Top 16 Round 4 - March 24, 2004 CET: 21:10 Local time: 21:10 - KORIDALOS SPORTS HALL

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
8-9 Overall 14-3

Referees

Crew Chief
RAMOS, MATEO, Spain
Referee
CAZZARO, STEFANO, Italy
Umpire
FACCHINI, FABIO, Italy

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 79.2
28.9 Rebounds 36.4
8.6 O. Rebounds 11.7
20.3 D. Rebounds 24.6
11.4 Assists 15.5
6.4 Steals 12.1
1.7 Blocks 3.2
10.6 Turnovers 11.4
55.2 % 2PT 54.8 %
33.9 % 3PT 30.7 %
74.0 % FT 70.8 %
79.7 Index 95.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.8 / LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS Points 18.0 / BROWN, MARCUS
5.1 / JURAK, GORAN Rebounds 10.6 / TURKCAN, MIRSAD
1.8 / JURAK, GORAN OR 3.5 / TURKCAN, MIRSAD
3.6 / BAGARIC, DALIBOR DR 7.1 / TURKCAN, MIRSAD
2.7 / HARISSIS, C. Assists 3.9 / HOLDEN, J.R.
1.0 / LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS Steals 1.5 / BROWN, MARCUS
0.9 / BAGARIC, DALIBOR Blocks 1.1 / Khryapa
1.6 / JURAK, GORAN Turnovers 2.3 / HOLDEN, J.R.
75.0 % / KALAMPOKIS, IOANNIS 2PT 72.0 % / Khryapa
48.5 % / DIAMANTOPOULOS, G. 3PT 50.0 % / YUDIN, ANTON
87.3 % / LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS FT 100.0 % / YUDIN, ANTON
16.0 / LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS Index 20.4 / BROWN, MARCUS

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

CSKA Moscow put any doubt about its desire to make the Final Four to rest in Athens on Wednesday with a 69-93 blowout road win that was the worst home loss for Olympiacos in its modern history playing European competitions. The win lifts CSKA to a 4-0 record to lead Group D, followed by Tau with a 3-1 as both teams will face each other next week for the decisive game of the group. Meanwhile, the Reds drop to 1-3 and lose all options to make the Final Four. Five players scored in double digits for CSKA, all led by Marcus Brown with 22 points, becoming the best Euroleague all-time scorer with a total 1,213 points in 65 games. Brown was followed by Victor Alexander with 15 points, J. R. Holden added 14 and Aleksander Bashminov and Mirsad Turkcan nailed 11 each. For Olympiacos, Panagiotis Liadelis led the way with 22 points, Boris Gorenc added 14 and Dalibor Bagaric posted 9 and pulled 10 boards.

Before tipoff, the Olympiacos fans welcomed with applauds and songs Dusan Ivkovic, who led the Reds to its only European title and a triple crown in 1996-97. But when the game started, CSKA was all business. Holden nailed 5 consecutive points for an early 0-5 CSKA advantage. Brown and Victor Alexander followed him and the visitors soared ahead 0-11 before Olympiacos knew what had hit it. The Reds missed their first 5 shots before Liadelis scored for 2-11, but CSKA's aggressive defense and balanced offense meant an 11-point gap, 3-14, after 5 minutes of play. Goran Jurak hit a three-pointer for 6-14, but nothing changed for the Reds. Despite the three personal fouls committed by Victor Khryapa, CSKA had few worries. Liadelis and Milan Tomic scored in a 7-2 run that got Olympiacos within 16-22, but CSKA had the last points of the first quarter to hold a 16-25 lead after 10 minutes.

Olympiacos continued to struggle in the second quarter and CSKA quickly opened the gap to 14 points, 16-30, on a Brown three-pointer and a layup by Mirsad Turkcan. Olympiacos coach Dusan Sakota tried to add some energy to his team in the person of Vangelis Sklavos and also changed the defense from individual to zone. That allowed the Reds to cut the difference to 21-30, but they didn't get closer. Sergey Panov and Aleksey Savrasenko came up big to dominate in the paint and to continue the excellent scoring started by Brown. Thanks to all those alternatives, the visitors didn't allow Olympiacos to play their game at all, and instead roared ahead 26-40 on a Panov triple. Savrasenko was good for a basket-plus-foul and Brown another three-pointer as CSKA coasted to the half fully in charge at 27-46.

CSKA got back on court after intermission and not only to guarded the lead, but added to it. With a take-no-prisoners defense and great shooting percentages, CSKA turned the game into showtime. The visitors were unstoppable as Anton Yudin scored a jumper for a 24-point margin, 33-57, after 24 minutes. But the nightmare wasn't over yet for Olympiacos. As the lead reached 30 points, 36-68, the fans recognized and applauded CSKA's superiority, although their team was its way to suffering its biggest home loss ever. An outstanding zone defense by CSKA kept Olympiacos from cutting points as the third quarter closed with the visitors coasting at 40-68 in a basketball exhibition.

There was little that Olympiacos could accomplish in the final quarter, and little CSKA let the hosts do. CSKA continued scoring easily in fastbreak situations and set plays to keep the lead above 25 points. Only Liadelis could make it through CSKA's defensive jungle, and his 7 consecutive points allowed Olympiacos within 59-82. CSKA simply answered with a 0-9 run to a 32-point lead, 59-91, on a layup by Turkcan. That indeed would mean that Olympiacos suffered the biggest home loss ever in its contemporary European history and CSKA could celebrate its fourth consecutive victory, continuing as the only undefeated team in the Top 16, although the final score of 69-93 might have been even more intimidating to its future opponents.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Vassilis Skountis, Athens
Referees: RAMOS, MATEO (ESP), CAZZARO, STEFANO (ITA), FACCHINI, FABIO (ITA), PARONELLI, FELICE (ITA)
Attendance: 1500
By Quarter1234
Olympiacos16111329
CSKA Moscow25212225
End of Quarter1234
Olympiacos16274069
CSKA Moscow25466893
Head coach: SAKOTA, DRAGAN
Olympiacos
# 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 JURAK, GORAN 18:30 4 0/1 1/2 1/2 2 3 5 1   1     2 2 6
5 HARISSIS, CHRISTOS 7:45                   2     5   -7
6 GORENC, BORIS 27:00 14 3/7 1/2 5/7   4 4 1 2 1     2 5 16
8 KALAMPOKIS, IOANNIS 23:30 2 1/4 0/1   1 1 2 2         4 1 -1
9 GIANNOUZAKOS, GEORGIOS 11:00     0/1     1 1 1 1 1     3 1 -1
10 LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS 36:45 22 4/9 1/2 11/13 1 3 4 2 1 5   1 3 9 21
11 TOMIC, MILAN 14:00 8 0/3 2/6 2/2   2 2 2 1       1 2 7
12 SKLAVOS, EVANGELOS 21:30 11 3/5 1/3 2/2 4 1 5           2 2 12
13 CHARISIS, KONSTANTINOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 BAGARIC, DALIBOR 31:00 7 3/8   1/2 3 7 10 1   3 2   3 2 10
15 WOLKOWYSKY, RUBEN 9:00 1   0/2 1/2 1   1             1  
45 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 69 14/37 6/19 23/30 12 22 34 10 5 13 2 1 25 25 63
37.8% 31.6% 76.7%
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: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
CSKA Moscow
# 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 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 12:45   0/1 0/1         1         1 3 1
5 BROWN, MARCUS 29:00 22 4/4 3/5 5/6   2 2 4 1 2     2 4 26
6 PANOV, SERGEY 14:00 7 1/2 1/1 2/2   4 4 1 1 1     3 2 10
7 YUDIN, ANTON 19:30 2 1/1 0/1     2 2 2 1 1     3 1 3
8 TSINTSADZE, GEORGE 10:00     0/2         2   1     1 1 -1
10 HOLDEN, J.R. 27:00 14 5/7 1/3 1/1   3 3 2       1 1 2 15
12 MONIA, SERGEY 13:45 2 1/1       1 1           5   -2
13 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 8:00 1 0/1   1/2 1 3 4   3 1     5 1 1
14 SAVRASENKO, ALEKSEY 14:00 8 3/4   2/3   3 3           2 2 9
15 BASHMINOV, ALEXANDR 7:15 11 5/5   1/1 1 1 2       1     2 16
16 TURKCAN, MIRSAD 26:00 11 3/6 0/1 5/7 2 7 9   1 3   1 1 4 14
20 ALEXANDER, VICTOR 18:45 15 6/10   3/4 1 1 2   1       1 3 15
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 93 29/42 5/14 20/26 6 29 35 12 8 9 1 2 25 25 110
69% 35.7% 76.9%
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Head Coaches

SAKOTA, DRAGAN
Olympiacos
"Our team didn't adjust to the special requirements of this match. There is a big quality gap between the two teams and it is clear. CSKA has a 4-0 and has a great potential, but despite this, we should play better, especially in defense. This loss is a kind of lesson, so we have to learn from that game and to focus on the Greek League."
IVKOVIC, DUSAN
CSKA Moscow
"First of all I am very happy because I returned to Athens and met a lot of friends. I have to thank the fans of Olympiacos for their welcome, but I don't like the way they treated coach Dragan Sakota. This is my philosophy, as the president of the World Coaches’ Association. Having wonderful memories from Olympiacos, I wish them to solve their problems and achieve better in the near future. Regarding the game, it doesn’t need a lot of analysis. To be honest, I was also surprised the way we played tonight. I didn't expect such a performance and such an easy win. We keep playing an uptempo game and also we took advantage of the early personal fouls Charissis was called and Tomic's injury. Anyway, CSKA likes to play uptempo game and this is what we have done against Olympiacos."
PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS
CSKA Moscow
"We took advantage of the low shooting percentage of Olympiacos and achieved an early lead. Our tough defense and the domination under the boards were the key factors of our win. Now we play Tau and this game looks like a final. All of us feel more experienced than last season and if we take the ticket for the Final Four, we will be more competitive and ready to fight for the trophy ."
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