2007-08Regular SeasonRound 7
December 18, 2007 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 PALAU OLIMPIC DE BADALONA
Pau Ribas - DKV Joventut DKV Joventut remained undefeated in the regular season as it had no mercy on the Guildford Heat to take a 116-53 home win on Tuesday night, breaking the ULEB Cup all-time record in score difference in a game, 63 points. The previous record was in hands of Lietuvos Rytas when it blasted KK Split by 47 points, 103-56 on January 6, 2004. Those 116 points also tie the third best scoring mark ever by a team in a game with no overtime. Joventut then climbs to a 7-0 in Group A to secure its qualification for the elimination rounds, while the Heat remain winless with a 0-7 and say goodbye to any options to advance. The Guildford Heat managed to stay in the game until the 17-18, but after that, a 14-0 run for the hosts at the end of the first quarter set the trend for the rest of the game. Up to nine Joventut players scored in double digits. Pau Ribas led the way with 16 with 4 of 5 triples, Edu Hernandez-Sonseca added 15, Jerome Moiso and Rudy Fernandez posted 14 apiece, with Rudy scoring them all in the first half. Lubos Barton, Jan-Hendrick Jagla and Lonny Baxter tallied 12 apiece and Ferran laviña and Ricky Rubio had 10 each. Demond Mallet was the only other player with playing time and he scored only one point. For the Heat, Daniel Wardrope led the way with 18 points and Tony Dorsey added 12.

Lubos Barton and Daniel Wardrope exchanged triples as the guests started with the upper hand, 3-5 and then Rudy Fernandez and Michael Martin did the same thing for an 8-8. In the following steps of the game, both teams exchanged baskets and had similar numbers in all statistical aspects which resulted in a 19-18 DKV Joventut edge after Ricky Rubio free throws. Jerome Moiso and Ferran Laviña however, boosted the hosts to a fast 24-18 and soon the same protagonists gave the hosts the first double-digit lead, 31-18 after Pau Riba's triple to put an end to the first quarter. When the second period started with an 8-0 it looked like the game already belonged to Joventut. Guildford Heat was shooting a solid 4 of 8 from the arc but a 5-for-18 in two-pointers was what condemned the guests as Joventut was winning the rebounding battle 25-9 and got options to run for easy baskets, 49-26 in minute 15. The rhythm of the hosts was simply too hard for the guests to keep and by halftime, Joventut dominated by 31, 63-32 with 14 points by Rudy so far. The game didn't have much story either in the second half as a starting 13-3 run condemned the Heat to an overwhelming 92-42 after 30 minutes. The last period started with a new 9-0 that was just more salt in the Heat's wound as Joventut cruised to its seventh win of the season to remain undefeated.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Referees: OZOLS, ARNIS; VOJINOVIC, RADOMIR; ZASHCHUK, SERGEY
Attendance: 3854
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DKV Joventut31322924
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DKV Joventut
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 MALLET, DEMOND 17:34 1   0/5 1/2       3 1 3     1 1 -4
4 RIBAS, PAU 18:13 16 2/3 4/5   1 2 3 3 2 1   1 1 1 20
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 19:27 14 4/4 2/6   1   1 5 1   1   3 1 16
6 BAXTER, LONNY 15:09 12 6/9   0/2 5 5 10 1 3   1   1 3 24
9 RUBIO, RICKY 24:20 10 2/4 1/3 3/4 2 8 10 7 2 6       4 22
11 BARTON, LUBOS 20:17 12   4/6   1 4 5 1   1     2 1 14
14 JAGLA, JAN 24:51 12 2/4 2/4 2/4 1 3 4     1 1     3 13
15 POPOVIC, PETAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU 20:06 15 4/6   7/7 4 2 6 1 2   4   1 5 30
18 LAVINA, FERRAN 20:09 10 2/4 2/5   1 1 2 6 1     1     13
22 MOISO, JEROME 19:54 14 6/6   2/3 2 4 6 3 1 1 1     2 25
Team                                
Totals 200:00 116 28/40 15/34 15/22 18 29 47 30 13 13 8 2 9 21 173
        70% 44.1% 68.2%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
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
Guildford Heat
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 WILLIAMS, DEAN 9:36           1 1   1 2          
7 WARDROPE, DANIEL 28:36 18 0/7 5/5 3/3 3   3   2 1   2 4 2 11
8 KARLIKANOVAS, NERIJUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 DORSEY, TONY 34:50 12 4/10 1/2 1/2   3 3 2 2 4   2 2 2 5
10 MAY, JONATHAN 1:48                              
11 MARTIN, MICHAEL 34:00 7 2/4 1/2   1 3 4 4 1 2   1 4 2 8
12 JONES, JAMES 8:24   0/1 0/2             3 1   2   -7
14 NOTTLEY, JOHN 22:41 6 3/7 0/1   1 3 4 1 2 3   1 5 1  
15 HARRISON, ELMER L 31:40 4 2/7       1 1 2 1 1     2    
21 LEWIS-PARRY, CHI 16:29 6 3/5     1 2 3     2   1 1 1 4
22 GILBERT, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 DENG, AJOU 11:56   0/5 0/2   2   2 1   1 1 1 1 1 -5
Team                                
Totals 200:00 53 14/46 7/14 4/5 8 13 21 10 9 19 2 8 21 9 16
        30.4% 50% 80%
Head coach: JAMES, PAUL

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
DKV Joventut
"In theory it was an easy game, but we had to play it first. We started balanced but after the first changes, we pulled away. Sometimes you learn in practices and also in games like this. We played a very good game but the best we can get out of it is that we played well to progress and to improve. We had a great start in the competition, after that we had some injuries even though we kept winning. Now we are not completely healthy but we are still at a good level."
JAMES, PAUL
Guildford Heat
"We started well but their quality soon came to the surface. We played to learn, we had a wonderful team in front of us. Honestly, I think Joventut is the strongest candidate to take this ULEB Cup title, thay have tons of quality and play wonderful basketball."

Players

BARTON, LUBOS
DKV Joventut
"We demonstrated being a better team throughout. This game was good for us to react after the defeat at home against Real Madrid this weekend. I think we had a good defensive mentality and we were intense during the 40 minutes."
DORSEY, TONY
Guildford Heat
"What can I say, Joventut is a rival standing in a whole different level. You can also learn by losing. We faced one of the best teams in Europe. We started strong but then, the big difference between both teams was visible."
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