2019-20Regular SeasonRound 1
October 01, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALASPORT TALIERCIO

Partizan outlasts Venice in intense battle

Partizan NIS Belgrade claimed a battling road win to kickstart its campaign in Group B, defeating Umana Reyer Venice 63-66. The Serbian team took charge towards the end of the first quarter and led the rest of the way, holding off several strong surges from Reyer to edge over the winning line. Debutant Rashawn Thomas was the star man, registering a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Marcus Paige offered a deep threat with 4 triples in his game-high total of 14 points and Ognjen Jaramaz delivered a solid all-round display by combining 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. William Mosley contributed 10 points and 6 boards. Reyer was paced by Michael Bramos with 12 points and 9 rebounds, the only home team player to score in double figures.

The opening stages were closely contested with defenses on top, and the lead swapped hands regularly as Jaramaz scored 5 points to give Partizan an 8-9 edge. William Mosley produced a block at one end and a dunk at the other to keep the visiting team ahead, before Paige and Jaramaz scored from deep to make it 11-19 after ten minutes. Another Paige triple made it a double-digit game, and a pair of jumpers by Thomas protected the advantage as both offenses continued to struggle. But then Ariel Filloy sparked a Reyer rally, scoring three consecutive baskets in an 8-0 run, making it 26-30 at the break. Another Paige triple reignited Partizan early in the third, and Reyer were then restricted to just 4 points in 5 minutes. Stefan Bircevic restored the double-digit lead from deep, but Reyer kept fighting and a buzzer beater at the end of the third from Andrea De Nicolao followed by a triple from Jeremy Chappell at the start of the fourth pulled it back to 47-48. Nemanja Gordic and Paige answered from deep to make Partizan comfortable again, before a pair of baskets from Austin Daye kept Reyer hoping. A put-back slam from Mosley and a driving layup by Gordic made it 53-61 inside the final three minutes. Still Reyer refused to lie down as Michael Bramos scored from long-range and then inside in the last minute, but Bramos missed a triple on the buzzer as Partizan held on.

Three-point woes…except Paige

Partizan’s Marcus Paige had a decent night from deep, but everyone else was…well, pretty terrible. Paige converted 4 of his 9 three-point attempts, while the other 23 players combined for a measly 8 of 40 from beyond the arc.

Free throw misses damage Reyer

In a close game, Reyer will be frustrated that it missed so many free throws, making only 6 of 13 foul shots. That was mostly down to Gaspar Vidmar, who only made 1 of his 6 free throw attempts. Partizan also struggled from the foul line, only shooting 13-of-23.

Thomas dazzles on debut

Rashawn Thomas made a swift return to Venice, having lost out in the Italian championship finals with his old club Dinamo Sassari at the end of last season. This narrow win allowed Partizan’s summer signing to enjoy a far happier return to the Floating City, and his EuroCup debut was highly promising as he bagged 11 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 blocked shot and 6 fouls drawn.

Next round

Round 2 will see Partizan play its first home game with the visit of Tofas Bursa, while Reyer goes on the road to take on Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar.

Marcus Paige - Partizan NIS Belgrade (photo Reyer Venice) - EC19
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CORTES, CARLOS; KOWALSKI, MARCIN; GELLER, RENAUD
Attendance: 3452
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Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 UDANOH, IKE 12:14 2 1/1 0/2 0/1 3 2 5 1   2 1     2 6
3 CASARIN, DAVIDE 1:50                              
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 24:58 12 3/4 2/5   3 5 8 2       1 3   14
7 TONUT, STEFANO 20:26 2 1/3 0/3   1 2 3 1   1          
9 DAYE, AUSTIN 20:51 9 3/4 0/3 3/4   4 4 3   3     5 6 9
10 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA 24:02 9 3/5 1/4   1   1 3   2   2 3   1
12 FILLOY, ARIEL 20:52 6 3/6 0/4         4     1   3 1 2
14 VIDMAR, GASPER 16:08 5 2/4   1/6 4 2 6 1 1 2     4 5 5
21 CHAPPELL, JEREMY 19:43 8 1/1 2/5     3 3 1 2 2     3 1 7
29 PELLEGRINO, FRANCESCO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 CERELLA, BRUNO 9:13 4 2/2 0/1   1 1 2           2   3
50 WATT, MITCHELL 29:43 6 2/5   2/2   4 4     2     2 3 6
Team           1 4 5     2         3
Totals 200:00 63 21/35 5/27 6/13 14 27 41 16 3 16 2 3 25 18 56
        60% 18.5% 46.2%
Head coach: DE RAFFAELE, WALTER
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
Partizan NIS Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 WALDEN, TORRIAN 25:46 5 2/4 0/1 1/2 1 5 6     2     1 3 7
3 ZAGORAC, RADE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 PAIGE, MARCUS 27:41 14 0/2 4/10 2/2   2 2 1   1     1 3 10
7 GORDIC, NEMANJA 28:28 7 2/4 1/3 0/2   1 1 3   1     3 2 3
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 9:23 2 1/3                     2 1 -1
10 JARAMAZ, OGNJEN 25:46 12 2/8 1/4 5/8 1 4 5 5 1 1 1   1 4 14
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 BIRCEVIC, STEFAN 10:28 3   1/3     1 1           3   -1
21 JANKOVIC, NIKOLA 5:54 2 1/3     2   2     1     2 1  
25 THOMAS, RASHAWN 29:32 11 4/9 0/1 3/5 4 8 12 2 3 2 1 2 3 6 20
31 PEINERS, ZANIS 12:19   0/1 0/1         1 1       1 1  
42 MOSLEY , WILLIAM 24:43 10 4/4   2/4 2 4 6   1 2 1   1 4 17
Team           3 2 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 66 16/38 7/23 13/23 13 27 40 12 6 11 3 2 18 25 73
        42.1% 30.4% 56.5%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

DE RAFFAELE, WALTER
Umana Reyer Venice
"We are growing. I think tonight we stepped forward. We missed some open threes and some details in clutch moments. I think we have to get the physical benchmark in this competition: we need to use our body at its best. We played great defense."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Partizan NIS Belgrade
“It was not a great game, the first of the season for both. We didn’t play with the right pace, but we played good defense down the stretch and we could have made some free throws to win it more easily. But for the first road game, it was a good win.”

Players

FILLOY, ARIEL
Umana Reyer Venice
"Tough game against a really strong team. We missed some important open shots, but we did fight and play good defense. It wasn't enough but we need to keep working and growing with the spirit we have shown."
THOMAS, RASHAWN
Partizan NIS Belgrade
“It feels great, I played here last year in the Italian championship and I know it’s a tough gym to win in. There was lots of intensity and I knew it would be a dogfight, so I’m proud of my team for doing it.”