2004-05Regular SeasonRound 5
December 02, 2004 CET: 20:40
Local time: 20:40 BPA PALAS
Scavolini steered itself into a three-way tie for second place in Group B by holding onto a tense 86-82 decision over visiting Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday in Pesaro, Italy. The victory, powered by another big scoring night from Charles Smith and saved by a big rebound by Marko Milic, boosted Scavolini's record to 3-2. That's good enough to tie both Montepaschi and Barcelona in second place. Zalgiris lost the same opportunity as its record fell to 2-3. Smith fired in 30 points for the winners on 7-for-12 two-point and 5-for-11 three-point shooting. Hanno Mottola added 14 points, Milic 12 and 7 rebounds. Tanoka Beard once again anchored Zalgiris with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Robert Pack and Dainius Salenga added 18 points each and Paulius Jankunas 11.

A fastbreak dunk by Jankunas got Zalgiris started, but Smith erased it with his first triple. Zalgiris ran the floor well, however, and a triple from Salenga among several transition baskets had the guests in front, 5-11, in minute 7. When Beard added a basket on a good move inside, Scavolini needed a timeout, after which Alessandro Frosini and Smith scored on a baseline jumper and a floater in the lane, respectively. Soon, Mottola was nailing 5 points in a row as Scavolini was back in the game at 14-16. Zalgiris would expand the gap as Beard put back an offensive rebound and even struck from downtown, helping the guests hold a 22-27edge after 10 minutes.

The second quarter saw Smith and Pack going nose-to-nose, while young promise Martynas Andriuskevicius added a foul shot following an offensive rebound to a 0-5 Zalgiris run good for a 27-33 lead. The Pesaro crowd welcomed Aleksandar Djordjevic back to the Euroleague and were rewarded when he drove to the rim and then assisted on a Mottola dunk to bring Scavolini within 32-35. A Rannikko-to-Smith fastbreak soon cut the difference to a single point, 36-37. Smith then tied it from downtown, 39-39, and Scavolini's improved defense forced Zalgiris into a shot clock violation. Matteo Malaventura sank a clutch three for Scavolini's first lead then Smith added 4 of his 19 first-half points to send the hosts to the lockers ahead 46-41.

Pack started the second half with a successful drive, but Mottola's triple would set Scavolini's highest lead at 49-43. Zalgiris reacted with a 1-10 behind big men Jankunas and Beard to take a 50-53 lead on a fastbreak by Salenga in minute 24. Smith - who else? - evened the score again from the arc, then Tomas Ress and Milic made a couple of reverse buckets to put the hosts up 57-54. Salenga evened it now for Zalgiris, shooting over Scavolini's 3-2 zone, but that tie was broken by Rannikko shot from 8 meters. Djordjevic struck from downtown, too, before Pack answered from the arc to trim Scavolini's advantage to 67-65 after 30 minutes.

Djordevic attacked the last quarter with a three-pointer, 70-65, then Milic pushed its lead to its maximum, 72-65, before Vidas Ginevicius sank a triple. Milic was on fire and made an amazing tap-in dunk, then drove to the rim assisted by Frosini. Milic then made it 6 straight points and Scavolini was up 76-70 with 7 minutes to play. After Jankunas hit a jumper, Smith and Milic sent Scavolini on a 5-0 run as the Zalgiris defenders looked tired. Scavolini, meanwhile, dove on the floor for three loose balls, but just when the crowd was stirring, Mindaugas Timinskas froze it with a jumper and Salenga shocked it with a three. With 2 minutes left, Zalgiris was within 81-77. Smith penetrated to boost the lead points, but Aigars Bagatskis came cold from the bench and sank a three for an 83-80 scoreboard. When Milic missed inside and Beard tapped in at the other end, the margin was down to 83-82. No doubt tired, too, Smith missed 2 free throws with 4 seconds to play, but Milic grabbed the rebound and Rannikko finished off a big win with 3 foul shots.
Thursday, December 2, 2004
Marco Martelli, Pesaro
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Referees: GASPERIN, BRUNO (FRA), SPIRIDONOS, LEONIDAS (GRE), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), MARTOLINI, MAURIZIO (ITA)
Attendance: 6021
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Scavolini Pesaro22242119
Zalgiris27142417
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Zalgiris27416582
Scavolini Pesaro
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 MOTTOLA, HANNO 31:30 14 3/5 1/2 5/5 1 2 3   1 2 1   5 4 13
7 SMITH, CHARLES 33:00 30 7/12 5/11 1/4 1 2 3 1 3 1 1   1 3 25
8 GIGENA, SILVIO 10:00 2 1/1       2 2   1       1   4
9 RANNIKKO, TEEMU 23:45 8   1/3 5/5   1 1 3 3 1     4 5 13
11 SCARONE, GERMAN 10:45   0/2       2 2     1     2   -3
12 MILIC, MARKO 21:15 12 6/11     6 1 7 3   3     1 3 16
13 FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 28:45 3 1/5   1/2 3 2 5 2     1   4 3 5
14 RESS, TOMAS 6:15 2 1/2             1       1   1
16 MALAVENTURA, MATTEO 13:00 3 0/2 1/1     2 2   1         1 5
17 ARCHIBALD, ROBERT 8:45 4 1/1   2/2 3   3   1 1     2 3 8
20 DJORDJEVIC, SASA 13:00 8 1/1 2/4     1 1 1 2 3     1 1 7
Team             2 2   1           3
Totals 200:00 86 21/42 10/21 14/18 14 17 31 10 14 12 3 0 22 23 97
        50% 47.6% 77.8%
Head coach: KARNISOVAS, ARTURAS
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
Zalgiris
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GINEVICIUS, VIDAS 27:45 5 1/1 1/2     2 2   2 1     3 2 6
5 PACK, ROBERT 38:00 18 5/14 1/2 5/6   2 2 3 2 4   2 4 5 9
6 BEARD, TANOKA 35:30 20 7/8 1/1 3/6 5 8 13 2 3 3     3 5 33
8 BAGATSKIS, AINARS 7:15 3   1/1             1     2    
9 SALENGA, DAINIUS 30:15 18 3/4 4/6     2 2     1     4 2 14
10 TIMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 35:00 6 2/7 0/3 2/2 1 3 4   2 2   1 3 4 2
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 19:45 11 5/6 0/1 1/2 3   3     1     3 3 10
20 ANDRIUSKEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 6:30 1 0/1   1/2 1   1   1       1 1 1
21 NAVICKAS, GEDIMINAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 DILYS, VILMANTAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 2 3   3 1         5
Totals 200:00 82 23/41 8/16 12/18 11 19 30 5 13 14 0 3 23 22 80
        56.1% 50% 66.7%
Head coach: SIREIKA, ANTANAS
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