2010-11Regular SeasonRound 5
December 14, 2010 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 O2 WORLD
Julius Jenkins - Alba Berlin (photo albaberlin.de)Alba Berlin sealed first place in Group H after beating Anwil Wloclawek at the O2 World on Tuesday 92-73. With the win, Alba Berlin joined Benetton Bwin as the only teams to remain undefeated through five games. Anwil dropped to 0-5 and will try to notch its first win next week against Pepsi Caserta. Yassin Ibdihi paced the winners with 15 points, Tadija Dragicevic and Julius Jenkins added 13, and Derrick Allen scored 10, as Alba shot 73% from inside the arc and dominated after a 12-2 run in the first quarter. Berlin will have a chance to finish the regular season undefeated when it faces Krasnye Krylia next. Andrezj Pluta led Anwil with 13 points, Dardan Berisha and Paul Miller added 12 each and Nikola Jovanovic scored 10.

Alba went to Patrick Femerling early in the first quarter with hopes of establishing a post presence, while Wloclawek’s first basket was a three pointer by Lukasz Majewski. It soon was 9-8 for the hosts, after Jenkins scored his second basket of the game on a driving layup. Berlin then showed why it leads the group standings with some stifling defense that produced 3 turnovers and forced shots in the ensuing three minutes to fuel a 12-2 run for a 21-10 advantage. Eric Hicks and Stipe Modric stopped the bleeding with a couple of layups before Darryl Thompson hit a jumper that closed the quarter at 25-16 for the hosts. Head coach Luka Pavicevic’s men went full throttle to start the second, and a pair of three-pointers by Sven Schultze got a 9-0 run going before Berisha scored a long-range bomb for Anwil. As the visitors tried to spread the floor, Dragicevic and Ibdihi started producing for Berlin, and a Femerling layup and Jenkins three got them back to a big margin at 49-28, after Bryce Taylor converted a couple of free throws. Anwil attacked the basket and got to the line as well, but only enough to close out the half at a 55-33 deficit, as Berlin proved stout on both ends of the floor.

The visitors mustered a 2-8 push to start the third quarter with Hicks working the low post, though Dragicevic and Immanuel McElroy combined to hit the next three baskets and 8 consecutive points for a 65-41 home advantage. The visitors’ own one-two punch, Miller and Thompson, answered for 8 of their own and the quarter was over at 70-49. Berisha and Marko Marinovic traded triples to start the final period, but again it was Alba striking the early blows, as Lucca Staiger widened the margin to the biggest difference at 81-54. Pluta gave Anwil some push and the visitors went on a 0-12 run, but with three minutes left Dragicevic and Ibdihi sealed the scoring for the Group H winners.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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Referees: KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS (SWE), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), ZASHCHUK, SERGEY (UKR)
Attendance: 7114 (Tentative)
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Alba Berlin25301522
Anwil Wloclawek16171624
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Anwil Wloclawek16334973
Alba Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SCHULTZE, SVEN 10:14 5 1/1 1/1     2 2 2 1 1     5   4
8 SAIBOU, JOSHIKO 2:44                              
11 JENKINS, JULIUS 23:02 13 4/6 1/5 2/2   1 1 2 1 2   1 2 3 9
13 FEMERLING, PATRICK 13:08 7 3/3   1/2 1 2 3 1   3       2 9
14 MARINOVIC, MARKO 23:19 9 1/2 2/6 1/1   2 2 3 1 3   1   1 7
15 ALLEN, DERRICK 15:39 10 3/4   4/4 1 4 5     2 1   3 3 13
16 SEIFERTH, ANDREAS 1:33           1 1           1    
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 22:40 13 5/7 1/3   1 2 3 2   1   1 2   10
23 McELROY, IMMANUEL 21:08 9 4/6 0/1 1/1 1 1 2 2 2       1 2 13
24 STAIGER, LUCCA 22:05 3   1/4     3 3 5         1   7
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 16:46 15 6/8   3/4 1 1 2 1 1     2 3 3 14
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 27:42 8 3/4 0/2 2/2 1 4 5 4 2 2     2 2 14
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 92 30/41 6/22 14/16 8 25 33 22 8 14 1 5 20 16 104
        73.2% 27.3% 87.5%
Head coach: PAVICEVIC, LUKA
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
Anwil Wloclawek
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BERISHA, DARDAN 26:38 12   4/5   1 1 2     3     2   8
5 HICKS, ERIC 19:01 8 4/7 0/1 0/3 1 4 5 3 1 1 3   1 3 14
7 MODRIC, STIPE 9:55 2 1/3 0/3         1     1 1   1 -1
8 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA 30:05 10 4/8 0/1 2/2 1 4 5     3     1 4 10
9 THOMAS, CHRIS 29:08 5 1/3   3/4   4 4 6 2 1 1   1 5 18
10 PLUTA, ANDRZEJ 27:38 13 2/5 3/5         1 1 3     4   3
13 PIETRZAK, MICHAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 MAJEWSKI, LUKASZ 21:57 7 1/2 1/2 2/2   3 3 3 1 2     3 3 10
19 CELEJ, TOMASZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 CZERWINSKI, PATRYK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 THOMPSON, DARRYL 14:39 4 1/1 0/1 2/2   2 2 1   2     2 2 4
45 MILLER, PAUL 20:59 12 5/7 0/2 2/2 3 2 5   1       2 2 14
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 73 19/36 8/20 11/15 7 20 27 15 6 17 5 1 16 20 79
        52.8% 40% 73.3%
Head coach: MUTAPCIC, EMIR

Head Coaches

PAVICEVIC, LUKA
Alba Berlin
"Moving into the next round rewards us for the continuous efforts in our workouts and in our games. My team today came into the game focused and motivated. We took defensively away the main options of the opponent and worked well our strong points in our offense. Playing very strong, we from the beginning left no doubts, who was going to win the game."
MUTAPCIC, EMIR
Anwil Wloclawek
"We did not find a fundament for our game in defense. We played good defense only for seven or eight minutes, which, of course, is not enough. Getting 20 or more points in three quarter shows, that we did not play good defense. Our offense looks better, but this will not give us a win, if we allow for example shooting 73 percent inside. We have to play more aggressive without fear of committing fouls."

Players

McELROY, IMMANUEL
Alba Berlin
"It was a good win, everybody played well. It was great for us to play the two deciding games in front of our fans at home. Last week we made it to the next round here and today we sealed the first place in our group. Doing this with a big win like this gives us confidence for the next round, where the opponents are going to be a touch tougher."
MILLER, PAUL
Anwil Wloclawek
"We definitely did not come out strong enough, especially in defense. Alba is a good team at home and you cannot give them such a big lead. During the whole game Alba was getting easy shots. Right now, of course, we are frustrated losing so many games. We really want to win and are trying hard, but it just doesn't work for us. I think, we have to play better defense to start winning games again."
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