2006-07Regular SeasonRound 2
November 07, 2006 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 CENTAR MILLENIUM

Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas showed its power and stayed undefeated in Group A by downing two-time ULEB Cup semifinalists Hemofarm 73-81 in Vrsac, Serbia on Tuesday night. Gran Canaria improved to 2-0 and will share the top stop in Group A with the winner of the game between Sluc Basket Nancy and Lietuvos Rytas, while Hemofarm dropped to 2-0 and needs to start winning right away in order to reach the elimination rounds. Jim Moran was the man of the game, burying 5 three-pointers in crunch time and scoring 18 points of his 25 points in the final 11 minutes to win the game from Gran Canaria. Moran made 8 of 9 shots tonight, including 6 of 7 triples. Kornel David and Tre Simmons - in his final game with Gran Canaria - each added 13 points while Victor Baldo had 11 for the winners. Nebojsa Joksimovic had 21 points for Hemofarm, Milenko Topic added 17, Predrag Suput 14 and Velimir Radinovic 11 for the hosts, who led 60-50 early in the final period. Moran had 9 points in a game-breaking 0-16 run which allowed Gran Canaria to control the game in the final 5 minutes.

 

Hemofarm had a strong start, as Velimir Radinovic hit free throws and Milenko Topic buried a triple from the top of the key for a 5-0 lead. Radinovic broke a 7-0 run with a layup, as Gran Canaria went scoreless for almost 3 minutes until Marcus Norris found his way for a close basket. Suput and Kornel David exchanged layups, but Nebojsa Joksimovic stepped up with his first basket to give Hemofarm an 11-4 lead. David hit free throws and Simmons buried a triple to get Gran Canaria within 13-6. Milos Borisov answered from downtown, igniting a 7-2 run which Joksimovic capped with a layup for a nine-point Hemofarm lead, 20-11. Another three-pointer by Simmons, a mid-range jumper by Jim Moran and a put-back basket by Jackson Vroman brought Gran Canaria within 20-18 after 10 minutes. Simmons opened the second quarter with a jumper which tied the game, 20-20, after a 0-9 run. Suput and Vladan Vukosavljevic stepped up with 5 unanswered points, but a three-pointer by Moran started a 0-9 run which Sitapha Savane capped with back-to-back baskets to give Gran Canaria a 25-29 edge. Topic and Joksimovic hit free throws to keep Hemofarm in the game. Joksimovic shined with a driving layup and Suput added a jump hook to give the hosts a 33-30. Victor Baldo hit a short jumper, but a free throw by Joksimovic and a buzzer-beating layup by Topic gave Hemofarm a 36-32 edge at halftime.

 

Joksimovic and David exchanged layups, but Gran Canaria kept missing open shots after the break. Meanwhile, Radinovic made free throws and Topic another triple to give Hemofarm a 43-34 lead. David and Joksimovic also scored from downtown while a free throw by Radinovic pushed Hemofarm's margin into double digits, 47-37. Simmons scored in penetration and David hit free throws, while Savane and Sergio Perez stepped up with quick baskets to give the guests some hope at 51-45. Topic hit free throws while Radinovic added a layup-plus-foul for a 57-47 Hemofarm lead. Moran came off the bench and immediately buried a triple to get the guests within 57-50 after 30 minutes. Joksimovic came off a screen to bury a triple but a red hot Moran followed a wild four-point play and with another from downtown to bring the guests back to life, 60-57. Baldo scored inside, Guerra shined with a reverse layup while Moran added another close basket to give Gran Canaria a 60-63. The guests did not allow any shots now and Hemofarm just could not find the way to the basket. Meanwhile, Baldo capped a game-breaking 0-16 run with free throws for a 60-66 Gran Canaria lead. Topic finally stepped up with a jumper but Mario Fernandez hit foul shots while Moran - who else? - two more from downtown for a 66-74 Gran Canaria lead with under 2 minutes to go. Free throws by Vukosavljevic and a quick triple by Joksimovic brought Hemofarm within 71-76 already in the final minute, but David, Baldo and Norris sealed a big road win for Gran Canaria in style.

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Referees: ROTH, ANDREAS; CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS; NURAN, RUSTU
Attendance: 2400
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Hemofarm20162116
Gran Canaria18141831
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Hemofarm20365773
Gran Canaria18325081
Hemofarm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ARNAUTOVIC, NEMANJA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 MARKOVIC, MILOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 35:30 21 4/7 3/6 4/6 1 2 3   1 5     2 3 13
8 SUPUT, PREDRAG 29:15 14 5/6 0/2 4/5 1 4 5   1     1 5 3 13
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 27:45 4 2/2     1 1 2 3   5     4 5 5
10 JEREMINOV, BRANKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 RAKIC, MILJAN 17:45   0/3     1 1 2 1   1     1   -2
12 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 RADINOVIC, VELIMIR 23:15 11 2/7   7/9 3 1 4 1 1 3 1 1 2 5 10
14 TOPIC, MILENKO 34:15 17 2/6 3/5 4/4 2 4 6 4 2 2     3 3 21
15 BORISOV, MILOS 15:30 3 0/2 1/3     2 2         2 2 1 -2
51 VUKOSAVLJEVIC, VLADAN 16:45 3 0/2   3/4 2   2   1 3 1   1 4 4
Team                                
Totals 200:00 73 15/35 7/16 22/28 11 15 26 9 6 19 2 4 20 24 62
        42.9% 43.8% 78.6%
Head coach: NIKOLIC, MIROSLAV
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
Gran Canaria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 VROMAN, JACKSON 11:00 2 1/4     2 1 3 1   1 1   5   -2
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 27:15 6 3/8     3 3 6 4   5     4 1 3
8 SIMMONS, TRE 14:15 13 3/5 2/3 1/1                 3 1 8
9 DAVID, KORNEL 15:00 13 2/3 1/2 6/6 1 1 2   1 1     3 4 14
11 GUERRA, ROBERTO 25:45 4 1/5 0/3 2/2 2 1 3 1 1 1   2   2 1
13 NORRIS, MARCUS 18:45 3 1/4 0/2 1/2   1 1 2 2 1     3 4 2
14 PEREZ, SERGIO 15:30 2 1/1 0/1   1 1 2   1   1   1 2 6
19 FREELAND, JOEL 10:00   0/2     1   1     2     2 1 -4
20 MORAN, JIM 25:30 25 3/3 6/7 1/1   2 2 1 1 3 1   3 1 24
25 BALDO, VICTOR 15:30 11 3/3   5/5             1     2 14
34 FERNANDEZ, MARIO 21:30 2   0/1 2/2   4 4 7           2 14
Team                                
Totals 200:00 81 18/38 9/19 18/19 10 14 24 16 6 14 4 2 24 20 80
        47.4% 47.4% 94.7%
Head coach: MALDONADO, SALVA
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Head Coaches

NIKOLIC, MIROSLAV
Hemofarm
"Congratulations to the team from Spain for the win. We are still very unexperienced to play in European competitions. By the way we had lot of problems with injuries. We missed Bakic and Savovic but this is not the reason for our loss. Gran Canaria has a deeper bench. We were not able to control the game during all 40 minutes. At the end we missed concentration in defense. Even though we knew Gran Canaria was a better team than us,we expected the victory but it was only a dream."
MALDONADO, SALVA
Gran Canaria
"As we expected, this was a very hard game. Hemofarm dominated during all 20 minutes in the first half. Even in the third period when we took a 9-point leading margin and we were thinking the game was over, Hemofarm was back into the game. In the final period we made victorious points at least. I must say that my players shot very good from the long distance during the game."

Players

GUERRA, ROBERTO
Gran Canaria
"We knew this would be a very hard game for us. Hemofarm is a respectable contender. In the second half we managed to play much better and clever than before and the result was an important road win."
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