2008-09Last 16Round 4
February 24, 2009 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 HALA PIONIR
Stefan Markovic - Hemofarm StadaHemofarm Stada drastically improved its chances of reaching the Eurocup Final Eight with a resounding 65-91 win over Crvena Zvezda on Tuesday. The win – Hemofarm’s second straight over Crvena Zvezda – improved the club’s record to 3-1 in Group K, while dropping Crvena Zvezda to 1-3. Hemofarm can reach the Final Eight with a win in either of its two remaining games. Crvena Zvezda must win its two remaining games and hope for other results to go its way to have any chance of reaching Torino. Hemofarm dominated from the start, led 11-32 after 10 minutes, increased it to 15-44 midway through the second period and coasted after that, with Crvena Zvezda never getting closer than 17 the rest of the way. Bojan Krstovic and Stefan Markovic paced Hemofarm with 15 points apiece. Boban Marjanovic added 14 and Milivoje Bozovic and Milan Macvan had 11 each for the winners, who recorded 20 assists to just 2 for Crvena Zvezda. Hemofarm also shot 10 for 19 from downtown, while Crvena Zvezda slumped to 2 for 12 on three-pointers. Vladimir Stimac paced Crvena Zvezda with 18 points, Elmeden Kikanovic added 15 and Andre Owens 11.

Stimac opened the scoring for Crvena Zvezda when he drew a foul and sank a free throw, but Marjanovic soon made his impact felt with a pair of baskets and a blocked shot at the other end as Hemofarm went ahead 1-4. Stimac added a basket on the offensive glass, but Hemofarm had more energy as a layup and a three-point play by Nebojsa Joksimovic made it 3-9. Stimac was Crvena Zvezda’s only offensive weapon, but he alone was no match for Hemofarm. Marjanovic converted a basket-plus foul to give the visitors a double-digit lead and Milan Macvan stretched the lead to 10-24 before Kikanovic’s free throw marked the first Crvena Zvezda points from someone other than Stimac. But triples by Miljan Pavkovic ad Macvan helped Hemofarm finish the first period up 11-32. Marton Bader's basket inside and Markovic’s free throws stretched the Hemofarm run to 12 points and gave the visitors a 25-point lead before Nemenja Bjelica hit a pair of free throws. Owens also scored from the line as Crvena Zvezda started to show signs of life, but a Bozovic triple and a Bader basket soon had Hemofarm up by 29. An Owens triple ignited a 9-0 Crvena Zvezda push in which Kikanovic netted 4, but a Bozovic three-point play ensured Hemofarm a 28-51 lead at halftime.

Stimac scored three times in the first few minutes of the second half as Crvena Zvezda got within 17, but Marjanovic responded with a three-point play to silence the hosts’ hopes. The two teams traded baskets for the next several minutes, with Kikanovic leading Crvena Zvezda and Krstovic heating up for Hemofarm, but Crvena Zvezda was never able to get any closer than 17. Bader scored inside to make it 50-71 at the end of the third period. A Bozovic triple early in the fourth quarter increased the lead to 26 and allowed Hemofarm to celebrate a crucial road victory that draws it considerably closer to the Final Eight.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Aca Ostojic, Belgrade
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Referees: GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS; BOLTAUZER, MATEJ; KOROMILAS, ELIAS
Attendance: 2700
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Crvena Zvezda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KESELJ, MARKO 14:51   0/1 0/2     2 2         1 4 2 -4
5 ROBERTS, LAWRENCE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 22:39 15 2/5   11/12 3   3           2 6 18
11 KOVAC, MIRKO 25:38   0/1 0/1 0/2       1   1 1   4   -7
14 MARINOVIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 8:14 6 1/4 1/1 1/2 1 1 2         1   1 4
17 STEVIC, OLIVER 17:18 4 2/3     3 1 4   1 2     3 1 4
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 22:42 7 3/4 0/1 1/2   1 1     1     2 4 6
23 OWENS, ANDRE 25:24 11 3/4 1/3 2/2   2 2     4     2 3 7
30 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 17:21 18 8/16 0/1 2/4 3 2 5 1 1   2 2 1 3 16
33 BAKIC, BORIS 25:21   0/2 0/1     1 1   3 1   1 2   -3
44 BJELICA, NEMANJA 20:32 4 1/6 0/2 2/2 2   2     4 1 1 4 3 -6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 65 20/46 2/12 19/26 12 10 22 2 5 13 4 6 24 23 35
        43.5% 16.7% 73.1%
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV
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
Hemofarm Stada
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAVKOVIC, MILJAN 26:08 9 0/1 3/5         4 1 3   1 2 2 7
5 DESPOTOVIC, PETAR 12:06   0/2           4 1 1   1     1
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 18:26 8 2/3 0/2 4/7       4 3 3   1 2 7 10
8 BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE 22:28 11 1/2 2/3 3/3   5 5   2 2     3 2 13
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 30:59 15 3/5 1/3 6/6   4 4 3 2 2 1   3 6 22
10 SAVOVIC, BORIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 KRSTOVIC, BOJAN 30:15 15 2/4 3/4 2/2 2   2 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 18
13 MACVAN, MILAN 24:10 11 4/4 1/1     4 4 2 1       2 1 17
14 PETROVIC, UROS 3:10 2     2/2   1 1           1 1 3
15 BORISOV, MILOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 17:03 14 6/8   2/3 1 4 5       2   5 3 16
25 BADER, MARTON 15:15 6 3/3 0/1     1 1 1   2     3   2
Team                                
Totals 200:00 91 21/32 10/19 19/23 3 19 22 20 12 15 6 4 23 24 109
        65.6% 52.6% 82.6%
Head coach: KARADZIC, STEVAN

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
Crvena Zvezda
"The quality difference was obvious tonight. That is the main reason Hemofarm beat us. They are simply better at the moment. They have much better athletic abilities and that is another reason for our loss. Hemofarm did not give us any chance leading by 21 points after the first period. They had excellent balance between their outside and inside games with Boban Marjanovic, who dominated under the boards. When we managed to control better their inside game, they started to fire from long distance. We were better in the second half, but we could not do anything. We owe our fans and I hope we will be able to make them happy again on Saturday when we play against Hemofarm in the Adriatic League."
KARADZIC, STEVAN
Hemofarm Stada
"There is no doubt that we played the best game of the season so far. All that thanks to our excellent defense. From that defense, we found opens shots and lot of fast breaks. The first period determined the entire game. We controlled the game all the way. Of course there were some empty minutes, but we did not pay a high price for that. This victory means a lot to us, but we are not in Turin yet. There are two more games and even Crvena Zvezda could help us by beating Azovmash at home. We are a young team and everything that happens to us is a kind of miracle. Young players could fly high too fast and my task is to bring them back to the earth. Now we have to face Crvena Zvezda one more time on Saturday in Adriatic League here in Belgrade."

Players

STIMAC, VLADIMIR
Crvena Zvezda
"This is a tough moment for us all. We played really bad. We had a plan in the locker room before the game, but on the court we did other things. I am disappointed, but we are not giving up."
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