2013-14Regular SeasonRound 3
October 30, 2013 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 DRAZEN PETROVIC
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck registered its first win in Group A by downing Cibona Zagreb 77-87 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Artland improved to 1-2 in Group A while Cibona dropped to 0-3. Anthony King paced the winners with 19 points on 9-of-11 two-point shots. Brandon Thomas added 16, Kenneth Frase had 13 while Lawrence Hill got 12 and a game-high 8 rebounds for Artland. Dario Saric led Cibona with 20 points. Jerel Blassingame added 13, DJ Strawberry had 12 while Andrija Zizic got 10 for the hosts. Thomas led Artland in a 5-13 start which allowed his team to get a 20-27 margin after 10 minutes. A great team effort allowed Artland to boost its margin to 32-51 second before the break. Nothing changed after the break, as Artland extended its lead to 44-66 and even when Cibona managed to get within 70-77, the guests sealed the win minutes before the final buzzer.

King got Artland going with consecutive jumpers and a layup by Thomas gave the guests a 2-6 lead. Saric stepped up for Cibona but Thomas soon boosted Artland's lead to 5-13. Saric and Zizic managed to bring the hosts within 15-18 but Hill and Chad Toppert fueled a 0-7 run which made it a double-digit game, 15-25. Blassingame and Strawberry brought Cibona within 20-27 after 10 minutes. Toppert buried his second triple to restore a 22-32 Artland margin. Darko Planinic and Davor Kus tried to change things for Cibona but Frase and Bastian Doreth gave the guests a 26-40 edge. David Holston shined late in the first half to break the game open, 32-51. A layup by Zizic fixed the halftime score at 34-51. Strawberry tried to ignite Cibona's comeback with consecutive layups after the break but King and an unstoppable Thomas soon boosted the guests' margin to 38-60. Planinic and Saric kept trying but Cibona only managed to trade baskets late in the third quarter. A three-pointer by Saric and a layup by Matt Janning brought the hosts a bit closer, 49-66. Hill and Frase kept Artland way ahead, 60-77, after 30 minutes. Cibona led Artland scoreless for more than 5 minutes, as Marin Rozic and Saric brought the hosts within single digits, 70-77, after a 10-0 run. King shined in crunch time to keep Artland away from further trouble until the final buzzer.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Referees: MARTIN, JOSE (ESP), LANZARINI, SAVERIO (ITA), PUTENKO, ILYA (RUS)
Attendance: 1500 (Tentative)
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Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck27517787
Cibona Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 KUS, DAVOR 6:29 2 1/1                         2
6 PLANINIC, DARKO 10:30 7 2/4   3/5 2   2   1 1   2 1 3 5
7 BLASSINGAME, JEREL 38:07 13 4/6 1/5 2/2 1 3 4 4 1 3     3 4 14
9 SARIC, DARIO 33:56 20 7/9 1/1 3/4   5 5 4   3     3 4 24
20 ROZIC, MARIN 27:06 9 2/2 1/4 2/2 1 4 5 1 1     1 3 2 11
21 JAGODIK, MARKO 9:24 2 1/3     3 1 4           3   1
22 JUNAKOVIC, MARTIN 1:53   0/1                         -1
23 JANNING, MATT 19:10 2 1/3 0/3 0/1   2 2 4   2   1 2 2 -1
24 STRAWBERRY, D.J. 27:15 12 4/8 0/3 4/8   3 3 3 1 1   1 3 4 7
31 ZIZIC, ANDRIJA 26:10 10 5/7   0/2   5 5 1   1     3 4 12
32 ARAPOVIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 GABRIC, TOMISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 77 27/44 3/16 14/24 10 26 36 17 4 11 0 5 21 23 80
        61.4% 18.8% 58.3%
Head coach: SPAHIJA, NEVEN
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
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 KING, ANTHONY 19:51 19 9/11   1/2 1 3 4 2   1 1   2 3 23
8 HOFFMANN, CHRISTIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 NJEI, ACHA 9:33   0/1 0/1         1         3 1 -3
10 DORETH, BASTIAN 13:14 6   2/2     1 1 4   1     1 2 11
11 HOLSTON, DAVID 26:46 5 1/2 1/4         5   3     2 1 2
13 GRUNHEID, GUIDO 10:44           3 3 2         5    
14 THOMAS, BRANDON 28:09 16 4/4 2/4 2/2   4 4 3 1 1     2 3 22
22 GRAVES, ANTONIO 26:40 5 0/3 1/4 2/2   1 1 1 1       3 1  
24 HILL, LAWRENCE 29:16 12 2/4 1/5 5/7 3 5 8 2 2 2 2   1 5 20
32 FREASE, KENNETH 16:23 13 6/8   1/3 2 2 4     2 2   1 3 15
33 TOPPERT, CHAD 15:38 8 1/2 2/4     3 3           2 1 7
34 WENZL, MICHAEL 3:46 3 1/3   1/1           1     1 1  
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 87 24/38 9/24 12/17 7 25 32 20 4 11 5 0 23 21 101
        63.2% 37.5% 70.6%
Head coach: McCOY, TYRON

Head Coaches

SPAHIJA, NEVEN
Cibona Zagreb
"I want to congratulate the visiting team, they deserved this victory. Our problem is out attitude, and no one deserves that from my team. Not this club that is fighting to come back to where it once was, not the fans who show us love. I am not going to talk about previous years, but my job as a coach is not let this kind of embarrassment happen again. Certain players looks like they are not in the mood to play every single game, but I will not tolerate it any more. However, I take full responsibility for this."
McCOY, TYRON
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
"I expected a tough game, Cibona is an aggressive team and looking at tapes from this season, I was afraid how this game might end. But we played excellent defense in the first half, and had great percentages from the floor. With these two things going in our favor, this was our best game so far this season. We dropped our level a bit in the second half, so Cibona managed to get closer."
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