2006-07Top 16Round 4
March 08, 2007 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 OLIVIA SPORT HALL
Jaka Lakovic - Winterthur FC Barcelona In a speedy game played in Sopot, Poland, Winterthur FC Barcelona scored a solid 59-77 road win over Prokom Trefl on Thursday evening and clinched a spot for the Quarterfinal Playoffs. The visitors had a strong shooting night, particularly in the first half, to build and early lead and hold on for good. Prokom tried hard to get back and threatened a few times, cutting the gap to 28-30 during the second period, but Jaka Lakovic first and Michalis Kakiouzis later soon boosted Barca ahead again for good. The win lifts Barcelona to a 3-1 record in Group F, while Prokom drops to 1-3. Barca joins Panathinaikos as a qualifier for the third round in this group. Kakiouzis led the winners with 13 points – 11 of them in the second half. Lakovic added 12 with 4-of-8 three-point shooting and Juan Carlos Navarro posted 10 with 5 assists. For the hosts, Donatas Slanina had 16 points, Rashid Atkins added 13 and Jasmin Hukic chipped in 11.

The game started rather slow offensively as the score was 2-4 after three minutes. When Atkins and Lakovic traded triples things got moving for real, and Navarro's jumper made it 7-11. Atkins blasted his second three in a row to keep it close, and Jordi Trias and Hukic powered inside for both sides to keep the scoring healthy. Winterthur kept the lead at all times, even though it never managed to build strong leads as Hukic blasted another three to put Prokom ahead at 17-16. Prokom's scoring run took it to 21-16 when Slanina's layup caused Barcelona to take a timeout. The move worked, as the visitors reeled off 8 unanswered points – including triples by Navarro and Lakovic – to seal the first period with a 21-24 Barca edge.

Donatas Slanina - Prokom TreflDefenses took over again at the start of the second period, until Filip Dylewicz broke the silence with a bucket. Rodrigo De la Fuente, who had just stepped in, hit Barcelona's fifth triple from the left wing and Lakovic followed by blasting Barca's sixth of 9 attempts from downtown to make it 23-30. An unsportsmanlike foul called on Roger Grimau sent Christina Dalmau to the charity line and together with Huseyin Besok's dunk, the hosts remained close. Barcelona looked inside again finding Trias and Fran Vazquez for quick points and De la Fuente joined the party with a mid-range jumper that allowed the guests to pull away to 28-36. The lead finally reached the double digits on a Vazquez slam. Dylewicz stopped the bleeding for Prokom, but Vazquez threw down another dunk to restore the big lead. Barca's offensive accuracy was becoming a huge obstacle for Prokom, which was also behind in the rebounding battle. Grimau appeared with another triple for Barcelona before Slanina provided points from the line for Prokom. Kakiouzis closed the second period with a 32-45 edge for Barcelona.

The second half started with a stronger Prokom, which used triples by Atkins and Hukic to draw within 38-47. Just like the first half, the defenses picked up the pace and almost two minutes went by until Hukic again had a three-point play. However, the man for Barcelona this time was Kakiouzis, who stepped up with 5 straight points including a three-point play of his own to help the visitors pull away to 43-52. Barcelona extended the spurt to 1-9 through Roko-Leni Ukic. With Prokom against the wall, Slanina tried to launch his team again with a three and Atkins did the same ti make it a 6-point game. A flurry of missed shots saw the last minute of the quarter tick away until Ukic made a free throw that closed the third period at 52-59.

Roko-Leni Ukic - Winterthur FC BarcelonaTo start the last period, Gianluca Basile hit a three and Kakiouzis added a basket to launch Barcelona again to a comfortable cushion. Tomas Masiulis was the shy protagonist of Prokom's reply, but Navarro's three and Basile's jumper shut that down as the score soared to 54-69 with 5 minutes to go. The team play of Barcelona was shining now, as the team looked for options both inside and outside, while Prokom was simply quiet. Slanina had something to say again with his second three, but Kakiouzis stepped up again with 4 straight points that broke the game open. Dalmau's layup finalized the score at 59-77 as Barcelona celebrated a key road win.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
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Referees: BRAZAUSKAS, ROMUALDAS; CEREBUCH, GUERRINO; ANKARALI, RECEP
Attendance: 5300
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Prokom Trefl Sopot2111207
Winterthur FC Barcelona24211418
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Winterthur FC Barcelona24455977
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 24:30 11 2/4 2/5 1/1   6 6 1         3 1 11
5 ATKINS, RASHID 33:15 13 0/5 4/5 1/2   3 3 3 2 2     2 3 13
7 MASIULIS, TOMAS 23:45 4 2/6     3 1 4 4 1 3 2     2 10
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP 16:15 4 2/3   0/1 2 2 4   1         1 8
9 DALMAU, CHRISTIAN 14:00 3 1/1 0/4 1/2           2     2 2 -4
10 WOJCIK, ADAM 4:15           1 1     1     1 1  
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 13:00 2 1/3     1   1     1     2 1 -1
13 SLANINA, DONATAS 37:15 16 4/7 2/4 2/2   3 3 1 1 2     3 5 16
14 ANDERSEN, MICHAEL 22:45 6 3/6     2 4 6 3   2   1 1   8
15 PACESAS, TOMAS 11:00   0/1           1         2   -2
17 ZAMOJSKI, PRZEMYSLAW DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 FRANK, RAFAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 59 15/36 8/18 5/8 8 20 28 13 5 14 2 1 16 16 58
        41.7% 44.4% 62.5%
Head coach: KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
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
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 26:15 7 2/2 1/4     5 5 4 2       2 1 14
8 TRIAS, JORDI 21:30 8 4/5   0/1 2 5 7 2 1 2     1 1 14
9 MARCONATO, DENIS 17:45 6 3/6       1 1 2 1   1       8
10 LAKOVIC, JAKA 18:30 12   4/8     1 1   2 2     1 3 11
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 24:30 10 2/5 2/6   1 1 2 5 1 2     2 4 11
14 DE LA FUENTE, RODRIGO 20:00 5 1/2 1/1         2 2     1 2 2 7
17 VAZQUEZ, FRAN 22:15 8 4/7     1 1 2 1         3 1 6
20 KAKIOUZIS, MICHAILIS 18:30 13 6/7 0/1 1/1 4 3 7     2   1 2 1 14
21 UKIC, ROKO 21:30 5 2/6 0/1 1/2   4 4 1   1       3 6
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 9:15 3   1/1     1 1 3   1     3   3
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 77 24/40 9/22 2/4 8 22 30 20 10 10 1 2 16 16 95
        60% 40.9% 50%
Head coach: IVANOVIC, DUSKO
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Head Coaches

KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
Prokom Trefl Sopot
“We had too little strong points in our team. The players who were recently injured disappointed. I mean Besok, Pacesas and Wojcik. With 7 players, we could not think to beat such a good team like Barcelona. I'm happy that in the third quarter we were able to come back to game, but then the Barcelona defense did not let us to play our game.”
IVANOVIC, DUSKO
Winterthur FC Barcelona
“As I expected we had a tough game. However it developed as I thought, so we have controlled the game. Prokom played well, but we have played much better. For us it was a very important game. It assured us getting to final eight. It was our goal before this game and we achieved it. In the third quarter we had some problems, Prokom came back to the game. But we were able to control the game. We were efficient shooting from long distance and middle distance.”

Players

ATKINS, RASHID
Prokom Trefl Sopot
“We played well in the first quarter. When I left the court in the first period we were leading by 3 points, when I came back, we were losing by 11 points. It is difficult to cut the such a gap with a rival like Barcelona. Our rivals played good defense and they dominated the boards. That was key to winning today's game.”
LAKOVIC, JAKA
Winterthur FC Barcelona
“To be serious, I expected a more equal game. In the first quarter, Prokom played really well, even surprised me. Then we made some efficient actions inside, hit some bombs from downtown and that was it. The key to the victory was our good defense.”
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