2006-07Regular SeasonRound 7
December 12, 2006 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 KOSARKASKA DVORANA FMP - ZELEZNIK
Justin Love - Ventspils On a night when the home team could have qualified to the elimination rounds, instead BK Ventspils shocked Group B leader BC FMP with a 96-100 overtime road win in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday. The result left four teams within a victory of each other at the top of the group, with FMP falling to 5-2, just one victory ahead of Ventspils and Snaidero Udine, both 4-2. Dusan Jelic scored 5 points early in overtime to lift Ventspils to victory after Dragan Labovic had forced the extra period by making a last-second layup in regulation time for FMP. Jelic led the winners with 25 points, while Justin Love added 18, Darlon Johnson 12, Pavels Veselovs and Eddie Shannon 10 each. FMP got 23 points from Aleksandar Rasic off the bench, while Labovic poured in 21. Milos Teodosic added 15 and Bojan Krstovic 12 for the hosts.

Without injured starter Branko Cvetkovic, the hosts from FMP still managed to take a 7-3 lead. Love of Venstpils cut it to 7-6 with back-to-back triples, but Labovic answered for FMP with a pair of fastbreaks giving him 7 points already and his team an 11-6 advantage. FMP continued on a 7-2 run and kept the lead until the end of the first quarter, which ended 22-17. Ventspils got connected to start the second quarter and quickly cut the difference to 22-21 but FMP answered with 4 points from Ivan Todorovic. Jelic kept Ventspils in the game with his scoring now until Ivans Timermanis connected on 2 triples in a row and Shannon added fastbreak points to cap a 0-8 blast that put Venstpils in the lead at 30-33. Rasic and Krstovic tied the score for FMP, then a three-point flurry finished the half. Jelic of Venstpils and Rasic of FMP hit a pair each from the arc, while Love had another for the guests. But it was Rasic's last one, at the buzzer, that let FMP roll into halftime ahead by 42-41.

Aleksandar Rasic - FMPFMP kept it going after the break with a quick 10-3 blast in which Labovic scored twice, although Timermanis fired his team's sixth triple to keep Venstpils within striking distance of the lead. FMP played better defense now but missed chances to add to its lead, and of course, Ventspils didn't allow more. Veselovs soon punished the hosts with a three-point play and Love added 4 points to tie the score again 51-51. Veselovs from the line then gave Ventspils a 51-53 lead to cap off a 0-9 run. Rasic and Johnson traded triples but Teodosic paced an 8-0 response by FMP that pushed the hosts back in front, 62-56 after 30 minutes. Ventspils started the fourth quarter with 5 unanswered points that, after a rash of turnovers by both teams, allowed Johnson to put the guests back on top, 64-65, from the foul line. Teodosic soon tied for FMP with a bomb and Krstovic with another shot from the arc brought back the lead to FMP at 70-69. It was developing into a classic as Vairogs answered for Ventspils with his own triple, good for another lead change, although Teodosic launched another bomb to tie the score again. Johnson continued the long-range fun and Venstpils led 73-76 with 3 minutes left. Teodosic now scored with layup and added triple to boost FMP into the lead by 79-76 but Jelic and Johnson with back-to-back three-pointers announced a dramatic ending as Venstpils led 81-84 at the begining of the 40th minute. After a timeout Labovic scored a layup and Love 1 of 2 free throws. Love made 2 fouls in last 10 seconds of the game and FMP had only 1 second for the last attack, but Labovic scored on the buzzer, sending the game to overtime.

Jelic took the responsibility for Ventspils in OT. First, he landed a triple and then both his free throws as the guests bolted ahead 92-96. Rasic scored triple to get FMP close again, although Shannon's insurance free throws kept Ventspils safe at 95-98. FMP tried to tie but all they managed was a single pont from the line from Erceg, his only scoring of the night. Venstpils held onto the victorious margin to the end for a good-as-gold road win in Group B.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Aca Ostojic, Belgrade
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Referees: ARTEAGA, JUAN CARLOS; MASTRAFTSIS, CHRISTOS; LEFWERTH, OSCAR
Attendance: 1000
By Quarter1234Extra 1
FMP Belgrade2220202311
Ventspils1724152915
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FMP Belgrade2242628596
Ventspils17415685100
FMP Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 24:00 15 3/3 3/5     3 3 5 3 1     5   18
6 DJERASIMOVIC, MARKO 12:45 3 0/1 1/3           1 2     1   -2
7 ERCEG, ZORAN 10:45 1 0/2 0/1 1/4   1 1     1     2 2 -5
8 ZIGERANOVIC, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 LABOVIC, DRAGAN 35:00 21 9/15 0/1 3/4 1 3 4 1 5 3     3 4 21
10 POPOVIC, SLOBODAN 16:30 6 3/7 0/2   1 3 4 1 2 1     2 1 5
11 KRSTOVIC, BOJAN 33:15 12 3/4 1/6 3/6 1 4 5 4 1   1 1 4 5 14
12 MICIC, DJORDJE 6:00 1     1/1                     1
14 PROTIC, NEMANJA 10:45 2   0/1 2/2       2 1     1 1 2 4
18 TODOROVIC, IVAN 18:30 6 0/3   6/10 4 3 7     1 1   4 6 8
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 35:15 23 2/3 4/6 7/8   2 2 3 1 5     3 9 26
21 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 22:15 6 3/4     3 2 5 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 11
Team                                
Totals 225:00 96 23/42 9/25 23/35 10 21 31 18 17 17 3 3 27 30 101
        54.8% 36% 65.7%
Head coach: VUKOICIC, VLADA
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
Ventspils
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 VESELOVS, PAVELS 11:00 10 2/3   6/7   1 1   3 1     3 3 11
5 VITOLS, AIGARS 14:15 2 1/2 0/2     1 1     1     1   -2
7 GABRANS, RAIMONDS 19:45 6 1/3 1/2 1/2   1 1 1 1 2     3 3 3
8 JOHNSON, DALRON 32:15 12 1/2 2/3 4/4 1 5 6 3 2 3 1 1 5 3 16
9 TIMERMANIS, IVARS 10:15 9 0/1 3/3     1 1   1       1   9
11 JELIC, DUSAN 33:30 25 5/7 3/6 6/6 1 6 7 1   5 1 1 5 6 24
12 LOVE, JUSTIN 35:00 18 3/5 3/4 3/4   4 4 2 6 4     4 5 23
14 SHANNON, EDDIE 35:45 10 2/3 1/4 3/4       4 3 3 1   3 5 12
25 VAIKULIS, RAIMONDS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 VAIROGS, AKSELIS 20:30 8 2/5 1/2 1/2   2 2 1 1 2   1 1 2 5
34 HELMANIS, UVIS 12:45   0/1 0/1         1         4   -5
44 LAKSA, MARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 225:00 100 17/32 14/27 24/29 2 21 23 13 17 21 3 3 30 27 96
        53.1% 51.9% 82.8%
Head coach: MUIZNIEKS,KARLIS
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Head Coaches

VUKOICIC, VLADA
FMP Belgrade
"We had many problems in the last 15 days. We were so tired and the result was the way we performed tonight. My players were not ready at a psychological level for that game. We let them play their own play in the second half because we gave to all Ventspils players a chance to show their best."
MUIZNIEKS,KARLIS
Ventspils
"That was an extremely important victory for us. We had a big success by beating the leader in our group. Thanks to all my players for brave and great play. The game was not easy one but I think all my players were at their best."

Players

KRSTOVIC, BOJAN
FMP Belgrade
"We opened the game bad. We were tired as their players were running all over the floor. We let them win but nevermind. Heads up and look for the upcoming games."
JELIC, DUSAN
Ventspils
"We were the luckier team tonight. It is incredible how much talent FMP has in its team. In the first half we were on a way to nowhere but in the second, our shooting worked and that was the key for the win."
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