Regular Season Round 3 - December 08, 2009 CET: 18:15 Local time: 19:15 - ATATURK SPOR SALONU

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Last 16 0-0
1-1 Regular Season 2-0
1-1 Overall 2-0

Referees

Crew Chief
MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO, Croatia
Referee
JERSAN, ANDREJ, Slovenia
Umpire
LEPETIC, NIKOLA, Montenegro

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
87.0 Points 82.5
28.0 Rebounds 32.5
5.5 O. Rebounds 5.5
22.5 D. Rebounds 27.0
19.5 Assists 16.0
7.5 Steals 6.5
4.0 Blocks 1.5
12.5 Turnovers 13.5
53.7 % 2PT 61.3 %
50.0 % 3PT 41.5 %
76.7 % FT 64.7 %
100.0 Index 92.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
23.5 / WILSON, LAMAYNE Points 17.5 / Banic
5.5 / Dudley Rebounds 5.5 / Markota
2.0 / Dudley OR 1.0 / GUARDIA, SALVADOR
5.0 / BESOK, HUSEYIN DR 4.5 / Markota
4.0 / Mallet Assists 4.0 / SALGADO, JAVIER
2.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE Steals 1.5 / Markota
1.0 / Dudley Blocks 1.0 / Markota
4.0 / LANG, KRIS Turnovers 3.0 / Markota
100.0 % / YARANGÜME, BEKIR 2PT 84.2 % / Banic
68.8 % / WILSON, LAMAYNE 3PT 100.0 % / GUARDIA, SALVADOR
100.0 % / Acik FT 100.0 % / Banic
22.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE Index 18.5 / Banic

THE TAKE

Turk Telekom hosts the unbeaten Bizkaia Bilbao Basket with hopes to use its home-court advantage to take over first place in Group E. At 1-1, Turk Telecom knows that it has a golden opportunity to take a huge step toward qualifying for the Last 16. That is easier said than done, however, because Bilbao is profiling itself as one of the top teams in the competition. Turk Telecom has a strong starting five and one of the best sixth men in Lamayne Wilson, while Bilbao really has no second unit with starters and subs dividing court time evenly. The visitors enjoy the deepest bench in the entire competition. A whopping 10 Bilbao players are averaging 15 minutes or more so far this Eurocup season, making Bilbao difficult to stop with so many weapons at its disposal. If there is one player that Turk Telecom will concentrate on, no doubt it will be All-Eurocup forward Marko Banic, who leads Bilbao in scoring. Banic and fellow starting forward Alex Mumbru make a deadly duo. Forwards Bekir Yarangume and Andre Owens will be charged with keeping Banic and Mumbru in check for the home side while Wilson comes off the bench to lead his team in scoring. At center, Bilbao starts Damir Markota with the multi-talented Salvador Guardia and the high-jumping Jerome Moiso also sharing time in the low blocks. They will each get a turn guarding Turk Telecom’s Huseyin Besok, who is having a great season so far. Bilbao runs no less than five guards at its adversaries. Starters Javi Rodriguez and Renaldas Seibutis are backed up by Javi Salgado, Janis Blums and Paco Vazquez. Turk Telecom point guard Demond Mallet should know most of Bilbao ’s backcourt quite well from his time in the Spanish league with DKV Joventut. Mallet will have to find a way to get his points and hope for some help from his bench to keep him rested for the final stretch. It will be interesting to see if Besok, Wilson and Mallet can outlast the waves of Bilbao attacks for the full 40 minutes.

REFEREES: Dubravko Muhvic, Andrej Jersan, Nicola Lepetic
Monday, December 7, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

OZYER, MURAT
Turk Telekom
"We are facing a strong, cautious, ambitious opponent that demands great support from our friends and supporters in Ankara. We cannot forget that we cannot lose at home in the Eurocup if we wanna be a strong team in the competition. We have the power to do so if we lay as a team. We must fulfil our goals and people in Ankara must come to the game at 19:15 and fill the Ataturk Sports Hall to support our players."

Players

BANIC, MARKO
Bizkaia Bilbao B
"Huseyin Besok is a veteran center, a big player that can hurt us a lot in the paint. We all remember Demond Mallet due to his years playing for DKV Joventut. I really like him as a player, same as Serkan Erdogan, who played for Tau Ceramica so too long ago. Turk Telekom is a team with a deep roster. If we managed to beat them in Ankara we will get closer to make it to the next round. Getting a road win in this group will be like finding a treasure - and we already did that in Belgium."
Robert Conley - Bizkaia Bilbao Basket ( Photo turktelekomspor.com.tr)A semifinalist from a year ago remains alone atop Group E after Bizkaia Bilbao rallied to beat host Turk Telekom 70-85 on the road in Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday. Bilbao is now 3-0 and close to advancing to the Last 16 again, while Turk Telekom dropped to 1-2 and third place in the group. Bilbao had fallen behind by as many as 12 points in the first half before a series of big runs slowly wrested control of the game from Turk Telekom. Marko Banic was the big gun inside all night for the winners as he scored 26 points while making 9 of 11 two-point shots and 8 of 8 free throws. The outside force was Janis Blums, who came off Bilbao's bench to make 5 of 8 three-pointers for 17 points. Chris Warren added 11 for Bilbao. Turk Telekom got 16 points from Serkan Erdogan and 12 from LaMayne Wilson, but ulitmately could not keep up with Bilbao's depth of scorers.

Erdogan and Demond Mallett shot Turk Telekom into a quick 6-0 lead. That difference held midway through the quarter, at 13-7, after Erdogan hit the game's first triple. The next, by LaMayne Wilson, put Turk Telekom up 18-9. Another shot from downtown, by center Huseyin Besok, gave the hosts their biggest lead, 26-14. Janis Blums answered for Bilbao and Salva Guardia added free throws to cut the difference to single digits again, 28-19, after 10 minutes. Robert Conley and Blums kept cutting the difference, to 28-23, early in the second quarter, but Turk Telekom kept blasting three-pointers, the latest by Tutku Acik. Erwin Dudley reclaimed a new double-digit lead, 35-35, before Bilbao started attacking inside to turn the scoreboard around. Alex Mumbru, Banic and Jerome Moiso went to the hoop for 7 consecutive points to soften the Turk Telekom defense before Chris Warren took advantage from the arc with a triple that gave Bilbao the lead, 36-35. But the visitors weren't done. Banic and Warren added baskets inside to complete a 0-14 run that meant a whole new ballgame. Turk Telekom called on Erdogan, however, and he delivered with a pair of triples to end the half, including the last shot on the buzzer, as the hosts held onto a 44-41 lead at the break.

The game of swings continued as Bekir Yarangume's free throws finished an 8-0 run with Turk Telekom leading 46-41. Blums used back-to-back triples now to blast Bilbao back into the game at 50-49. Turk Telekom resisted giving up the lead, as Yarangume responded from long range. But soon Moso was tying the score on the inside before Blums hit his third triple in as many minutes to put Bilbao ahead. Again, the visitors weren't done. A Banic three-point play the hard way ended a 0-10 run that propelled Bilbao to a 58-65 advantage after 30 minutes. Javi Salgado's triple and Banic free throws to start the fourth quarter seemed to spell Turk Telekom's demise, but Acik and Wilson hit from downtown on either side of an inside basket by Besok to keep the hosts as close as 66-72 with 5 minutes left. But Blums was not going to be denied. His fifth three-pointer sparked a new 0-8 blast by the guests and Bilbao cruised from there to a 3-0 start in Group E.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO (CRO), JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), LEPETIC, NIKOLA (MNE)
Attendance: 1900
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Turk Telekom28161412
Bizkaia Bilbao B19222420
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Turk Telekom28445870
Bizkaia Bilbao B19416585
Head coach: OZYER, MURAT
Turk Telekom
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 LANG, KRIS 16:37 3 1/1   1/2   2 2 1 1 2     2 1 3
5 ERDOGAN, SERKAN 32:33 16 3/4 3/8 1/2 1   1 4   3     2 3 12
6 WILSON, LAMAYNE 18:55 12 3/4 2/4     3 3 2 1       5 1 11
9 YARANGÜME, BEKIR 10:00 5 0/1 1/3 2/2 2   2             1 5
11 ACIK, TUTKU 20:04 9 0/1 3/3         6 1         1 16
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 18:13 9 3/5 1/3   1 1 2 2 1 4   1 5 5 5
20 OWENS, ANDRE 15:31 1 0/1   1/2                 1 1 -1
21 AKPINAR, MUTLU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
34 SENTURK, SONER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 DUDLEY, ERWIN 22:42 6 3/7     2 3 5 1 1 1     3 2 7
44 SONKOL, UMIT 19:41 6 3/6     3 1 4 2 1 1 1     1 11
55 MALLET, DEMOND 25:44 3 1/1 0/5 1/2   2 2 2 1 2     4 1 -3
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 70 17/31 10/26 6/10 9 13 22 20 7 14 1 1 22 17 66
54.8% 38.5% 60%
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
Head coach: VIDORRETA, TXUS
Bizkaia Bilbao B
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 WARREN, CHRIS 27:37 11 4/4 1/3   1   1 3 1 2     1   11
5 MOISO, JEROME 28:49 7 3/8   1/1 2 6 8 2 3   1   2 1 15
6 RODRIGUEZ, JAVI 9:19 2     2/2 1   1 1           1 5
8 GUARDIA, SALVA 12:16 7 0/2 1/2 4/4 1 2 3 1   1     3 2 6
9 VAZQUEZ, PACO 6:51     0/1         1   1     2   -3
10 SEIBUTIS, RENALDAS 6:08   0/1 0/2         1         1   -3
11 MARKOTA, DAMIR 5:48     0/1   1   1     1       1  
13 BANIC, MARKO 31:42 26 9/11   8/8 1 3 4   1 1     3 8 33
14 SALGADO, JAVI 8:43 5 0/1 1/1 2/2   1 1 1   2       1 5
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 17:47 4 2/3   0/2 1   1 1 1       1 2 5
30 CONLEY, ROBERT 23:02 6 1/2 1/1 1/2   2 2 3 1     1 1 5 13
45 BLUMS, JANIS 21:58 17 1/3 5/8     2 2 4   4     3 1 12
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 85 20/35 9/19 18/21 8 17 25 18 7 13 1 1 17 22 99
57.1% 47.4% 85.7%
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VIDORRETA, TXUS
Bizkaia Bilbao B
"I think that it was our best game on the road against a very tough rival with lots of individual quality. I am happy that we knew how to stop a rival that is very hard to defend if it can play its game. They have five quality Americans and the experienced Turkish guys like Erdogan, Besok or Yarangume make them a great team. We stopped them well. My players started a little cold and they didn't work the defense as they are used to. That's why they scored 28 points in the first quarter. However we reacted well and with Jerome Moiso and Chris Warren on court we sterted to defend better and we kept them to 16, 14 and 12 points on the three remaining quarters. We also improved in offense and that's when we could open a gap."
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