2011-12Regular SeasonRound 2
November 22, 2011 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKETBALL CENTER OF MOSCOW REGION
Sergey Monya - BC Khimki (photo bckhimki.ru)BC Khimki raised its record to 2-0 in Group B by downing VEF Riga 90-70 on Tuesday in its home opener. Now Khimki is the exclusive leader of Group B. A 21-8 run - highlighted by three long distance shots nailed by Tomas Kelati – to start the second half iced the game for Khimki, which finished the third quarter leading 72-56. Vitay Fridzon and Kresmir Loncar led Khimki scoring 11 points apiece, Sergey Monya and Zoran Planinic added 10 each, Chirs Quinn and Tomas Kelati each netted 9, while Alexey Zhukanenko and Timofey Mozgov scored 8 to complete an outstanding team effort. Courtney Sims led all VEF Riga scorers with 18 points, Kristaps Janicenoks added 15 with 7 rebounds and Tyler Cain amassed 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Mozgov and Fridzon opened the game giving a 4-0 lead to the hosts. Sims scored for Riga, but Zukhanenko dunked to make it 8-2 and force coach Butautas to call timeout. Dairis Bertans scored from downtown and after Planinic extend the difference from the foul line to 10-5, Cain dunked to cap 2-10 charge that tied the score at 12-12. Khimki answered with 8 straight points to regain control. Curtis Millage and Kresmir Loncar exchanged short jumpers before Monya and Sims fixed the final 26-20 for the hosts at the end of the first quarter. Chris Quinn hit back-to-back three-pointers that made it 32-24 early in the second. Sims, assisted by Marque Perry, opened the second quarter, then Monya gave the first double-digit cushion to the home team on from the foul line. A three-point-play by Janicenoks and his assist for 2 easy points from Cain put Riga back on track at 36-31, but Khimki big men Mozgov and Loncar soon re-established a double digit difference. Egor Vyaltsev at the midway point of the quarter exploded from beyond the arc for 44-32. Sims pulled down an offensive rebound to score in the paint, Bertans posted another basket from long distance and Millage scored 2 free throws cutting the cushion to 44-39. Khimki found easy points into the break with Planinic and a three from Monya to go to 51-40. Then Janicenoks scored 4 consecutive points to finish 51-44 at halftime.

Fridzon was on fire after the intermission and scored 4 points in a row for the hosts. A Perry layup fueled Riga, but sharpshooter Kelati scored from long distance to get the margin to 60-46. It was not finished, and Loncar in the paint, and Kelati again from beyond the arc extended the difference to 65-46. The two teams exchanged baskets, but is was again Kelati with his third three pointer on three attempts to make it a twenty-point game. A Sandis Valters layup and 2 free throws by Cain reduced the margin to 72-56. The defense became softer, and it was time for the fans to enjoy some showtime plays with Zhukanenko, Sims and Vyaltsev making great dunks to make it 79-58. Zhukanenko and Antanas Kavaliauskas scored in the paint to make it 83-63 midway through the last quarter. Valters from long distance and Janicenoks from the foul line fueled Riga, Matt Nielsen and Sims drained free throws and Austin Daye scored the final basket for Khimki.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Referees: PUKL,SASA; TOMOV, MIROSLAV; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR
Attendance: 2700
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VEF Riga20445670
Khimki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DAYE, AUSTIN 5:19 2 1/3 0/2   2 1 3     1     4   -4
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 19:54 11 4/6 0/1 3/4   3 3 2 1 2     2 4 13
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 23:25 5 1/5 1/3         3 1 1   1 3 1 -1
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 16:05 11 5/6   1/1       1     2   2 1 12
11 QUINN, CHRIS 19:07 9 0/3 3/4     2 2   2       1   8
12 MONIA, SERGEY 20:17 10 1/2 2/2 2/2   3 3 5   1     1 2 17
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 22:45 2 1/1 0/2   1   1 4 3 1     3   4
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY 14:24 8 4/9       1 1   1 1   1 2   1
22 KELATI, THOMAS 17:34 9   3/4     2 2 1 1       2 1 11
25 MOZGOV, TIMOFEY 11:23 8 4/6     1 3 4     1 1     2 12
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 17:15 10 3/4 0/2 4/4   3 3 3 1 1     1 2 14
44 NIELSEN, MATT 12:32 5 1/1 0/1 3/4 4 5 9 2 1       1 4 18
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 90 25/46 9/21 13/15 9 25 34 21 11 9 3 2 22 17 108
        54.3% 42.9% 86.7%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
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
VEF Riga
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PERRY, MARQUE 18:55 4 2/5     1   1 2   2   1 1    
5 KAUFMANIS, JANIS 2:09                              
10 VALTERS, SANDIS 19:22 5 1/1 1/5     2 2 2   2     1 2 4
12 JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 32:12 15 2/5 2/7 5/5 1 6 7 4   3     2 5 18
14 BERZINS, KASPARS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GEKS, DAVIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 18:45 4 2/4     1 3 4           5 1 2
24 MILLAGE, CURTIS 21:05 7 2/3 0/1 3/4 1 5 6     3 1   1 4 11
32 CAIN, TYLER 29:18 9 3/5   3/6 4 6 10 4 2 2   1 3 5 19
33 BERZINS, JANIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 SIMS, COURTNEY 31:57 18 7/12   4/4 1 1 2     1 1   3 3 15
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 26:17 8 1/6 2/4 0/2       2 1 1   1 1 2 1
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 70 20/41 5/17 15/21 10 23 33 14 3 16 2 3 17 22 69
        48.8% 29.4% 71.4%
Head coach: BUTAUTAS, RAMUNAS

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki
"I would like to congratulate my players on this victory. Today we played smart, fast and I think the spectators liked the game. VEF is an ambitious team and I would like the Latvian team to qualify for the next round. The second game we give playing time to all the players. The season has just started, we must think about the future and not overwork our leaders."
BUTAUTAS, RAMUNAS
VEF Riga
"BC Khimki is a very strong team. They played better than us. In the first half we could keep our plan, and in the third quarter our opponent destroyed our game. I think Khimki is the first pretender to win this tournament and I wish it to my friend – Rimas Kurtinaitis."

Players

ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY
Khimki
"For this game we prepared very seriously, so it turned out well. VEF is a very good team that likes fastbreaks and from time to time attacks very sharp. The first two quarters were very close but after the break we managed to cope with our opponent. I think we felt the game better. Our main task was to stop the fast bursting of VEF, play on pick-and-rolls and we succeeded. Moreover in the last quarter we scored better."
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