Regular Season Round 3 - November 17, 2004 CET: 21:10 Local time: 21:10 - PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES J.M. MARTIN CARPENA
Unicaja 73 - 62 Ulker

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
0-2 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
RADIC, DANKO, Croatia
Referee
PIMENTEL, ANTONIO, Portugal
Umpire
MOUZAKIS, COSTAS, Greece

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.0 Points 76.0
27.0 Rebounds 36.0
9.0 O. Rebounds 11.5
18.0 D. Rebounds 24.5
11.0 Assists 14.0
7.0 Steals 7.0
2.5 Blocks 4.0
14.0 Turnovers 15.5
46.9 % 2PT 57.7 %
42.9 % 3PT 29.3 %
81.6 % FT 56.5 %
73.5 Index 78.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.0 / BREMER, J.R. Points 17.5 / STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS
4.0 / Pietrus Rebounds 11.5 / Gonlum
2.0 / Vazquez OR 5.0 / Gonlum
3.5 / Pietrus DR 8.0 / STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS
3.0 / SANCHEZ, PEPE Assists 2.5 / STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS
2.0 / BREMER, J.R. Steals 1.5 / Acik
1.0 / Vazquez Blocks 1.0 / ZUKAUSKAS, EURELIJUS
2.5 / SANCHEZ, PEPE Turnovers 2.5 / Tunceri
100.0 % / RISACHER, STEPHANE 2PT 100.0 % / Acik
60.0 % / GARBAJOSA, JORGE 3PT 80.0 % / PRASKEVICIUS, V.
100.0 % / Cabezas FT 90.0 % / STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS
16.5 / BREMER, J.R. Index 24.5 / STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS

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Players

Unicaja pleased its 9,500 fans in Malaga, Spain on Wednesday by adding the first win of its Euroleague season in Group C, 73-62 over visiting Ulker of Istanbul. Both teams now join a four-way tie in Group C, all with 1-2 records, to which a fifth team, either Benetton or Panathinaikos, will be added on Thursday. J.R. Bremer led the winners with 17 points. Fran Vazquez added 13 points off the bench, making 5 of 5 two-point shots. Pepe Sanchez added 11 points and a game-high 8 rebounds for Unicaja. Serkan Erdogan had 23 points on 7 of 8 two-pointers for Ulker, while Kerem Tunceri added 12 points for the guests. Unicaja did a great defensive job against Ulker's top guns, as Saulius Stombergas was held to 4 points on 2-for-9 shooting, while Dion Glover had just 7, making only 3 of 14 shots.

Gintaras Einikis opened the game with a pair of quick baskets for Unicaja, while drawing 2 fouls on dangerous Ulker big man Eurelijus Zukauskas, who went to the bench earlier than expected. Ulker struggled against Unicaja's man-to-man defense, while Bremer drilled a three, added a five-meter jumper and fed Stephane Risacher for a reverse layup to put the hosts ahead 15-4. Ulker tried to look for its big men near the basket, as Virginijus Praskevicius and Kerem Gonlum combined for 6 points in a 0-9 run capped by a Glover triple that brought the guests back to within 15-13. After a Unicaja timeout, Kerem Tunceri slashed to the basket to tie for Ulker, 15-15. Jorge Garbajosa came to the rescue for the home team with a five-meter jumper and Bremer added a layup in penetration for a 19-15 Unicaja lead after 10 minutes.

Unicaja struggled to score early in the second quarter, while Glover and Tunceri combined for 5 quick points to tie again, 20-20. Risacher, who was stopping Stombergas, was replaced by Walter Herrmann, who promptly drilled a three-pointer for Unicaja. Defenses were in charge now, but Ulker paid a price for its aggressiveness as Carlos Cabezas and Vazquez made 4 of 4 free throws to put Unicaja up 27-20. Erdogan stepped up with a layup, but Unicaja controlled the tempo, as Herrmann followed Berni Rodriguez's three-pointer with a layup for a 32-22 advantage after 16 minutes. Ulker called timeout, but Vazquez kept shining on both ends of the floor for Unicaja. He added a big dunk and a mid-range jumper to give his team a 36-24 lead. Erdogan and Tunceri came to the rescue for Ulker, scoring 6 points in a 2-8 final run which cut the difference to 38-32 at halftime. Ulker made just 1 of 13 threes in the first half.

Ulker improved its defense in the third quarter and Unicaja failed to score in the opening 2 minutes. But Ulker only added a three-pointer by Praskevicius to cut the lead to 38-35. Pepe Sanchez became Unicaja's go-to guy, scoring a big three and a layup in a 7-0 run as Unicaja extended its lead to 45-35. Tunceri hit a bomb from downtown, but the hosts, pushed by an incredible crowd, kept a safe lead throughout the quarter. Vazquez's jumper from the free throw line and Risacher's layup maintained a 51-40 margin after 26 minutes. Erdogan now gave the guests hope with a three-point play and a hit from beyond the arc for a 53-48 scoreboard. But Sanchez slashed for a tough basket and Vazquez added a layup and a breakaway dunk as Unicaja reestablished control at 60-50 after 30 minutes.

Stombergas scored his first basket early in the final period, while Tunceri and Erdogan scored off Unicaja turnovers to make it a six-point game at 62-56. Unicaja could not find the way to the basket and went scoreless for almost 4 minutes while Stombergas drilled a long two-pointer to bring Ulker within 62-58. It was do-or-die time for Unicaja, and Bremer stepped up with a big basket. The hosts came out of a timeout with a different defensive attitude. Einikis blocked Zukauskas's shot, and Unicaja hustled for every loose ball on both ends of the floor. Even with that, Unicaja committed 6 turnovers in 6 minutes, while Erdogan stayed on fire, scoring to make it 65-60. Rodriguez made a three-pointer to help Unicaja enter the final 2 minutes with a 69-60 margin. The guests failed to come back then, and Unicaja added its first win of the Euroleague season.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
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Referees: RADIC, DANKO (CRO), PIMENTEL, ANTONIO (POR), MOUZAKIS, COSTAS (GRE), ESCOBAR, LORENZO (ESP)
Attendance: 0
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Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
Unicaja
# 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 PERUJO, FRANCISCO JAVIER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 RODRIGUEZ, BERNI 15:00 8   2/2 2/2           1     5 3 5
6 RISACHER, STEPHANE 26:45 6 2/3 0/3 2/4   4 4   1 5   1 1 2  
9 BREMER,J.R. 30:00 17 6/10 1/2 2/3 2   2 3 1 2   1 4 4 14
10 CABEZAS, CARLOS 8:15 2   0/1 2/2   1 1 2 1 3     1 1 2
15 GARBAJOSA, JORGE 34:45 6 2/6 0/2 2/2 1 4 5 1 4 1   1 2 5 11
16 ERMOLINSKIJ, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 SANCHEZ, PEPE 31:45 11 4/5 1/2 0/2   8 8 3 3 3     1 4 21
22 PIETRUS, FLORENT 5:15   0/1       3 3           1   1
23 HERRMANN, WALTER 8:15 5 1/2 1/2     2 2 1             6
24 VAZQUEZ, FRAN 21:30 13 5/5   3/4 1 3 4 1   1 1   3 2 16
41 EINIKIS, GINTARAS 18:30 5 2/4 0/2 1/2   5 5   1   1     3 10
Team             4 4   1 1         4
Totals 200:00 73 22/36 5/16 14/21 4 34 38 11 12 17 2 3 18 24 90
61.1% 31.3% 66.7%
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: BASINSKAS, MARIUS
Ulker
# 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 GLOVER, DION 33:45 7 2/10 1/4     5 5     4   1 3 1 -6
5 ERDOGAN, SERKAN 22:30 23 7/7 1/6 6/9         3 1     2 7 22
6 SOLAK, FATIH 4:00         1   1           1    
7 STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS 34:45 4 2/5 0/4     2 2 1 4       2 1 3
9 ZUKAUSKAS, EURELIJUS 18:15 4 1/4   2/2 1 6 7     1 2 1 4 2 6
10 TUNCERI, KEREM 37:00 12 4/9 1/7 1/1 1 1 2 1 2 4     5 4 1
11 ACIK, TUTKU 5:15     0/1   1   1   2 1     1 1 1
12 GONLUM, KEREM 24:00 6 3/4     2 3 5 1 1 1 1   3 1 10
14 SAVAS, OGUZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 PRASKEVICIUS, VIRGINIJUS 20:30 6 1/1 1/2 1/2   3 3   1       3 1 6
Team           1 2 3   1           4
Totals 200:00 62 20/40 4/24 10/14 7 22 29 3 14 12 3 2 24 18 47
50% 16.7% 71.4%
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