2011-12Last 16Round 2
January 24, 2012 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKETBALL CENTER OF MOSCOW REGION
Vitaly Fridzon - BC Khimki (photo bckhimki.ru)BC Khimki continued its perfect Eurocup campaign by downing Asvel Basket 86-80 on Tuesday in Group J. The Russian side leads the group with a 2-0 record, while Asvel remains winless in the Last 16. Thomas Kelati led five Khimki scorers in double figures with 18 points, Vitaly Fridzon added 17, Kresmir Loncar bagged 15, Sergey Monya 14 and Zoran Planinic tallied 12 points and 7 assists. Edwin Jackson nailed 18 for Asvel, Phil Goss 14 and Hilton Armstrong and DIjon Thompson chipped in 11 apiece.

Armstrong scored the game’s first points in the paint before Loncar tied it with a jump hook. Jackson’s short jumper put Asvel in front again. The teams continued to go inside as Armstrong and Loncar scored again before Thompson from the top of the key extended the difference to 4-8. Kelati from long distance and an offensive rebound converted by Fridzon put Khimki ahead 9-8 midway through the first quarter. Leo Westermann and Monya three pointers made it 12-11. The game changed with a 12-0 run for the hosts, capped by another triple of Monya that made it 21-11. Armstrong in the paint and Loncar and Planinic from mid-range fixed the score at 25-15 at the end of the first quarter. Fridzon dished a lovely assist to Monya for two easy points on the break, then Thompson nailed a shot from downtown to close within 27-20, but again Fridzon pushed Khimki up to a 12-point lead. A Jackson pull up jumper was followed by a Kelati three from the corner. Chris Quinn and Westerman scored from downtown before Kelati with his third triple and Thompson going all the way made it 41-30 for Khimki at halftime.

Goss opened the second half with a jumper , but and a high-low play between Loncar and Monya and another three by Kelati extended the margin to 48-34. Planinic posted up for 50-37 before back-to-back threes by Jackson made it 50-43 four minutes into the quarter. Kelati and Jean-Charles Livio exchanged jumpers and Fridzon was still deadly from beyond the arc to regain a double-digit cushion for Khimki, 55-45. Thompson’s triple stopped a two-minute scoreless stretch and Paul Lacombe from the foul line made it 57-49 before free throws by Fridzon and Planinic pushed up the advantage for Khimki to 12. Three pointers by Westermann and Fridzon fixed a 64-52 comfortable margin for the home team after three quarters. A 2-8 run opening the last 10 minutes put Asvel closer on Kim Tillie’s jumper, 66-60, but Planinic went end to end and a Loncar layup made it again a 10-point game. Goss scored from long distance to keep Asvel on track, and after a jumper by Kelati, another bomb from Goss allowed the visitors to get closer, 74-69. Monya dunked and Armstrong scored underneath for 78-73 before free throws by Fridzon and Loncar’s short jumper and an additional free throw gave again an 83-73 advantage to Khimki with less than two minutes in the game. Goss closed within 6 with 50 seconds left, but Thompson scored just one of his free throws for 85-80 and Goss turned over the ball after pulling down the offensive rebound. Quinn scored from the foul line for the final 86-80.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Referees: BOLTAUZER, MATEJ; JURAS, MARKO; OZOLS, ARNIS
Attendance: 2150 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 31:14 17 2/8 3/5 4/4 1 2 3 4 1 1   1 4 4 15
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 33:32 15 6/14   3/3 1   1 2 1 2 2 1 4 4 10
11 QUINN, CHRIS 21:30 6 1/4 1/3 1/2 1   1 5         1 3 8
12 MONIA, SERGEY 30:35 14 4/4 2/3   1 4 5 2 2       3 1 20
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON 6:28   0/1     2   2   1 2     3   -3
15 PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GELABALE, MICKAEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 KELATI, THOMAS 32:38 18 3/3 4/8   1 4 5 3 1 1     2 3 23
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 24:51 12 4/6 0/2 4/4   1 1 7   3   1 1 4 15
44 NIELSEN, MATT 19:12 4 1/4   2/2   3 3           1 1 4
Team             4 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 86 21/44 10/21 14/15 7 18 25 23 6 10 2 3 19 20 95
        47.7% 47.6% 93.3%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
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
Asvel Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ARMSTRONG, HILTON 20:54 11 5/7   1/3   1 1     4 1   5 4 4
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 20:37 6 2/2   2/2   4 4 1 1 1     2 1 10
7 WESTERMANN, LEO 25:50 9 0/1 3/4     3 3 1 1 1     3   8
8 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO 14:57 4 2/4       1 1 1   1 1       4
10 FOFANA, BANGALY 10:37 1     1/2 1 4 5             1 6
11 JACKSON, EDWIN 25:40 18 4/4 2/3 4/4       2   3     1 3 18
12 THOMPSON, DIJON 34:30 11 3/6 1/2 2/6   3 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 6 13
14 TILLIE, KIM 25:47 6 3/8   0/1 2 5 7 1 2 3   1 4 3 5
15 GOSS, PHILLIP 21:08 14 3/4 2/4 2/2 2 2 4 1   2     4 1 11
19 LEON, THEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 DIACONO, LAMBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 DEAL, RUDY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                           1   -1
Totals 200:00 80 22/36 8/13 12/20 5 23 28 10 5 17 3 2 21 19 78
        61.1% 61.5% 60%
Head coach: VINCENT, PIERRE

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki
"First of all, as we expected, the game didn’t turn out to be easy. Despite Asvel’s loss to Donetsk last week , they played well today. They didn’t give us a chance to realize our home advantage. We led, but it wasn’t easy. It was intriguing close to the end, but we were composed and eventually succeeded. I’m satisfied with the result, but not with the game."
VINCENT, PIERRE
Asvel Basket
"We were close, but at the end did some things wrong. In general I'm satisfied with my team – it was a good game for us. We knew that the game with Khimki would be difficult, but we reacted well; I can say we played okay against a top team. We are a young squad, and due to our control of the rebounds we had a chance. Nevertheless it was very good experience for Asvel."

Players

KELATI, THOMAS
Khimki
"It was a tough game for us. Asvel is very athletic. I’m glad we won; winning at home is very important in the Eurocup. It was a good test for us. Asvel has a lot of energy, they are very intense on defense. We are an experienced team. I think I played more aggressive."
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