2015-16Regular SeasonRound 8
December 02, 2015 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 KRISTALL ARENA
Travis Peterson - Avtodor Saratov - EC15 (photo Avtodor Saratov)

Avtodor downs Rytas, advances to Last 32

Avtodor Saratov qualified to the Eurocup Last 32 in regular season Group E by downing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 109-92 at home on Wednesday. Avtodor improved to 6-2 and is mathematically into the next round while Rytas dropped to 2-6. Travis Peterson led the winners with 25 points. Evgeny Koleshnikov added 24 on 5-of-5 three-point shots, Paul Stoll got 12, Denys Lukashov had 11 while Artem Zabelin and Alan Makiev each had 10 for Avtodor. Nico Laprovittola led Rytas with 21 points and 6 assists. Ksistof Lavrinovic added 20 points, Deividas Gailius and Adas Juskevicius each had 12 while Gediminas Orelik got 10 for the guests. Peterson had 8 quick points and Denys Lukashov added a three-pointer to give Saratov an early 13-4. Rytas found a go-to guy in Marius Runkauskas, who had 7 unanswered points to keep the guests within 20-18. Stoll and Makiev made Avtodor restore a 25-18 margin after 10 minutes. Koleshnikov gave the hosts their first double-digit lead, 30-20, and a 9-0 run which Zabelin capped with a dunk allowed Avtodor to boost its margin to 52-35 at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Avtodor improved its margin to 78-58 late in the third quarter and used an 11-0 run to seal the outcome, 89-62, soon after that, more than enough for the hosts to celebrate a historical win.

Koleshnikov got Avtodor going with a second-chance layup that Orelik matched with free throws. Peterson followed a one-handed dunk with a bomb from downtown and soon added a three-point play for a 10-4 Avtodor lead. Lukashov hit a triple in transition to make Rytas call timeout at 13-4. Laprovittola joined the three-point shootout, Peterson sank a running hook and Gailius kept the guests within 15-9. Zabelin hit a close shot, Lavrinovic answered with a backdoor layup and a triple by Stoll boosted the hosts' lead to 20-11. Runkauskas stepped up with 7 unanswered points but Stoll and Tamirlan Bekkiev gave Avtodor a 23-18 edge. A jump hook by Makiev fixed the score at 25-18 after 10 minutes. Koleshnikov followed a layup with a bomb from downtown early in the second quarter to give Avtodor its first double-digit lead, 30-20. Makiev dunked and Jeremy Chappell hit a jumper but Laprovittola and Orelik kept Rytas within 34-26. Koleshnikov kept pacing the hosts with a layup-plus-foul, Julius Jucikas downed a close shot and Zabelin gave his team a 39-28 margin. Chappell hit free throws, Peterson scored down low and a dunk by Zabelin broke the game open, 45-28. Orelik nailed a corner triple and Lavrinovic made foul shots but Brooks and Stoll kept Avtodor way ahead, 52-35, at halftime.

Gaulius struck from downtown immediately after the break and so did Laprovittola to keep Rytas within 52-41. Peterson joined the three-point shootout, Laprovittola hit another one and Lukashov gave Avtodor a 57-44 margin. Lavrinovic hit a jump hook but Koleshnikov did better with one from downtown. Lavrinovic scored again and a fast break slam by Gailius made the hosts call timeout at 60-50. Peterson quickly rescued Saratov with a basket and Brooks added free throws for a 64-50 score. Laprovittola and Gailius kept pacing Rytas but free throws by Stoll and Lukashov kept Avtodor way ahead, 74-56. Rytas called timeout but Stoll and Makiev soon made it a 20-point game, 78-58. Orelik and Lavrinovic brought the guests a bit closer, 78-62, after 30 minutes. Peterson nailed a triple from the top of the key early in the fourth quarter and Koleshnikov struck twice from downtown in an 11-0 run which allowed Avtodor to seal the outcome, 89-62. Lavrinovic hit a jump hook but so did Peterson. Rytas kept trying but everything was said and done already, as Avtodor had sealed its ticket to the next round.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Referees: ANKARALI, RECEP; TRAWICKI, TOMASZ; VAN DEN BROECK, NICK
Attendance: 3500 (Tentative)
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius18172730
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius18356292
Avtodor Saratov
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STOLL, PAUL 20:40 12 1/1 2/5 4/4 1 2 3 6 2 1     3 6 22
7 LUKASHOV, DENYS 28:47 11 3/3 1/4 2/2 2 5 7 6 1 3     3 4 20
11 BEKKIEV, TAMIRLAN 8:53 3 1/3   1/2         1       3 2  
12 KLIMENKO, ARTEM 8:25           2 2     3 1   4   -4
21 CHAPPELL, JEREMY LAMAR 21:43 6 2/5 0/1 2/2   3 3 4 1 2       5 13
23 RUSETSKIY, IVAN 2:32                         1   -1
24 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY 23:13 24 4/8 5/5 1/1 1   1 1 2     1   1 24
32 BROOKS, JEFF 23:30 8 1/2   6/6 1 1 2 5         1 4 17
35 ZABELIN, ARTEM 17:43 10 4/6 0/2 2/2 2   2 1 1 1 1     1 11
42 PETERSON, TRAVIS 29:02 25 6/8 4/6 1/1   7 7 3 1 2 2   3 2 31
44 SEMENOV, ANDREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
77 MAKIEV, ALAN 15:32 10 3/4   4/4   3 3 1         2 2 13
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 109 25/40 12/23 23/24 7 24 31 27 9 12 4 1 20 27 147
        62.5% 52.2% 95.8%
Head coach: VASILYEV, ALEXEY
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 Vilnius
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 JUSKEVICIUS, ADAS 20:03 12   4/5         4 1 1     2   13
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 13:24     0/1     3 3           1   1
10 LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS 28:55 21 5/8 3/5 2/3 2 2 4 6 1 3   2 5 5 21
12 LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 24:22 20 7/9 0/3 6/8 1 4 5 1 1 3     3 8 22
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 31:44 12 4/5 1/7 1/2   5 5   1 3 1 1 3 2 6
14 ORELIK, GEDIMINAS 19:42 10 1/2 2/3 2/2         2     1 2 2 9
19 JANAVICIUS, ZYGIMANTAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 RUNKAUSKAS, MARIUS 22:19 7 1/3 1/5 2/2 1   1 3 1 3     4 3 2
27 JUCIKAS, JULIUS 17:27 5 2/4   1/1           1     4   -2
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS 22:04 5 1/1 1/1     2 2 1         3   5
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 92 21/32 12/30 14/18 4 16 20 15 7 15 1 4 27 20 76
        65.6% 40% 77.8%
Head coach: JASILIONIS, AURIMAS

Head Coaches

VASILYEV, ALEXEY
Avtodor Saratov
“I think we played well tonight. The opposing team had nothing to lose in the last quarter and scored many points. Lietuvos Rytas arrived in Saratov without two big men in their roster. That, however, made Lavrinovic even more dangerous playing center. Generally we were able to stop him. We were running well and shot well tonight.”
JASILIONIS, AURIMAS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
“Congratulations to Avtodor Saratov. It was a great pleasure to play against such a good, balanced team. They proved they are better at the moment.”

Players

KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY
Avtodor Saratov
“We prepared well for Lietuvos Rytas, played easily and confidently. All our guys were well replaced by each other. We had a good feeling of the game rhythm. We were a little bit relaxed at the end of the game and allowed the opponents to score easy points and cut the difference. I feel good, the injury doesn’t bother me.”
LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
“We didn’t play defense tonight. We didn’t follow our rules and plan for the game. If you receive more than 100 points, it’s very difficult to win at this level of basketball. We still have chances to advance into the Last 32,, but we need to change our mentality. We have to forget this game and start preparing for the next one.”
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