2010-11Last 16Round 5
February 22, 2011 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLÓN MUNICIPAL DE DEPORTES DE SAN PABLO
Txemi Urtasun - CajasolCajasol got closer to clinch first place in Last 16 Group L by downing Panellinios BC 84-71 in Seville, Spain on Tuesday. Cajasol improved to 5-0 in Group L and will clinch first place if it beats Benetton Bwin or loses by up to 11 in Treviso, Italy next week. Panellinios dropped to 0-5 but had already ran out of chances to reach the Quarterfinals. Txemi Urtasun paced the winners with 13 points. Kaloyan Ivanov and Juanjo Triguero each added 12 while Louis Bullock had 10 for Cajasol. Steven Smith led Panellinios with 16 points against his former team. Torin Francis added 14, Maurice Bailey had 13 while Joseph Krabbenhoft got 12 for the guests, that trailed 36-20 midway through the second quarter. Bailey, Krabbenhoft and a three-pointer by Papamakarios got Panellinios within 42-37 at halftime. Free throws by Smith completed the guests' comeback, 44-46, right after the break. Ivanov and Triguero fueled a 10-0 run that allowed Cajasol to get the lead for good, 66-55. Panellinios managed to get within 72-67 but Bullock and Paul Davis stepped up in crunch time to seal the outcome minutes before the final buzzer.

Tariq Kirksay got Cajasol going with a layup but Francis matched it with a put-back basket and Smith added a jumper for a 2-4 Panellinios lead. Francis scored again and then matched Mindaugas Katelynas' layup with an easy basket. Kirksay scored off a steal and a dunk by Katelynas forced Panellinios to stop the game at 9-8. Bullock hit free throws but an unstoppable Francis scored again. Kirksay and Bullock struck from downtown to boost Cajasol's lead to 17-10. Katelynas kept pacing the hosts with an easy basket and Ivanov found his first points but Francis and Smith kept Panellinios within 21-17 after 10 minutes. Ivanov shined with a put-back basket early in the second quarter but Vlado Scepanovic nailed a triple for a 23-20 score. Bojan Popovic scored in penetration and Triguero dunked it to keep Cajasol out of trouble, 27-20. Urtasun struck from downtown in a 13-0 run that Triguero capped with consecutive slams to break the game open at 36-20. Vangelis Sklavos and Bailey rescued Panellinios with free throws and even when Paul Davis sank a jumper, Krabbenhoft kept the guests within 38-28. Earl Calloway buried a triple but Panellinios had improved its defense. Bailey, Krabbenhoft and a triple by Papamakarios brought the guests back to life, 42-37, at halftime.

Tomas Satoransky sank a jumper right after the break but Smith and Krabbenhoft fueled a 0-9 run that completed the guests' comeback, 44-46. Cajasol had been scoreless for 2 minutes until Satoransky stepped up with a layup and a three-pointer, but free throws by Smith tied the game again, 49-49. Urtasun tried to change things with a layup and Katelynas added a put-back basket but Smith soon tied it at 53-53. Urtasun struck from downtown, Kirksay added an off-balance basket and Ivanov soon gave Cajasol a 60-55 edge. Ivanov stayed unstoppable and a dunk by Triguero capped a 10-0 run, 66-55. Bailey and Sklavos tried to change things for Panellinios but only brought the guests within 68-59 after 30 minutes. The hosts went scoreless for more than 3 minutes and a jumper by Bailey made it a seven-point game, 68-61. Triguero stayed on fire with a put-back layup and Bullock added free throws but Smith, Bailey and Sklavos got Panellinios even closer, 72-67. Cajasol improved its defense right when it mattered while Bullock and Davis fueled an 8-0 run that sealed the outcome, 80-67. A wild dunk by Satoranski allowed all Cajasol fans to celebrate that their team stayed unbeaten in the Last 16.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Referees: CHAMBON, DAVID; KOWALSKI, MARCIN; TRAWICKI, TOMASZ
Attendance: 3200 (Tentative)
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Cajasol Sevilla
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POPOVIC, BOJAN 6:27 2 1/2           2 1       2   2
5 TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE 24:57 12 6/9     4 3 7 1   2 1   1 1 16
6 CABANAS, MARIO 3:25   0/1     1   1           1 1  
8 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 21:04 9 3/5 1/2   1 1 2 4   4 1   3 1 7
10 URTASUN, TXEMI 23:19 13 3/10 2/3 1/2       3   3     1 4 7
11 KATELYNAS, MINDAUGAS 19:03 8 4/5 0/2   2   2   1       2 1 7
15 SASTRE, JOAN 5:20   0/1 0/1     1 1           1   -2
21 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 25:46 9 3/6 1/1 0/1 2 3 5 2 4 3   1 1 1 12
22 BULLOCK, LOUIS 25:35 10 0/5 2/3 4/4 1 1 2   3       3 4 10
23 CALLOWAY, EARL 12:29 3   1/1         2 2 3     2 1 3
40 DAVIS, PAUL 18:50 6 1/3   4/6 1 4 5   3 1       5 14
55 IVANOV, KALOYAN 13:45 12 4/5 0/1 4/4 2 3 5 2 3       4 4 20
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 84 25/52 7/14 13/17 15 16 31 16 17 17 2 1 21 23 96
        48.1% 50% 76.5%
Head coach: PLAZA, JOAN
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
Panellinios Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 XANTHOPOULOS, VASSILIS 17:55 2 1/1       1 1 3   2     3 2 3
5 PAPAMAKARIOS, MANOLIS 20:40 3   1/3     1 1     1     3   -2
7 KALAITZIS, GEORGIOS 19:20   0/1               2     5   -8
9 KRABBENHOFT, JOSEPH 17:14 12 2/3 2/2 2/2   2 2     4     2 1 8
11 KARATHANASIS, IOANNIS 2:27                              
12 SKLAVOS, EVANGELOS 14:37 8 1/1 0/1 6/6       1 1 2     1 5 11
16 OSTOJIC, DJURO 6:57   0/1     1 2 3 1   2     1    
19 TSAKALERIS, EFTHYMIOS 2:27           1 1               1
20 BAILEY, MAURICE 28:15 13 3/5 0/2 7/8 1 2 3 1 3 6   1 1 7 14
22 SCEPANOVIC, VLADO 18:31 3 0/3 1/1         1 1 1     1 1 1
30 SMITH, STEVEN 23:33 16 4/7 1/3 5/6   2 2 2   4     2 3 11
34 FRANCIS, TORIN 28:04 14 6/11   2/2 2 5 7 1 1 3 1 1 4 2 13
Team           3 5 8               8
Totals 200:00 71 17/33 5/12 22/24 7 21 28 10 6 27 1 2 23 21 60
        51.5% 41.7% 91.7%
Head coach: SKOURTOPOULOS, ATHANASIOS

Head Coaches

PLAZA, JOAN
Cajasol Sevilla
"It is difficult to keep a high intensity in every game. As a coach, you have to find reasons to face these games and I am obsessed with finding arguments to make every player have a reason to win every game. It is difficult to play both competitions, it is a mental challenge. The physical issues are not the most difficult ones, but the fact that you have to start over to play and win. This was a very important win and now it is time to go to Treviso and show why we are ranked first in this group. Seeing how complicated things are in Group J, we will focus on our next game and our upcoming Spanish League game against Gran Canaria. We really want to win in Treviso, it would be fantastic to finish the Last 16 with a 6-0 record. Treviso is a basketball city and it will be an intense game. We have to start studying them, but above all, we are in the Quarterfinals."
SKOURTOPOULOS, ATHANASIOS
Panellinios Athens
"We came here to play a good game even though we knew we didn't have chances to make it to the next round. I think that we played good games, but didn't manage to get a win in the Last 16, but we have kept trying. I asked my players to go out there and try to win the game and that is what we did. We finish our Eurocup season in the best way possible, as making it to the Last 16 is already a good result for us. We played against the best team in this group, possibly one of the best teams in Europe, with a lot of chances to make it to the Eurocup Finals. They have a good option to fight for first place against Benetton. We will now try to reach the Greek League playoffs. All the best to Cajasol. I hope we can play against each other next season."

Players

TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE
Cajasol Sevilla
"It was a tough game. We knew that it wouldn't be easy for us and it wasn't, but we played a good game and managed to get a comfortable win. We have won nine consecutive wins in both competitions - the Spanish League and the Eurocup. The Eurocup is very important for us and we managed to re-enter playoff territory in the Spanish League. We face a tough road game against Gran Canaria this weekend. After that, we will think about being first and getting the home court advantage to have more chances to go to the Eurocup Finals. Treviso is a historic basketball spot and everyone goes there with a lot of respect. We know it will be a difficult game, but we have won in difficult courts already this season. We hope to do the same in Treviso."
FRANCIS, TORIN
Panellinios Athens
"We had a good start, fought hard and had a chance to win the game, but Cajasol gave us trouble and we could not get the win. Our Eurocup experience has been good. It is the second-best competition in Europe and forces you to play at a high level twice a week. We are happy to have been able to reach the Last 16. At the same time, we are a bit disappointed because there have been games that we could have won, but the experience has been very positive for us."
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