2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 26, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 CENTRUM REKREACYJNO SPORTOWE

Barcelona sets team record with 17 threes as it cruises into Top 16

FC Barcelona Lassa overpowered Stelmet Zielona Gora 64-93 for its sixth straight win to clinch a ticket into the Top 16. Barcelona was fueled by a club record 17 three-pointers with only 9 misses! Alex Abrines led the charge by shooting 4 for 5 from downtown for 16 points, while Aleksandar Vezenkov and Carlos Arroyo each made 3 threes and scored 15 points. Ante Tomic added 12 points and Tomas Satoransky had 10 for the winners, who improved to 6-1 in Group C. The loss sunk Zielona Gora to last place with a 1-6 record. Mateusz Ponitka paced the hosts with 11 points and Dejan Borovnjak and Adam Hrycaniuk added 10 each.

First quarter: Threes by Doellman, Abrines boost Barcelona

Barcelona won the opening tip and cashed in with Tomic’s hook shot. Borovnjak answered with a score inside. Justin Doellman nailed the game’s first three-pointer, but Borovnjak scored again and Ponitka’s basket-plus-foul gave Zielona Gora its first lead, 7-5. Pau Ribas found a cutting Tomic for a basket-and-foul, but Ponitka ran the give-and-go with Vlad Moldoveanu for a layup. It was tied 9-9 after Tomic’s next hook shot. Lukasz Koszarek’s floater was met by Ribas high-off-the-glass layup. Tomic’s put-back and Ponitka’s layup kept things even. Samardo Samuels posterized Vlad Molodoveanu with a slam. Koszarek and Abrines traded threes before Hrycaniuk’s short jumper tied the game at 18-18. However back-to-back threes by Doellman and Abrines gave the visitors an 18-24 lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Arroyo scores 10 as visitors’ lead reaches 11

Hrycaniuk nailed a jumper for the hosts and Arroyo got on the scoreboard with free throws for the visitors. Dee Bost got going with a turn-around jumper and a step-back three in transition. Samuels powered his way to a score at the other end and Vezenkov connected from downtown to re-establish a 6-point edge. Borovnjak scored inside to make it 27-31 midway through the quarter. After the TV timeout, back-to-back triples from Arroyo and Brad Oleson gave Barcelona a double-digit lead. Bost’s long pass led to a Nemanja Djurusic slam. After Vezenkov free throws, Hrycaniuk scored inside. Arroyo connected from downtown before Koszarek whipped a pass to Djurusic for a dunk. Arroyo’s pull-up jumper gave him 10 points in the quarter, but Ponitka beat the halftime buzzer with a layup to bring Zielona Gora within 35-44 at the break.

Third quarter: 2-15 charge sees visitors push lead into 20s

Ribas penetrated and dished to Samuels for a layup. Jumpers by Koszarek and Borovnjak with a rejection on defense by Karol Gruszecki in between closed the gap to 7. After Satoransky split free throws, Gruszecki canned a triple from the corner to make it 42-47. Tomic netted a tip-in at the other end. Barcelona came alive as Satoransky drove through the Zielona Gora defense for a layup and Stratos Perperoglou drilled a three-pointer to put Barcelona up 12. After a timeout, Bost drained a floater, but Satoransky sank a pair of threes to make it 44-60. Tomic’s layup capped a 2-15 charge. Hrycaniuk scored off the offensive glass, but Doellman knocked down a triple as the lead hit 19. Djurusic hit a long jumper from the corner before Arroyo took the lead into the 20s with another three. Koszarek was credited with a basket after an interference call on Moussa Diagne to end the quarter at 50-69.

Fourth quarter: Barcelona breaks record as it cruises into Top 16

Bost found Borovnjak for a layup to start the quarter, but Barcelona remained in control as Moussa Diagne rejected Djurusic, Abrines buried a three and Arroyo made an acrobatic layup. Bost and Hrycaniuk scored for the hosts. Oleson fed Diagne for a two-handed jam – his first Euroleague points! – and Abrines connected on his fourth triple. Vezenkov made it a 25-point game with a pair of free throws. He then nailed a triple and before converting Arroyo’s behind-the-back assist into a layup for a 56-86 advantage. Szymon Szewczyk and Abrines traded jumpers. Ponitka attacked the rim for a slam, but Arroyo assisted Abrines on an alley-oop slam. Vezenkov’s third three set a team record with 17 triples for Barcelona. Djurusic and Szewczyk rounded out the scoring.

Aleksandar Vezenkov - FC Barcelona Lassa - EB15
Thursday, November 26, 2015
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS (GRE), SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA)
Attendance: 5002 (Tentative)
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Stelmet Zielona Gora18171514
FC Barcelona Lassa24202524
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Stelmet Zielona Gora
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 BOST, DEE 27:11 9 3/5 1/6     3 3 5   1   1 2 2 8
7 ZYWERT, KAMIL 1:36               1   1          
10 SZEWCZYK, SZYMON 9:17 4 2/3 0/2     1 1 2   1 2       5
11 PONITKA, MARCEL 2:56   0/1       1 1         1   1  
14 MOLDOVEANU, VLAD 10:01               2         1   1
20 PONITKA, MATEUSZ 34:26 11 5/5 0/1 1/1 1 5 6 1 1 4     1 2 15
33 GRUSZECKI, KAROL 14:52 3 0/1 1/2     3 3     1 1   1   3
34 HRYCANIUK, ADAM 15:12 10 5/8     1 1 2     1   1 3 1 5
35 ZAMOJSKI, PRZEMYSLAW 14:53     0/1     2 2 1 1       1 3 5
41 BOROVNJAK, DEJAN 16:09 10 5/7       1 1 1         4   6
42 DJURISIC, NEMANJA 29:21 8 4/6 0/4   1 3 4   1 1   1 4 1 2
55 KOSZAREK, LUKASZ 24:06 9 3/5 1/1         4         2 1 10
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 64 27/41 3/17 1/1 3 20 23 17 3 11 3 4 19 11 59
        65.9% 17.6% 100%
Head coach: FILIPOVSKI, SASO
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
FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 18:14 9 0/2 3/4   1 2 3   1 2   1   1 8
8 RIBAS, PAU 24:29 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 7         2   6
10 ABRINES, ALEX 20:24 16 2/3 4/5                   1 3 16
13 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 18:19 10 1/3 2/2 2/4   2 2 5 1 1       4 17
14 VEZENKOV, ALEKSANDAR 21:46 15 1/1 3/3 4/4   2 2 2 1       1 4 23
20 ERIKSSON, MARCUS 7:43     0/1             1         -2
21 DIAGNE, MOUSSA 12:56 2 1/1   0/2   2 2       2   2 1 3
23 SAMUELS, SAMARDO 13:17 6 3/5 0/1 0/2 1 4 5       2 2   2 8
24 OLESON, BRAD 12:23 3   1/2     1 1 5 1       1   8
30 ARROYO, CARLOS 21:41 15 2/3 3/6 2/2   4 4 5 1 2     1 2 20
33 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS 15:01 3 0/1 1/1     1 1 4         1 1 7
44 TOMIC, ANTE 13:47 12 6/8   0/1 2 4 6     1     2 1 13
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 93 17/29 17/26 8/15 4 24 28 28 5 7 4 3 11 19 128
        58.6% 65.4% 53.3%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI

Head Coaches

FILIPOVSKI, SASO
Stelmet Zielona Gora
"FC Barcelona sent us to basketball school tonight. Big congratulations to Xavi Pascual and his team. We had unbelievable efficiency on threes. What can I say? We must go back to the court and work hard. Thank you to our fans and I am sorry."
PASCUAL, XAVI
FC Barcelona Lassa
"I am very happy. It was great game with a great atmosphere. The fans from Zielona Gora are great. For us it is a very important win. Thank you to Stelmet for a two great matches."

Players

GRUSZECKI, KAROL
Stelmet Zielona Gora
"Great game. Barcelona was a better tonight. They give us a painful lesson. Thank you to our fans. "
SATORANSKY, TOMAS
FC Barcelona Lassa
"It was great match. We won and now we are happy. Maybe this look like an easy win, but Stelmet it is a really good team. They play hard. The fans from Stelmet were great tonight."