2007-08Regular SeasonRound 5
November 21, 2007 CET: 19:45
Local time: 20:45 PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM
Arvydas Macijauskas - Olympiacos Olympiacos shook off its recent injury problems with one of its biggest victories all decade, 109-65 over visiting Prokom Trefl Sopot, at home in Piraeus, Greece on Wednesday. The victory gave Olympiacos a 3-2 record, enough to keep pace with the top of Group A. Prokom took a mighty fall from its first victory the previous week and saw its record drop to 1-4. Arvydas Macijauskas returned from a week off to lead the Reds with near-perfect shooting, including 9 of 9 free throws, among his 27 points. Qyntel Woods buried 5 of his team's 12 triples among his 22 points. Kostas Vasiliadis added 14 points and Ioannis Bouroussis 11 for the winners, both coming off the bench. Mustafa Shakur paced Prokom with 16 points, while Dajuan Wagner added 13 and Donatas Slanina 10. A 24-6 run that started midway through the first quarter put Prokom on its heels for the rest of the game and assured Olympiacos, which was missing starting point guard Lynn Greer to injury, an unexpectedly easy night.

Jackson got Olympiacos on the scoreboard first with a long jumper that quickly lengthened into a 7-1 edge for the hosts while Prokom struggled to find some rhythm offensively. That was until Dajuan Wagner struck from downtown and then flashed to the rim to give the visitors a just-as-quick 7-8 lead. The Reds retorted, however, with a quick 7-0 run that featured a triple by Arvydas Macijauskas and a pair of baskets by Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, forcing Prokom head coach Eugeniusz Kijewski to call a timeout. With Vasilopoulos putting his defensive stamp on the hosts' now-familiar zone defense, Olympiacos soon forged a double-digit lead as Jackson put down an offensive rebound and the free throw that came with it for a 24-14 score. The Reds weren't done yet, either, as Macijauskas knocked down a triple and turned a steal into free throws that boosted the margin to 31-14 after 10 minutes.

Dajuan Wagner - Prokom TreflThe second quarter did not shift the game's momentum. Olympiacos kept scoring at will and, behind 9 points by the tandem of Woods and Macijauskas, pushed the gap to 41-19. The Reds were stepping on the gas now and a Prokom timeout did nothing to decelerate them. Jackson muscled his way inside and Ioannis Bouroussis followed him with an emphatic rejection on Mustafa Shakur and a thunderous two-handed dunk on the break, good for a 46-22 advantage. Eventually Shakur became the focal point on Prokom's offense with 4 points and Van den Spiegel scored his first basket of the night, yet the guests got no closer that 52-30 at the half.

Wagner opened the second half determined to help Prokom claw its way back, but Roderick Blakney upped the ante with a triple. Van den Spiegel stepped up a bit and scored 3 points. However, what followed were back-to-back three-point bombs by Woods that pushed the gap to 63-35 and put any hopes of a Prokom comeback out of reach. Showtime was not over and Olympiacos, playing swarming defense and pushing the tempo, brought the crowd to its feet. Soon, Kostas Vasiliadis connected from downtown to make it 76-39. The basket was looking like an ocean for the hosts. In the waning seconds of the third quarter, Milos Teodosic nailed a three-point shot and then Vasiliadis stole the ball and unleashed a wild buzzer-beating triple to make it 86-44.

Qyntel Woods - OlympiacosAt the outset of the final period, the reserves of Olympiacos looked even more impressive on the court and the fans were treated with a display of highlight-reel passes, passionate defensive plays and numerous fastbreaks. The Reds reached the 100-point territory with 4:41 remaining, yet the scoreboard kept rolling. Teodosic was running the show and provided the final highlight of the game when he lobbed Bourousis for another slam dunk en route to a resounding 109-65 victory.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Epameinondas Tsakalos, Athens
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Referees: BRAZAUSKAS, ROMUALDAS (LTU), JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), CHAMBON, DAVID (FRA)
Attendance: 4500
By Quarter1234
Olympiacos31213423
Prokom Trefl Sopot14161421
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Olympiacos315286109
Prokom Trefl Sopot14304465
Olympiacos
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BLAKNEY, RODERICK 24:17 7 2/4 1/2     4 4 3         2 1 10
5 PAPAMAKARIOS, MANOLIS 13:49 2 1/2     1   1 1 1       1   3
6 WOODS, QYNTEL 21:47 22 3/6 5/6 1/1 2 3 5   1 3     1 1 21
7 MACIJAUSKAS, ARVYDAS 25:31 27 6/7 2/4 9/9   2 2 5 2 1 1     8 41
9 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 26:17 11 3/4 1/2 2/2   5 5 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 15
13 VASILOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS 17:52 8 3/4 0/3 2/2 2 2 4   1   1   3 1 8
14 VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS 15:25 14 4/5 2/5   1 1 2 3 4       1   18
16 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS 8:22 2 1/1 0/2     1 1   2   1   2   2
17 KAFKIS, PANAGIOTIS 5:21 2 1/3             1 1     1   -1
18 TEODOSIC, MILOS 19:11 5 1/1 1/4   1 1 2 4 1 1     2   6
25 JACKSON, MARC 22:08 9 4/7   1/1 2 5 7 2 2 2     1 4 18
Team                                
Totals 200:00 109 29/44 12/28 15/15 9 24 33 19 16 10 6 1 16 16 141
        65.9% 42.9% 100%
Head coach: GERSHON, PINI
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
Prokom Trefl Sopot
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ROSZYK, KRZYSZTOF 19:35 2 1/2 0/1   1 4 5     1         4
7 MASIULIS, TOMAS 16:09 4 2/2 0/2     1 1   2           5
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP 20:58 4 1/4   2/2 2 1 3 2 2 1   1 1 3 8
9 WAGNER, DAJUAN 20:11 13 3/7 2/2 1/2   2 2     3   1 4 1 3
10 HARISSIS, CHRISTOS 16:47     0/1     1 1 1   2     1   -2
11 SHAKUR, MUSTAFA 26:06 16 6/11 1/3 1/1 1 3 4 2 1 5   1 1 3 12
12 STANOJEVIC, JOVO 26:34 9 4/8   1/2 2 4 6 1   4 1 1 3 3 7
13 SLANINA, DONATAS 22:29 10 1/4 2/4 2/2 1 1 2 1         2 2 8
15 GUROVIC, MILAN 14:52   0/4 0/2     1 1     1   1 1 1 -7
22 VAN DEN SPIEGEL, TOMAS 16:19 7 2/6   3/4 3 4 7   1 3   1 3 3 6
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 65 20/48 5/15 10/13 11 22 33 7 6 20 1 6 16 16 45
        41.7% 33.3% 76.9%
Head coach: KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ

Head Coaches

GERSHON, PINI
Olympiacos
"In the last two games – against Olympia Larissas in the Greek League and tonight - we played more as a team. I think that all players realized that the scorer should score, the passer should pass and the defender should play defense. It is worth mentioning that in recent training sessions the second team has been very competitive, as they beat the starters. The game against Prokom was supposed to be a very difficult one. They have some excellent scorers and Van den Spiegel was fantastic against Virtus VidiVici Bologna, finishing with a 50 index. We were focused, as we knew that Prokom come out strong in each game. I am satisfied because we didn’t force many shots tonight."
KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"This was probably our worst game in our Euroleague history. Congratulations to Olympiacos, because they played great both on defense and on offense. We committed 20 turnovers, so there was no chance for us to win this game. Most of our turnovers led to our opponents finishing the fastbreak and scoring easy points. They killed us."

Players

MACIJAUSKAS, ARVYDAS
Olympiacos
"It was important for us to win this home game, after we had struggled for a couple of games. We came out strong and played good in both ends of the floor. Regarding my performance, I don't want to look back at what happened in the past. All that matters is the present. I just try to work hard, practice hard, so as to keep improving and helping my team to play better."
HARISSIS, CHRISTOS
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"With the addition of our new players, I think that we will succeed in qualifying to the Top 16. I want to thank the fans because they cheered for me tonight. It is not easy to forget the four years that I played for this team. I wish Olympiacos all the best. As far as the game is concerned, they established an early lead and never looked back. They didn’t give us the chance to get back in the game."
WAGNER, DAJUAN
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"We have just to play harder. Olympiacos is a good, very good team. I like it playing in the Euroleague. It feels good. I am not ready yet, but I’m getting there. You know what I used to be. I have to keep working hard and getting better and better everyday."
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