2007-08Regular SeasonRound 6
December 11, 2007 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 HALA PIONIR
Arthur Lee - CEZ Nymburg CEZ Basket Nymburk recorded a big road win by downing Red Star 74-96 in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday night. The Czech champs improved to 3-3 in Group F and join a three-way tie with Telindus Oostende and Beghelli Bologna for the third place in this group. Meanwhile, Red Star dropped to 4-2 after losing at home for the first time and tie with Dynamo Moscow for the top spot in this group. Arthur Lee led the winners with 18 points while Monty Mack had 16 points and 8 assists for Nymburk. Tadija Dragicevic had 15 points for Red Star, Omar Cook added 12 and 6 assists while Mirko Kovac also had 12 points for the hosts. Nymburk used a 0-8 run to get a 14-22 lead late in the first quarter. The gueste kept a 19-26 lead after 10 minutes and even when Red Star got within 31-32, Nymburk still managed to boost its lead to 38-48 at halftime. Red Star trimmed its deficit to 52-56 midway through the third quarter, but Nymburk answered with a 0-9 run and simply rolled in the fourth quarter to register arguably its biggest win ever in European competitions.

The game opened slowly, with Nenad Misanovic inspiring the Red Star defense with 3 straight blocked shots, but Radoslav Rancik and Lee scored long-rang jumpers as the visitors went on a 0-8 run to seize a 14-22 lead. Mirko Kovac answered with 5 points for Red Star, but Lee scored at the buzzer to give Nymburk a 19-26 lead after 10 minutes. The hosts opened the second period in inspired form thanks to Miroslav Raicevic, who managed to stop Rancik. When Kovac scored from downtown, the guests led 31-32 but Rancik answered with a 3-point play. Lee joined him and when Blake Schlib hit a triple, the gap was 9 after a 0-8 run. Nymburk increased the lead to 11 points before settling for a 38-48 halftime edge. The visitors started the second half with 4 straight points increase the lead even more. Dragicevic scored 5 points in a row to keep Red Star in the game and later Marko Cvetkovic added 6 points in a 9-2 Red Star run to get the hosts within 52-56 midway through the third period. Rancik and Lee helped Nymburk to recover with a 0-9 run and the visiting team was ahead 61-71 heading onto the fourth quarter. Mack scored a key three-pointer with seven minutes to go and Nymburk was already ahead 65-80, playing strong on defense and looking poised to win. Lee was conducting his team in style and his triple made it 70-86 with three minutes to go, sealing a big road win for Nymburk.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Referees: MASTRAFTSIS, CHRISTOS; LOVSIN, ANDREJ; MOGULKOC, EMIN
Attendance: 2000
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Red Star
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GROMYKO, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 MARKOVIC, STEVEN 15:11 5 0/2 1/2 2/2   2 2 2 1 3   1 4 1  
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 15:20 8 3/3   2/2 1   1     2     1 1 7
10 COOK, OMAR 36:42 12 0/3 3/8 3/4   4 4 6   5   1 2 6 11
11 KOVAC, MIRKO 21:58 12 1/1 2/5 4/6   1 1   2 1     1 4 12
13 MISANOVIC, NENAD 24:40 4 1/5   2/2 1 5 6 1 2 4 2     1 8
14 TICA, VLADIMIR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 RAICEVIC, MIROSLAV 14:11 8 1/2 2/3   1 1 2     2 1   1   6
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 25:49 15 4/7 2/4 1/3 2 2 4 1   4     2 3 10
31 CVETKOVIC, MARKO 16:32 8 2/3 1/2 1/1 1 1 2           3 1 6
32 SLJIVANCANIN, MLADJEN 14:23 2   0/2 2/2   1 1     1     2 1 -1
33 BAKIC, BORIS 15:14   0/1       1 1 1   1     4 1 -3
Team                                
Totals 200:00 74 12/27 11/26 17/22 6 18 24 11 5 23 3 2 20 19 56
        44.4% 42.3% 77.3%
Head coach: KARADZIC, STEVAN
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
CEZ Nymburk
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BENDA, PETR 26:51 13 6/8   1/2 1   1 1 1 2 1   3 2 11
5 SOKOLOVSKY, LADISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 MACK, MONTY 36:31 16 5/10 2/4     3 3 8 4 5     2 4 21
7 SCHILB, BLAKE 27:06 12 3/3 2/5     3 3 1 1       4 1 11
8 CHAN, ALES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 KREMEN, MICHAL 14:41 7 1/1 1/2 2/2   3 3   1 1     3 1 7
10 BENES, PAVEL 1:38                         2   -2
12 NECAS, RADEK 19:46 7 3/5 0/2 1/2   1 1 1 3     2 2 1 4
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 33:47 23 5/8 2/2 7/8 1 4 5   2 1 1   1 8 33
15 LEE, ARTHUR 39:04 18 5/9 1/1 5/6   6 6 5 2 2   1 2 3 24
16 SLEZAK, PAVEL 0:36                              
Team                                
Totals 200:00 96 28/44 8/16 16/20 2 20 22 16 14 11 2 3 19 20 109
        63.6% 50% 80%
Head coach: KATZURIN, MULI

Head Coaches

KARADZIC, STEVAN
Red Star
"We played the worst we could. Without any energy in defense. I expected a crisis because we had so many hard games so far but this is a disaster. With weak defense we had no chances. Only Bakic and Cvetkovic played with heart. My apologies to our fans. And congratulations to Nymburk which deserved that win."
KATZURIN, MULI
CEZ Nymburk
"We knew that it is very tight to play in this gym. We were ready for a heavy game. We opened the game good and later managed to keep our leading margin until the end. We knew that Red Star has problems defending pick and roll game and we insisted on it. Red Star beat us at our homecourt in overtime and this is our full revenge."

Players

DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA
Red Star
"Black days like this come and go. We were tired but this is no excuse for us. Nymburk has no big name but they showed skill and willness and deserved to win."
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