 DALMAU, CHRISTIAN 25:00 5 1/4 1/3     4 4 2 1 4     5 2  
10 WOJCIK, ADAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 19:15 14 5/9 1/2 1/4 2 4 6     1     1 2 12
13 SLANINA, DONATAS 41:15 6 2/6 0/4 2/2   2 2 2 2     1 3 4 4
14 ANDERSEN, MICHAEL 25:45 11 4/11   3/4 1 2 3 1 3     2 2 7 13
15 PACESAS, TOMAS 12:30     0/1         4   1     3   -1
20 FRANK, RAFAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1               1
Totals 225:00 71 22/52 5/18 12/19 7 29 36 15 7 8 0 4 20 21 68
        42.3% 27.8% 63.2%
Head coach: KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
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Head Coaches

MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Efes Pilsen
"There's nothing much to say about this game. We weren't able to show anything good for basketball. We played really bad. I cannot find any word to describe the game. This is a loss which was not on our plans. Every loss means a damage for our target. Now our chances in the group are in real danger."
KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"We had the complex of Efes before and we are very happy that we beat our complex tonight. We played a very hard game and I think we deserved to win tonight. Efes is a very big team and they showed that by coming back from 16 points in the last quarter. This is our first win in the Top 16 and that makes us happier than ever. At the end of the regular time, the referees firt showed that we won the game but then they changed the result. That was a correct decision. But those kind of things are possible in sports."

Players

GONLUM, KEREM
Efes Pilsen
"It's really like a kind of nightmare for us. We still cannot believe that we lost the game. We really had a disastrous three periods and realized that we were losing the game in the middle of the last quarter. We did everything we could to turn the game back and managed to go into overtime. But the things went bad also in the overtime and we lost in a sudden. There's nothing to say but we are really so sorry about the way we played tonight. This is not the real Efes Pilsen. We will try to find our way in the next matches."
BESOK, HUSEYIN
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"It was an excellent but also a very interesting game for us. The decision of the referees, letting the game to go into the overtime in the end of the regular time was correct. If we had lost the game, it would have been really sad. It's really an excellent win for us against Efes in their homecourt. We will try to do evertying we can in the rest of the games. We have three games at home, so it means that we have a good chance for the quarterfinals. Of course, it's hard but we will try to make a surprise."
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