2007-08Regular SeasonRound 8
January 08, 2008 CET: 18:10
Local time: 19:10 PANELLINIOS G.S.
CEZ Basket Nymburk improved its chances of climbing into the elimination rounds after a 77-86 road win over Panellinios on Tuesday night. The Czech champs improved to 5-3 and moved past Red Star Belgrade for second place in Group F, now needing only one win in its remaining two games to move into the elimination rounds in their debut ULEB Cup season. Monty Mack and Radoslav Rancik scored 20 points apiece to lead the Nymburk charge. The visitors jumped out to an early lead and never faltered. Strong minutes from Mack made it 19-38 in the second period before Panellinios cut the gap to 27-44 at halftime. Nymburk led comfortably for most of the second half, until Nikos Argyropoulos and Damir Rancic took part in a late run that got the hosts within 5. However the visitors were accurate from the line down the stretch to seal the win. Arthur Lee added 14 points and Ladislav Sokolovsky dished a season-high 6 assists for the winners. Anthony Grundy led Panellinios with 17 points, Milan Dozet added 16, Lewis Sims had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Argyropoulos scored 10.

Pavel Slevas scored 5 points and dished an assist as CEZ Nymburk jumped out to a 6-9 lead. Grundy stepped up and knocked down consecutive jumpers to keep Panellinios within 10-12, however the hosts were prone to turnovers and soon Rancik punished them twice from beyond the arc to give the guests a 13-19. On the other end, Evangelos Sklavos failed to copy him from downtown and Arthur Lee drove to the basket for a 13-21 lead after 10 minutes of play. In the second period, Nymburk kept capitalizing on its ability to play the pick-and-roll and used a 2-10 run to march to an emphatic 17-31 gap. And if that wasn’t enough, Mack picked up the scoring slack – 10 points during a seven-minute stretch – to boost the lead to 19-38. The hosts had clearly collapsed mentally, as they bricked 8 consecutive free throws and were lethargic on defense. As a result, even though Pantelis Papaioakeim came off the bench to finally reinvigorate the Panellinios offense, Nymburk cruised to a 27-44 halftime lead. Grundy contributed 5 quick points and Sims capped a 7-2 spurt to trim the lead to 36-48. After a Muli Katzurin timeout, the highly effective backcourt tandem of Mack and Lee heated up against the hosts’ zone defense. They combined for 7 points, which allowed Nymburk to remain in the driver’s seat, 41-55. Panellinios picked up its defensive intensity, yet the hosts’ inability to score from three-point land fixed the score at 48-60 with one period left to play. Then, the guests went on a 0-7 run, thanks to reserves Blake Schilb and Pavel Benes, to put any thoughts of a Panellinios comeback to rest. With the minutes ticking away, the hosts made a final attempt to rally back when Lee was given a technical foul with the score at 63-75. Argyropoulos hit the free throws that came with it and in the following possession Rancic scored a triple to cut the lead to 70-75. However, Elias Zouros’s players could not get closer than 75-80, as Nymburk did not falter from the charity line en route to a 77-86 away win.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Epameinondas Tsakalos, Athens
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Referees: MITJANA, JUAN CARLOS; PUKL,SASA; CHAMBON, DAVID
Attendance: 500
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Panellinios Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SIMS, LEWIS 30:48 14 5/11 0/1 4/6 5 5 10     5   1 3 4 10
5 ARGYROPOULOS, NIKOS 15:40 10 3/5 0/1 4/4   1 1 2 1 1   1 4 4 9
6 KALAITZIDIS, DIMITRIOS 25:37 2 1/1 0/2 0/2   2 2 1 1       5 1 -2
7 KARAMPOULAS, EVANGELOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 APOSTOLIDIS, GEORGIOS 10:28 2   0/1 2/2 1 1 2 2 2 1     2 1 5
10 PETROULAS, ALEKOS 6:28           2 2 1 1 1       1 4
11 RANCIC, DAMIR 7:25 6   2/5     1 1 2         1   5
12 SKLAVOS, EVANGELOS 17:50 6 1/3 0/4 4/4                   2 2
13 N'DIAYE, MAMADOU 15:41   0/1   0/4   7 7     1 1   1 3 4
15 PAPAIOAKIM, PANTELIS 4:38 4 2/2               2     1   1
16 GRUNDY, ANTHONY 33:13 17 4/7 1/3 6/6 2 1 3 1 1 4     3 4 14
17 DOZET, MILAN 32:12 16 3/3 3/6 1/1   2 2 1 1 3     4 1 11
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 77 19/33 6/23 21/29 9 22 31 10 7 18 1 2 24 21 64
        57.6% 26.1% 72.4%
Head coach: ZOUROS, ILIAS
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
CEZ Nymburk
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BENDA, PETR 22:36 6 3/3   0/1   7 7     1 1   4 4 12
5 SOKOLOVSKY, LADISLAV 38:58 7 2/3 1/5 0/2   4 4 6 2 1 1   3 2 11
6 MACK, MONTY 26:29 20 6/7 2/2 2/2 1 2 3 2 1 4     2 4 23
7 SCHILB, BLAKE 14:38 6 2/2 0/1 2/2   3 3 1   2       2 9
8 CHAN, ALES 1:02                              
9 KREMEN, MICHAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BENES, PAVEL 10:26 8   1/2 5/6           1     2 4 7
12 NECAS, RADEK 4:29                              
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 38:17 20 3/11 3/5 5/6   6 6 2 2 3     4 6 18
15 LEE, ARTHUR 31:03 14 4/6 2/3     2 2 3 3 4     5 2 12
16 SLEZAK, PAVEL 12:02 5 1/2 1/1         2       1 1   4
Team             1 1           1    
Totals 200:00 86 21/34 10/19 14/19 1 25 26 16 8 16 2 1 22 24 96
        61.8% 52.6% 73.7%
Head coach: KATZURIN, MULI

Head Coaches

ZOUROS, ILIAS
Panellinios Athens
"We didn't have concentration during the first half and despite our comeback in the second half, we didn't manage to win the game. Grundy has a problem with his teeth and played with a lot of self-sacrifice. We missed also Dozet and the whole team has to work hard especially in offense. I have to say that we work a lot in practice and I cannot explain why the team is missing attitude."
KATZURIN, MULI
CEZ Nymburk
"I am very happy for this win which was based on our great defense in the second period. Then we missed energy in defense, but we managed to keep the margin we got and we did it."

Players

SKLAVOS, EVANGELOS
Panellinios Athens
"We are not the team we used to be, both mentally and agonistically. We allowed them to play their game in the first half, then we came back, but it was too late. Now we have to work hard and also to get some rest, because the team was not ready to play two games per week."
RANCIK, RADOSLAV
CEZ Nymburk
"We came here to play a very important game. My team had some big shots and took advantage of the mistakes committed by Panellinios."
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