2010-11Qualifying RoundRound 1
September 21, 2010 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 SC MORACIA
Vladimir Dragicevic - KK Buducnost (photo Buducnost)Buducnost defeated Asvel Basket 69-64 in the first stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds on Tuesday night in Podgorica. New team captain Vladimir Dragicevic led Buducnost with 18 points and 7 rebounds. The hosts burst out to a 19-2 start, but Asvel came back to tie it and the game was close throughout the second half, though Buducnost always maintained a slim lead. Gintaras Kadziulis added 14 points for the winners, Marko Scekic had 12 and Marko Simonovic and Aleksej Nesovic 10 each for Montenegrin champion. A.D. Vassallo scored 18 for Asvel, Mickael Galabale had 11 and Cliff Hammons 10. The two teams meet again in the second leg on Friday in France with the winner of the two-game series advancing to the second qualifying round to face the winner of the clash between Le Mans and Banvit.

Cliff Hammonds - Asvel Basket (photo Buducnost)Buducnost opened the game with a 19-2 charge in the first five minutes. The hosts hit almost every shot and used an aggressive zone defense to stop Asvel. Asvel head coach Vincent Collet changed his whole lineup but Galabale and then Asvel started to score. On the other side, the Asvel defense pushed Buducnost outside and the long shots did not fall. Asvel came all the way back to tie the game at 23-23. Buducnost answered with 8 straight points and held on to lead by 6 at halftime.

Buducnost went back up by 8 three times in the third quarter, but Asvel answered each time to keep it close and head into the fourth quarter trailing only 56-50. Twice time in the last 10 minutes the visitors cut Buducnost’s lead to only 2, but Dragicevic extended the home team’s advantage to 64-57 with a coast-to-cost layup midway through the quarter. In the closing minutes, both teams struggled to score. With 90 seconds remaining, Simonovic extended the hosts' lead to 7, but the visitors answered to achieve just a 5-point deficit for the return leg.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Milivoje Kovacevic
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Referees: BOLTAUZER, MATEJ; NURAN, RUSTU; FOUFIS, IOANNIS
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
KK Buducnost22191513
Asvel Basket12231514
End of Quarter1234
KK Buducnost22415669
Asvel Basket12355064
KK Buducnost
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCEKIC, MARKO 23:27 12 4/8   4/6 2 2 4 2   2 1   3 7 15
5 MIHAILOVIC, VLADIMIR 14:50 3 1/2 0/1 1/1           1     1 2 1
7 POPOVIC, ALEKSA 7:33           1 1     1          
9 BAROVIC, FILIP 2:44                         1   -1
10 OTASEVIC, NIKOLA 15:43 2 1/1 0/3     1 1 3 1 2     2    
11 DRAGICEVIC, VLADIMIR 35:50 18 8/11   2/3 1 6 7   1 2   1 3 6 22
12 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 32:27 10 3/6 0/3 4/6   4 4 1 3 1     1 4 12
13 KADZIULIS, GINTARAS 25:10 14 1/3 3/5 3/3       3 1 3     2 4 13
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 16:33   0/2     1 1 2   1 2     2 2 -1
23 SEHOVIC, SEAD 1:22                              
33 NESOVIC, ALEKSEJ 22:55 10 3/4 1/3 1/2 1 3 4     4     3 1 4
35 MUGOSA, MARKO 1:26                         2   -2
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 69 21/37 4/15 15/21 6 19 25 9 7 18 1 1 20 26 65
        56.8% 26.7% 71.4%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN
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 JEFFERSON, DAVON 15:41 5 2/4   1/2   2 2           3 1 2
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 23:45 3 1/3   1/1       1 3 4     3 2  
7 HAMMONDS, CLIFF 36:58 10 4/8 0/1 2/2 1 2 3 5 4 4   1   6 18
8 ZIZIC, ANDRIJA 18:11 6 3/7       4 4 2   3     5 2 2
9 WESTERMANN, LEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 FOFANA, BANGALY 19:14 4 2/3       2 2   1 2     3 2 3
11 VASSALLO, ANGEL DANIEL 28:39 18 6/10 1/6 3/4       1 2 2     4 4 9
14 TILLIE, KIM 15:21 7 2/3   3/3   3 3     2     3 2 6
15 GELABALE, MICKAEL 31:04 11 4/5 1/1   3 4 7 3 1 1 1   2 1 20
20 JACKSON, EDWIN 11:07   0/1 0/1                   3   -5
21 ZAPHA, JEAN CLAUDE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 64 24/44 2/9 10/12 4 20 24 12 11 18 1 1 26 20 58
        54.5% 22.2% 83.3%
Head coach: COLLET, VINCENT

Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
KK Buducnost
"I have to express my great pleasure with the first win of this new Buducnost tonight against Asvel. It is always good to start the season with a victory and I am satisfied because of that. Our start was remarkable and we achieved a great advantage. But the quality that Asvel had caused us to finish the first half with only a 6-point lead. They kept the same rhythm until the end of the game. Maybe we missed playing calmly on the end. But despite everything, we are going to France to play a great game and to try to eliminate an important team. It would be a sensation in European basketball."
COLLET, VINCENT
Asvel Basket
"We started the game poorly and we have to play much stronger. Thankfully, after trailing 19-4, we started to play better defense. Step by step we got to 23-23, but again we fell behind. With less intensity, we allowed Buducnost too much aggression. We were glad to be down just 6 at halftime. In the second half we were much more aggressive. We scored more inside and got back in the game. The result gives hope to both teams. But I hope that we will play a different game at home on Friday night."

Players

KADZIULIS, GINTARAS
KK Buducnost
"We started the game really good. Everybody was very happy. We finished slowly, but still won. We are going to France to win the game. We will give our 100%, we will fight and I hope that we will win there."
ZIZIC, ANDRIJA
Asvel Basket
"It was very good, but very hard game. At the beginning our team played with a lot of nervousness and Buducnost punished us. But we caught our rhythm during the game and played at the level of the hosts. We are very aware that result doesn’t mean anything. Buducnost does not come to France for a friendly game. They will fight for victory because it is in their mentality. Both teams will do their best to advance to the next round."
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