2000-01Regular SeasonRound 1
October 18, 2000 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 BASKETBALL CENTER DRAZEN PETROVIC

It was a victory against all odds. It looked the slump would continue, Cibona was down and out, James Bennett in the driving seat, scoring, creating and making things happen. Tau Ceramica opened the final quarter 12-2, leading 57:50, 4 minutes before the end of a tough, sometimes ugly, and definitely low-scoring game that featured 40 turnovers. Cibona didn?t score a field goal for the first 6 minutes of the final quarter, almost down and out, but when there was only hope left, James Lee came alive and found a way. He was the man that carried Cibona most of the way, he was the man who saved the night for the Croatian champions. Two points, followed by three points, and Cibona never looked back. Cibona outscored the Spaniards 12-3 in the last 4 minutes. The final blow came from the man that came out of the dark. Three pointer by Boris Dzidic, which gave Cibona lead for good, 61:60. Bennett, the man of the match for Tau Ceramica, missed a three point shot, with 6.2 seconds remaining. Lee scored one free throw, and Bennett missed a chance for the extra time with a fatal turnover. It was a tough and strongly contested defensive match. Tau Ceramica led most of the way in the first half, biggest difference was 6 points, Cibona came back in the third, leading 46:38, but could not maintain the control of the game, to regain it in the last 4 minutes. In a poor shooting game, Cibona continued the slum from the three point range, in the first two Croatian league matches they connected only 7 out of 44. Against Tau Ceramica they made 4-15, but the last one (Dzidic) was on target. Spaniards made only 2 out of 13, missing the last seven.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000
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Referees: KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS (GRE), POZZANA, MAURO (ITA), DERVISEVIC, OTGONEDI (BIH)
Attendance: 2000
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 LONGIN, BRANIMIR 0:33                              
5 KUS, DAVOR 5:44               1             1
6 SESAR, JOSIP 38:06 12 4/8 1/5 1/2       2 1 5     5 5 1
8 PRKACIN, NIKOLA 30:30 11 5/7   1/2 1 5 6   3 4     4 4 13
9 LEE, ARTHUR 35:37 22 5/7 1/3 9/10   2 2 1 1 4     2 7 22
11 JOVANOVIC, MATKO 17:27 3 1/1   1/4 1 5 6   1 1     4 2 4
12 AWOJOBI, TUNJI FEMI 16:44 2 1/4 0/2 0/2   2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 -1
13 MAMIC, MATEJ 23:21 4 0/2 0/2 4/4 4 2 6   1 1     2 2 6
14 NICEVIC, SANDRO 15:19 2 0/1   2/4   2 2     1 1   3 2  
15 DZIDIC, BORIS 16:39 6 0/1 2/4           2 1     2 2 4
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 62 16/31 4/16 18/28 7 19 26 5 11 19 3 1 23 25 52
        51.6% 25% 64.3%
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
Tau Ceramica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCOLA, LUIS 12:59 8 3/4   2/2 1 1 2     3   1 5 1 1
5 GARCIA, DANIEL 4:29   0/1     1   1       1 1 1   -1
6 BENNETT, ELMER 40:00 21 6/10 0/3 9/11 1 5 6 7 3 5     3 11 31
7 FOIREST, LAURENT 17:27 6   2/6     2 2     3     3   -2
9 VIDAL, SERGI 4:43   0/2                     1 1 -2
10 TIMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 12:20     0/1     2 2     2     1 1 -1
11 STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS 35:17 7 3/3 0/2 1/2 1 1 2     1     1 2 6
13 ALEXANDER, VICTOR 27:01 10 4/9   2/4 1 2 3   1 5   1 3 3 1
14 OBERTO, FABRICIO 35:31 8 3/5   2/2   3 3 1 2 1     5 2 8
15 CORCHIANI, CHRIS 10:13     0/1           1       2 1 -1
Team             1 1   1 2          
Totals 200:00 60 19/34 2/13 16/21 5 17 22 8 8 22 1 3 25 22 40
        55.9% 15.4% 76.2%
Head coach: IVANOVIC, DUSKO
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