2008-09Regular SeasonRound 4
November 13, 2008 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU BLAUGRANA
David Andersen - Regal FC BarcelonaThe fourth week of the regular season travelled to Barcelona, Spain to see Regal FC Barcelona get rid of visiting Asseco Prokom by 74-62. After a close, tight first half, Roger Grimau and Juan Carlos Navarro turned things around for the hosts in the third quarter for good. The win lifts Barca to a 3-1 recordin Group B, while Prokom drops to 1-3. Navarro led the way with 21 points and David Andersen helped with 10 points. For Prokom, Pat Burke chipped in 14 points and Ronnie Burrell posted 10.

Without Jaka Lakovic available for the game, Regal FC Barcelona started charging on the paint to take advantage of a bigger line-up as David Andersen scored the 2-0 but soon, Ronnie Burrel matched him. A fast game had both teams struggling in offense in the opening plays, until Dan Ewing hit a jumper for 2-4. Barca started looking for better options in offense, but Prokom scored fast to stay in the game. Ewing and Burrell led Prokom to an 8-8 that had both teams with problems again, but after a couple tries, Andre Barrett finally managed to drive to the basket for 10-8. Ewing fed Burrell for a slam that put the guests ahead, 10-12 to close the first period.

A new face finally scored for Prokom as David Logan slammed for 10-14, but Roger Grimau replied in the same manner. Prokom committed its fifth foul only two minutes into the period allowing the hosts to travel to the free throw line for the rest of the quarter. Starting at that point, Gianluca Basile capped an 8 -0 spurt of the hosts from downtown for a 20-16 edge. Pat Burke and Andersen exchanged baskets beneath, and the rest followed the trend with inside baskets with Jordi Trias and Filip Dylewicz joining in. More easy baskets by the hosts launched the score to a 30-22 lead. Koko Archibong broke the hosts' zone defense from 5 meters, and Burke did the same to close the first half with a 30-26 for Barcelona.

Pat Burke - Asseco ProkomWith the start of the third quarter, Barcelona started combining better in offense and showing its power under the rims. Juan Carlos Navarro opened the period with a triple and soon, Daniel Santiago and Andersen teamed up for four straight points. Dylewicz became the protagonist for Prokom as he tried to keep the guests in the game, but Navarro finally stepped up, and started adding points to lead Barcelona to a 54-38 score as he hit his 18th point overall and 14th in the quarter of Barca's 24 at that point. The hosts played easy finding Fran Vazquez underneath, and at the same time kept the defensive pressure on the court to drive Prokom crazy. Nihad Dedovic stepped on court for Barca for his second ever Euroleague appearance as the game went into the last quarter with a 58-42 Barcelona edge.

Dylewicz opened the last period with a dunk to show that Prokom would not surrender so easily. The guests started dominating the offensive rebounds as Archibong scored for 58-46. Lubos Barton hit the turnaround jumper to keep Barca going, but Aleksej Nesovic replied with a three. Grimau, the man who led the hosts to the reaction, scored again but Burke hit another bomb that made it 64-52 and a new Prokom possession with 4:35 to go. However, Vazquez's basket together with Ersan Ilyasova's three put Barcelona out of reach for good.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Referees: MOUZAKIS, COSTAS (GRE), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA)
Attendance: 3736
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Regal FC Barcelona10202816
Asseco Prokom12141620
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Regal FC Barcelona10305874
Asseco Prokom12264262
Regal 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 21:45 5 0/1 1/1 2/2   1 1 2 3       2 1 9
6 BARRETT, ANDRE 18:39 2 1/2 0/4   2   2 2 1 1         1
8 TRIAS, JORDI 14:34 6 2/2   2/2   1 1     2 1     1 7
9 BARTON, LUBOS 11:43 2 1/2 0/2     2 2 1   2     3 1 -2
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 31:24 21 6/7 3/8     1 1 2 3 4     3   14
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID 17:30 10 5/7     1 2 3 1   1 2 1 2   10
14 REY, XAVI 2:32 2 1/1     1   1           1   2
17 VAZQUEZ, FRAN 16:16 8 4/8     1 1 2     1 2   1 1 7
20 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 2:25     0/1                       -1
21 ILYASOVA, ERSAN 24:23 7 2/5 1/3   1 4 5 1 1 1   1   2 9
25 SANTIAGO, DANIEL 12:32 3 1/3   1/2 2 1 3 1   1 1 1   4 7
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 26:17 8 3/5   2/2   5 5 2 3 2 1     4 19
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 74 26/43 5/19 7/8 9 21 30 12 11 16 7 3 12 14 85
        60.5% 26.3% 87.5%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI
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
Asseco Prokom
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 ARCHIBONG, KOKO 25:02 6 3/4 0/1   2 3 5   2 1     1 1 10
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP 21:06 8 3/6   2/2   4 4 1   2 1 2   1 8
10 NESOVIC, ALEKSEJ 17:33 7 2/5 1/2   1   1     1   2 3   -2
12 LOGAN, DAVID 29:12 8 3/8 0/2 2/2 1   1 3 4 5     2 4 6
17 ZAMOJSKI, PRZEMYSLAW 5:58 2 1/1 0/1   1 2 3     1         3
20 SZCZOTKA, PIOTR 7:06     0/1 0/2                   1 -2
30 BURRELL, RONNIE 24:43 8 3/6   2/2 3 5 8 1   2   2 2 1 9
31 BURKE, PAT 24:26 14 5/10 1/1 1/1 2 3 5 2   4 1 1 2 2 12
32 EWING, DANIEL 35:12 9 3/3 1/7     2 2 3 4 4     1 2 9
34 HRYCANIUK, ADAM 9:42   0/1     3 1 4     2 1   3   -1
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 62 23/44 3/15 7/9 13 20 33 10 11 22 3 7 14 12 53
        52.3% 20% 77.8%
Head coach: PACESAS, TOMAS

Head Coaches

PASCUAL, XAVI
Regal FC Barcelona
"We played an excellent game in defense. Our main goal tonight was to stop their key players and that is exactly what we did tonight. Roger Grimau did an excellent job tonight. Being the Group B leaders is an anecdote right now. The most important thing is to lead this group at the end of the regular season, but of course, I prefer leading the group right now than being second or third."
PACESAS, TOMAS
Asseco Prokom
"Until halftime things were okay for us. We fought, but we missed a lot of open shots. I think the key problem of the game in the end was turnovers. We made 22 turnovers, and that's way too much. We lost a lot in the third quarter when Navarro was playing really well. He showed he's a great player and that was the key moment when we were turning the ball over to them. It was a good lesson for us. Congratulations to Barça, which is a great team and club. It was a good lesson for us for the future. We can't play with those same mistakes. We are young and have to improve without pressure. We have to fight and hustle and hope we hit the open shots we missed tonight. But we fought, and that's good."

Players

TRIAS, JORDI
Regal FC Barcelona
"I stepped on court ready to give the best I have. It was a balanced game but our talent prevailed in the final minutes. We were never worried about a third consecutive loss."
GRIMAU, ROGER
Regal FC Barcelona
"We really managed to finish the game properly this time around, unlike last week against Montepaschi Siena or this weekend against MMT Estudiantes. I tried to get everyone involved when I was playing point guard. Prokom was a tough team to face, just as we expected."
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