2007-08Regular SeasonRound 7
December 18, 2007 CET: 17:40
Local time: 18:40 SIAULIAI ARENA
Arturas Masiulis - Siauliai Siauliai only needed 20 minutes to get its third win of the season as it defeated Alba Berlin at home on Tuesday night by 71-51 in a Group A showdown. The win lifts Siauliai to a 3-3 record while Alba drops to the same register for a share of third place. The poor shooting performance of the guests in the second quarter allowed Siauliai to climb to a 15-0 scoring run that sealed the deal. Arturas Masiulis led the way for the winners with 18 points, Antonio Grant added 17 and Donatas Zavackas had 13. For Alba, Julius Jenkins posted 22 points and Bobby Brown added 14.

Siauliai started fast with a 11-2 burst at the beginning with Arturas Masiulis as main protagonist. Julius Jenkins led the Alba reaction to trim the deficit down to 11-8, but the hosts maintained a slim cushion in the following plays. Antonio Grant's free throw made it 19-11 but a last basket by Jenkins left things on 19-13 after 10 minutes.Julius Jenkins - Alba Berlin The 6 assists and 4 steals of Siauliai were a big obstacle for Alba at this point, and Aurimas Kieza's triple allowed Siauliai to pull away a little more, 28-16. The scoring run was up to 15-0 for the hosts as Alba's 6 of 29 from the field didn't help the guests much as the scoreboard showed a 35-16. Vujadin Subotic broke the spell for Alba with his basket but the game arrived at the break with a clear 39-19 for Siauliai. Alba was another team when the second half started. Jenkins and Goran Nikolic led the way for the guests to trim the deficit down to 50-34, but Siauliai managed the solid cushion well even if it was only from the free throw line, 54-38 after 30 minutes. In the last period, Siauliai was back in business as it soon regained the 20-point lead with Donatas Zavackas' three, 61-41. Alba never surrendered, but the clock walked steady towards the final buzzer and Siauliai managed to get the final win to rise to a 3-4 in Group A, good for a share of third place.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Referees: JUNGEBRAND, CARL; CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK; LUCIS, OSKARS
Attendance: 4900
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Siauliai
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MACEINA, GEDIMINAS 22:10 5 1/3 1/1     4 4 1   1     1 1 7
5 RINKEVICIUS, TOMAS 19:42 7 2/2 1/2 0/1   5 5     1     3 4 10
8 RUIKIS, MANTAS 11:50     0/4   1 1 2 1             -1
9 MASIULIS, ARTURAS 26:30 18 8/15 0/1 2/4 1 6 7 2     3 3 2 3 18
10 VAICIUNAS, ROLANDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 KIEZA, AURIMAS 14:37 4 0/2 1/2 1/2 5 1 6   1 1       1 7
14 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 34:09 13 1/1 2/4 5/6 1 7 8 5 2 3 1   4 4 23
15 GRANT, ANTONIO 28:07 17 5/7 2/5 1/2 1 4 5 3 1 2     2 1 17
22 OLIVERO, JOSE 21:20 5 0/1 1/5 2/2 1 1 2 4       1 2 1 4
24 PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 21:35 2 1/2 0/1         2   1     2 1  
Team                                
Totals 200:00 71 18/33 8/25 11/17 10 29 39 18 4 9 4 4 16 16 85
        54.5% 32% 64.7%
Head coach: KUNCAITIS, ROBERTAS
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
Alba Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 BROWN, BOBBY 31:57 14 2/8 3/6 1/1 1 5 6 1 1 3     2 2 10
7 ZWIENER, PHILLIP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 DOJCIN, DRAGAN 17:09 2 1/1       1 1           2 1 2
9 SUBOTIC, VUJADIN 21:21 4 2/2 0/1     3 3   1 1     4 1 3
10 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 18:41 3   1/2         1 1       1 1 4
11 JENKINS, JULIUS 36:39 22 8/15 0/3 6/7 1 2 3       1   1 6 20
12 NIKOLIC, GORAN 29:28 4 1/5   2/2 1 2 3 1   1     2 1 2
13 FEMERLING, PATRICK 18:14 2 1/7             1 1 3 3 1 3 -2
21 THOMPSON, DIJON 12:32   0/4       1 1     2     2   -7
51 PANTIC, MLADEN 13:59   0/4     2 4 6     2   1 1 1 -1
Team                                
Totals 200:00 51 15/46 4/12 9/10 5 18 23 3 4 10 4 4 16 16 31
        32.6% 33.3% 90%
Head coach: PAVICEVIC, LUKA

Head Coaches

KUNCAITIS, ROBERTAS
Siauliai
"They didn't need any stimulation, everyone was ready to fight, everyone wanted to prove we could play without one or other player. The team surprised me and the game was good for us."
PAVICEVIC, LUKA
Alba Berlin
"Today we went the wrong way: we were bad on defense and made only some rebounds. There shouldn't be a big difference playing away and at home but... I can pay a compliment to our opponents. They were very strong. Lost matches in Ankara and Tallinn made the influence on Siauliai game. Siauliai has a great opportunity to enter the elimination rounds now."

Players

RINKEVICIUS, TOMAS
Siauliai
"I had been waiting for the chance to come since the beginning of the season and today I had that chance and I did my best on the court. We won because of good team defense."
MASIULIS, ARTURAS
Siauliai
"We won because of good defense . It wasn't a difficult match for me if even Saulius Kuzminskas had an injury and he couldn't help us. The coaches had analysed the game of Alba and we prepared for the match very well."
JENKINS, JULIUS
Alba Berlin
"We did our work badly, we weren't aggressive enough in defense. I don't think that our win in Berlin influenced today's game. Siauliai were just stronger."
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