2006-07Regular SeasonRound 14
February 01, 2007 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 OLIVIA SPORT HALL
Vassil  Evtimov - Climamio Bologna In a do-or-die showdown for the final Top 16 spot in Group A, Prokom Trefl Sopot managed to seal its ticket to the second phase despite a 78-84 home loss against injury-plagued Climamio Bologna. Both teams finished Group A with a 5-9 record, but Prokom advanced to the Top 16 because of its tie-break advantage, since it registered a 77-91 road loss in Bologna last December. Climamio is out of the competition, since it was not the best sixth-ranked team. Climamio needed a 15-point win to advance and it managed to get an epic 57-67 lead with 5 minutes to go, but Prokom found its own go-to guy in Donatas Slanina, who had 14 of his 15 points in the final period, including 4 three-pointers which kept Prokom within a safe distance. Christian Dalmau led the winners with 18 points while Michael Andersen added 10. Vasco Evtimov led Climamio with a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Tyus Edney and David Bluthenthal each added 17 while Stefano Mancinelli had 16 for Climamio, who missed injured stars Marco Belinelli and James Thomas. Slanina had 11 points in the final 5 minutes to make Prokom advance to the Top 16 for the second time in three Euroleague appearances.

Justin Hamilton need just 3 seconds to fire up the crowd with a two-handed dunk but Mancinelli matched it with a layup and added a turnaround jumper for a 2-4 Climamio edge. Evtimov stepped up with his trademark layup but Tomas Masiulis scored for a 4-6 Prokom deficit. Edney shined with a driving basket that Huseyin Besok erased with a long jumper. Evtimov kept pacing Climamio with consecutive baskets and by the time Edney took over with a driving layup, the guests led 8-14. Dalmau rescued Prokom with a three-point play but free throws by Alain Digbeu and Evtimov kept Climamio ahead, 11-17. Dalmau hit a triple in transition but Evtimov scored twice around the basket to give Climamio hope at 14-22, as the crowd in Sopot had already began to wonder. Edney and Andersen traded jumpers to fix the score at 16-24 after 10 minutes. 

Christian Dalmau - Prokom Trefl Evtimov scored in the low post right at the start of the second quarter but Adam Wojcik matched it with a tip-in. Bluthenthal fired in one from downtown to make it an 11-point game, 18-29. Dalmau scored off a steal and soon added an outstanding reverse layup to get the hosts within 23-29. Climamio struggled to score now, while Andersen stepped up with back-to-back layups to make it a two-point game, 27-29. The guests called timeout but Prokom was now on fire, as Dalmau and Rashid Atkins hit consecutive shots to cap a 11-0 run. Daniele Cavaliero tried to get Climamio going with a jumper but Atkins scored in transition for a 33-31 Prokom edge. Climamio kept attacking the basket but Prokom played with a different intensity now. Hamilton scored in penetration but Mancinelli and Evtimov shined with consecutive jump hooks. Andersen dunked it, Jasmin Hukic buried a corner triple while Cavaliero and Hamilton traded free throws for a 42-37 halftime score.

Besok fed Masiulis for an easy layup after the break while Hukic fired in a five-meter jumper to give Prokom a 46-37 lead. Evtimov stepped up with a reverse layup and Edney added a basket-plus-foul to bring Climamio within 46-42. Digbeu capped a 0-8 run with a three-pointer, but Prokom did not panic. Masiulis found an easy layup and Besok added a fast break dunk, good for a 50-45 lead. Bluthenthal fired in his second bomb from downtown while Evtimov tied it, 50-50, with an easy layup. Dalmau scored in penetration but Bluthenthal answered from downtown to give Climamio a 52-53 edge after 26 minutes. Edney shined with a second-chance layup, forcing a Prokom timeout at 52-55. Prokom kept finding trouble to score, while Edney shined with a driving layup, good for a 52-57 Climamio edge at the end of the third quarter.

Prokom tried a zone defense at the start of the final period, but Evtimov beat it with free throws. Slanina stepped up with a triple but Mancinelli answered with a jump hook to give Climamio a 55-61 lead. Andersen banked in a short jumper but a hyperactive Mancinelli erased it with free throws and Bluthenthal fired in a corner triple to give Climamio a 57-66 lead with 6 minutes to go. Prokom called timeout and found a go-to guy in Slanina, who buried consecutive triples but Bluthenthal answered from downtown to keep Climamio ahead, 63-72. Tomas Pacesas joined the three-point festival but Bluthenthal hit another shot and Mancinelli added a driving layup for a 68-76 Climamio lead. Slanina nailed his third triple in this quarter while an unsportsman foul allowed Dalmau to get Prokom within 73-78 with under 2 minutes to go. Edney scored twice in transition but Climamio ran out of time, as all Prokom fans started to celebrate that their team is back in the Top 16!
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Referees: VOREADIS, LAZAROS; MOUZAKIS, COSTAS; MIKHAYLOV, SERGEY
Attendance: 4300
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Prokom Trefl Sopot
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 HUKIC, JASMIN 20:00 5 1/2 1/3         4 1 1     1   5
5 ATKINS, RASHID 17:45 4 2/3 0/2   3 1 4 2 2 1     1   7
6 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 15:30 6 2/2 0/1 2/3   3 3 1   3     4 2 3
7 MASIULIS, TOMAS 34:15 8 4/5 0/1   1 5 6 3 2 2 1   4   12
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 DALMAU, CHRISTIAN 34:45 18 6/7 1/5 3/6 1 1 2 7 3 5     4 4 17
10 WOJCIK, ADAM 5:45 2 1/3 0/1   1   1     1     1 1 -1
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 16:00 7 3/6   1/2 1 4 5 1   1     2 2 8
13 SLANINA, DONATAS 22:00 15 1/3 4/9 1/2 1 2 3 2 1 1     2 5 15
14 ANDERSEN, MICHAEL 24:00 10 5/8     1 4 5     3 1   3 1 8
15 PACESAS, TOMAS 10:00 3   1/1         1         1   3
17 ZAMOJSKI, PRZEMYSLAW DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 78 25/39 7/23 7/13 9 20 29 21 9 18 2 0 23 15 77
        64.1% 30.4% 53.8%
Head coach: KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
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
Climamio Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DIGBEU, ALAIN 37:00 9 2/3 1/7 2/2   5 5 3 3 4     4 3 8
5 EDNEY, TYUS 35:45 17 7/12 0/2 3/6 1 2 3 5   3     1 6 17
6 MANCINELLI, STEFANO 38:00 16 7/10 0/3 2/4 1   1 2 4 3   1 2 5 14
10 CAVALIERO, DANIELE 8:30 4 1/1   2/2   2 2     1       3 8
11 EVTIMOV, VASSIL 35:45 21 9/10   3/6 6 9 15 3 3 2     2 4 38
13 BLU, DAVID 33:45 17 1/6 5/6     3 3 1   1     4 2 12
14 GAY, DAN 7:00                 1 1     1   -1
15 THOMAS, JAMES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 SOMVI, JULIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 FULTZ, ROBERT 4:15               2   1   1 1   -1
Team                                
Totals 200:00 84 27/42 6/18 12/20 8 21 29 16 11 16 0 2 15 23 95
        64.3% 33.3% 60%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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Head Coaches

KIJEWSKI, EUGENIUSZ
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"I'm very happy. This is our third season in the Euroleague and the second time we have made it to the Top 16. This season we would like to fight in the Top 16, not like two years ago, when we lost all our Top 16 games. Of course, this is a great result we achieved already. The game with Climamio was very tough. We had problems in the first quarter, but then we made changes in our lineup and got back the game. In the end we had problems, but thanks to some triples we did not let the guests win the game with a big gap."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Climamio Bologna
"Congratulations to Prokom.We were unlucky last week, when we lost against Efes. First, we lost the game in which we controlled the score for the most minutes, secondly we lost our best scorer and rebounder. Today, we were better than Prokom, but it was not enough to win with a big advantage. In the key moments, we didn't have the force because we did not have many players on the bench. The key of the game were the triples that Donatas Slanina made in the fourth quarter. We won the game, we lost the Top 16."

Players

DALMAU, CHRISTIAN
Prokom Trefl Sopot
"I have mixed feelings about the game. I'm happy because of getting to the Top 16, but I'm unhappy that we lost the game. We started badly, we thought too much about the advantage from the first game. The second quarter was very good for us: we seemed to control the game. After the break we played very badly, and in some moments we started thinking not about the victoruy but about keeping the advantage from the first game."
EVTIMOV, VASSIL
Climamio Bologna
"We knew that it would be tough to beat Prokom by 15 points, particurarly without two key players. We fought, we were up by 10 or 11 a few times, but Prokom survived. We lost the Top 16 earlier this season. First of all, in our home game against Sopot, when we let them build the 14-point margin in the last two minutes. Second, we lost a very important game against Efes last week that we had under control. This Euroleague season wasn't good for us, we had many changes in the team. We didn't get to the Top 16 and that's the goal for every team in this competetition."
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