2014-15Last 32Round 6
February 11, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 SVYTURIO ARENA

Late run helps Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir finish Last 32 undefeated

Juan Palacios - Pinar Karsiyaka - EC14 (photo Neptunas)

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir completed its perfect Last 32 in style by taking a thrilling 83-90 road success over Neptunas Klaipeda to bring its record to 6-0 in Group M. Neptunas dropped to 1-5 and finished at the bottom of the table. With the game tied at 83-83 with 53 seconds left, Karsiyaka scored the final 7 points to collect another win. Juan Palacios paced Karsiyaka with 19 points and 8 rebounds, Jon Diebler added 12 points and Bobby Dixon scored 10 and delivered 4 assists. Deividas Gailius of Neptunas led all scorers with 23 points, Simas Galdikas amassed 13 points and 9 boards and Martynas Mazeika and Donatas Zavackas scored 11 each in defeat.

In a high-scoring first quarter, Palacios gave a 6-11 early lead to the visitors, which was extended form downtown by Dixon to 8-16. Neptunas, fueled by Mazeika and Vasylius Valdas went on a 10-0 run to lead 18-16. A three-pointer nailed by Gailius fixed the score at 24-22 for the hosts after 10 minutes. Baris Hersek put the visitors ahead 26-28 by scoring from mid-range and Cemal Nalga scored half the points in a 0-8 run for a 28-36 Karsiyaka Karsiyaka advantage. Mindaugas Girdziunas from long distance brought Neptunas within 40-42 before Dixon scored in the open court to fix a 40-44 margin for the guests at halftime.

Jon Diebler’s jumper put the guests again in front 45-46. The teams exchanged leads with the visitors trying to escape at 50-55 through Hersek and the hosts tying it through Vytautas Sarakauskas. The game remained back-and-forth with Yunus Sonsirma hitting from long distance and Nalga scoring late in the quarter to give a 63-64 cushion to the visitors. The guests kept a slim margin early in the final quarter. Mazeika made it 73-70 for Neptunas and Gailius extended the difference to 77-72 from mid range, but a Diebler triple changed things again. In a thrilling finish, the lead changed hands three times and the score was tied twice before Palacios posted free throws for an 83-85 Karsiyaka advantage. Diebler added more free throws with 13 seconds left after a triple missed by Gailius. Kenny Gabriel scored from downtown to seal the visitors’ victory.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Referees: CHEBYSHEV, SERGIY (UKR), OZOLS, ARNIS (LAT), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT)
Attendance: 3200 (Tentative)
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Neptunas Klaipeda24162320
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir22222026
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Neptunas Klaipeda24406383
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir22446490
Neptunas Klaipeda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS 27:46 11 5/10 0/3 1/2 2 3 5 5   1   1 2 3 11
8 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 20:41 3 0/3 1/2     2 2 2   1     4 4 2
9 NACIUS, RAIDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SINICA, JUSTAS 8:36     0/2   1 1 2     1     1   -2
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 32:40 23 4/7 5/9   1 4 5 2   4     1 2 20
15 SARAKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS 18:04 9 3/5 1/1   1 3 4 1   1   1 2 2 10
21 GALDIKAS, SIMAS 21:43 13 5/6   3/4 4 5 9   2 1     5 3 19
22 SHAKUR, MUSTAFA 23:51 6 2/2 0/1 2/2   4 4 3 1 3     2 2 10
34 BENSON, KEITH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 25:41 11   3/6 2/2   6 6 2 1 2 1   3 3 16
42 VASYLIUS, VALDAS 14:19 7 2/3 1/3         3   1         6
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS 6:39   0/2                   1     -3
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 83 21/38 11/27 8/10 10 30 40 18 4 15 1 3 20 19 92
        55.3% 40.7% 80%
Head coach: MAKSVYTIS, KAZYS
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
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PALACIOS, JUAN 22:44 19 8/16   3/3 4 4 8 2 1   1   2 3 24
5 HERSEK, BARIS 23:39 7 2/5 1/1   1 1 2 3     1   2   8
8 STRAWBERRY, DJ 17:14 6 3/6 0/2     3 3 3 3 1         9
12 KOC, INANC 7:07               2         2    
13 MUHAMMED, ALI 29:48 10 2/4 2/8   1 5 6 4 1 2     1 5 15
14 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 13:24 8 4/5       1 1 1         2 2 9
19 SONSIRMA, YUNUS 18:33 7 2/5 1/1   1 2 3         1 3 1 4
22 GABRIEL, KENNY 16:07 11 0/2 3/3 2/2 1 3 4 1   1     3 2 12
24 ALTAY, CEYHUN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
28 NALGA, CEMAL 17:16 10 4/5   2/4 1 3 4 2     1     3 17
32 DIEBLER, JON 27:46 12 2/6 2/4 2/2   1 1 3 1 1     2 3 11
34 SENTURK, SONER 6:22   0/2       1 1 2   1     2 1 -1
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 90 27/56 9/19 9/11 10 24 34 23 6 6 3 1 19 20 109
        48.2% 47.4% 81.8%
Head coach: SARICA, UFUK

Head Coaches

MAKSVYTIS, KAZYS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"Our plan was different in the Eurocup. We wanted to play in the next stage, but in the Last 32 stage we didn't play very good. We lost a few games with close endings. Tonight a few turnovers and missed shots cost us the game."
SARICA, UFUK
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
"I am happy, that my team is going to the next stage. Tonight was a prestige game. We played very good and were serious. My players were good on offense."
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