2014-15Last 32Round 6
February 11, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 MORACA

Gran Canaria survives test from Buducnost

Walter Tavares - Herbalife Gran Canaria - EC14 (photo Buducnost VOLI)

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas won its third straight Last 32 game to head into the eighthfinals in form by outlasted Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 83-88 in a game that was for protocol only. Gran Canaria, which finished Group H with a 5-1 mark, gad already clinched first place in the group last week. Its eighthfinals opponent is not yet known. Buducnost finished the group in fourth place with a 1-5 record. The game was close throughout; it was tied with four minutes to go and the hosts trailed by just 1 with a minute remaining, but Buducnost did not score on its final possessions and Gran Canaria secured the victory. Walter Tavares totaled 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks and Levon Kendall also scored 16 for Granca. Ian O’Leary added 14 points and Kyle Kuric produced 12 points and 5 assists. Vladimir Dasic paced Buducnost with 20 points, Suad Sehovic scored 17 and grabbed 9 rebounds, J.R. Reynolds netted 15 points, Ivan Paunic 13 and Omar Cook finished with 10 points and 7 assists.

Buducnost started strong as Dasic delivered a pair of assists – including one to Sehovic on a four-point play – for an 8-2 lead. Tavares had Granca’s first four baskets before back-to-back threes by Kuric and Tomas Bellas tied the game at 14-14. O’Leary gave the visitors their first lead, but Sehovic connected from behind the arc twice in the final minute of the opening quarter to give Buducnost a 29-22 lead. Elias Baez came alive for Granca early in the second quarter with 7 points to tie that game at 34-34. After O’Lary briefly put the visitors on top, Paunic sank a triple. Kuric again pushed the visitors in front and a pair of Txemi Urtasun buckets made it 46-49 at the break.

Oriol Pauli extended the lead to 7 early in the second half and later his dunk made it 54-63 midway through the third quarter. Buducnost stayed in the hunt and closed to within 4 on Reynolds’s free throws before Tavares sank 2 from the charity stripe to make it 64-70 at the end of the quarter. Cook fed Dasic who narrowed the gap to 70-72. Dasic stayed hot and scored on the offensive glass to even the score at 76-76. Granca regained the lead, but it was 83-84 entering the final minute after a Sehovic layup. But O’Leary scored a tip-in and the hosts missed their final three shots as Gran Canaria celebrated another win.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Referees: ROMANO, DAVID (ISR), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 1540 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica29171819
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas22272118
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Buducnost VOLI Podgorica29466483
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas22497088
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 COOK, OMAR 32:12 10 2/4 1/6 3/4   2 2 7 3 2     4 5 13
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD 31:53 17 2/3 4/8 1/3 1 8 9 1 2 1     2 2 21
5 DASIC, VLADIMIR 31:09 20 5/9 2/4 4/4 4 1 5 3 3 1     1 3 26
6 PLANINIC, DARKO 23:58 4 2/6     2 1 3 2 1   1 2 3 1 3
7 SUBOTIC, BOJAN 15:45 2 0/3 0/2 2/2 1 4 5 2   1     2 1 2
9 CARAPIC, OGNJEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 VITKOVAC, CEDOMIR 8:51 2 1/2       1 1     2     3 1 -2
15 POPOVIC, ALEKSA 6:50         1   1 1 1       1   2
20 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 REYNOLDS, J.R. 30:57 15 2/5 2/6 5/6       6   1     1 5 16
31 PAUNIC, IVAN 18:25 13 2/4 3/5   1 2 3 1 1 3     2   9
33 RIKIC, ROBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 83 16/36 12/31 15/19 11 19 30 23 11 12 1 2 19 18 90
        44.4% 38.7% 78.9%
Head coach: JOVOVIC, IGOR
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
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 20:30 1 0/2 0/1 1/1 1 1 2 3   2     3 1 -1
5 BARRO, MOUHAMED DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 URTASUN, TXEMI 17:55 8 4/4 0/3   1 2 3 4         1 4 15
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 20:04 5 0/2 1/1 2/2 1 3 4 4 1 2     4 3 9
13 BAEZ, EULIS 25:10 9 2/4 1/2 2/2 1 1 2 1 4 2       3 14
14 KENDALL, LEVON 19:00 16 7/10   2/3   3 3 1         5 4 15
19 ALVARADO, OSCAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 PAULI, ORIOL 13:27 7 2/5 1/1   1 3 4         1 1 1 7
22 TAVARES, WALTER 23:52 16 6/8   4/4   10 10     4 2   1 2 23
24 KURIC, KYLE 32:11 12 3/4 2/5     3 3 5   1     2   13
25 O'LEARY, IAN 24:16 14 7/7 0/2   2 2 4 2 1       1   18
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 3:35   0/1               2         -3
Team           1 1 2     3         -1
Totals 200:00 88 31/47 5/15 11/12 8 29 37 20 6 16 2 1 18 18 109
        66% 33.3% 91.7%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO

Head Coaches

JOVOVIC, IGOR
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
“The audience got to see a beautiful game. We were close to Gran Canaria almost the entire game. In the first half we did not shoot well. We entered the second half with good energy and we missed some open shots and that decided the end. We played a lot better than some of the previous game and I am happy about that."
GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"It is very difficult to play when one team has qualified for the next stage, and the other did not. This time it was not the case, we played a good game. For us it is very important that we have achieved 15 wins in 16 games, 10 of which were in the first stage, but that does not mean anything. You might lose one more in the next phase, and go out."
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