2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 12, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 LE PALIO

Limoges locks down Milan for 74-65 home win

Limoges CSP got back into the Top 16 race from Group B by holding serve at home with a solid 74-65 victory over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Thursday. The hosts are now 2-3 at the halfway point of the regular season, while Milan fell to 1-4. Limoges took over with a 20-9 second quarter and kept Milan comfortably at bay the rest of the way. The winners got 18 points from Nobel Boungou-Colo, 15 from Ali Traore and 14 from Heiko Schaffartzik. Alessandro Gentile had 19 points to lead Milan while Jamel McLean added 10. Despite forcing 20 turnovers from Limoges, Milan suffered from a pronounced disadvantage of 25 to 8 in assists and poor 4-for-25 (16%) three-point shooting.

First quarter: Gentile leads Milan surge

A left hook by Traore put the hosts on the scoreboard first, while Gentile and Gani Lawal both went to the free throw line for Milan's first lead, 2-4. Traore tied it up with a jumper and Yakhouba Diawara got a goal-tended basket on his first shot. Diawara then added a baseline jumper at 8-4 and Lawal put back a miss. Boungou-Colo and Charles Jenkins exchanged their teams' first three-pointers for an 11-9 score. After Traore's free throw, Gentile banked in a two-pointer, and after a timeout, Mark Payne went coast to coast to keep Limoges up 14-11. But Jenkins was hot and hit a two-pointer from the corner and Gentile downed a baseline turnaround for a new MIlan lead 14-15. Frejus Zerbo answered with a foul line jumper and Leo Westermann drilled a catch-and-shoot triple to make it 19-15. Simon announced his arrival with a nifty one-hander from the lane, as did Stanko Barac with a foul-line jumper to make it 19-19. That set up a final shot for Milan, and who else but Gentile took it from inside the arc, beating the first-quarter buzzer for a 19-21 Milan edge.

Second quarter: Schaffartzik sparks takeover

Gentile kept attacking and downed a tough layup to open the second quarter. A fine play by Limoges saw Traore pass to Will Daniels for a baseline dunk, and when Schaffartzik was left open at the arc one play later, he made Milan pay with a go-ahead triple at 24-23. Next, Schaffartzik found Boungou-Colo on the break for what turned into a three-point play. Gentile rebounded at the other end and dunked to cut the difference to 27-25. Traore and Barac exchanged two-pointers before Diawara dropped a fade-away shot at 31-27. After a short dry spell of scoring, Boungou-Colo struck again from the arc and Limoges had its biggest lead yet, 34-28. But the hosts were not done. Mark Payne's long rebound and triple came next, then Diawara's fastbreak layup at 39-28. Barac got 2 free throws back to get Milan back within single digits, 39-30, at the half.

Third Quarter: Boungou-Colo does it all

Limoges matched its high lead at 41-30 on a half-opening layup by Traore before Oliver Lafayette reeled it back with a triple for Milan. Traore buried a jumper next, but Lawal answered with an inside basket and Gentile converted a turnover at 43-37. Boungou-Colo got 2 points on a goal-tending call and another on a technical free throw to make it 46-37. Westermann got the margin back to double-digits from the free throw line, but only until McLean's three-pointer fell for Milan. His free throw after that would cut the difference to 48-41. Boungou-Colo connected with Westermann for a reverse before McLean downed 2 more free throws. Limoges worked the ball to Daniels for one three-pointer, then did the same to Schaffartzik with the result being the biggest lead yet, 56-43. Andrea Cinciarini had the same answer for Milan, and that's how the third quarter ended, with the hosts ahead 56-46.

Fourth quarter: Daniels keeps Limoges in front

Daniels took up the scoring responsibility for Limoges, shooting off the glass and finishing a pass from Schaffartzik to start the final quarter. McLean got a fade-away to drop for Milan but Traore answered with a long hook shot at 62-48. Gentile had a sweet touch from the baseline, but Schaffartzik matched it with free throws. Robbie Hummel scored inside on a nice pass from Gentile and then put back and offensive rebound at 64-54 . After Daniels swatted Gentile's shot at one end, Traore found Boungou-Colo for a corner triple, but Simon copied him at the other. Gentile went back to the free throw line to get the visitors within 69-57, but Traore answered with a jumper. Simon's floater cut the gap to 69-61 going into the final minute, before Boungou-Colo had the final answer, a transition triple that made it 72-61 and guaranteed Limoges its second Group B win.

Nobel Boungou-Colo - Limoges CSP - EB15
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 3446
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Limoges CSP
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 25:45 14 1/3 3/5 3/4 1 2 3 5   3     2 5 17
5 WOJCIECHOWSKI, MATHIEU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 DANIELS, WILL 21:05 9 3/8 1/3 0/1 1 3 4   1 1 1   2 2 6
8 GATENS, MATT 15:13     0/2                       -2
9 WESTERMANN, LEO 27:47 6 1/2 1/4 1/2   2 2 7   6     4 1 1
11 PAYNE, MARK 16:26 2 1/1     1 2 3 3 1 1     1 3 10
16 BOUNGOU-COLO, NOBEL 34:49 18 2/3 4/6 2/2   5 5 5 1 4 2   2 6 28
24 TRAORE, ALI 25:31 15 7/7   1/2 2 5 7 2   4 1   4 1 17
29 DIAWARA, YAKHOUBA 20:00 8 4/7       2 2           2   5
55 ZERBO, FREJUS 13:24 2 1/3     1 1 2 1   1 1 1 3 2 1
74 DIALLO, ABOU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 74 20/34 9/20 7/11 8 25 33 23 3 20 5 1 20 20 88
        58.8% 45% 63.6%
Head coach: HERVE, PHILIPPE
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
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL 30:05 10 2/4 0/1 6/6 2 3 5     2     2 8 16
3 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 25:49 3 0/1 1/5     1 1 1 2 1     3 2  
5 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 31:07 19 7/14 0/6 5/6 2 3 5 3 4 1   2 1 6 19
6 AMATO, ANDREA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 CERELLA, BRUNO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 MAGRO, DANIELE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 10:46 3 0/2 1/1     1 1 1   1     1 1 2
22 JENKINS, CHARLES 27:11 5 1/2 1/3   1   1   5       4   4
24 HUMMEL, ROBBIE 21:13 6 3/7 0/3   1 3 4           2   1
27 BARAC, STANKO 15:54 6 2/2   2/2 2 2 4     1     2 1 8
31 LAWAL, GANI 12:48 6 2/5   2/2 3 2 5   1 2   1 4 2 4
43 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 25:07 7 2/4 1/6   1 1 2 3   3 1 2 2   -1
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 65 19/41 4/25 15/16 13 19 32 8 12 12 1 5 21 20 56
        46.3% 16% 93.8%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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