2000-01Regular SeasonRound 1
October 18, 2000 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL STADIUM

A repetition of last year's Saporta Cup Final, has taken place in Athens, where AEK won in a very interesting and dramatic way its very first official game of this season. With Antoine Rigaudeau missing his last 3-point shot, Kinder Bologna lost the opportunity to win in extremis a game, which for the most of its duration was a mission impossible.

Vrbica Stefanov and Ibrahim Kutluay led AEK in a run and gun game against a team which didn't manage to react at all. AEK was leading by 18-2 after 5 minutes, but the third foul of Andrew Betts gave Kinder the possibility of an amazing come back: 29-28, 7 minutes before the end of the second period and 39-36 at the half time.

The duel Panteliadis- Stefanov, two point guards that Dusan Ivkovic put together and the 3 points shots made by Milan Gurovic, led AEK in a new explosion: 8 minutes before the end of the game Kinder was almost dead, but, 'never say die'. Rigaudeau hit some fantastic 3-pointers and put the signature of his class, as Kinder made a 15-0 run and the game started from the beginning again. The Italian team came to the closest difference (71-70), just before Rigaudeau gave the lead (73-75), 2 minutes before the end. A thrilling finale had to decide the winner: Kakiouzis made the score 78-75, Griffith answered (78-77)and Rigaudeau had the last shot from 6.25m. but he missed. Finally AEK has escaped from the Italian siege.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000
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Referees: BETANCOR, MIGUEL (ESP), SHTRIKS, SHAY (ISR), LEPETIC, NIKOLA (MNE)
Attendance: 1000
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AEK Athens24152712
Kinder Bologna15211922
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AEK Athens24396678
Kinder Bologna15365577
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STEFANOV, VRBICA 31:39 13 1/3 2/4 5/6 1 1 2 3 3 2   1 2 5 16
5 PANTELIADIS, SPYRIDON 13:46 3   1/1 0/2 2 2 4 2   2     1 3 7
8 HAMMINK, GERRIT 6:25           1 1   1 1 1   2    
9 CHATZIS, NIKOLAOS 8:29 1 0/1   1/2   1 1     1     1 2  
10 KUTLUAY, IBRAHIM 30:14 13 6/7 0/5 1/2   2 2 1   2   1 5 4 5
11 DIKOUDIS, DIMOS 25:43 7 2/5 0/1 3/4 2 4 6 1 1 6     3 5 6
12 GUROVIC, MILAN 22:19 16 1/1 3/4 5/6   3 3 1 1 2     3 3 17
13 MUURSEPP, MARTIN 21:20 8 4/6   0/4 6 2 8 3         4 3 12
14 BETTS, ANDY 23:31 13 5/7   3/8 1 4 5 1 1 3     4 4 10
15 KAKIOUZIS, MICHAILIS 16:34 4 2/5 0/1 0/1 2 2 4   1         1 5
Team                                
Totals 200:00 78 21/35 6/16 18/35 14 22 36 12 8 19 1 2 25 30 78
        60% 37.5% 51.4%
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
Kinder Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GINOBILI, EMANUEL 18:41 1   0/4 1/2       2 1 1     5 3 -4
7 ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 22:13 8 1/2 2/5     1 1     1     4 1 1
8 BONORA, DAVIDE 1:49                   1     3   -4
9 JESTRATIJEVIC, NIKOLA 5:05 3 1/2   1/1   1 1     1     1 1 2
10 SCONOCHINI, HUGO 14:55     0/1   1   1   1     1 2   -2
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID 19:56 6 3/6     1 5 6 2 2 2 1   5 1 8
14 RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 31:02 26 2/4 6/9 4/4   1 1 2 2 1     2 5 28
15 GRIFFITH, RASHARD 37:23 20 8/15   4/9 8 5 13 1   3 1   2 7 25
18 SMODIS, MATJAZ 17:36 10 3/5 1/3 1/1   2 2     1     4 3 6
19 JARIC, MARKO 31:20 3 1/2 0/2 1/2 2 2 4 1 2 7     2 4 1
Team                                
Totals 200:00 77 19/36 9/24 12/19 12 17 29 8 8 18 2 1 30 25 61
        52.8% 37.5% 63.2%
Head coach: MESSINA, ETTORE
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