2013-14Regular SeasonRound 3
October 30, 2013 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE
Serhiy Lishchuk - Valencia Basket - EC13 (photo Union Olimpija - Anze Malovrh)Union Olimpija Ljubljana improved to 2-1 in Group C by downing previously undefeated Valencia Basket 67-64 in the Slovenian capital on Wednesday. Both teams join Asvel Villeurbanne and Ratiopharm in a four-way tie for first place, all with a 2-1 record. Alex Stepheson paced the winners with 18 points on 8-of-10 two-point shots and 11 rebounds. Deividas Gailius added 14 for Olimpija. Romain Sato and Oliver Lafayette led Valencia with 13 points apiece. Pablo Aguilar had 11 while Serhiy Lishchuk added 10 for the guests, which led 19-21 early in the second quarter. An outstanding Stephson allowed Olimpija to take the lead, 30-28, at halftime. A 14-0 run allowed Olimpija to get a 49-35 margin late in the third quarter and a layup by Alen Omic gave the hosts their biggest lead, 57-40. Lafayette led a 0-15 Valencia run but Stepheson, Dragisa Drobnjak and Jakov Vladovic allowed Olimpija to grab a very important win.

Sam Van Rossom and Sato got Valencia going with consecutive baskets and a three-pointer by Aguilar soon gave the guests a 3-7 lead. Gailius and Nebojsa Joksimovic soon tied the game, 7-7. Justin Doellman hit a turnaround jumper and Bojan Dubljevic struck from downtown but Cedric Jackson and a put-back basket by Drobnjak made Olimpija tie the game, 12-12. Free throws by Van Rossom and a dunk by Gailius fixed the score at 14-14 after 10 minutes. A layup by Gailius and a three-point play by Vladovic gave Olimpija a 19-14 lead. Van Rossom and Sato combined for all points in a 0-7 run for a 19-21 Valencia lead. Stepheson stepped up for Olimpija and a three-pointer by Joksimovic ignited the crowd at 28-23. Sato singlehandedly kept Valencia within 30-28 at halftime. Stepheson kept pacing Olimpija after the break, keeping his team ahead, 35-33. Olimpija improved its intensity on defense, as three-pointers by Salin and Drobnjak highlighted a 14-0 run which boosted the hosts' lead to 49-35. Rafa Martinez answered from downtown but Stephenson and a wild corner triple by Jackson kept Olimpija way ahead, 53-40, after 30 minutes. Valencia kept struggling to score and a no-look assist by Vladovic allowed Omic get a 57-40 margin. Lafayette struck twice from downtown and added free throws to bring Valencia back to life. A three-pointer by Aguiler capped a 0-15 run and got the guests as close as 57-55. Stepheson and Drobnjak scored down low and a triple by Vladovic sealed the outcome, 64-57, in the next-to-last minute. Lafayette brought Olimpija within 65-62 with 13 seconds left but Gailius made free throws to make all Olimpija fans celebrate a great win.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS; SILVA, SERGIO; MICHAELIDES, MARKOS
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 JACKSON, CEDRIC 18:01 7 2/3 1/2     5 5 2 1 3     3 2 9
5 RUPNIK, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 33:13 9 2/2 1/2 2/7 1 1 2 4 1 2 1   3 8 14
8 BRODNIK, JAKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SALIN, SASU 20:52 3   1/4     1 1 2 1 1     4   -1
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 26:23 14 5/6 0/2 4/6 1 3 4 1   3     1 5 15
14 BUBNIC, DRAZEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 VLADOVIC, JAKOV 21:43 6 1/2 1/3 1/1   1 1 2 1 1     2 1 5
23 OMIC, ALEN 12:32 2 1/2     1 2 3 1   1     3   1
24 AUGUSTUS, KODI 8:28   0/3     2   2 1   2     2   -4
25 DROBNJAK, DRAGISA 31:32 8 2/4 1/3 1/2 1 2 3 1 3 4 1   3 1 5
33 STEPHESON, ALEX 27:16 18 8/10   2/8 4 7 11   1 1 3   4 6 26
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 67 21/32 5/16 10/24 10 22 32 14 8 19 5 0 25 23 69
        65.6% 31.3% 41.7%
Head coach: PIPAN, ALES
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
Valencia Basket Club
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE 15:13   0/2     1 1 2         1   1  
7 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 17:24 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 1 1 3     2 2 1
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 31:05 7 1/3 1/4 2/2 1 1 2   3 2   1 1 1 4
10 SATO, ROMAIN 32:46 13 6/7 0/5 1/2 1 6 7 2 2 1     4 3 15
12 LISHCHUK, SERHIY 18:08 10 1/5   8/8 3   3   2 1   1 4 6 11
13 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 17:07 2 0/3 0/2 2/2   2 2 1         3 2 -1
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 9:22 3   1/2     1 1     1     2    
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 18:59 3 0/4 1/3     1 1 2   1   2 2 3 -2
20 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 20:12 13 0/2 3/7 4/4   2 2   2 5     2 5 9
24 ABIA, LARRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
34 AGUILAR, PABLO 19:44 11 1/2 3/3   2 1 3 1   1     3 2 12
Team           6 1 7     2         5
Totals 200:00 64 10/30 9/27 17/18 14 18 32 7 10 17 0 5 23 25 54
        33.3% 33.3% 94.4%
Head coach: PERASOVIC, VELIMIR

Head Coaches

PIPAN, ALES
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"My players showed character today. I want to congratulate them for that. We kept focus and played like we agreed in the locker room. We knew that only aggressive defense will keep us in the game. We had some mistakes on defense, and a lot on offense. We needed this victory to boost our confidence."
PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
Valencia Basket Club
"Congratulations to Union Olimpija for the victory. They played better than us today and deserved this victory. They were more aggressive and they wanted this victory more than we did. I am very unhappy with the third quarter. We did not play our basketball, the opponent was quicker, faster and more aggressive. You cannot win a game on away court if you play like that."
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