2003-04Top 16Round 4
March 25, 2004 CET: 20:40
Local time: 20:40 ZAVOD TIVOLI
Skipper Bologna set up a showdown at home in Bologna next week for the Final Four berth from Group E when it went on the road and slammed Union Olimpija 73-86 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Thursday night. Skipper improved to 3-1 and stayed tied with Efes Pilsen for first place in Group E. Efes visits Bologna next week. Olimpija's hopes to make the Final Four evaporated as its record dropped to 1-3 with a second loss to Skipper. Milos Vujanic and Hanno Mottola led the winners with 22 points apiece. Vujanic made 8 of 12 two-pointers while Mottola made 7 of 7 free throws, and Gianluca Basile added 16 points for Skipper. Marino Bazdaric led Olimpija with 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Dzenan Rahimic added 13 points and Saso Ozbolt chipped in 10 for the hosts.

Skipper opened the game at full speed, with a 1-7 run in which Basile drilled a three-pointer and Smodis added a basket in the paint. Mottola and Smodis dominated the boards, while Olimpija could not find the way to the basket, missing 5 of its first 6 shots. A layup in penetration by Vujanic and 5 points by Mottola extended Skipper's lead to 3-16 midway through the quarter, following 2 foul shots by Basile. Olimpija entered the foul bonus soon after that, and everything seemed to go wrong for the hosts, as Patricio Prato added a left-handed layup to make it a 15-point game at 5-20. The hosts' defense was poor, and Skipper took over with superb shot selection. Marko Maravic stepped up for Olimpija with 6 quick points, but the hosts only managed to exchange baskets with Skipper. A late three-pointer by Vujanic gave Skipper a 17-32 lead after 10 minutes during which the guests had outrebounded Olimpija by 10-5 and drilled all 4 of their shots from downtown.

Vujanic and Basile combined for 6 points early in the second quarter as Skipper's lead reached 19-40 on a fastbreak dunk by Carlos Delfino. Olimpija struggled on both ends of the court until Saso Ozbolt and Aloysius Aganonye combined for all the hosts' points in a 9-4 run which brought them within 30-47 after 17 minutes. But then Erazem Lorbek, back at Hala Tivoli to face his former team, drilled a three-pointer, which Delfino followed with a slam and Mottola a six-meter jumper for a new 22-point Skipper lead, 32-54. Rahimic and Anagonye combined on 4 foul shots to cut the difference to 36-54 at halftime. Olimpija had made only 11 of 32 shots by then while Vujanic, Mottola and Basile had combined for 41 of Skipper's points.

Olimpija needed a quick comeback early in the third quarter, but instead went scoreless for 2 minutes during which a put-back by Mottola and a strong drive by Basile re-opened a 22-point advantage at 36-58. Only then did Olimpija wake up, as a basket by Marino Bazdaric sparked a 12-2 run in which Ozbolt drilled a three and Vladimer Boisa added 5 points. That brought the hosts within 48-60, but Skipper used some showtime, with incredible reverse layups by Mottola and Basile, to keep a safe lead at 50-65. Mottola was unstoppable in the offensive end, but Olimpija continued to cut into the lead with a five-meter jumper by Smiljan Papic and free throws by Pero Dujmovic that made it 59-69 after 30 minutes.

Olimpija struggled to score early in the fourth quarter, too, going pointless for almost 4 minutes. Meanwhile, Skipper went on a game-breaking 0-7 run in which Vujanic had 5 points that extended the guests' lead to 59-76. Olimpija's defense couldn't contain Skipper long enough for the hosts to threaten any further. A two-handed slam by Smodis helped Skipper extend the margin to 61-78. Skipper entered the final 2 minutes with a 67-84 lead after a triple by Prato, and cruised to a comfortable win.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
Ziga Bojc, Ljubljana
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Referees: KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS (GRE), ALZURIA, MANUEL (ESP), HIERREZUELO, DANIEL (ESP), KOLLER, VILLIAM (SVK)
Attendance: 4050
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Union Olimpija
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MALI, GREGA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 BAZDARIC, MARINO 35:00 16 3/8 2/6 4/4   7 7 3 1 2   1 2 5 18
7 BOISA, VLADIMER 23:15 5 1/6 1/3   2 3 5 1 1 1     2 1 3
13 MARAVIC, MARKO 14:00 8 3/3 0/2 2/2 1   1 1         2 1 7
14 SMIGIC, DANILO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 RAHIMIC, DZENAN 28:00 13 4/6 0/1 5/10 3 1 4   1 3   1 3 7 10
21 ZAGORAC, SASA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 PETROV, SIMON 26:00 5 0/1 1/3 2/2   1 1     1   2 3 4 1
25 ANAGONYE, ALOYSIUS 21:45 6 2/4   2/2 4 3 7 2 1 4 2   4 1 9
30 PAVIC, SMILJAN 7:00 2 1/4     3 2 5         3     1
31 OZBOLT, SASO 24:15 10   3/5 1/2   1 1   1 1     4 1 5
45 DUJMOVIC, PERO 20:45 8 1/3 0/4 6/6         1 2     2 4 3
Team                                
Totals 200:00 73 15/35 7/24 22/28 13 18 31 7 6 14 2 7 22 24 57
        42.9% 29.2% 78.6%
Head coach: FILIPOVSKI, SASO
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
Skipper Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MOTTOLA, HANNO 34:30 22 6/11 1/1 7/7 4 2 6     2 2 1 4 7 25
5 BASILE, GIANLUCA 32:45 16 3/7 2/4 4/5   3 3 2   1     2 3 14
6 MANCINELLI, STEFANO 7:15   0/1       1 1   1     1      
7 BELINELLI, MARCO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SMODIS, MATJAZ 23:00 7 3/3 0/2 1/2 1 6 7 1   2 2   4 4 12
12 POZZECCO, GIANMARCO 10:00   0/1       2 2 2 1 1     3    
13 VUJANIC, MILOS 34:00 22 8/12 1/4 3/3 3 3 6 2 4 4     3 7 27
15 LORBEK, ERAZEM 15:15 5 1/3 1/1   1 2 3 1   2 2   4   3
18 GUYTON, ARTHUR JAMES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 PRATO, PATRICIO 15:30 6 1/1 1/1 1/2   2 2           2 1 6
20 DELFINO, CARLOS 27:45 8 4/7 0/3     4 4 1 1 1 1   2   6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 86 26/46 6/16 16/19 9 25 34 9 7 13 7 2 24 22 93
        56.5% 37.5% 84.2%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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