2001-02Regular SeasonRound 4
October 31, 2001 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 BPA PALAS
AEK of Athens confirmed how well it is really playing by beating Scavolini on the road on Wednesday night by 68-89 in Group D. Dragan Sakota's team offered a fast, attractive basketball with strategic alternatives and many players going through a sweet moment in their game. Andrew Betts, strong and aggressive, is the man who, together with Bilba, gives security in defense. J. R. Holden shows everyday why he's becoming one of the best playmakers in Europe, while the guards and forwards Komazec, Kakiusis, Dikoudis and Hatzis can eliminate any rival with great perimeter shooting. This is exactly what happened to Scavolini, a team which depends too much on its foreign players Melvin Booker and Miroslav Beric and if they don't play well or other players stand for them, Scavolini's options get reduced to the minimum.

The duel was balanced in the first quarter, which ended with AEK in the lead by three (20-23). The second period though, started with a stronger AEK that forged a 23-31 difference in the quarter which gave the Greeks some tranquillity to play their game. Dragan Sakota was called a technical foul but it had no further consequence for his team. The 10-point deficit of Scavolini (31-41 in minute 18) still gave the Italians some option for victory, but by the time the half arrived AEK had increased the lead to 31-47, with Hadzis hitting a buzzer beater from the three-point range. With such a big gap on the scoreboard, AEK played even better and the third quarter ended 53-70. The Greek team showed its authority and finally got Arijan Komazec back. The Croatian, who didn't play at all last season, had started this campaign not very well, but in the last games he has become the killer that AEK needs to fulfil its goals.
Wednesday, October 31, 2001
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Referees: REMS, IZTOK (SLO), DE LA MAZA, FRANCISCO (ESP), BRAATHEN, BJORN INGE (NOR)
Attendance: 5270
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Scavolini Pesaro20112215
AEK Athens23242319
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Scavolini Pesaro20315368
AEK Athens23477089
Scavolini Pesaro
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BERIC, MIROSLAV 37:00 16 2/3 2/8 6/6 1   1 1 2 2     4 7 14
5 BOOKER, MELVIN 39:00 26 8/10 2/7 4/7   2 2 1 3 3     3 6 22
8 GIGENA, SILVIO 18:00 3 0/2 1/4     2 2     1     5 1 -5
9 ZANELLI, FABIO 11:00 2 1/3 0/1           1       3   -3
10 MIDDLETON, LARRY 20:00 2 1/1 0/5         1   4     4 2 -8
12 TRAINA, BRADLEY 8:00   0/1             1       1 1  
13 TUSEK, MARKO 21:00 3 0/3 1/2   1 1 2 1 1 2     2   -1
14 MAGGIOLI, MICHELE 9:00 2 1/1       1 1       1   2   2
15 BLAIR, JOSEPH 37:00 14 6/8   2/3 3 9 12 1 2 2 2   4 2 24
16 PANICHI, MATTEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 68 19/32 6/27 12/16 5 15 20 5 10 14 3 0 28 19 45
        59.4% 22.2% 75%
Head coach: PILLASTRINI, STEFANO
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
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 HOLDEN, J.R. 31:00 12 2/6 1/7 5/6   3 3 2 1 2       5 10
5 PANTELIADIS, SPYRIDON 8:00           1 1     2     2   -3
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 1:00 1     1/2                   1 1
7 ANTIC, PERO 1:00                         1   -1
8 KOMAZEC, ARIJAN 36:00 18 5/7 2/4 2/2 3 2 5 5   2   1 2 3 22
9 CHATZIS, NIKOLAOS 15:00 14 2/3 2/3 4/7 1 1 2   1       2 3 13
10 KIKILIAS, VASSILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 DIKOUDIS, DIMOS 34:00 10 4/8   2/2 2 4 6   3 3   1 3 5 13
12 BILBA, JIM 27:00 8 3/5 0/1 2/2 3 3 6 2 1     1 2 3 14
13 PASCHALIS, KOSTAS 3:00       0/2 1 2 3     2     2 1 -2
14 BETTS, ANDY 15:00 9 4/5   1/2 2 4 6     3     4 1 7
15 KAKIOUZIS, MICHAILIS 29:00 17 6/8 0/2 5/5 4 6 10   2 3     1 6 27
Team                                
Totals 200:00 89 26/42 5/17 22/30 16 26 42 9 8 17 0 3 19 28 101
        61.9% 29.4% 73.3%
Head coach: SAKOTA, DRAGAN
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