2006-07Regular SeasonRound 1
October 26, 2006 CET: 00:00
Local time: 02:00 SPORTS COMPLEX KRYLATSKOE
Travis Hansen Dynamo Moscow Dynamo Moscow needed to battle for all 40 minutes and get a extra boost from its latest teenage sensation to beat RheinEnergie 75-68 in its brand new Krilatskoe Arena in Group A on Thursday night. Dmitriy Khvostov, a 17-year-old guard, had 11 points and drew 8 fouls off the bench to make Dynamo break open the game in the second quarter. His critical free throws in the final minute also helped hold off a RheinEnergie rally. Travis Hansen led the winners with 18 points while Lazaros Papadopoulos added 14, but went scoreless in the second half. Antonios Fotsis had 12 and Bojan Popovic 11 for Dynamo. Demond Mallet had 16 points for RheinEnergie, Marcus Faison poured in 13 and Marcin Gortat had 12. Dynamo led 41-21 at halftime, but RheinEnergie rallied in the final period to get within 68-65 with a minute to go. Khvostov, Hansen and Yuri Vasilyev combined for 5 free throws in crunch time to give Dynamo its first Euroleague win

Dynamo struck first with Papadopoulos finishing a three-point play inside, his team's first-ever Euroleague points. Mallet answered with a mid-range jumper as RheinEnergie looked to slow down the tempo and use strong defense early. Dynamo missed three times around the basket before Fotsis fed Papadopoulos for a close basket that made it 5-2. Immanuel McElroy drove for a layup and Mallet added a driving basket to give RheinEnergie its first lead, 5-6, and when Fotsis fired in a three-pointer, Martin Gortat answered the same way to keep the guests in front. Dynamo found a go-to guy in Papadopoulos, who scored around the basket and then fed Fotsis for another layup, good for a 12-9 advantage. After a RheinEnergie timeout, Marcus Faison came in to give the guests instant offense, but Hansen slashed for a basket and Papadopoulos added a put-back for a 16-11 Dynamo edge. Mallet scored again and Gortat dunked, but Papadopoulos scored inside and Hansen beat the buzzer from downtown to give Dynamo a 21-15 lead after 10 minutes.

As Papadopoulos rested with 2 fouls to begin the second quarter, RheinEnergie took advantage by looking inside to Guido Grunheid and Alvin Jones inside. Jones scored in the paint and started to dominate on defense, but he did not find much help. Ronald Burrell and McElroy missed consecutive shots, while Hansen stepped up with a score and Bojan Popovic fired in a triple from the top of the key to give his team a 26-19 lead. The visitors entered the foul bonus with six minutes to go in the period, and Dynamo tried to play more aggressive to get to the line often. In the resulting possessions, Popovic made free throws, then found space for a layup and soon Papadopoulos scored off a steal to make it a 13-point game. Gortat continued to pace RheinEnergie with a close basket, but Popovic and Papadopoulos answered with more free throws. RheinEnergie struggled to find the way to the basket and Dynamo's second unit took over. Dmitriy Khvostov followed a layup with free throws while Andrey Trushkin hit two more from the foul line to cap a game-breaking 18-2 run, which give Dynamo its biggest lead yet, 41-21, at halftime.

Demond Mallet - RheinEnergieMallet tried to ignite a RheinEnergie comeback with a layup after the break, but Dynamo continued to dominate with strong defense.Yuri Vasilyev buried a jumper from the right wing, which Burrell matched on the other end. Dynamo followed its game plan by attacking the basket and getting back to defend. Khvostov shined with a big basket and free throw, but a very active Burrell answered with a dunk-and-free throw to bring RheinEnergie within 46-28. Jones hit free throws and Faison fought his way to a layup, hit free throws and traded baskets with Popovic, but a three-point play by Hansen kept Dynamo up 52-36. Gortat followed a layup with his second dunk, but free throws by Trushkin and a big three-pointer by Fotsis allowed Dynamo to keep a big margin, 57-43, after 30 minutes.

RheinEnergie needed a wild comeback, but Mladjen Sljivancanin and stroke from downtown to give the guests some hope at 59-49. A Dynamo turnover allowed McElroy to score an easy layup, while free throws by Alvin Jones capped a 0-10 run which brought RheinEnergie back into the game, 59-53, with 6 minutes to go. Hansen stepped up with a put-back layup and Khvostov added free throws to give Dynamo Moscow some fresh air at 63-53. Faison provided a highlight with a big dunk but Fotsis bettered him with a put-back basket and another close basket which forced RheinEnergie to call timeout at 67-55. Mallet took over with a triple from the right wing and Faison added a layup-plus-foul which made it a six-point game, 67-61. Papadopoulos could not score against Jones but Faison missed a critical three-point shot in the other end. Hansen made 1 of 2 free throws but Jones dunked it for a 68-63 RheinEnergie deficit already in the final minute. Mallet brought RheinEnerge within striking distance, 68-65, but Khvostov became the game hero with free throws. Popovic collected a critical steal which allowed all Dynamo fans to celebrate a big home win.
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Referees: SUDEK, PETR (SVK), MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO (CRO), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU)
Attendance: 2000
By Quarter1234
Dynamo Moscow21201618
RheinEnergie1562225
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Dynamo Moscow21415775
RheinEnergie15214368
Dynamo Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POPOVIC, BOJAN 26:45 11 2/4 1/3 4/4   1 1 1 4 2   1 4 4 10
5 IVANOV, ANDREI 10:45     0/1                   3   -4
6 HANSEN, TRAVIS 30:15 18 5/8 1/4 5/7 2 4 6 2 3 3   1 1 7 23
7 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 13:15 11 2/2 0/1 7/9       1 3 1     1 8 18
8 GILL, EDDIE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 5:15                   1     1   -2
11 MONIA, SERGEY 10:00   0/1 0/1     1 1   1            
12 PAPADOPOULOS, LAZAROS 28:45 14 6/8   2/5 1 7 8 1 1 3     2 5 19
13 TRUSHKIN, ANDREI 7:30 4 0/1   4/6 1 3 4     1 1   3 3 5
14 DOMANI, DMITRY 23:45 2 1/2 0/1 0/2 1 2 3   2       2 1 2
15 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 25:15 12 3/7 2/4 0/2 4 3 7 3 2 4     1 2 13
17 VASILYEV, YURI 18:30 3 1/1 0/1 1/2       1 2   1   2 2 5
Team             1 1   4           5
Totals 200:00 75 20/34 4/16 23/37 9 22 31 9 22 15 2 2 20 32 94
        58.8% 25% 62.2%
Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
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
RheinEnergie
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
9 STRASSER, JOHANNES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 TALTS, JANAR 14:45   0/1       1 1   1 1 2   2    
13 GORTAT, MARCIN 21:15 12 4/5 1/1 1/2 1 3 4 1   1     3 2 13
20 MALLET, DEMOND 27:15 16 5/10 2/8   1 4 5   3 3     4 1 7
22 FAISON, MARCUS 28:00 13 5/6 0/4 3/3 1 2 3 4 1       4 4 16
23 McELROY, IMMANUEL 29:45 4 2/2     1   1 3 2 4   1 5 1 1
30 BURRELL, RONNIE 29:00 8 3/6   2/2 2 6 8 1   4   1 3 4 10
31 GRUNHEID, GUIDO 18:00 3 1/1 0/2 1/2   3 3 3 2 2     2 3 7
32 SLJIVANCANIN, MLADJEN 13:15 3 0/1 1/2         1 1 2     4   -3
44 JONES, ALVIN 18:45 9 2/3   5/8 1 7 8 1 1 5     5 5 10
Team           1 1 2   4           6
Totals 200:00 68 22/35 4/17 12/17 8 27 35 14 15 22 2 2 32 20 67
        62.9% 23.5% 70.6%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA
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Head Coaches

IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Dynamo Moscow
"We deserved this victory. We played a good game in the first half. The first half and the second half were very different today, may be because we lost concentration  - we were stuck in a traffic jam for four hours before the game. I'm satisfied with my team's game. It was very important for us to win our first game in the Euroleague."
OBRADOVIC, SASA
RheinEnergie
"Today I'm satisfied with the game of my team. It was a new experience playing in the Euroleague, and I hope we'll play in future much better than we did today in the second quarter. I'm a pupil of Dusan Ivkovic and I'm very proud to meet him on the floor as the coach. Our aim is to win the German championship, and in Euroleague we'll enjoy basketball and play our game."

Players

KHVOSTOV, DMITRY
Dynamo Moscow
"I am very happy. My team has won and I have played a lot of minutes, it seems pretty well, since everyone is congratulating me. I admit that at the beginning I was a little afraid, but as the minutes passed I felt surer and surer. The important thing was to win and start the competition on the right foot, and we have done that, but I am convinced we can play much better. After leading by 20 at the half, we had a letdown and let things get complicated. But to the team from Cologne, we have to give credit also. They'll be a tough team for all opponents, especially on their court."
GORTAT, MARCIN
RheinEnergie
"It was a hard game, especially the first part because we started with a lot of nerves and lots of errors. We have a young team, inexperienced, and we committed too many turnovers. That has cost us a defeat, even though in the second half we improved. I hope that this game will serve to correct our errors for the upcoming games."
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