2011-12Regular SeasonRound 6
December 20, 2011 CET: 17:00
Local time: 18:00 AZOVMASH ARENA
Renaldas Seibutis - Lietuvos Rytas (photo bc.lrytas.lt)Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius completed its regular season with a perfect record and in first place of Group F after taking a 67-74 away success over Azovmash Mariupol. Renaldas Seibuits led the way for Rytas with 17 points, Tyrese Rice bagged 16 with 7 assists and Lawrence Roberts chipped in 15. Rado Rancik led all scorers with 24 for Azovmash, Artur Drozdov drained 18 with 4 for 6 from beyond the arc and Ratko Varda had 12.

Six points scored by Seibutis answered by 4 from Varda gave an early 4-6 advantage to Rytas. Lawrence Roberts with a three-pointer extended to 6-11. Bogdan Bayda nailed one for Azovmash, then back-to-back baskets from Jonas Valanciunas gave a 9-15 cushion to the guests. An Artur Drozdov jumper put the hosts at 14-15. Rice hit from downtown and a shot from mid range by Arturas Jomantas gave a a slim 17-20 cushion to the visitors before Rancik fixed the scoreboard on 19-20 for Rytas after 10 minutes and tied the score at 20 from the foul line to start the second quarter. Aleksandar Rasic hit a triple, then Ricky Minard put in front the hosts for the first time from the foul line, 24-23. Rice again pushed Rytas in front before Drozdov tied the score from downtown. Lawrence scored again from three-point land, Maxym Ivshyn used an assist by Bayda for 30-31, then Hasan Rizvic and Drozdov were perfect at the line to give to Azovmash a 34-31 cushion. Roberts and Artem Slipenchuk posted layups to make it 36-33 at halftime for the home team.

Varda extended the difference to 38-33 early in the second half. Roberts scored again from downtown, Rancik and Rice exchanged baskets and then Valanciunas tied the score at 40-40 from the foul line. Jomantas put again in front the guests, but Drozdov responded from downtown . A 7-0 run by the visitors capped by Rice after a Stepinas Babrauskas steal gave a 50-54 advantage to the guests. Rasco from dowtown and Predrag Samardziski in the paint extended it to 53-61, but Rancik hit a triple to finish 56-61 at the end of the third quarter. Varda opened the last quarter with a jumper for 58-61. Rice posted a triple and with three minutes left Valanciunas scored an easy layup for a 60-67 lead, before Seibutis from downtown gave the first double-digit margin, 60-70 to Rytas. Drozdov climbed within 67-72 with 1.54 left in the game, then Roberts from the foul line fixed the final 67-74.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI; OBRADOVIC, PETAR; RUTESIC, ZDRAVKO
Attendance: 2796 (Tentative)
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Azovmash Mariupol
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 EWING, DANIEL 34:18   0/3 0/2     2 2 3 2 4 1 1 4 5 -1
8 DROZDOV, ARTUR 31:32 18 2/2 4/6 2/2 1 5 6 2 1   1   1 2 27
9 VARDA, RATKO 23:34 12 5/6 0/2 2/2 1 3 4 1   3     2 5 14
10 IVSHYN, MAXYM 10:38 2 1/2 0/2   1   1     1 2   1    
11 BAIDA, BOGDAN 16:43 3   1/1   1 1 2 2         3   4
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 29:22 24 6/12 3/4 3/4   4 4 2   1   2 2 2 19
18 SLIPENCHUK, ARTEM 16:21 2 1/1 0/2   1 1 2 3 1 1     1   4
21 RIZVIC, HASAN 16:26 3 0/1   3/4   5 5     3 1 1 2 3 4
24 MINARD, RICKY 17:39 3 0/1 0/1 3/4   2 2 2   1     3 5 5
33 IVANOV, DENYS 3:27   0/1 0/1     1 1 1              
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 67 15/29 8/21 13/16 5 26 31 16 4 15 5 4 19 22 77
        51.7% 38.1% 81.3%
Head coach: PETROVIC, ACO
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
Lietuvos Rytas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DAMBRAUSKAS, PAULIUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 16:08 5 1/1 1/2   1 2 3 1 1   1   3 3 10
6 RICE, TYRESE 34:25 16 4/7 2/4 2/2   3 3 7 1 3   1 3 5 20
7 ROBERTS, LAWRENCE 28:44 15 2/9 3/6 2/4 1 5 6 1   1 1 2 2 2 8
10 SEIBUTIS, RENALDAS 30:29 17 3/5 3/5 2/3 1 1 2 3 1 1     3 2 16
12 DILYS, VILMANTAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 16:01 2 1/6   0/3 4 2 6 2 4   1   4 2 5
15 KATELYNAS, MINDAUGAS 13:13   0/4 0/1   2 1 3         2 1 1 -4
17 VALANCIUNAS, JONAS 22:02 9 3/5   3/4   4 4 1   2 1   4 3 9
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 19:37 6   2/4     1 1 2 1 2     2   4
20 NEWLEY, BRAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 19:21 4 2/3       2 2               5
Team           2   2     1         1
Totals 200:00 74 16/40 11/22 9/16 11 21 32 17 8 10 4 5 22 18 74
        40% 50% 56.3%
Head coach: DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR

Head Coaches

PETROVIC, ACO
Azovmash Mariupol
"We still miss our injured players. Unfortunately, this is our last game in Eurocup, but with all the players we can fight for the championship of Ukraine and the Final Four of VTB League. A light injury of Minard in the beginning of the game made us change the strategy. This fact together will total tiredness in the team resulted in tonight's loss."
DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR
Lietuvos Rytas
"We played against a good team. At the draw I was not happy to play four times with Azovmash, in Eurocup and VTB League. Azovmash has a good coach and players, with Varda, Drozdov and Rancik they can win the Ukrainian championship."

Players

DROZDOV, ARTUR
Azovmash Mariupol
"I played only a couple of games after injury and just started to join the team. We had to win this game to improve the moods in the team, but unfortunately lost it."
RASIC, ALEKSANDAR
Lietuvos Rytas
"Today we gained an important win. We lost last the game in Lithuania, and now we are happy to win this game. With 6 wins we pass to the next stage of Eurocup."
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