2012-13Top 16Round 10
March 08, 2013 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKÇI SPORTS HALL

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
65.7 Points 75.6
33.2 Rebounds 33.3
11.2 O. Rebounds 10.3
21.9 D. Rebounds 23.0
12.1 Assists 14.8
5.9 Steals 5.4
3.2 Blocks 2.3
14.5 Turnovers 12.9
47.7 % 2PT 50.3 %
31.0 % 3PT 35.9 %
65.9 % FT 76.9 %
61.7 Index 78.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.2 / Jerrells Points 13.2 / Lampe
5.5 / Markota Rebounds 6.2 / Lampe
2.2 / Falker OR 1.9 / Lampe
3.9 / Markota DR 4.3 / Lampe
2.9 / Jerrells Assists 4.7 / Heurtel
1.1 / Jerrells Steals 1.1 / Bjelica, N.
1.2 / Vidmar Blocks 0.6 / Nocioni
2.2 / Jerrells Turnovers 2.3 / Heurtel
61.9 % / Vidmar 2PT 75.0 % / Cabezas
38.5 % / Jerrells 3PT 50.0 % / Oleson
100.0 % / Akin FT 95.5 % / Cabezas
14.1 / Jerrells Index 13.2 / Lampe

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-9 Top 16 4-5
5-5 Regular Season 4-6
5-14 Overall 8-11

Referees

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia
Referee
RYZHYK, BORYS, Ukraine
Umpire
KOROMILAS, ELIAS, Greece

The Take

Two teams in desperate need of a win will clash in Istanbul on Friday when Besiktas JK hosts Caja Laboral Vitoria. Besiktas is winless in the Top 16, but will be sure to give a maximum effort to reward its loyal fans with a another impressive result in its debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign. Vitoria has dropped five in a row, but since it started the Top 16 hot, Coach Zan Tabak’s team sports a 4-5 record and still has a real shot at a playoffs berth. Caja Laboral walloped Besiktas 77-51 in January led by Maciej Lampe’s double-double.

Besiktas limps into the game with a banged up backcourt, as Daniel Ewing has been out for over a week and is doubtful to participate. In his absence, Fikret Can Akin and Tutku Acik will take turns running the attack and defending Vitoria’s playmaking duo of Thomas Heurtel and Omar Cook. If Ewing is sidelined, the scoring abilities of Ricky Minard, Serhat Cetin and Patrick Christopher will all be tested. Moreover, with the likes of Fernando San Emeterio, Andres Nocioni and Fabien Causuer pestering on defense, it won’t be easy for the Besiktas swingman to get good looks at the basket. This could also be the week Vitoria newcomer David Jelinek makes his debut. Vitoria has the edge with Lampe and Tibor Pleiss at center and the mismatch-causing Nemanja Bjelica and Milko Bjelica at the “four.” Besiktas has gotten strong production from Gasper Vidmar and Randal Falker inside, though the likes of Damir Markota, Cevher Ozer and Cemal Nalga must all contribute too to give Coach Erman Kunter a real advantage in the paint.

Though Caja Laboral has more to play for, Besiktas figures to be equally motivated. As it proved in the regular season, Besiktas has the talent to hang with any team and a strong night from Christopher, Cetin or Minard from the perimeter and Vidmar inside is more than enough to win. However Laboral should have extra confidence after an important win over fellow Group F side Barcelona in the Spanish League over the weekend. If Laboral rides that momentum, this could mark the a turnaround in its Top 16 run too.
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Game Notes

BESIKTAS JK ISTANBUL

Besiktas is looking to snap a nine-game losing streak.

Besiktas has committed more turnovers (275) this season than any other team in the league.

Coach Erman Kunter has used a total of 13 different players in the starting lineup this season.

Minard has made at least 1 steal in six straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Gasper Vidmar is ranked last among 83 qualified players in free throw shooting this season at 34.2%.

Ricky Minard and Caja Laboral big man Maciej Lampe were teammates on the 2010-11 Unics Kazan side that won the Eurocup.

Daniel Ewing was a teammate of Maciej Lampe at BC Khimki Moscow Region during the 2007-08 season. Together they helped the team win its first title, the Russian Cup.

Randal Falker comes off his best Euroleague game to date for Besiktas with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in last week’s loss to Olympiacos.

CAJA LABORAL VITORIA

Caja Laboral Vitoria needs 23 more three-pointers to become the first team to make 2,000 three-pointers.

Maciej Lampe and Thomas Heurtel are the only Caja Laboral players to start every Euroleague game this season.

Lampe has scored in double figures in seven straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.

Nemanja Bjelica has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 consecutive Euroleague games.

Fernando San Emeterio needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his career.

Thomas Heurtel scored a Euroleague career best 22 points in his team’s last visit to Istanbul, a 76-91 win over Anadolu Efes at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall in December.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Quotes Head Coaches

TABAK, ZAN
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
"Our sensation of playing together has improved, we've got our competitiveness back and we're playing better: the team doesn't fold now with the first problem. Our Spanish League win over Barcelona has also served to raise our morale and regain our confidence for this game in Istanbul. Looking at the standings, it seems hard to believe, but Besiktas is a team that competes, that never gives up and that is getting better on defense. It's a similar team to Maccabi in that it depends a lot on its perimeter players, who do damage one-on-one and are very skilled. When we compete at a high level and believe in what we do, we are capable of beating everybody."

Players

LAMPE, MACIEJ
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
"Our Spanish League win in Barcelona came in handy for our confidence. It's not easy to win away, but we have to go to Istanbul for a victory. Besiktas has a new player, Ricky Minard, who can be dangerous. We know that it's a team with lots of individual talent, but they don't play well together, they're not very organized. But we have to be careful because if they start well, they can be very dangerous, so we have to concentrate well from the start."

Caja Laboral beats Besiktas to snap losing streak

Andres Nocioni starred with 22 points as Caja Laboral Vitoria ended a five-game slide by downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 73-83 at Abdi Ipekci Arena on Friday evening. Caja Laboral never trailed as it improved to 5-5 to remain in the playoff hunt in Top 16 Group F. The loss dropped Besiktas to 0-10. Nocioni scored 12 second-quarter points as Vitoria surged to a 23-43 halftime lead. Cevher Ozer starred in a 20-2 charge to open the second half as the hosts infused drama into the game and closed within 2. However Vitoria managed to keep Besiktas at bay, re-extended the lead to double figures in the fourth quarter and racked up the victory. Nocioni made 5 of 6 three-pointers to lead the visitors’ attack. Tibor Pleiss tallied 15 points, Maciej Lampe added 14, Nemanja Bjelica had 11 points and 8 assists and Fernando San Emeterio scored 10 for the winners. Gasper Vidmar paced Besiktas with 18 points, Ricky Mindard scored 14 and Ozer and Damir Markota had 13 apiece in defeat.

First quarter: Vitoria takes control from the start

Fabien Causeur opened the scoring from downtown for the visitors before Vidmar corrected his own miss to start Besiktas’s account. After free throws by Bjelica and a Mindard triple, the score was knotted at 5-5. Thomas Heurtel knocked down a three and Lampe scored from under the basket as Vitora jumped ahead by 5. Lampe and San Emeterio sandwiched scores around a Ozer basket as the visitors looked to pull away, 8-14. A San Emeterio tip in and basket by Milko Bjelica, in between which Vidmar missed twice from the line, extended the gap to double figures. Vidmar scored down low to make it 10-18 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Nocioni provides spark as visitors pull away

Nocioni heated up with 5 points as Vitoria continued to stretch the lead. Vidmar got to the line again, but missed twice. Nocioni banked in a jumper before Pleiss shined with a block at one end and taking a dish from Nocioni for a layup at the other. Besiktas coach Kunter called timeout with his team down 10-27. Markota provided a spark with a slam and a dish to Patrick Christopher for a three-pointer. The Vitoria bigs, Nemanja Bjelica and Pleiss, traded scores with the Besiktas guards, Christopher and Muratcan Guler. Nocioni scored on the offensive glass to boost the Caja Laboral advantage to 20-35. Causeur drained a three from the corner as the lead reached 18. Markota and Nocioni swapped triples. Milko Bjelica found Nemanja Bjelica for a slam as Vitoria strolled into halftime up 23-43.

Third quarter: 9-point possession highlights 20-2 Besiktas charge

Besiktas tried to go inside and got points from Vidmar and Ozer while blanking Vitoria in the first few minutes of the second half. A Minard steal set Vidmar up for a powerful two-handed slam. Lampe ended Vitoria’s scoreless streak, but Fikret Can Akin fired in a three and Ozer netted a baby hook to make it 32-45. Nocioni was slapped with a technical foul for “flopping.” Ozer capitalized with the free throws and then Heurtel drew a technical for protesting a call. Ozer tacked on 2 more as did Akin before Ozer buried a triple wrapping up a 9-point possession. Minard was next to the line to cap a 20-2 charge, which drew the hosts within 43-45. Nocioni ended the drought with a three-pointer and Lampe added 2 free throws, but Serhat Cetin connected from downtown as the momentum stayed with the hosts. Ozer threaded the needle to Vidmar, who finished nicely. Cetin missed a three-pointer to tie it and San Emeterio created a Vitoria cushion at the other end. Nocioni canned a triple from the corner to make it 50-58 through three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Caja Laboral regroups and marches to victory

San Emetrio re-extended the Vitoria lead to double-figures early in the fourth quarter. Besiktas did not quit. Vidmar split free throws and Markota buried a three to make it 54-61. Pleiss sandwiched a pair of buckets around one from Vidmar to keep the hosts at bay. Nocioni’s fifth three of the game made it 56-68. San Emeterio made it a 15-point game before Minard sank a mid-range jumper. Markota sank a three and Vidmar dunked on Pleiss as part of a three-point play. A Lampe jumper and Nemanja Bjelica layup helped ice the game in the closing minutes as Vitoria chalked up a crucial win.

Nemanja Bjelica - Caja Laboral - EB12
Friday, March 8, 2013
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Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), KOROMILAS, ELIAS (GRE)
Attendance: 2951
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Besiktas JK Istanbul10132723
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria18251525
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Besiktas JK Istanbul10235073
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria18435883
Besiktas JK Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GULER, MURATCAN 19:51 3 0/2 1/1 0/2   2 2 4   1     2 2 4
10 AKIN, FIKRET CAN 20:12 4 1/2 0/1 2/2 1 1 2 6   2     2 3 9
11 ACIK, TUTKU 19:48     0/3         1 1 1     2 1 -3
13 VIDMAR, GASPER 34:48 18 7/11   4/11 2 4 6   1 4 2   3 6 15
14 FALKER, RANDAL 3:14               1             1
15 CETIN, SERHAT 23:20 3 0/2 1/6     1 1 3 1 1     1 2 1
22 MARKOTA, DAMIR 24:42 13 2/3 3/7   1 1 2 2 1 2     1 1 11
23 CHRISTOPHER, PATRICK 10:20 5 1/3 1/2     1 1         1   1 3
24 MINARD, RICKY 26:29 14 3/7 2/3 2/2 1 7 8 2 2 1 1 1 4 3 19
25 HERSEK, BARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 NALGA, CEMAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 OZER, CEVHER 17:16 13 3/5 1/3 4/4   3 3 2   1     3   10
Team           3 1 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 73 17/35 9/26 12/21 8 21 29 21 6 14 3 2 18 19 73
        48.6% 34.6% 57.1%
Head coach: KUNTER, ERMAN
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
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 COOK, OMAR 25:09     0/3   1   1 5 3     1 2 1 4
5 NOCIONI, ANDRES 27:37 22 3/5 5/6 1/2 1 5 6 4   3     2 2 25
11 BJELICA, MILKO 11:45 2 0/1 0/1 2/2 1 3 4 1 1     1   1 6
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 30:00 10 4/6 0/1 2/2 1 4 5 4 1       2 3 18
21 PLEISS, TIBOR 16:29 15 6/8   3/4 2 2 4       2   4 4 18
22 HEURTEL, THOMAS 14:51 3   1/3     1 1 4   3     3 2 2
25 JELINEK, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 22:56 14 6/13 0/1 2/2 2 4 6 1   5     3 2 7
44 BJELICA, NEMANJA 28:50 11 4/7 1/4   1 7 8 4 2 2   1 2 1 15
55 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 22:23 6 0/1 2/4     3 3 1   1     3 2 5
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 83 23/41 9/23 10/12 11 29 40 24 7 14 2 3 21 18 102
        56.1% 39.1% 83.3%
Head coach: TABAK, ZAN
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