2008-09Regular SeasonRound 1
November 25, 2008 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 OLYMPIC COMPLEX-HELLINIKON
Spencer Nelson - Aris BSAKeydren Clark's three-pointer with less than 3 seconds to go led Aris BSA 2003 to a 69-71 road win over Panellinios at Hellinikon Complex at the end of a great and balanced battle. The exciting duel saw many lead changes before Clark hit the game-winning shot. Clark finished with 22 points on 6 triples, while Spencer Nelson posted 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Dimitris Tsaldaris added 10 points for the guests, who host Bnei Hasharon next week. Ivan Radenovic bagged 18 points and 7 boards and Brad Newley scored 17 in a losing effort for Panellinios, which takes on Turk Telekom next.

Newley started in fashion scoring 7 points in less than five minutes to lead Panellinios to a shiny 9-4 start. Clark nailed a three-pointer to bring Aris as close as 10-9, but the hosts remained in control of the game's tempo for an 18-11 lead before the first quarter ended at 18-14. With the score 20-14, the guests went on a 6-15 tear punctuated by another Clark triple to take the lead for the first time, 26-29. But Panellinios reacted immediately with a 9-point run for a 38-32 advantage as Newly, Radenovic and Georgios Kalaitzis connected. The game remained balanced, though, as Aris trimmed the difference before halftime to 38-36.

Ivan Radenovic - Panellinios BCThe back-and-forth battle continued after the break. Clark chipped-in another three-pointer for a 45-48 Aris lead, but Manolis Papamakarios answered back in the same way for a 50-48 Panellinios edge. Five times the lead changed hands as the hosts managed to grab a slight 58-55 advantage after 30 minutes. Both teams endured some bad decision making in the beginning of the final quarter as the game remained scoreless for about three minutes. Panellinios went up 60-55, but Clark and Blagota Sekulic reacted for a 62-63 Aris lead. Anthony Grundy and Papamakarios helped the hosts to 66-63, but the visitors found solutions again for a 66-68 lead. Radenovic tied it from the line 68-68 with 25 seconds remaining. Clark stepped up for Aris to fire in the deciding three-pointer to make it 68-71 less than 3 seconds before the final buzzer. Newley missed on purpose the second of a pair of free-throws, but no one from Panellinios could get the rebound as Aris celebrated an important road win to start the Eurocup.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Stelios Kyriakoglou, Athens
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Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANIEL; MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA; MOGULKOC, EMIN
Attendance: 600
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Panellinios Athens18202011
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Aris Thessaloniki14365571
Panellinios Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 OSTOJIC, DJURO 13:15 2 1/2       1 1 1   2     4 1 -2
5 PAPAMAKARIOS, MANOLIS 26:52 7 2/3 1/5 0/1         4 4     2 3 2
6 KALAITZIDIS, DIMITRIOS 7:47                   1     2   -3
7 KALAITZIS, GEORGIOS 31:17 2 1/3 0/1     5 5 6 1 1     2 3 11
9 NEWLEY, BRAD 30:08 17 4/6 2/4 3/4 2 2 4   2 1 2   1 3 21
10 PETROULAS, ALEKOS 5:39 3   1/1             1     1   1
11 NADJFEJI, STEVAN 18:10 6 3/6 0/1   1 2 3 2   1   1 4   1
12 STERGIOU, VLANTIMIR 14:04 7 2/2 1/2   1 4 5 1   2 1   3 1 9
15 RADENOVIC, IVAN 25:44 18 5/7   8/11 1 6 7 3 1 1 1   2 9 31
16 GRUNDY, ANTHONY 25:49 7 3/7 0/2 1/2 1 3 4 2 2 3   1 1 1 4
18 KOMPODIETAS, DIMITRIOS 1:15                              
19 MAKRIS, NIKOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 69 21/36 5/16 12/18 6 24 30 15 10 17 4 2 22 21 76
        58.3% 31.3% 66.7%
Head coach: ZOUROS, ILIAS
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
Aris Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 CLARK, KEYDREN 39:16 22 0/3 6/12 4/4 1 2 3 3   1   1 2 5 20
5 MARSHALL, SEAN 24:59 5 1/2 1/5     4 4   2 5     2 3 2
8 SEKULIC, BLAGOTA 23:24 9 4/11   1/2 3 3 6   2 1 1 2 2 5 10
9 ARGYROPOULOS, NIKOS 0:46                              
11 GAVEL, ANTON 17:30 3   1/1 0/1 1 2 3   1       4 1 3
12 SKORDILIS, GAIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 AGADAKOS, LAZAROS 6:48 2     2/2           2     3 2 -1
15 BARLOS, NIKOS 14:15 7 2/2 1/3     2 2 1 2 1 1   3 1 8
16 TSALDARIS, DIMITRIOS 38:32 10 2/5 1/3 3/4   3 3 1 1 1     1 3 10
17 NELSON, SPENCER 34:30 13 4/6 1/4 2/2 2 6 8 6 1 4   1 4 2 16
19 MOURTOS, SPYROS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 71 13/29 11/28 12/15 8 24 32 11 9 15 2 4 21 22 71
        44.8% 39.3% 80%
Head coach: MAZZON, ANDREA

Head Coaches

ZOUROS, ILIAS
Panellinios Athens
"We didn't deserve to win and our defeat is fair. My team played very bad and this is connected with the absence of Golemac, because it changes our way of playing. We didn't succeed in defense, we lacked concentration and look at what happened. Now the whole team has to work hard in order to cover this defeat. The most important thing is to keep our feet on the Earth."
MAZZON, ANDREA
Aris Thessaloniki
"Our target was for Clark to make the last shot, he did it and it was a great shot. I didn't want to go to overtime, because we miss energy. We had some hard time with injuries and didn't practice the way we would like to. My players tried to follow our strategic plan for this match against Panellinios and I am so happy for their effort, that I should thank them even after a defeat. We tried a lot and this is great. We searched the way to win and this proves a positive mentality. The day that we will believe that out team is better than really is, then we will lose. That means that we have to stay humble. In such a competition the most important thing is to protect the home court and try to win outside. So, we have to protect our home court next week against Bnei Hasharon."

Players

KALAITZIDIS, DIMITRIOS
Panellinios Athens
"We played without Jurica Golemac and his absence affected a lot our game. We didn't manage to stop Clark, who is a very effective player and this cost us a lot. In general my team didn't play the way we normally do, because we missed concentration and committed many turnovers. Now we have to go forward and see the next games."
BARLOS, NIKOS
Aris Thessaloniki
"It is a great win, which proved our potential and character. Panellinios has a great team and it is tough to beat them either at home, or on the road. We had a lot of confidence for this match and managed to drive it as we had planned to. Now we are 1-0, but it is too early to talk about the future. We have to play two games per week, but this is something that Aris has done for many years. The European competitions mean a lot for my club, so we have high expectations and I hope that we will accomplish our target."
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