2011-12Regular SeasonRound 3
November 29, 2011 CET: 18:45
Local time: 19:45 PAOK SPORTS ARENA
Chris Quinn - BC Khimki (photo bckhimki.ru)BC Khimki got past PAOK BC 62-71 on the road Tuesday night at PAOK Sport Arena in Thessaloniki, Greece. With the victory, Khimki now stands alone atop Group B with a 3-0 record. Khimki took its first lead in the second quarter, then kept PAOK chasing for the duration as the visitors used better ball movement to make a higher percentage of their two-point shots. Kresimir Loncar led Khimki with 20 points, Chris Quinn netted 19 and Sergey Monya added 10 points. Ioannis Kalampokis paced the losers with 18 points, Marcus Goree posted 11 and JR Giddens tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds.

After Khimki took a 2-6 lead, both teams hit a dry spell until PAOK’s Dimos Dikoudis knocked down free throws and Michail Giannakidis nailed a triple to give the hosts a 7-6 lead. After Giddens and Timofey Mozgov exchanged dunks, Goree hit a jumper and Dikoudis a layup for a 13-8 lead. Quinn ended the quarter with a three-pointer, which cut the PAOK lead to 13-11. The hosts got a pair of baskets, while Egor Vyaltsev drained another triple, as PAOK maintained the lead, 17-14. Khimki sliced the margin to 17-18 on Quinn free throws and a Loncar layup, then took its first lead on a dunk by Giddens and a triple by Vyaltsev, 19-21. Quinn surged with 7 straight points, followed by a Loncar layup to make it 19-30. After back-and-forth scoring, Ioannis Kalampokis and Dikoudis added layups that sliced the lead to 25-32. The scoreboard edged up on free throws before Loncar scored 4 straight to push the lead to double digits again, 27-37. Khimki closed the half on a Quinn three-pointer, which pushed the lead to 30-42.

Kalampokis scored 4 points for PAOK to start the second half, but Khimki kept pushing ahead, going up 35-50, led by Loncar’s points in the paint. The scoring hit a lull for nearly three minutes, until Goree’s free throws sliced the led to 37-50. After an exchange of points, Giddens scored and Kalampokis buried a three-pointer to cut the margin to 44-52. After Kalampokis hit free throws, Khimki closed the quarter on a Monya triple to up 50-59. The visitors got a 6-point burst to open the final 10 minutes on triples by Vitaly Fridzon and Monya, which padded the lead to 50-65. Both teams went cold for over three minutes until Giddens knocked down a jumper and sliced the lead to 52-65. After Kalampokis rattled off 5 straight for PAOK and reduced the deficit to 57-65, Monya answered with 4 straight of his own and kept the Khimki lead in double-digits at 57-69 with two minutes to go. Goree netted a triple, followed by two free throws by Kalampokis, but Loncar took over in the paint again and put in a layup with 50 seconds left that proved to be the final basket of the game, as Khmiki grabbed the win 62-71.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI; SILVA, SERGIO; BAUMANIS, INGUS
Attendance: 1400
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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 GIDDENS, JR 38:44 10 5/10     3 8 11 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 22
5 STIGGERS, DANTE 31:37 5 2/11 0/2 1/2 1 1 2 1 1 5   1 1 1 -9
6 ARAPIS, DIMITRIS 1:16         1 1 2               2
8 GOREE, MARCUS 37:54 11 3/6 1/4 2/4   5 5 1 3 1   1 1 3 12
9 DIKOUDIS, DIMOS 20:28 7 2/5   3/4 1 3 4   1 4     4 5 5
10 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 24:39 18 4/5 1/2 7/8   1 1 4   3 1   1 8 25
13 GIANNAKIDIS, MICHAIL 23:37 3 0/1 1/2   1   1 2 2 3     4   -1
14 KALLES, NIKOS 15:15 3 1/3   1/2   2 2         1 1 3 3
16 KALAMPAKAS, DIMITRIOS 6:16 5 1/1 1/1     1 1           1 1 6
17 LIAPIS, MICHAIL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 AMPARAS, THOMAS 0:07                              
19 TSAKALERIS, EFTHYMIOS 0:07                              
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 62 18/42 4/11 14/20 7 22 29 10 8 18 4 4 14 24 64
        42.9% 36.4% 70%
Head coach: MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
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
Khimki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 32:27 8 2/5 1/5 1/2       4 2 3   1 2 2 2
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 15:02 6   2/3         1   1     3 1 3
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 27:27 20 10/15     3 3 6 1     1 1 2 3 23
11 QUINN, CHRIS 16:31 19 3/4 3/3 4/4       2 3 1 1   4 2 21
12 MONIA, SERGEY 29:56 10 1/2 2/7 2/2 1 4 5 1 1 3     3 2 7
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 KELATI, THOMAS 17:22     0/2   2   2 2     1 1 2    
25 MOZGOV, TIMOFEY 12:33 2 1/3     1 3 4     2 1   1   2
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 31:39 4 2/9 0/1   1 6 7 6 2 3   1 4 2 5
44 NIELSEN, MATT 17:03 2 1/1 0/2     3 3 1 4 4     3 2 3
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 71 20/39 8/23 7/8 8 21 29 18 12 17 4 4 24 14 68
        51.3% 34.8% 87.5%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS

Head Coaches

MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"Congratulations to Khimki, they were better and won fairly. We wanted to stop their tempo and block them from threatening our basket inside the paint and we have been successful up to a point. We received 31 points in the second quarter, which was the only one when we scored less than our opponent. We made a lot of turnovers during that period and gave them the opportunity to score some very easy baskets that cost us. We look at one game at a time and we'll see where that is going to get us in the end."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki
"I'm very happy to have won this game. It was a tough one, although it did not seem so since we led by 15 points twice. But PAOK is always PAOK, they play really tough, we have a lot of respect for them. We had one major goal in our game, to contain PAOK's scoring leaders, that is Marcus Goree and J.R. Giddens and we managed to do so perfectly. We played very good defense, although we weren't that good in offense, we made many turnovers in situations we had worked on, nevertheless it was defense that gave us the victory. We need to keep winning to make it to the end of the competition, I don't think we are the favorites, there are many good teams in the Eurocup which could also be playing the Euroleague, so we need to keep working to the end."

Players

KALAMPAKAS, DIMITRIOS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"We had to face a very strong team and we tried to stop their best players which we did in parts of the game, however, we had some dead periods that cost us. What we keep is our general performance, since we have been having continuous games that the team is playing better and we are overall improving. We have a tough game ahead of us on Saturday, we need to focus on that and continue our effort."
NIELSEN, MATT
Khimki
"I have to congratulate PAOK for fighting for 40 minutes, although they had been facing so many injury problems. We played very good in defense, it was not our best offensive game, but overall we controlled the tempo and won a very important game. We are building for the future, we have a very good team, a really deep bench and I hope we'll be able to keep fighting for all three titles we play for. Having the Eurocup Finals played in our gym is an extra motivation for us, since we don't want to be the team watching that event happening in its home court without us, but we still have a long way to go. Hopefully we are strong enough to make it."
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