2009-10Regular SeasonRound 4
November 11, 2009 CET: 19:15
Local time: 20:15 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
Terrell McIntyre - Montepaschi SienaIt took most of the night and most of its ingenuity, but Montepaschi Siena remained unbeated in Group A by outlasting Fenerbahce Ulker 83-87 on the road in Istanbul on Wednesday after fighting back for a second straight week from early double-digit deficits. Montepaschi improved to 4-0 going into a break week for all teams, while Fenerbahce fell to 2-2 at home despite a big effort. The hosts led by 11 points early, but by halftime were in a dogfight that Montepaschi settled with a 10-0 run led by Romain Sato midway through the fourth quarter. All-Euroleague point guard Terrell McIntyre paced the winners with 25 points in 22 minutes, including 5 three-pointers in 7 tries. Overall, Montepaschi shooters buried 13 of 26 from downtown, a big difference in the outcome, as Fenerbahce made only 5 of 11. David Hawkins added 15 pints for the winners, Henry Domercant 12 and Sato 10, including 5 in a row in the decisive run. Fenerbahce got 20 points from Tarence Kisney, while Lynn Greer added 17, Oguz Savas 14 and Emir Preldzic 10.

Fenerbahce went to big man Savas for the game's first basket, while Montepaschi waited for a Shaun Stonerook triple to take its first lead, 2-4. Both teams kept busy inside, with Erden finishing a pick-and-roll and an inbounds dunk at 8-6 before Sato's jumper tied it. Omer Onan answered from downtown and Erdin scored inside for a 13-8 Fenerbahce lead. The basket-trading continued between McIntyre and Greer, who exchanged both bank shots in traffic and face-up triples until a score of 18-16 Savas drew another foul and hit both free throws, Terence Kinsey hit a running one-hander and traded foul shots with Domercant, and then Omer Asik arrived with a basket. By the time Preldzic came off the bench for a baseline jumper and a put-back, Fenerbahce was rolling along with a double-digit lead, 30-19.

Oguz Savas - Fenerbahce UlkerDomercant started Montepaschi off right in the second quarter, but Gordan Giricek matched him. When Nikos Zisis drove strong for a basket-plus-free throw, the lead was cut to 32-26 and the Montepaschi defense was closing off the middle to Fenerbahce. Good ball movement left Stonerook open for his second three-pointer, then Zisis went to work again, driving to the basket to make it 32-31 after a 10-0 run by the visitors. After a tiemout, Greer and Kinsey gave Fenerbahce new breathing room, while Savas returned with an inside basket at 38-35. Montepaschi refused to go away, not even when an intentional foul and Serhat Cetin's tip-in made it 42-37. McIntyre answered with a triple, then Sato tied it 42-42 going to the hoop. But now it was Fenerbahce's turn to come up big, as both Cetin and Kinsey launched three-pointers to make it 49-45. McIntyre made the last minute count, however, with free throws and a put-back layup near the buzzer to cut the difference to 50-49 at the half.

To start the second half, a McIntyre layup gave Montepaschi its first lead since the game's opening minutes, and when Greer answered quickly, the visitors' All-Euroleague point guard has his own, a big triple from the top at 52-54. Soon enough, however, Savas was ripping an offensive rebound and putting it back for a new Fenerbahce advantage, 55-54. Kinsey found Savas for another layup, which meant that a triple by Montepaschi sub Tomas Ress was good for another tie, 57-57. Neither team was giving an inch now. More than a minute after a tiemout, Kinsey dropped a turnaround in the lane, but Domercant bettered it from the arc to put Siena back up, 59-60. Back and for they went, with Preldzic putting the hosts ahead on a nice cut, only to see Ress strike again from the arc and Sato from the baseline to make it 61-65 Montepaschi.

Domercan't tried to complete a momentum switch with a big triple to open the final quarter. After a timeout, the hosts went right back to Savas for a back-in jump-hook. It took a couple minutes of trying against the Montepaschi defense before Greer got to the line to make it 65-68 with 6 minutes left. Next, a Giricek-to-Savas-to-Asik sequence ended with a layup to make it 67-68, but seconds later Sato drilled a corner triple. He then stole and got fouled posting up, hitting both free throws at 67-73, which amounted to the biggest lead of the night for Montepaschi. After a timeout, the visitors stuck the knife in with a triple by Hawkins and his layup after a steal to make it 67-78 after a 0-10 run. Kinsey answered from downtown, then made an amazing drive left for a swooping basket and the free throw that came with it. Like that, it was 73-78 with 2 minutes left. Hawkins added a free throw to the lead before a pair by McIntyre and his patented pick-and-roll assist for a dunk by Ben Eze settled the matter in the final minute. Montpaschi was still undefeated after four weeks in Group A.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), CONDE, ANTONIO (ESP)
Attendance: 1000
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Fenerbahce Ulker30201122
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Montepaschi Siena21496587
Fenerbahce Ulker
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 ONAN, OMER 22:35 3 0/2 1/2                   4   -4
8 BASAK, RASIM 4:37     0/1     1 1                
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 20:39 7 3/5   1/2   2 2 2   3     4 3 4
10 GIRICEK, GORDAN 14:44 2 1/2               1     4 1 -3
12 MRSIC, DAMIR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GREER, LYNN 28:38 17 3/7 1/3 8/8   2 2 1         3 9 20
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 30:42 14 5/8   4/4 4 3 7 5   4     2 3 20
22 KINSEY, TARENCE 30:39 20 4/5 2/2 6/6 1 4 5 3 1   1   5 5 29
24 ASIK, OMER 20:33 5 2/3   1/8 1 5 6 1   4     3 4 1
33 CETIN, SERHAT 10:25 5 1/1 1/1   1 1 2           2   5
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 16:28 10 5/7 0/2   2 3 5     1       2 12
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 83 24/40 5/11 20/28 10 23 33 12 1 14 1 0 27 27 86
        60% 45.5% 71.4%
Head coach: TANJEVIC, BOGDAN
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
Montepaschi Siena
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DOMERCANT, HENRY 17:42 12 1/2 2/6 4/4 1 2 3           1 4 13
5 MCINTYRE, TERRELL 22:50 25 3/7 5/7 4/4 1   1 3 1 3     3 5 23
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 17:22 5 2/4 0/1 1/1       3   1     3 1 2
7 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 EZE, BENJAMIN 27:59 6 3/7   0/2 4 3 7     1     4 2 4
9 CARRARETTO, MARCO 7:48   0/1 0/1                       -2
10 SATO, ROMAIN 33:41 10 2/3 1/2 3/4 2 1 3 1 1 1     3 5 13
14 RESS, TOMAS 8:26 6 0/2 2/3     2 2           1 1 5
15 METREVELI, NIKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 MARCONATO, DENIS 11:55 2 1/1       1 1   1 1     4   -1
20 STONEROOK, SHAUN 28:45 6   2/5     5 5 1 1 1     4 2 7
34 HAWKINS, DAVID 23:32 15 2/8 1/1 8/10 2   2 6 2     1 4 7 19
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 87 14/35 13/26 20/25 12 15 27 14 6 8 0 1 27 27 86
        40% 50% 80%
Head coach: PIANIGIANI, SIMONE

Head Coaches

TANJEVIC, BOGDAN
Fenerbahce Ulker
"Montepaschi Siena maybe had its best shooting percentage this season tonight. They are playing great this season and no one has beat them yet. They made a great number of shots from behind the arc. I'm already satisfied with the way we played against a team which is winning their games by mostly 25-point margin. We lost the game due to small mistakes. If we had been able to get 5 or 6 more rebounds or if we could have brought 2 or 3 thousand more fans into the gym, then we could have won the game. It was really sad that we are still missing our fans to come and support us in the Abdi Ipekci Arena."
PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
Montepaschi Siena
"We didn't start the game well on defense. We feel the absence of Ksistof Lavrinovic especially in those moments. We were not able to play our regular rotation that we use to play in the paint because of his absence. But, when we recovered our offense, then we found the rhythm on defense. Our offense helped us to strengthen our resistance on defence. We conceded 22 points in the last quarter. But when you take away the points we conceded after we snatched the win late in the game, then you can consider that we did a great job. We are playing really good on the road. That's a good point and the key to our increased self confidence."

Players

ASIK, OMER
Fenerbahce Ulker
"We are all very sorry for the loss because I think we played a great game. But the small mistakes cost us a lot. We had a great start, but we knew that they would comeback. We tried to challenge as well as we can and pushed the game until the last five minutes. We made some easy turnovers, and they shot very well from the three-point line, which we couldn't balance tonight."
DOMERCANT, HENRY
Montepaschi Siena
"First of all, it was great once again to come back to Istanbul and to Turkey to play. We had a bad start, but it was the same scene last week against ASVEL Villeurbanne. We started bad in this game also, but we managed to come back. The key to the win is that we never gave up even when we got 10 points or more down just like tonight against Fenerbache Ulker. We made great shots behind the line, and I think this was the key to our win."
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