2011-12Regular SeasonRound 4
December 06, 2011 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKETBALL CENTER OF MOSCOW REGION
Thomas Kelati - BC KhimkiBC Khimki became the first team to reach the Last 16 after downing PAOK Thessaloniki 89-65 on Tuesday afternoon in Group B. Khimki is still unbeaten with a 4-0 record, while PAOK has just one win so far. Thomas Kelati led five Khimki scorers in double figures with 16 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting, Vitaly Fridzon bagged 14, Sergey Monya and Zoran Planinic netted 13 apiece, while Kresmir Loncar amassed 13 points and 11 rebounds. Dimos Dikoudis scored 13 points for PAOK, Rashad Wright added 11 and Michalis Giannakidis 8. A 14-2 second-quarter Khimki run made it 36-23 at halftime. Marcus Goree closed the gap to 45-41 early in the third quarter, but a 24-2 Khimki charge closed the contest and sent the hosts to the next round with a 69-45 lead after 30 minutes.

Giannadikis opened the scoring from downtown, before Loncar put Khimki up 4-3. JR Giddens scored hit a jumper, but Fridzon countered with 5 straight points to be on top 11-9 midway through the quarter. Chris Quinn and Giannakidis exchanged layups, then Planinic went to play down low and used his size to complete a three-point-play for 18-16. After Sergey Monya scored and free throws by Giannakidis and Dikoudis, the scoreboard showed 22-18 after 10 minutes. Quinn extended the cushion to 24-18, before Dikoudis converted an assist from Giddens and added a free throw and Kelati opened fire from beyond the arc twice to push the margin to 31-21. Fridzon capped a 14-2 run with easy points on the break and a 36-23 lead. PAOK did not give up, and Martynas Andriuskevicius dunked to make it 36-29 and force coach Kurtinaitis to call timeout. The answer came quickly from Planinic from mid-range, but the guests found a steal and layup from Dante Stiggers. A layup from Fridzon and a free throw posted by Giddens fixed the final 40-32 for Khimki at halftime.

Rashad Wright and Goree drained back-to-back threes early in the third quarter to climb within 45-41, but 4 points in a row by Loncar from the foul line and a layup established a 52-43 advantage for Khimki. Fridzon, still on fire from three-point land, pushed up the hosts again over double figures, then they continued to run and Kelati capped a 16-0 run from long distance to lead 64-43 with three minutes left. Goree scored in the paint, but Loncar and Kelati finished with 5 more points the quarter for a huge 69-45 lead. Ioannis Kalampokis climbed within 72-50, but Monya extended again the margin to 79-53 from beyond the arc and essentially ice the win.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Referees: ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ; LUCIS, OSKARS; BIJEDIC, HARIS
Attendance: 2000 (Tentative)
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Khimki22182920
PAOK Thessaloniki18141320
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Khimki22406989
PAOK Thessaloniki18324565
Khimki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 18:25 14 3/3 2/3 2/2 1   1 1 1 1     3 1 13
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 12:29 3 0/1 1/3         1 1 1   1 3   -3
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 24:09 13 4/9   5/7 3 8 11 3   1 2   2 5 24
11 QUINN, CHRIS 19:29 6 3/5 0/2   1 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
12 MONIA, SERGEY 28:09 13 2/3 3/6     5 5   2 2 1   3 2 14
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 14:59   0/1 0/1         3   2     1   -2
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON 2:06 2 1/1           1     1   1   3
16 DUDU, BENJAMIN-PAVEL 2:06 5 1/1 1/1           1           6
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY 13:11 2 1/5     1 2 3     1     4 1 -3
22 KELATI, THOMAS 22:28 16   5/7 1/1   4 4 2         1 1 20
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 25:01 13 6/9   1/1 1 2 3 4 1       1 5 22
44 NIELSEN, MATT 17:28 2 1/2       2 2 1       1 4 1  
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 89 22/40 12/23 9/11 8 26 34 17 7 9 5 3 24 17 102
        55% 52.2% 81.8%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
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
PAOK Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GIDDENS, JR 25:56 5 2/4 0/1 1/2   3 3 3   1     2 2 6
5 STIGGERS, DANTE 16:11 4 2/4       1 1 2 1 1 1     1 7
6 ARAPIS, DIMITRIS 6:49       0/2                   1 -1
8 GOREE, MARCUS 22:42 7 2/8 1/3     3 3 1   1   2 3 3  
9 DIKOUDIS, DIMOS 24:33 13 4/6   5/6 1 1 2           2 6 16
10 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 25:17 4 2/4       4 4 1   4   1 3 1  
11 ANDRIUSKEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 20:10 5 2/6   1/2   3 3     2   1 2 2  
12 WRIGHT, RASHAD 23:49 11 2/2 2/5 1/2   1 1 1         1 1 9
13 GIANNAKIDIS, MICHAIL 18:09 8 2/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 2   1 2 1   3 2 7
14 KALLES, NIKOS 9:24 8 1/1   6/6   3 3       1   1 4 15
16 KALAMPAKAS, DIMITRIOS 3:49                              
19 TSAKALERIS, EFTHYMIOS 3:11   0/1   0/2 2 2 4 2       1   1 3
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 65 19/38 4/11 15/24 5 22 27 10 2 12 3 5 17 24 62
        50% 36.4% 62.5%
Head coach: MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki
"I am happy because of the victory. We took the initiative from the beginning and then we increased power. I am glad that we didn’t lose the power after Mozgov’s departure. Our young players entered into the game well, were active. I hope later we will have possibilities to give them more playing time."
MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"We played against a very good team, the favorite of group. We knew that it would be difficult. We played well in the first half, and then we made some bad decisions. We had problems with injuries last weeks and some players had just recovered before this game. I congratulate Khimki and I think Moscow region team will reach the Eurocup Finals."

Players

KELATI, THOMAS
Khimki
"Defensively we played a great game, as for offense Khimki has a perfect offensive weapon, we could score a hundred points or more. Everyone played very well today, we face a long season, participating in three tournaments. We played all the twelve players and it’s great for us, everyone had a chance. From game to game we do a great job and it’s a very fun basketball. Khimki is capable of winning all three competitions."
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