2006-07Regular SeasonRound 4
November 21, 2006 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 JAKO ARENA BAMBERG
Predrag Suput - Hemofarm A battle to stay in touch with the top of Group A went the way of visiting Hemofarm Vrsac when it downed host Brose Baskets 64-71 in Bamberg, Germany on Tuesday. By raising its record to 2-2, Hemofarm gained a third-place tie with Gran Canaria, while Bamberg fell to 1-3 and last place alongside AEK. Hemofarm took over a close game soon after halftime and resisted all of Bamberg's attempts to change things the rest of the way. Predrag Suput was the big gun for the visitors with 22 points, while Velimir Radinovic added 15 and Miljan Rakic 13 off the bench. Milenko Topic played all 40 minutes for Hemofarm, posting points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Bamberg's top scorer was substitute Robert Garrett with 12 points, and only K'Zell Wesson joined him in double figures with 10, although Vincent Yarbrough pulled as many rebounds.

Hemofarm started the game committed to dumping the ball to their big men and Velimir Radinovic was the beneficiary early, scoring all of the visitors' points as they opened a 4-7 lead. Adam Harrington buried a three-pointer to tie the score and an inside basket by K'Zell Wesson gave the hosts their first lead at 9-7. Radinovic left the game injured after 4 minutes and was replaced by Vladan Vukosavljevic, who evened the game at 9-9. Hemofarm pulled ahead again, 9-15, on back-to-back three-pointers by Predrag Suput and Milenko Topic. Bamberg coach Dirk Bauermann had his troops turn up the defensive pressure to pull within 15-17, but 3 free throws by Miljan Rakic opened a 16-20 advantage for Hemofarm after the first quarter. The second was even more defensive, with points coming few and far between . Fenn closed the gap to 20-22 with a driving layup off a Zimmerman feed. Next, Robert Garrett's three-point play put Bamberg back ahead 23-22 after 17 minutes. Topic's jumper and free throws put visiting coach Miroslav Nikolic's squad back in front, and Suput took advantage of a mismatch down low against Zimmerman to give Hemofarm a 24-28 half-time lead.

K'Zell Wesson - Brose BasketWesson scored the first 4 points of the second half to even the game for Bamberg, only to see Suput respond with a long-range bomb. Just the same, Wesson scored again and Bamberg opened a 35-31 lead on Harrington's three-pointer. Suput converted a three-point play and Radinovic again was too strong down low in scoring 4 straight points to open a new 37-42 advantage for Hemofarm. Zimmerman's dunk on the break brought Bamberg to within 41-42. But Suput scored inside and Miljan Rakic drained a triple on the third-quarter buzzer for a 41-47 Hemofarm lead. Rakic and Suput both hit three-pointers from the corner as Hemofarm began pulling away, 43-53, in the final quarter. Bamberg were able to buckle down defensively, stopping the guests on 5 consecutive possessions to pull within 51-53 on three-point shots by Vincent Yarbrough and Garrett. Radinovic's tip-in broke the scoring drought for Hemofarm, however, and the guests again shot ahead 53-60 after Rakic's three-pointer from the corner with 2:44 remaining. Collins's driving layup got Bamberg as close as 57-60 later. Hemofarm proved sure of itself once the foul shooting started, making 8 of 10 in the final minute to secure a key victory.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
David Hein, Bamberg
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Referees: VYKLICKY, ROBERT; PEREZ, MIGUEL ANGEL; TOMOV, MIROSLAV
Attendance: 6800
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Brose Baskets
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ENSMINGER, CHRIS 12:00 2 1/5     2 1 3     1   2 4   -6
5 HAUER, SAJMEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 ANDERSON, JERMAINE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 FENN, DARREN 23:00 8 4/10 0/4   1 6 7   1 2 1   5 1 1
11 PAVIC, IVAN 3:15 3 1/3   1/2 1   1     1     1 1  
12 GARRETT, ROBERT 21:00 12 3/5 1/3 3/3 1 1 2 2 1 1     4 3 11
15 COLLINS, DeJUAN 34:00 9 2/4 0/1 5/6 1 5 6 8 6 4     4 8 25
21 HARRINGTON, ADAM 18:15 6 0/1 2/5         1         5   -2
22 YARBROUGH, VINCENT 35:00 9 3/5 1/3   3 7 10 1 2 1 3   3 1 18
24 ZIMMERMAN, DERRICK 16:15 5 2/4   1/6   1 1 2 1 4     3 4 -1
31 BEGLEY, TIM 5:45     0/1                       -1
44 WESSON, K'ZELL 31:30 10 4/6 0/1 2/2 3 6 9     2     2 3 15
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 64 20/43 4/18 12/19 13 30 43 14 11 16 4 2 31 21 64
        46.5% 22.2% 63.2%
Head coach: BAUERMANN, DIRK
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
Hemofarm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SAVOVIC, BORIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 MARKOVIC, MILOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 27:00 8 1/4 0/3 6/8 2   2 3 2 3     4 4 4
8 SUPUT, PREDRAG 30:15 22 4/7 3/4 5/8 1 7 8 1   7   1 4 7 19
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 26:00 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 4 2 1     2 3 7
10 JEREMINOV, BRANKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 RAKIC, MILJAN 33:00 13 0/4 3/5 4/6 1 3 4 1 1 3     4 5 9
12 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 RADINOVIC, VELIMIR 28:45 15 6/7   3/6 2 2 4 1 1       4 6 19
14 TOPIC, MILENKO 40:00 9 1/5 1/3 4/4 1 7 8 2 5   1 1 3 3 18
15 BORISOV, MILOS 4:30     0/1     1 1   1         1 2
51 VUKOSAVLJEVIC, VLADAN 10:30 2 1/5     1 1 2   1 1 1 2   2 1
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 71 14/34 7/17 22/32 8 25 33 12 13 15 2 4 21 31 82
        41.2% 41.2% 68.8%
Head coach: NIKOLIC, MIROSLAV
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Head Coaches

BAUERMANN, DIRK
Brose Baskets
"I believe we tried everything we can at the moment. We fought even though there were two stages where few thought we could come back. But we were able to get back into the game. We played against a team that knows each other and have expereince from such games. Hemofarm has had some 20 such games. For that reason we should not hang our heads. We just have to admit that they were a better team. They played a very tight defence and there's no problem with us losing this game. It's a good experience for us."
NIKOLIC, MIROSLAV
Hemofarm
"Our team is still very young. We want to build young players into the team with a couple of experienced players. We have a balanced team and I think we can get out of the first round. We prepared very well but we made our mistakes. It was tough playing against 10 American players, but with patience we were able to beat the team and I think it was deserved. It was very important for the team to win away from home, especially for the young players."

Players

ENSMINGER, CHRIS
Brose Baskets
"It was a big game for us as we wanted to move up the standings. We competed hard but they just made the shots when they needed them. And they made the extra pass. And that was the difference. We now just have to take it one game at a time and hope we can steal a game or two on the road. But each game will be a hard fight."
JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA
Hemofarm
"I think for both teams it was a very important game. The first half, both teams played very nervously and the score was low. But in the second half we pushed the ball some and hit some threes. We're in the middle of a difficult schedule so we'll take this road win."
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