2007-08Regular SeasonRound 4
November 15, 2007 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAZZO DELLO SPORT
Roko-Leni Ukic - Lottomatica Roma Lottomatica Roma registered its first win in Group C by thrashing Brose Baskets Bamberg 81-57 in the Italian capital on Thursday night in the winners' first home game of the season. Lottomatica improved to 1-3 and now matches Chorale Roanne for sixth place in the standings. Bamberg dropped to 0-4 and is one of just three winless teams left in the competition. Roko Ukic paced the winners with 15 points. Jon Stefansson added 14, Erazem Lorbek posted a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds while Gregor Fucka and Allan Ray each had 10 points for Lottomatica. Demond Greene had 16 points for Brose Baskets while Predrag Suput and Ademola Okulaja each added 11 for the guests. A 7-0 run that Roberto Gabini capped with a triple allowed Lottomatica to get a 17-10 lead after 10 minutes. Fucka and an unstoppable Stefansson allowed the hosts to boost their margin to 41-25 at halftime. Okulaja and Steffen Hamann tried to get Brose Baskets back in the game, but strong defense and a patient offense orchestrated by Ukic allowed Lottomatica to keep a double-digit lead all the way until the final buzzer.

With the home crowd behind them in a battle of winless teams, Roma began well with Lorbek scoring 4 of the hosts' first 6 points. As Bamberg struggled to find any rhythm on offense, Roma roared as Roberto Gabini's three-ball gave the home side a 16-7 lead after 7 minutes. Bamberg went 4 minutes without scoring before Greene ended the drought with a shot from behind the arc, only for Roma to reply immediately with a Fucka three-point play, giving the hosts a 19-10 advantage after 10 minutes.

Steffen Hamann - Brose BasketsStefansson started the second quarter by reeling off 5 consecutive points as Roma opened up a huge 24-10 breach and threatened to run away from the German visitors. Pedrag Suput stopped Bamberg's slide with a three-pointer. The visitors proceeded to cut the deficit to 29-20 but Roma responded by going on a 12-5 run over the next 3 minutes behind Stefansson and Fucka . The hosts took a 41-25 lead in to the break.

Okulaja's three-point play got things started in the third quarter for Bamberg but Lorbek went to the other end and dunked. However, Roma soon lost their way, turning the ball three times over the next 3 minutes. Steffen Hamann punished the mistakes, scoring 5 of Bamberg's next 7 points to cut the deficit to 45-35. Roma needed a hot hand, and found one in Allan, who kept the hosts in front until a pair of three-pointers with less than 2 minutes left to play in the quarter, boosted the lead all the way back to 64-49 with 10 minutes remaining.

Jon Stefansson - Lottomatica RomaOkulaja's three-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter gave Bamberg some hope but they suffered a blow when Mark Dickel was called for an unsportmanslike foul on Stefansson. Roma took full advantage and extended the lead 68-52.Suput ended a three-minute scoring drought for the visitors with a free throw, but the deal was practically done anyway. Stefansson's three-pointer after a Bamberg turnover saw Roma take a 71-53 lead with 5 minutes remaining and forced coach Dirk Bauermann to call a timeout. As his players came to the bench, he kicked the drawing board out of frustration. Nonetheless, Roma outscored Bamberg 10-4 over the next 5 minutes to ease to a first victory in Group C.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Cindy Garcia, Rome
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Referees: MARTIN, JOSE (ESP), KOLAR, ROMAN (SLO), BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO)
Attendance: 2951
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Lottomatica Roma19222317
Brose Baskets1015248
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Brose Baskets10254957
Lottomatica Roma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GIACHETTI, JACOPO 12:49 3 0/1 1/1   1 1 2 1 2 1     1   5
7 FUCKA, GREGOR 11:58 10 4/6   2/3 4 3 7   1 1 1   3 3 15
8 TONOLLI, ALESSANDRO 12:40 3   1/1     1 1 1   1     2   2
9 STEFANSSON, JON 27:02 14 1/4 3/7 3/4   2 2 4 2 2     2 4 14
12 LORBEK, ERAZEM 28:02 12 4/7 1/3 1/2 2 9 11 1 2 1     1 1 19
15 RAY, ALLAN 22:46 10 1/5 1/4 5/6 1 1 2   2 2   1 4 5 4
20 UKIC, ROKO 28:31 15 3/8 3/4   2 1 3 3 4 3     1 1 16
22 GABINI, ROBERTO 27:20 6 0/2 2/4   2 7 9 1   1 1   1 3 14
29 BAGNOLI, SIMONE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
34 HAWKINS, DAVID 28:52 8 2/4 0/1 4/5 2 1 3 3 2 1     4 2 9
Team                                
Totals 200:00 81 15/37 12/25 15/20 14 26 40 14 15 13 2 1 19 19 98
        40.5% 48% 75%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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
Brose Baskets
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ENSMINGER, CHRIS 10:48 5 1/2   3/6   1 1     1     2 3 2
6 HAMANN, STEFFEN 26:51 9 3/5 0/2 3/3   3 3 5 4 1     2 3 17
7 GREENE, DEMOND 31:41 16 1/2 4/11 2/2   2 2   1 2     2 1 8
8 SUPUT, PREDRAG 31:39 11 1/4 2/3 3/6 1 2 3   1 1     3 7 11
9 TADDA, KARSTEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 FENN, DARREN 14:34   0/2 0/2     2 2   1 2 1 1 3 2 -4
11 PAVIC, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GARRETT, ROBERT 21:50 2 0/1 0/3 2/2   2 2 1   2     3 1 -3
13 OKULAJA, ADEMOLA 22:43 11 2/5 2/4 1/1 4 6 10   3 2   1   1 17
14 OHLBRECHT, TIM 23:14 3 1/2   1/2 3 3 6   1 1     3 1 5
24 DICKEL, MARK 16:40     0/2   2   2   1 3     1   -3
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 57 9/23 8/27 15/22 10 22 32 6 12 15 1 2 19 19 51
        39.1% 29.6% 68.2%
Head coach: BAUERMANN, DIRK

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Lottomatica Roma
"It was very important for us to win this game after having conceded three straight defeats on the road. Fortunately, we have succeeded but we haven't played well. We still have a lot of room for improvement on defense and offense. But the will of my players was there and that is positive for our next games. Considering we won by a 24 point-margin I can only be satisfied. Now we have to focus on our game against Armani Jeans Milano before we can think of Partizan Igokea."
BAUERMANN, DIRK
Brose Baskets
"I think we never had any rhythm and whenever they needed a big play Roma made it. They shot the ball really well and when we had easy opportunities like lay-ins, free throws, we didn't convert. We didn't rebound the basketball. This was definitely our worst game so far and Roma deserved to win. They were 24 points better than us tonight. This result leaves us with no wins so far. But this is going to change, as long as we keep working and be getting better we will be just fine."

Players

STEFANSSON, JON
Lottomatica Roma
"If we were to have a chance to go to the Top 16 we had to win tonight. After three very hard games away from home, we were happy to play at home in Rome and get a good win. I think it is very important for us. We now have to be ready just to try to play, try to control the tempo, play very aggressive on defense and that is the key."
DICKEL, MARK
Brose Baskets
"We are very disappointed with our performance here tonight. We had hoped to play a better game but we lacked rhythm and we weren't able to get in the game."
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