Last 16 Round 5 - March 03, 2009 CET: 17:00 Local time: 19:00 - BASKETBALL CENTER OF MOSCOW REGION

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
2-2 Last 16 2-2
5-1 Regular Season 4-2
7-3 Overall 6-4

Referees

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Referee
KOLAR, ROMAN, Slovenia
Umpire
ZASHCHUK, SERGIY, Ukraine

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.6 Points 78.4
33.8 Rebounds 31.3
11.3 O. Rebounds 8.2
22.5 D. Rebounds 23.1
14.2 Assists 13.8
9.7 Steals 8.0
2.4 Blocks 2.7
14.5 Turnovers 16.3
50.4 % 2PT 55.4 %
36.5 % 3PT 40.5 %
71.4 % FT 80.0 %
83.2 Index 81.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.1 / McCarty Points 12.9 / Mavrokefalidis
6.3 / GARBAJOSA, JORGE Rebounds 5.9 / Mavrokefalidis
2.3 / WILKINSON, MIKE OR 2.0 / Mavrokefalidis
5.3 / GARBAJOSA, JORGE DR 3.9 / Mavrokefalidis
3.5 / PALACIO, MILT Assists 4.2 / Keys
1.7 / McCarty Steals 1.6 / STEVENSON, JAROD
1.0 / MOZGOV, TIMOFEY Blocks 0.9 / Glyniadakis
2.4 / Fridzon Turnovers 2.9 / Mavrokefalidis
66.7 % / Rannikko 2PT 80.0 % / HUFF, SHAWN-CHRISTOPHER
50.0 % / McCarty 3PT 48.5 % / Charalampidis
100.0 % / DUBOVITSKIY, VICTOR FT 100.0 % / KOUMPOURAS, THEOFANIS
17.1 / McCarty Index 14.2 / Keys

THE TAKE

The last Final Eight berth from Group I could be decided on Tuesday when BC Khimki (2-2) hosts Maroussi Costa Coffee (2-2) in a pivotal game. Both teams enter the contest tied at 2-2 and the winner – providing it earns the tiebreak advantage between the two – can clinch second place in the group and a trip to Turin for the Final Eight next month. Since Maroussi beat Khimki at home 71-58 in January, a victory would be enough to advance. Khimki would need to win by more than 13 to knock Maroussi out. A Khimki win by between 1 and 13 points would mean that the Final Eight spot wouldn’t be decided until the Last 16 final. Last week Maroussi dropped its second straight game against group leader Dynamo Moscow, 76-80 at home to fall to 2-2. Maroussi could not stop Moscow's Bostjan Nachbar, who took over the game late. The Maroussi defense did a good job holding Dynamo to percentages of 49% from two-point and 28% on three-pointers, but allowed 11 offensive rebounds for Moscow. Dynamo also hit 31 of 40 (78%) free throws compared to 23 of 30 (77%) for Maroussi. Markopoulos's main weapons were guard Billy Keys and forward Jarod Stevenson, who combined for 9 of 17 three-pointers and 10 of 12 free throws for 43 points as well as a combined 10 rebounds and 8 assists. The rest of the team was 0 of 7 from long range. Forward Loukas Mavrokefalides did add 17 points and 9 rebounds, but no other player scored more than 6 points. In the Last 16 opener against Khimki, four players scored in double figures for Maroussi led by center Andreas Glyniadakis, who had 21 points and 9 rebounds, but has averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds since then. Maroussi turned the ball over 23 times against Khimki and allowed 17 offensive rebounds, but won by holding the Russian side to 3 of 23 (13%) from long range and 39% from two-point range. A similar defensive showing should be more than enough for a Maroussi win. BC Khimki notched its second straight win over Panellinios last week, 101-94, to move to 2-2. Center Timofey Mozgov came off the bench for a team-high 23 points as well as 6 rebounds and 2 blocks and forward Kelly McCarty knocked down 5 triples in adding 22 points and 7 rebounds as the pair shared the competition’s weekly MVP honors. Guard Vitaly Fridzon added 4 three-pointers in pouring in 21 points. Khimki hit 14 of 28 (50%) three-pointers in the game. Head coach Sergio Scariolo will hope that his men can remain on target against Maroussi as long range shooting could decide this decisive game in Russia.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

SCARIOLO, SERGIO
BC Khimki
"It will be very important for us to win this game. Maroussi is a very good team, with many good players and many good shooters. Their big men are very strong. For sure, it will be a difficult match for us."
MARKOPOULOS, ANASTASIOS
Maroussi Costa Coffee
"After we lost to Dynamo Moscow and BC Khimki beat Panellinios we are in the same place with Khimki and the game we have to play there is very challenging for both of us. We edged them by 13 points at home, but in such a situation you must try to win, not to defend the margin. So we will go there to do our best and try to escape with the victory and the qualification. I expect a tough game, so we have to keep our concentration and take advantage of all our weapons."

Players

McCARTY, KELLY
BC Khimki
"We are preparing this game very thoroughly. We need to be absolutely focused on this one. Without concentration it will be impossible to win. Right now, we do not thing about the possibility of a defeat and its consequences. We will get on the court to win at all costs."
GLYNIADAKIS, ANDREAS
Maroussi Costa Coffee
"After all that happened so far in the group, it seems to be D-day for both teams. I have a lot of respect of Khimki, but we have no alternative than going there and make everything possible to win and not waiting for the results of the last game."
Kelly McCarty - BC Khimki (Photo: www.bckhimki.ru)BC Khimki Moscow regions has made it to the Eurocup Final Eight! Khimki clinched a Final Eight berth in Last 16 Group I by simply overwhelming Maroussi Costa Coffee 94-69 at home on Tuesday. Khimki needed a 14-point win to make it to Turin and improved to 3-2 to stay second in Group I. Meanwhile, Maroussi dropped to 2-3 and mathematicaly ran out of chances to keep fighting for Eurocup glory. Kelly McCarty paced the winners with a Eurocup career-high 31 points on 9-for-10 two-pointers. Milt Palacio added 21 and 8 assists, Anton Ponkrashov had 14 points while Jorge Garbajosa pulled down 10 rebounds for Khimki. Billy Keys led Maroussi with 14 points. Loukas Mavrokefalidis and Giorgos Diamantopoulos each added 12 for the guests. Outstanding defense and an unstoppable Ponkrashov allowed Khimki to get a 23-10 lead after 10 minutes. An unstoppable McCarty took over with 16 points late in the second quarter to keep Khimki way ahead, 53-34, at halftime. McCarty stayed unstoppable after the break and got some help from Palacio to make the hosts keep a 72-54 margin after 30 minutes. A 12-0 run that Ponkrashov capped with a layup-plus-foul sealed the outcome, 84-56, as even when Maroussi kept fighting, Khimki had already sealed its ticket to Turin.

Palacio got Khimki going with a six-meter jumper while McCarty added a corner three-pointer for a 5-0 lead. Maroussi went scoreless for almost 2 minutes until Mavrokefalidis sank a jump hook. Vitaliy Fridzon answered from downtown while a wild alleyoop dunk by Timofey Mozgov boosted the hosts' lead to 10-2. Ponkrashov scored twice in the low post, as Maroussi could not find the way to the basket. Garbajosa nailed his trademark shot from downtown to make it a 15-point game, 17-2. Mavrokefalidis scored again while Keys buried a triple to get Maroussi within 19-7. The guests had improved their defense, playing more aggressive now. Ponkrashov followed foul shots with a driving layup but another three-pointer by Keys kept Maroussi within 23-10 after 10 minutes. Dimitris Mavroeidis sank free throws early in the second quarter but Teemu Rannikko answered from downtown and soon added free throws. Pat Calathes stepped up for Maroussi but Ratko Varda followed free throws with a fast break layup to restore a 15-point Khimki lead, 31-16. Palacio and a red hot Rannikko struck from downtown to break the game open, 37-18. Diamantopoulos tried to change things for the guests and Stevenson added a three-pointer to bring Maroussi within 39-24. McCarty joined the three-point shootout and even when Keys answered with an acrobatic layup, he scored again for a 44-26 Khimki margin. Andreas Glyniadakis scored around the basket while Diamantopoulos added free throws but McCarty stayed unstoppable with a running jumper and an incredible three-point play. Keys hit foul shots but McCarty - who else? - matched it with a six-meter jumper and added a buzzer-beating layup for a 53-34 Khimki margin at halftime.

Georgios Diamantopoulos - Maroussi Costa Coffee  (Photo: www.bckhimki.ru)McCarty scored again immediately after the game but Mavrokefalidis answered with a smooth move in the low post while Kostas Charalampidis added a triple for a 55-39 Maroussi deficit. McCarty, however, took part with an outstanding six-meter jumper - and the free throw that came with it. Maroussi entered the foul bonus and Garbajosa stepped up with free throws to make it a 21-point game, 60-39. Andreas Glyniadakis and McCarty traded baskets while Charalampidis buried another shot from downtown to keep Maroussi within 62-44. Palacio scored again that Mavrokefalidis matched with a wild driving layup. Palacio kept pacing Khimki with back-to-back jumpers but free throws by Glyniadakis and a fast break layup by Mavrokefalidis gave the guests some hope at 68-50. Fridzon shined with an off-balance jumper that Calathes matched with a driving basket. A fast break basket by Palacio and an incredible jumper by Diamantopoulos fixed the score at 72-54 after 30 minutes. The outcome was clear, but both teams fought for points differential now, as a 14-point win sent Khimki to the Final Eight and erased the guests' chances to make it to Turin. Diamantopoulos scored again but Palacio stayed on fire with a corner three-pointer. McCarty also struck from downtown for a 78-56 Khimki margin with 7 minutes to go. Maroussi needed a quick comeback but Ponkrashov joined the three-point shootout and added a layup-plus-foul to seal the outcome, 84-56. A 0-7 run that Stevenson capped with a triple brought Maroussi within 87-69 with under 3 minutes to go. Garbajosa, Fridzon and Palacio fueled a final 7-0 run that made Khimki reach the Eurocup Final Eight!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), KOLAR, ROMAN (SLO), ZASHCHUK, SERGIY (UKR)
Attendance: 2500
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Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
BC Khimki
# 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
5 PALACIO, MILT 34:09 21 5/6 3/4 2/2   3 3 8 2 1     3 2 30
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 18:22 7 1/1 1/2 2/3   1 1     2     3 3 4
11 RANNIKKO, TEEMU 13:02 7 1/1 1/1 2/2   1 1 1         4 1 6
12 VARDA, RATKO 18:28 4 1/3 0/1 2/2       1 1     1 2 1 1
13 WILKINSON, MIKE 13:36     0/1     1 1 1         1 1 1
15 GARBAJOSA, JORGE 27:03 8 0/2 1/3 5/6 1 9 10 2   1     3 4 15
16 SHABALKIN, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 22:59 14 4/8 1/4 3/3 1 1 2 1 1 1     2 4 12
21 McCARTY, KELLY 31:44 31 9/10 3/5 4/4   2 2       1     4 35
24 DUBOVITSKIY, VICTOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 MOZGOV, TIMOFEY 20:37 2 1/5   0/2 3 5 8 2   2 4   4 2 6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 94 22/36 10/21 20/24 5 23 28 16 4 7 5 1 22 22 110
61.1% 47.6% 83.3%
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: MARKOPOULOS, ANASTASIOS
Maroussi Costa Coffee
# 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 STEVENSON, JAROD 24:29 6 0/2 2/7     1 1     1     1   -2
5 KEYS, BILLY 30:43 14 1/5 2/4 6/6   2 2 6   2   2 2 6 16
6 CHARALAMPIDIS, KOSTAS 15:48 6 0/2 2/4     1 1           3 1 1
9 HUFF, SHAWN 1:25                              
10 STEFANIDIS, CHRISTOFOROS 6:00           1 1 1 1       1   2
11 MAVROEIDIS, DIMITRIOS 15:09 6 1/1   4/4 2   2           3 2 7
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 26:10 12 6/10       3 3         2 1 3 11
13 CALATHES, PAT 19:53 6 3/6 0/1   1 4 5 1   1     2 1 6
14 GLYNIADAKIS, ANDREAS 22:34 7 2/5   3/6 2 1 3   1 1 1 1 3 4 5
15 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 14:38   0/1     1 2 3     2     2   -2
17 PAPANTONIOU, EPAMEINONDAS 0:50     0/1                     1  
20 DIAMANTOPOULOS, GEORGIOS 22:21 12 4/5 0/3 4/4 1 3 4   1 2     4 4 11
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 69 17/37 6/20 17/20 7 18 25 8 3 10 1 5 22 22 54
45.9% 30% 85%
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Head Coaches

SCARIOLO, SERGIO
BC Khimki
"I congratulate my club on a big victory and reaching the Final Eight. It is a historical moment, my team deserved it. We bridged over the difficult situation in the Last 16 without two of our main players, Lampe and Delfino. Today all the guys did their job well. I am happy for my team."
MARKOPOULOS, ANASTASIOS
Maroussi Costa Coffee
"I congratulate BC Khimki on the victory. They deserved the win. We started bad, without concentration, and we allowed the opponent to сreate a big lead. After, we tried to play better on defense and managed to close the gap. But the BC Khimki players today played brilliant, especially McCarty. Nobody could stop him."
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