2006-07Regular SeasonRound 4
November 21, 2006 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE
Tariq Kirksay - Nancy SLUC Nancy outlasted AEK Athens 86-69 on Tuesday to take a share of the Group A lead. Nancy improved to 3-1, joining Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius atop the group, while AEK dropped to 1-3. Nancy started the game on fire, taking a 25-15 advantage late in the first quarter. They doubled it with an 11-0 run to take a 57-37 halftime lead. AEK climbed within 70-61 at the end of the third quarter with an amazing 18-6 run, but Tariq Kirksay drilled a clutch three to put Nancy back on track for the win. Kirksay led Nancy with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Deron Hayes added 17, making 5-of-5 three-pointers and 5 assists, Cyril Julian recorded a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards and Victor Samnick chipped in 10. Prodromos Nikolaidis led AEK with 18 points and 7 rebounds, Brent Scott added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, while Nikos Vetoulas tallied 10.

Kirksay opened fire for Nancy, but Nikolaidis answered from downtown and Brent Scott scored inside for a 2-5 AEK lead. Nancy exploded with a 14-2 run, highlighted by Kirksay's 6 points, to go up 16-7 at the midway point of the quarter. Hayes nailed back-to-back triples to make it 23-14 and then Julian gave the hosts their first double-digit margin. A 2-9 late run for AEK bridged the two quarter to reduce the difference to 27-24. Samnick and John Linehan boosted Nancy to 33-24 early in the second quarter, then Hayes and Nikos Vetoulas exchanged triples. Cedrick Banks and Linehan twice from downtown pushed the hosts' back to a double-figure cushion, 44-33, Vetoulas answered again from long distance, but Nancy closed the half with an 11-0 run, capped by Hayes's fifth triple for a comfortable 57-37 halftime lead.

Podromos Nikolaidis - AEKAEK produced a big effort at the start of the second half, quickly climbing within 57-42, while keeping Nancy scoreless for four-and-a-half minutes. Linehan got Nancy on th board from the foul line and the hosts went back on track when Julian corrected a Linehan miss. Kirksay dunked to make it 64-43, growing the cushion over 20 for the first time. Kostas Maglos in the paint and Vetoulas outside showed signs of life from AEK, closing the gap to 66-53. Dan McClintock fixed the score at 68-53 at the end of the third quarter. Maglos again reduced the cushion to 68-57 with back-to-back layups. Kirksay gave Nancy breathing room, before Nikolaidis capped an incredible 18-6 run from downtown to get the lead under 10 for the first time since the first quarter, 70-61. Kirksay scored an amazing triple to reject dishearten the hosts, but Nikolaidis posted 5 straight points to get his team within 76-66 with four minutes left. Julian sealed the win for Nancy with 8 consecutive points, building a new 84-66 margin as the game entered the last two minutes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
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Referees: SUTULOVIC, ZORAN; OZOLS, ARNIS; CARDUS, ANNA
Attendance: 3800
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Nancy27301118
AEK Athens22151616
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Nancy27576886
AEK Athens22375369
Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BANKS, CEDRICK 18:45 7 2/4 1/5     2 2 7       1 2   7
5 PIAULT, MATTHIAS GUILLAUME DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JULIAN, CYRIL 24:15 15 5/8   5/6 3 7 10 1   1 2   2 3 24
8 McCLINTOCK, DANIEL 15:45 6 3/6     2 5 7 1   2 1   1 1 10
9 SOLIVER CARRASCO, RICARDO 10:15   0/1 0/1         3   1          
10 ZIANVENI, MAXIME 13:00 2 1/2     1   1 1   3 1   2   -1
11 SALMON, AURELIEN 2:00 2 1/2                         1
12 LINEHAN, JOHN 29:45 9 0/2 2/5 3/4   2 2 3         2 2 8
13 SAMNICK, VICTOR 27:00 10 3/5 0/1 4/4 1 3 4 1   3 4   4 3 12
14 HAYES, DERON 29:15 17 0/1 5/5 2/2 1 3 4 5 2       1 3 29
15 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 30:00 18 5/8 2/3 2/3 1 8 9 4 2 4   1 2 5 26
16 ABOUBAKAR ZAKI, AMADOU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 86 20/39 10/20 16/19 10 30 40 26 4 14 8 2 16 17 117
        51.3% 50% 84.2%
Head coach: MONSCHAU, JEAN-LUC
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
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GKAGKALOUDIS, IOANNIS 23:15 5 1/5 1/3   1 1 2 3 2 1         5
5 NIKOLAIDIS, SOTIRIOS 21:45 5 0/1 1/2 2/2   3 3 4 2 3     4 4 9
6 NIKOLAIDIS, PRODROMOS 36:30 18 3/6 4/11   4 3 7   2       2 2 17
8 MAGLOS, CONSTANTINOS 9:45 7 3/5   1/3 1 4 5 1 1     1   2 11
9 MAGKOUNIS, SPYRIDON 10:15 2 1/2 0/2     2 2               1
11 VETOULAS, NIKOLAOS 27:45 10 0/3 3/10 1/2 1 1 2 3 1   1 3 4 2 1
12 PAPANIKOLAU, NIKOLAOS 8:30 1 0/1   1/2                 1 1 -1
13 ATHANASOULAS, IOANNIS 1:15                              
14 PERKOVIC, JASMIN 31:30 9 3/7 0/3 3/5 3 2 5 4 1 1 1 1 3 4 10
15 SCOTT, BRENT 29:30 12 6/12     4 3 7 6   4   3 3 1 10
Team           4 1 5     1     1   3
Totals 200:00 69 17/42 9/31 8/14 18 20 38 21 9 10 2 8 18 16 66
        40.5% 29% 57.1%
Head coach: ALEXANDRIS, VANGELIS
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Head Coaches

MONSCHAU, JEAN-LUC
Nancy
"It was a good game. We played offense really well during the first half. AEK was dangerous during the second half because it’s a proud team. Scott was very hard to stop because he’s a really strong player. But we stayed focused and we defendeded correctly."
ALEXANDRIS, VANGELIS
AEK Athens
"It was a good game. We had two different faces during the game. On the first half, we had a very bad reaction defensively. We were excellent defensively during the second half. The main reason, we changed defense at halftime was because we received nine three-point shots and during the second half, only one. I want to mention, we missed two important players, Nestoras Kommatos and Christos Tatoupos."

Players

KIRKSAY, TARIQ
Nancy
"I think, offensively we did a really good game. We made big shots but during the second half we forget to play as an ULEB Cup game. We thought about the next national championship game."
HAYES, DERON
Nancy
"We played collectively during all game. I think we were less focused during the start of second half. Athens switched defense after the halftime. They defended man to man and we had to adapt our play."
NIKOLAIDIS, PRODROMOS
AEK Athens
"We knew Nancy is a really good team. They have a lot of good players. We came here to play a strong game. In the first and second quarters we didn’t defend well. I think during the second half, Nancy played a little bit bad for us but they won, it’s ok, it’s basketball."
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