2007-08Regular SeasonRound 4
November 27, 2007 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Pamesa Valencia kept pace as co-leader at the top of Group D when it swarmed Azovmash Mariupol early on the way to a 95-77 home victory in Spain on Tuesday. Pamesa raised its record to 4-0, but must still share first place in Group D with Khimki of Russia, which won in overtime on the road at Anwil Wloclawek. Pamesa visits Khimki in Week 5 to resolve their first-place tie. Azovmash, meanwhile, dropped to 2-3 and now shares a fourth-place tie with Anwil. Pamesa rolled up huge early leads and held them until Azovmash made a sudden charge in the fourth quarter. With the score showing 78-71 with under 3 minutes left, however, Shammond Williams buried 3 consecutive three-point shots in less than a minute to finish the job for Pamesa. Ruben Douglas was Pamesa's big gun in the first half and finished with 21 points, while Williams ended up with 20 after his late-game barrage. Victor Claver added 13 points for the winners and Dejan Milojevic 12. For Azovmash, Rodney Buford and Kris Lang finished with 15 points, while Tyus Edney added 13 and Tomas Delininkaitis 10.

Pamesa went almost 3 minutes with only one basket and fell behind 4-8 on a fastbreak drive by Liadelis before taking over the scoreboard in an impressive blast. Milojevic started a 10-0 run that Mindaugas Timinskas ended with a triple. Then, after Azovmash hit a couple free throws, Pamesa was off on another 10-0 run that Douglas ended from the arc. Delininkaitis tried changing things with his own triple for Azovmash, but 4 seconds remained in the first quarter, enough for Douglas to slingshot another three-pointer from 9 meters, making it 27-13 after 10 minutes. When Claver came out and nailed a triple to open the second quarter, Pamesa was racing to a new high lead, 34-15. Azovmash strung together three-pointers by Delininkaitis and Robert Archibald while getting within 38-23, but Claver answered from the arc and the baseline, while Stanko Barac downed a jumper for another high lead, 47-26, at halftime. Azovmash came out gunning after the break, and tried to match the hosts basket for basket, but Pamesa still entertained leads as high as 59-36 midway through the third quarter. That started to change as Edney, Yahor Meshcharakou and Buford started filling the basket late in the quarter, but Pamesa still was in command by 67-50 as it ended. Azovmash kept charging with Buford and Delininkaitus landing triples early in the final quarter. Still, no danger lurked for Pamesa until less than 6 minutes remained, when Azovmash rattled off a quick 3-11 run as Edney kept feeding inside to Meshcharakou, Lang and Buford, who slammed back a rebound to make it 78-71 with under 3 minutes left. Williams owned the rest of that time, however, as came out of a late timeout and rained 3 consecutive triples to make it 89-74 and end all doubt in the matter.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Frank Lawlor, Valencia
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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI; MAESTRE, NICOLA; ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS
Attendance: 4800
By Quarter1234
Pamesa Valencia27202028
Azovmash Mariupol13132427
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Pamesa Valencia27476795
Azovmash Mariupol13265077
Pamesa Valencia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 23:37 6 3/3       1 1 2 1 4     1 1 6
5 DOUGLAS, RUBEN 28:00 21 5/6 2/5 5/6       3 2       1 4 24
6 AVRAMOV, BOZHIDAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 21:53 13 2/3 2/3 3/4   4 4 1 2 1 2   3 3 18
10 WILLIAMS, SHAMMOND 28:57 20 4/9 3/6 3/3 1 4 5 3   5   1 4 2 12
13 MIRALLES, ALBERT 19:05 8 4/6       3 3 3     1   1   12
21 HOUSE, FRED 20:03 5 1/5 1/1   1 2 3   1 2 1   3 2 3
31 MILOJEVIC, DEJAN 17:25 9 4/5 0/1 1/1 1 4 5 3   1     3 2 13
33 URTASUN, ALEX DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 TIMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 19:23 5 1/3 1/1 0/1 1 5 6 2   1     2 1 8
42 BARAC, STANKO 21:37 8 4/6 0/1     3 3 3   3 1   3   6
55 GONZALEZ, IGNACIO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                             1 1
Totals 200:00 95 28/46 9/18 12/15 4 26 30 20 6 17 5 1 21 16 103
        60.9% 50% 80%
Head coach: KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
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
Azovmash Mariupol
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 REESE, AUBREY 6:19 2 0/1   2/2   1 1   1 1     1 1 2
5 EDNEY, TYUS 33:41 13 5/13 1/2   1 1 2 6 1     1 1 1 12
6 LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS 17:17 4 2/3           3 1 2     2 2 5
7 ARCHIBALD, ROBERT 27:29 9 1/5 1/1 4/6 2 4 6 3 4 6 1 1 3 6 13
8 SKUTYELNIK, OLEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 29:24 10 0/4 3/3 1/2       2 3 1   2 2 2 7
10 LANG, KRIS 24:56 15 6/11   3/5 2 8 10 4         1 4 25
11 LOKTIONOV, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 PODORVANNYY, YEVGENIY 3:36               1           1 2
14 MESHCHARAKOU, YAHOR 27:35 9 4/6 0/2 1/1   4 4 1   3     4 2 5
16 BUFORD, RODNEY 29:43 15 3/8 3/7 0/1 2 4 6 1 1     1 2 2 12
Team                                
Totals 200:00 77 21/51 8/15 11/17 7 22 29 21 11 13 1 5 16 21 83
        41.2% 53.3% 64.7%
Head coach: BRAZYS, ALGIRDAS

Head Coaches

KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
Pamesa Valencia
"It was a good game. We played well, during most of the game. There were a few moments in the second half when we lost the concentration.But we have a quality team and we can find solutions. Azovmash is a good team, with players who know how to play and could come back in the game. That made us scared a bit in the second half, but in the end we pulled it out, and now we have some tough road games coming up , at Barcelona in the Spanish League, and then at Khimki next week in the ULEB Cup."
BRAZYS, ALGIRDAS
Azovmash Mariupol
"Good evening. We want to congratulate Pamesa for their vistory. We came here after a very bad game in France last week. And we hoped that this game would be better. Unfortunatley, our game wasn't as good as we wanted today. We will work out ourselves why it was so. But generally we failed in the first part of the game. I have to speak generally and say that this year's team is completely new. We have a new team, new players, and there's not enough understanding between the players during the offensive and defensive possessions. This is the biggest problem we have now, communication between the players."

Players

DOUGLAS, RUBEN
Pamesa Valencia
"We played in a good way almost all the game, we started in a high level, making good shots, but maybe we fell in relax during the last quarter. Anyway, we've always been in a 17-18 points difference. I try to be productive for the team. Maybe, this season I don't have the ups and downs I had last year but my goal is helping the team to be better."
ARCHIBALD, ROBERT
Azovmash Mariupol
"It was very difficult to play this game because we know that Pamesa is one of the best teams in the competition. We tried but it is difficult to find our best picture in this short time. We had 10 games to try to do our best and improve but we did a lot of mistakes. We need to focus and improve very quickly in the future. Pamesa is a great team because they have many dangerous players, they move the ball and is difficult to defend them. I think is one of the favourite."
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