2008-09Regular SeasonRound 2
December 02, 2008 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAVERDE
Benetton Treviso moved to the top spot in Group C by topping Khimki Moscow 77-59 on Tuesday. Benetton struggled early, but Gary Neal sparked a 10-2 run in the first period and Rado Rancik and Neal completed a 13-2 charge in the second period to give the hosts a 35-31 lead by halftime. Bobby Dixon scored twice in a 9-0 third-period run as Benetton put the game away early. Neal finished with 24 points and Week 1 MVP Sandro Nicevic added 18 for the winners, who improved to 2-0. Jorge Garbajosa paced Khimki with 11 points and 10 rebounds against his former team. Mike Wilkinson scored 12 for Khimki, Maciej Lampe added 11 and Carlos Delfino 10.

Khmiki started strong winning the opening tip and scoring on its first possession through Wilkinson. Garbajosa showed he sill felt at home in Treviso with a three on the next trip downcourt and soon a Kelly McCarty basket and a Wilkinson layup completed a 0-9 start before Neal finally got the hosts on the scoreboard. Neal added another layup as Khumki cooled down and the game pace quieted. Garbajosa hit from downtown again, but back-to-back threes from Judson Wallace and Neal narrowed the gap and Rancik soon added a basket to complete a 10-2 run that tied the game at 16-16. After McCarty made a free throw, Neal gave Benetton its first lead to end the period at 18-17. Khimki surged back ahead as Delfino and Lampe combined for 8 unanswered points early in the second period. Neal helped jumpstart the Treviso attack and Dixon hit a three and scored in transition as the hosts regained the lead. Rancik and Neal completed a 13-2 charge that gave Benetton a 32-27 lead. An Andrea Renzi triple increased the lead to 7 with a three. Delfino scored from downtown to make it 35-31 by halftime.

Milt Palacio scored hit only basket of the game to cut the gap to 2, but Nicevic and Neal pushed the lead up to 39-33. Lampe scored inside, but Benetton was set to take over. Neal scored a three-point play and Dixon added a pair of baskets in a 9-0 run as Benetton made it 48-35. Wallace would soon increase the lead to 16. Wilkinson helped Khimki get back to 11 before a Neal free throw made it 56-44 heading into the fourth quarter. A pair of Vitaly Frizdon free throws brought Khimki within 10 as the last period got underway. But a Dashaun Wood triple kept Benetton in control. Wilkinson scored twice, however a Domen Lorbek three made it 64-50. Lorbek would add 3 more free throws and Nicevic scored twice as the lead reached 71-54, allowing the home fans to celebrate a big win before the final buzzer.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Referees: SUTULOVIC, ZORAN (MNE), CONDE, ANTONIO (ESP), PEREZ NIZ, MIGUEL ANGEL (ESP)
Attendance: 0
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MUHAMMED, ALI 21:21 9 3/5 1/3     3 3 4 1 6     2 4 9
5 WOOD, DASHAUN 17:50 3 0/3 1/3     1 1 3   2     3 1 -2
7 SORAGNA, MATTEO 15:54     0/2         1 2       2 1  
8 LORBEK, DOMEN 31:55 6   1/3 3/3   3 3 4 1 1 1 1 2 3 12
10 NICEVIC, SANDRO 30:34 18 8/13   2/2   4 4 3 1 1       2 22
11 RULLO, ROBERTO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 14:58 9 3/6 0/1 3/4         1 1     3 2 3
14 NEAL, GARY 33:00 24 8/8 2/7 2/3   6 6 3 2 1     4 2 26
16 CAZZOLATO, NICOLO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 MARKOVIC, STEVEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 WALLACE, C.J. 25:02 5 1/1 1/3   2 9 11 2 1       4 1 14
19 RENZI, ANDREA 9:26 3   1/1     2 2   1       1   5
Team                                
Totals 200:00 77 23/36 7/23 10/12 2 28 30 20 10 12 1 1 21 16 89
        63.9% 30.4% 83.3%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
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
BC Khimki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 PALACIO, MILT 10:21 2 1/2       1 1 1   1   1 1 1 1
6 MOISO, JEROME DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 17:09 4 1/2 0/3 2/2 1   1   2 1     3 1  
9 DYACHOK, VLADIMIR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 DELFINO, CARLOS 31:53 10 2/6 2/6     4 4 2 2 2     2 1 7
11 RANNIKKO, TEEMU 25:55     0/5     2 2 1 2 3     3 3 -3
13 WILKINSON, MIKE 22:05 12 5/6 0/3 2/2 2 5 7   1 1     2 3 16
15 GARBAJOSA, JORGE 37:23 11 1/8 2/3 3/6 3 7 10 2   2 1     6 17
16 SHABALKIN, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 10:14 2 1/2                     1    
21 McCARTY, KELLY 24:28 7 3/4   1/2 3 4 7     3     2 3 10
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 20:32 11 4/11 1/2     2 2   1 1     2 3 6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 59 18/41 5/22 8/12 9 25 34 6 8 14 1 1 16 21 54
        43.9% 22.7% 66.7%
Head coach: KEMZURA, KESTUTIS
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