2009-10Regular SeasonRound 2
December 01, 2009 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU OLÍMPIC DE BADALONA
Kresimir Loncar - UNICS KazanUnics Kazan sent a statement that echoed all around the continent by downing DKV Joventut 71-82 in Badalona, Spain in Group D on Tuesday. Unics became the only undefeated team in Group D and faces Telekom Baskets Bonn at home next week. Meanwhile, Joventut went down to 1-1 and has a critical road game against Besiktas Cola Turka next Tuesday. Kresimir Loncar paced the winners with a Eurocup career-high 24 points. Marko Popovic and Vladimir Veremeenko each added 16 while Victor Zvarykin had 12 for Unics. Popovic added 6 assists while Veremeenko pulled down a game-high 7 rebounds. Clay Tucker led Joventut with 13 points. Uros Tripkovic and Henk Norel each added 12 for Joventut. Kristaps Valters dished 14 assists, tying a Eurocup record that belonged to Christian Dalmau and Roko Ukic. Unics opened the game with a 2-11 run through an outstanding Veremeenko and kept a solid lead for the best part of the game, leading 32-43 at halftime and boosting its margin to 56-71 midway through the fourth quarter. Tripkovic downed 3 triples in a 13-0 run that got Joventut as close as 69-71 but Popovic shined in crunch time to seal the outcome down the stretch.

Loncar got Unics going with a layup and soon added free throws for a 2-4 lead. Veremeenko sank a four-meter shot and followed Igor Zamanskiy's triple with a fast break dunk to make Joventut call timeout at 2-11. Christian Eyenga rescued Joventut with a layup in transition that Veremeenko bettered with a three-pointer. Norel dunked it but Popovic kept Unics way ahead, 6-16. David Jelinek followed a long jumper with free throws while Norel got the hosts within 13-20. Loncar sank free throws and soon added a triple for a 15-27 Unics margin. A triple by Tripkovic and a final layup by Zvarykin fixed the score at 18-29 after 10 minutes. Valters downed a three-pointer early in the second quarter but Zvarykin rescued the guests with a backdoor layup and a fast break basket. Jelinek and Veremeenko traded mid-range jumpers, as Joventut called timeout at 23-35 to adjust its offense. Pere Tomas followed a triple with a fast break layup to get the crowd involved at 28-35. Unics did not panic, as Petr Samoylenko and Popovic struck from downtown while a put-back layup by Loncar made it a 15-point game, 28-43. Alain Koffi followed free throws with a dunk to bring Joventut within 32-43 at halftime.

Kristaps Valters - DKV JoventutValters tried to ignite the hosts' comeback with a layup but Veremeenko and Popovic capped a 0-8 run with consecutive triples to make the hosts call timeout at 34-51. Tucker nailed a corner triple and then followed Norel's dunk with a jumper to give Joventut some hope at 41-54. A red hot Tucker struck twice from downtown to singlehandedly bring Joventut back to life, 47-54. Unics called timeout but Eyenga capped a 10-0 Joventut run with a huge dunk. Loncar sank a turnaround jumper while Saulius Stombergas shined with consecutive triples to boost the guests' lead to 51-64. A three-point play by Loncar gave Unics an 11-point lead, 56-67, after 30 minutes. Joventut went scoreless for more than 3 minutes, while a layup by Loncar and a dunk by Veremeenko broke the game open, 56-71. Tripkovic stepped up for Joventut with back-to-back triples and free throws by Koffi made the guests call timeout at 64-71. Tucker scored again while Tripkovic downed another triple for a 69-71 Joventut deficit, after a 13-0 run. Loncar shined with a key basket while Popovic followed a jumper with a triple that sealed the outcome, 70-78. Joventut kept trying but Unics had already cruised to an important road win.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Referees: SAHIN, TOLGA; CHAMBON, DAVID; BISSANG, JOSEPH
Attendance: 4055
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DKV Joventut
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TRIPKOVIC, UROS 20:21 12 0/3 4/8     1 1 2 1 1     2   6
9 VALTERS, KRISTAPS 34:58 5 1/2 1/4   1 4 5 14 2 1     4   17
10 BOGDANOVIC, LUKA 18:16   0/2 0/2   2 4 6     3     1 1 -1
11 BUENO, ANTONIO 6:42   0/1       2 2   1 1     2   -1
15 JELINEK, DAVID 12:05 7 2/3   3/3   1 1           1 2 8
16 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU 2:50 2 1/2               1     1   -1
17 NOREL, HENK 21:18 12 4/6 1/1 1/2 4 1 5   1       3 4 16
19 TOMAS, PERE 5:15 5 1/1 1/1                     1 6
21 KOFFI, ALAIN 30:54 7 1/7   5/10 2 4 6     1 1 2 2 6 4
23 EYENGA, CHRISTIAN 14:37 8 4/8 0/1   1   1 1   1   1 2   1
24 TUCKER, CLAY 27:42 13 2/6 3/9 0/2 1   1 2 1 2 1   5 5 4
34 FERNANDEZ, MARIO 5:02                              
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 71 16/41 10/26 9/17 13 19 32 19 6 11 2 3 23 19 63
        39% 38.5% 52.9%
Head coach: ALONSO, SITO
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
Unics
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 POPOVIC, MARKO 36:57 16 2/6 3/6 3/4   4 4 6   3   1 2 10 22
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 16:30 3 0/2 1/1     5 5     2     3 1 2
8 KUZYAKIN, ARTEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 SAMOYLENKO, PETR 31:25 5 1/1 1/2     3 3 6   2     4 2 9
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 35:00 24 8/11 1/1 5/7 1 4 5 2   2 2   2 4 28
11 STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS 21:53 6 0/2 2/3     3 3   3 3   1 1 1 5
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 39:01 16 5/5 2/2     7 7 1 1 4 1   5 1 18
14 LIKHOLITOV, FEDOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 NAZMIEV, RUSLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 TKATCHENKO, IGOR 0:22                              
24 ZVARYKIN, VICTOR 18:52 12 3/4 1/3 3/6   2 2 1         2 4 11
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 82 19/31 11/18 11/17 1 29 30 16 4 17 3 2 19 23 95
        61.3% 61.1% 64.7%
Head coach: CHOMICIUS, VALDEMARAS

Head Coaches

ALONSO, SITO
DKV Joventut
"Its is clear that we haven't done the best beginning of game and we have been conditioned by this. We have made many mistakes most of them because of being too hasty, but I would like to congratulate the players for the good defense as we have been very close at the end of the game, but veterans like Stombergas have shown their skills. I think this game will be very important for our young players as it will be very useful for their development."
CHOMICIUS, VALDEMARAS
Unics
"I am really tired but happy as I have finally been able to win after losing as a player, second coach and coach with Joventut. We have been thinking all the week about this game defense and we have showed it today as we knew how Joventut played. We have signed many young players this year but they have played very good as we need them due to the short rotation, but this is also good as they feel the responsibility of their role in the team."
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