2006-07Regular SeasonRound 2
November 07, 2006 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE
Roberts Stelmahers - Lietuvos Rytas Former ULEB Cup champion Lietuvos Rytas retained its share of first place in Group A with a thrilling 101-107 overtime victory on the road at SLUC Nancy in France on Tuesday. L. Rytas is now 2-0 and tied with Gran Canaria in first place of Group A. Nancy fell to 1-1. L. Rytas saw its 15-point lead with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation time evaporate under an 11-0 Nancy finish, but regained momentum behind Tomas Delininkaitis to prevail in overtime. Roberts Stelmahers buried 6 of 8 three-pointers and led the winners with 18 points. Andrius Slezas added 16 and Delininkaitis 12, all but 2 of them in overtime. Joao Batista and Mindaugas Lukauskis chipped in 11 each and Matt Nielson 10. For Nancy, Daniel McClintock was near-perfect, making 9 of 10 two-pointers and 6 of 7 free throws for 24 points. Tariq Kirksay had a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds. Cedrick Banks added 18 points, Cyril Julian and John Linehan 14 each.

Although Andre Emmett got L. Rytas on the board first, Julian's three-point play and Daniel McClintock's layup shot Nancy in front before Kirksay made it 7-4 with his first basket. Julian and McClintock soon upped it to 11-6 before Stelmahers and Joao Batista hit back-to-back triples to seize the lead for L. Rytas. McClintock took it back, but Stelmahers was far from done, stepping up for 2 more triples in a row, although John Linehan hit his own for Nancy in between. McClintock was able to tie again, 18-18, but L. Rytas was on fire still, as Mindaugas Lukauskas, Batista and Emmett, with two layups, pushed the guests ahead 21-26 after 10 minutes. When Lukauskas opened the second quarter with a triple and soon after a layup, L. Rytas had its first double-digit advantage, 23-33. Andrius Slezas and Emmett soon added a 0-7 run to the tally before Stelmahers returned with his fourth strike from the arc, supplying a 27-43 lead halfway through the second quarter. Nancy had to react and did so through Julian and Aurelien Salmon, but Nielsen kept L. Rytas well ahead and Slezas fired in a final triple of the half as the guests took a 37-50 advantage to the lockers.

Tariq Kirksay - NancyThe L. Rytas lead reached a high of 39-55 early in the second half when Marijonas Petravicius hit his second layup in a row, but things were far from over. McClintock started Nancy's resurgence with 6 consecutive points before Kirksay's layup and a Banks triple cut the difference all the way down to 50-57. Batista and Slezas saved L. Rytas for the moment with all points in a 0-7 response that made it 50-64. Even though both teams kept firing away, that difference held at the end of three quarters, 60-74. McClintock remained Nancy's big gun early in the fourth, but when Nielsen hit back-to-back shots inside, L. Rytas was still in charge at 65-80 with 7 minutes left. The same pace and difference still held, with a Slezas layup making it 71-85 a couple minutes later and Emmett's triple restoring a 15-point margin, 73-88, with 4 minutes left. They were a long 4 minutes for the guests. Julian, Kirksay and Linehan made a 6-0 run for the hosts. It was modest enough, but after Emmett's layup left the score at 79-80, it was all Nancy. Julian's three-point play started an 11-0 run that closed out the quarter as Banks drilled a three-pointer to tie, 90-90, and send the game to OT.

In overtime, the veteran know-how of L. Rytas proved decisive. Delininkaitis saved the lead with a free throw before he and Stelmahers drilled consecutive free throws to reestablish a 92-97 cushion for the visitors. Delininkaitis soon shot 4 free throws and added a layup to make it 98-105. The visitors could hardly relax, however, as Deron Hayes popped a triple in the last minute. But that was Nancy's last gasp as Lukauskas finished the scoring and Lietuvos Rytas took home a valuable Group A road win.
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Referees: MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA; BIRICIK, MURAT; ROCHA, FERNANDO
Attendance: 5000
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Nancy2116233011
Lietuvos Rytas2624241617
End of Quarter1234Extra 1
Nancy21376090101
Lietuvos Rytas26507490107
Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BANKS, CEDRICK 36:45 18 2/6 4/10 2/3 1   1 3   7   1 4 2 1
6 NJOYA, SAIDOU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JULIAN, CYRIL 38:15 14 4/6   6/6 2 5 7 1 1 1 1   2 5 24
8 McCLINTOCK, DANIEL 27:00 24 9/10   6/7 2 2 4 1 1   1   2 4 31
9 SOLIVER CARRASCO, RICARDO 13:00   0/2     1   1           2   -3
10 ZIANVENI, MAXIME 12:30 4 0/1   4/4 3 3 6     2     5 3 5
11 SALMON, AURELIEN 7:00 4 1/1 0/1 2/2 2   2 1   1       1 6
12 LINEHAN, JOHN 39:30 14 3/6 1/4 5/6       9 1 4   1 1 7 18
13 SAMNICK, VICTOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 HAYES, DERON 13:15 3 0/1 1/1     1 1 1   1         3
15 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 37:45 20 7/20 1/1 3/3 4 14 18 4 2 4 3 1 4 5 30
16 ABOUBAKAR ZAKI, AMADOU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2   2               2
Totals 225:00 101 26/53 7/17 28/31 17 25 42 20 5 20 5 3 20 27 117
        49.1% 41.2% 90.3%
Head coach: MONSCHAU, JEAN-LUC
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
Lietuvos Rytas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 29:45 16 3/4 3/5 1/1 1 3 4   1 1     2 4 19
7 STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 31:30 18 0/2 6/8   1 1 2 3 1 2     5 4 17
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 20:00 11 4/4 1/2     1 1 1   2     2 1 9
9 DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 21:45 12 2/5 1/2 5/6   3 3 2 2 3     2 4 13
11 ZUKAUSKAS, EURELIJUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 BATISTA, J.P. 20:30 11 4/7 1/1 0/3 3 2 5 3   1   1 3 2 10
14 EMMET, ANDRE 33:30 19 8/13 1/3 0/2 1 5 6 3   1   1 1 2 18
15 PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 8:30 5 2/4   1/2 4   4     1     3 2 4
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 3:15   0/1     1   1   1 1   1     -1
33 IVORY, TITUS 27:00 5 1/2 1/4     3 3 7 2 5   1 4   3
44 NIELSEN, MATT 29:15 10 5/14 0/1   4 3 7 5 2   2 2 5 1 10
45 BLUMS, JANIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3   3               3
Totals 225:00 107 29/56 14/26 7/14 18 21 39 24 9 17 2 6 27 20 105
        51.8% 53.8% 50%
Head coach: DRUCKER, SHARON
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Head Coaches

MONSCHAU, JEAN-LUC
Nancy
"We said to our fans, the ULEB Cup is a beautiful competition. We promised a nice game at Gentilly. Tonight, I think we showed a beautiful first game. Vilnius’ three-point percentage is exceptional. We came back in the game and got overtime. But Sunday, we played a hard game against Villeurbanne and tonight we paid the effort made in our national championship. Players got energy but we didn’t start the game at a good level so we couldn’t win against Vilnius."
DRUCKER, SHARON
Lietuvos Rytas
"It was a very strange game. We controlled the game completely for 37 minutes and the last three minutes are something we have to learn. It’s something we don’t see everyday. After them coming back like they did, we said to the guys: now, it’s all mental. If we play hard during these 5 minutes, we’ll win the game. We came back and won the game."

Players

JULIAN, CYRIL
Nancy
"We are not really disappointed. It was a great game, Vilnius is a good team. They played very well during the first half and after we had to trail. We came back but during overtime, we were tired. Lietuvos Rytas played strong, they are a very good team."
EMMET, ANDRE
Lietuvos Rytas
"I think we played pretty good. Nancy came back in overtime, we played defense and we won. We are a pretty new team, I think we play better and better and we could be competitive for this competition."
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