2008-09Regular SeasonRound 3
December 09, 2008 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 HALA PIONIR
Elmedin Kikanovic - BC Red StarRed Star took a key step towards reaching the Eurocup Last 16 in Group F by thrashing PGE Turow 97-69 in Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday night. Red Star is now second in Group F with a 2-1 record, right behind undefeated leader Spirou Charleroi. Lawrence Roberts and Elmedin Kikanovic led the winners each with 17 points each, while Tadija Dragicevic added 16 and Vladimir Stimac and Marko Marinovic had 10 apiece for Red Star. Damir Miljkovic led Turow with 28 points on 6-for-10 three-point shooting. Alex Harris added 15 points, Bryan Bailey had 13 and Chris Daniels pulled down 10 rebounds for the guests. Despite Daniels's efforts, Turow was outrebounded by 33-21. Red Star led 32-25 after 10 minutes and boosted its margin to 56-35 at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Red Star managed to keep a safe lead all the way until the final buzzer to stay in good position to reach the next round.

Bailey opened fire with a triple in front of 5.000 spectators in Pionir Arena. Miljkovic joined him with a bomb before Bailey scored 5 more points. But Kikanovic kept the hosts going with a coast-to-coast move for a slam and later a layup to keep Red Star within 8-13. Kikanovic sparked a 9-0 run, but Miljkovic tied the score with back-to-back triples. Nemanja Bjelica and Andrew Owens of Red Star answered the same way giving the home team a 32-25 lead at the end of high-scoring first period. Turow’s defense had lot of problems with Kikanovic, who showed his skin with a three, but on the other end of the court Miljkovic scored his fourth bomb. The margin rose to 16 when Dragicevic and Boris Bakic scored layups and Roberts added a triple and a slam. With points from the line, Owens capped Red Star’s 11-0 run to make it 46-28 midway through the period. Red tar won the battle in the paint on both ends and thanks to fast penetrations and assists led 52-29. Turow managed to cut the gap in last minutes of first half, which ended 56-35.

The second half started with a triple from Bailey. Miljkovic joined him with 7 straight points, but Marinovic protected Red Stars double-digit lead. The visitors continued to play aggressive and that was the sign to coach Red Star head coach Pesic to send Dragicevic back on the court to shake the sleepy home side. Alex Harris cut the gap to 66-52 before Dragicevic and Kikanovic struck back with their own 7-0 run. Dragicevic added two bombs in a Red Star 8-0 run at the beginning of final period as the lead rose to 26 points. All that Turow players had to do was to try with shots behind the arc. Miljkovic hit a bomb, but it was too late to change anything. In minute 35 Red Star had comfortable 85-60 as the Red Star fans celebrated a second Eurocup win with huge margin.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Aca Ostojic, Belgrade
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Referees: TAURINO, PAOLO; NURAN, RUSTU; ZASHCHUK, SERGEY
Attendance: 6220
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Crvena Zvezda32241724
PGE Turow25101717
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Crvena Zvezda32567397
PGE Turow25355269
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 19:58 2   0/1 2/2 1 5 6 3   1     1 2 10
5 ROBERTS, LAWRENCE 26:37 17 5/8 1/3 4/5 2 6 8 1 3 2 1 2 2 3 21
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 20:29 17 7/10   3/3   1 1     1   1 2 2 13
10 MILOSEVIC, STEVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 KOVAC, MIRKO 14:35 2 1/1             1       3    
14 MARINOVIC, MARKO 25:25 10 1/3 2/3 2/3 1 2 3 3   4   1 1 2 8
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 13:23 16 3/3 3/3 1/1 1 1 2 1           2 21
21 MILOSEVIC, MILAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 OWENS, ANDRE 23:52 9 2/5 0/1 5/7 1 1 2 5   4   1 2 7 10
30 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 18:16 10 4/4   2/2   6 6 1 1 1     1 2 18
33 BAKIC, BORIS 22:50 6 3/5 0/2   2 2 4 1         1 1 7
44 BJELICA, NEMANJA 14:35 8 0/1 2/2 2/2   1 1 3         4 1 8
Team                   5           5
Totals 200:00 97 26/40 8/15 21/25 8 25 33 18 10 13 1 5 17 22 121
        65% 53.3% 84%
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
PGE Turow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 COPELAND, DONALD 9:30               1 1 4     2 1 -3
5 ROSZYK, KRZYSZTOF 11:16     0/1         1   1     4   -5
6 MILJKOVIC, DAMIR 34:26 28 3/4 6/9 4/4   1 1 1   1     2 4 27
7 RADONJIC, GORJAN 7:31     0/2         1             -1
8 WITKA, ROBERT 25:36 3 0/1 1/4     1 1 2 1 1 2   2   2
9 DANIELS, CHRIS 27:26 8 2/8   4/5 6 4 10 3 1 3 2 1 4 6 15
10 KITZINGER, IWO 10:41 2 1/3               1     1   -2
11 BAILEY, BRYAN 27:58 13 2/3 3/5     2 2 1 1 6     1 4 11
12 HARRIS, ALEX 24:54 15 4/6 2/6 1/2   3 3 3 2       3   13
13 JARMAKOWICZ, MATEUSZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 TUREK, JOHN 20:42   0/4   0/2 1 2 3   2   1   3 2 -1
33 STRZELECKI, MACIEJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 69 12/29 12/27 9/13 7 14 21 13 8 17 5 1 22 17 57
        41.4% 44.4% 69.2%
Head coach: FILIPOVSKI, SASO

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
Crvena Zvezda
"We won a very important game tonight. My guys played real great defense controling the game all the way. But we have to prove our big victory next week in Turow. Tonight our inside players were at their top. I mean Kikanovic, Roberts, Stimac and Dragicevic were real great playing at their limits. Kovac and Bakic were excellent in defense and the result was a huge winning margine that I did not expect."
FILIPOVSKI, SASO
PGE Turow
"Congratulations to Red Star. We showed we are not ready for big games like it was tonight. Our players are very young and we have so many injuries and the result was that Red Star centers scored 60 points. We tried to be back into the game and we managed to cut the gap down to 15 points with aggressive defense in the third period but against Red Star's pressing we showed many weaknesses. Our defense was not present on the court and the result was the 97 points that we recieved. Red Star played aggressive, the have good defense and they are running good, but first of all they have character and concentration. Next week we shall do our best to overcome that kind of damage."

Players

KOVAC, MIRKO
Crvena Zvezda
"Before the game I told it would be hard to win. But from the first to last minute we kept high pressure. Our defense was a killing one. Our task is to repeat that game next week in Poland."
KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN
Crvena Zvezda
"We played real good. First of all in defense. We managed to limit Turow to only 64 points. We opened the game well and the first half was pretty good to us. In the second we continued to play good both in defense and offense. Each player gave his maximum tonight."
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