2016-17Regular SeasonRound 10
December 01, 2016 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Keith Langford - Unics Kazan - EB16

Unics breaks losing streak with club scoring record

Unics Kazan got back to winning ways in style on Thursday, beating EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 100-79 in the Round 10 opener and breaking its club scoring record in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game. Its previous best was 99 points set earlier this season in a road loss to Anadolu Efes Istanbul, but this time scoring record translated into a victory that broke Unics's three-game losing streak and improved its record to 3-7. Milan dropped to 4-6. Unics took control of the scoreboard with a 16-2 first-quarter and never trailed again. The hosts had a 57-43 advantage at halftime before Milan got within 4 points, 73-69, at the end of the third quarter. A 10-0 fourth-quarter run capped by Vadim Panin from downtown restored a double-digit lead, however, and Unics never looked back. Keith Langford netted 25 points to pace Unics. Panin finished with a career-high 18 points on 4-for-5 three-point shooting. Artsiom Parakhouski scored 16, Orlando Johnson also had a career-high with 14 points, while Quino Colom was everywhere with 9 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds and a pair of steals. Jamel McLean scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to pace Milan. Ricky Hickman added 12, while Zoran Dragic and Rakim Sanders scored 10 apiece in defeat.

In the first 60 seconds of the game Milan, scored 6 points on three quick possessions, but Unics replied by scoring the next 10 points in a run that Langford punctuated with a triple. The hosts continued increasing the margin with a pair of layups from Panin, a triple from Colom, and an alley-oop dunk from Langford to Latavious Williams that helped made it 29-18. Paul Stoll, making his EuroLeague debut, hit a half-court buzzer-beater to make it 35-24 after 10 minutes. The hosts kept the margin in double figures, while McLean kept Milan in range. A dunk by Miroslav Raduljica and a triple by Milan Macvan cut the deficit to 43-38 midway through the second quarter, but Parakhouski, Colom and Johnson restarted their team's offense and Unics went to halftime up 57-43. Unics briefly increased the margin to 17 points, 62-45, before Sanders, McLean and Hickman cut it to 62-52 for Milan. Krunoslav Simon and Sanders each added a triple to get Milan within 66-61. Hickman's last-second driving layup made it 73-69 going into the fourth quarter. The teams traded blows early in the final stanza before Kostas Kaimakoglou's lucky roll on a three-pointer was followed by a third triple from Panin, capping a 10-0 run that made it 87-73. A pair of baskets from Langford padded the margin to 18 points with 3 minutes remaining, after which there was no coming back for the visitors. The lead broke the 20-point barrier and Unics reached 100 points for the first time in a EuroLeague game with a three from Panin on the final basket.

One Team Week - Andrea Cinciarini - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - EB16
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: KOROMILAS, ELIAS (GRE), CORTES, CARLOS (ESP), PEERANDI, RAIN (EST)
Attendance: 3500 (Tentative)
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Unics Kazan35221627
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan24192610
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Unics Kazan355773100
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan24436979
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 JOHNSON, ORLANDO 19:40 14 4/5 0/4 6/6 1 3 4 2   2     3 3 13
2 ANTIPOV, PAVEL 10:51     0/2     1 1 1         1   -1
5 LANGFORD, KEITH 31:50 25 7/10 1/3 8/13 1 3 4 4 1 2       7 29
6 STOLL, PAUL 10:41 6   2/2   2 1 3 1         2   8
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 29:11 16 8/9     2 3 5     2 2   3 4 21
10 COLOM, QUINO 29:19 9 1/3 1/4 4/4 2 4 6 12 2 2     3 5 24
13 BANIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 KARPUKHIN, ALEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 PANIN, VADIM 28:30 18 3/3 4/5   1 4 5 1 1 1     1 1 23
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 29:09 6 1/2 1/5 1/2 1 4 5   2 2     3 2 4
22 WILLIAMS, LATAVIOUS 10:49 6 3/4       3 3   1       3   6
28 TUKMAKOV, AZAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 100 27/36 9/25 19/25 10 28 38 21 7 11 2 0 19 22 129
        75% 36% 76%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY
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
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL 22:24 16 6/10 0/1 4/6   3 3   1 1   1 2 4 13
2 FONTECCHIO, SIMONE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 HICKMAN, RICKY 28:00 12 3/3 1/4 3/3   4 4 3         4 3 15
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS 19:53 5 1/2 1/4   1 1 2 2 1 2     1 1 4
11 RADULJICA, MIROSLAV 13:41 8 4/7       1 1     2     4 3 3
12 DRAGIC, ZORAN 29:16 10 3/4 1/6 1/2 1 4 5 3 1 2   1 3 4 10
13 MACVAN, MILAN 22:00 7 2/3 1/4     1 1 1   1     2 1 3
14 PASCOLO, DAVIDE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 0:44                              
21 SANDERS, RAKIM 21:47 10 2/5 2/3     2 2 2 1       1 2 12
23 ABASS, AWUDU 16:39 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 1 1       4   -1
43 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 25:36 9 2/3 1/3 2/2 1 1 2 3 1 1     1 1 11
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 79 24/39 7/26 10/13 4 19 23 15 6 9 0 2 22 19 72
        61.5% 26.9% 76.9%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN

Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"I think our team deserved to win. All the players who came on the court tonight gave all their energy. They were aggressive on defense, they did not save themselves throughout all 40 minutes. The bench also provided help and kept us alive. What was important, we found situations how to manage substitutions and rotation, for Colom and Parakhouski. Guys who came in off the bench, like Orlando Johnson and Latavious Williams, gave us energy, gave us life, played hard defense. We did not have that in previous games when Langford and Colom had to play 40 minutes, and it is not easy to play 40 minutes on offense and defense. Everybody gave a big effort and big heart tonight. We had the entire team contribute, and that helped us a lot."
REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
“In preparation for the game and in the locker room, I said how important it is to play defense and control rebounds. We let them dominate, and we made a lot of defensive mistakes, and this is why we lost this badly. It was a game with not enough energy and concentration to compete at this level from our part. Honestly, nothing from Unics surprised us. We know what Panin can do, and all his shots were open. We prepared this game for Langford and the top pick-and-roll with Colom. We talked about it, practiced, but you have to be focused, you have to talk, you have to be intense, and you have to play like a team. We did not do anything of what we talked about the game.”

Players

LANGFORD, KEITH
Unics Kazan
"The obvious thing, if you look at the scoreboard, you see a lot of guys stepped up tonight. Vadim Panin had a heck of a game. A lot of respect for him. He fought, fought, fought. He has been in slump, but he had a great game. Him, Orlando Johnson and Paul Stoll, those are the guys who deserve credit for this game. This is a step in right direction."
KALNIETIS, MANTAS
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
“Nothing to say, because we allowed 100 points and rebounds are almost double in their favor. With such numbers you cannot think about victory, and even can’t think about a good game. It is not easy to find excuses, and none of them would be true. I think we need to look at ourselves. We did not execute what we talked about before the game. We knew they are one of the best rebounding teams in the league. Our energy was really bad, too.”
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