2012-13Regular SeasonRound 4
November 28, 2012 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 BILBAO ARENA
Alex Mumbru - Gescrap Bilbao Basket - EC12 (photo Bilbao Basket)Gescrap Bilbao Basket cruised into the Last 16 with a convincing 82-60 victory over Lukoil Academic Academic. The men in black remained undefeated and made sure their Eurocup campaign will continue well into 2013 with the victory. Kostas Vasiliadis led the way with 20 points – 12 of which came on 4 three-pointers early in the second half as the hosts stretched a 40-29 halftime lead into a 20-point advantage that set the stage for the win. Roger Grimau added 13 points and Milovan Rakovic posted 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Brandon Heath scored 18, Mohamed Abukar 16, Devin Green tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds and Darryl Watkins netted 12 in defeat.

Lukoil got off to the start it wanted with Watkins scoring the first two baskets of the game. Bilbao tied it quickly through Vasiliadis, but a Heath triple left the visitors ahead 6-9 after four minutes. Abukar and Heath added baskets to stretch the lead to 6. Four different Bilbao players scored in an 8-0 spurt as the hosts took the lead, but Lukoil went back to Watkins inside for 4 points to make it 15-17. Vasiliadis tied the score, but an Abukar three left the Bulgarian champs up 17-20 after 10 minutes. Grimau made the difference for the men in black early in the second quarter. He drew an unsportsmanlike foul from Todor Stoykov, netted 2 free throws and capped an 8-0 run with a steal and layup for a 25-20 edge. Raul Lopez soon lifted Bilbao to 7 ahead. The teams traded baskets for the next few minutes, but Fran Pilepic nailed a three-pointer and Grimau scored on the offensive glass to give Bilbao a promising 40-29 lead at the break.

Vasiliadis drained a pair of threes early in the third quarter as the hosts stretched the lead to 15. Heath answered from downtown, but Vasiliadis struck his third triple in as many minutes to make it 51-34. Despite a pair of Green baskets, Bilbao remained in total control. Vasiliadis connected once more from deep before Grimau made it a 20-point game. Abukar scored 5 in a 0-9 stretch as Lukoil cut into the deficit. However Bilbao finished the quarter with 6 straight points to make it 64-47. The game seemed to be in Bilbao’s pocket, but the hosts put it away as Rakovic, Adrien Moerman and Raul Lopen nailed back-to-back-to-back three-pointers to cap a 14-2 run that made it 81-53 and sealed the outcome with time to spare.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO; LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS; PETEK, SASO
Attendance: 6692 (Tentative)
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Uxue Bilbao Basket17232418
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Uxue Bilbao Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 18:18 5 2/5 0/1 1/2 1 1 2 2   2     4 1 -1
7 RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 22:05 10 2/8 1/1 3/4 1 7 8             4 15
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 17:09 8 1/3 2/2                   3 2 5
11 HAMILTON, LAMONT 13:54 2 0/6   2/2 2 3 5     1     1 1  
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 18:26 5 2/6 0/2 1/2 1 1 2   1     1   3 3
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 21:28 6 3/7 0/1   3 1 4   3 1     2 2 7
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 18:32 7 1/2 1/5 2/2 1 6 7   1 2     2 1 7
24 SANCHEZ PEREZ, SERGIO 3:25           1 1           1    
31 LOPEZ, RAUL 18:21 5 1/3 1/1   3 3 6 4 1       1 1 14
33 SAMB, MAMADOU 4:01 1 0/1   1/2 1   1     1     1 1 -1
34 VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS 21:46 20 3/3 4/9 2/2 1 2 3 2 1     1 1 4 23
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 22:35 13 5/6   3/4 1   1   2       2 2 14
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 82 20/50 9/22 15/20 17 26 43 8 9 7 0 2 18 22 89
        40% 40.9% 75%
Head coach: KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
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
Lukoil Academic Sofia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 HEATH, BRANDON 36:18 18 4/8 2/7 4/5 1 6 7 1 1 8     1 9 17
8 KOLEV, NIKOLAY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MASSAMBA, THOMAS 16:05     0/2         1         2 2 -1
11 GREEN, DEVIN 29:08 13 5/7   3/4   10 10 2   4 1   3 2 18
12 MARINOV, PAVEL 18:39 1 0/1 0/2 1/2       2 1       4 3 -1
14 BANEV, TENCHO 17:31           1 1           4   -3
15 STOYKOV, TODOR 12:50     0/1     3 3 2   2 1   2 1 2
22 WATKINS, DARRYL 22:29 12 6/11     2 4 6 1   4     4   6
24 VESELINOV, VESELIN 17:54   0/1       1 1 1 1 1     2   -1
34 ABUKAR, MOHAMED 29:06 16 5/7 2/5     1 1 1   1       1 13
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 60 20/35 4/17 8/11 3 28 31 11 3 20 2 0 22 18 52
        57.1% 23.5% 72.7%
Head coach: DOKUZOVSKI, MARIN

Head Coaches

KATSIKARIS, FOTIS
Uxue Bilbao Basket
"We did not play a brilliant game, but we managed to win the game through defense. We met one of our objectives in the competition. Next week we have a tough game at Buducnot. We must play to win and if we want to be group leaders, we must change our mentality."
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