2008-09QuarterfinalsGame 1
April 02, 2009 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 PALASPORT OLIMPICO
Boban Marjanovic - Hemofarm Stada - Final Eight Turin 2009 - EC08

Hemofarm Stada downing Dynamo Moscow 85-93 in the first Quarterfinals game !

Hemofarm Stada got the Final Eight started with a bang and major upset by downing Dynamo Moscow 85-93 in the first Quarterfinals game at Palasport Olimpico in Turin, Italy, on Thursday night. Hemofarm advanced to the semifinals for the third time in competition history and knocked out Dynamo for the second time. Bojan Krstovic led a well-balanced Hemofarm attack with 16 points, while Stefan Markovic delivers 10 assists. All told Hemofarm had five scorers in double figures and three more with at least 7 points. After a close opening quarter, three-pointers by Nebojsa Joksimovic, Milivoje Bozovic and Miljan Pavkovic helped Hemofarm take a 27-36 lead. Travis Hansen and Darjus Lavrinovic brought Dynamo within 41-45 at halftime. Dynamo managed to tie the game at 51-51, but Milan Macvan led a 2-13 run as Hemofarm built a 60-70 lead after 30 minutes. A big basket by Macvan gave Hemofarm its biggest lead, 60-72. Robertas Javtokas, Bostjan Nachbar and Hansen led Dynamo's comeback in the fourth quarter and a triple by Brian Chase got his team within 79-81, but a clutch three by Pavkovic and a layup-plus-foul by Krstovic sealed the outcome down the stretch. Joksimovic added 15 points off the bench for the winners, Pavkovic and Boban Marjanovic scored 12 each and Marton Bader 10. Hansena nd Chase scored 19 apiece to pace Dynamo, Nachbar had 15 and Javtokas and Sergey Bykov 12 each.

Hansen needed just 13 seconds to get Dynamo going with a mid-range jumper, which Boban Marjanovic matched with a power dunk. Javtokas took over with a reverse layup, but a driving basket by Joksimovic tied it at 4-4. Dynamo lacked ball circulation early in the game. Free throws by Bozovic gave Hemofarm its first lead, 4-6. Javtokas scored around the basket but a backdoor layup by Joksimovic put Hemofarm back ahead, 6-8. Nachbar came off the bench and immediately struck from downtown as Dynamo tried to power the offensive boards. Javtokas had a big block on Joksimovic and a long jumper by Bykov gave his team an 11-8 lead. Marjanovic provided a highlight with a dunk-and-foul, but a jumper by Hansen restored a 13-11 Dynamo edge. Bojan Krstovic and Chase traded triples , however Marjanovic dunked it again to tie the score at 16-16. Krstovic added another jumper for Hemofarm and Markovic scored in penetration for a 18-20 Hemofarm edge after 10 minutes.

Dynamo improved its defense early in the second quarter and a driving basket by Bykov tied the game again. Joksimovic nailed one from downtown before Hansen blocked Bader's fast break dunk attempt. Bozovic joined the three-point shootout to boost his team's lead to 20-26 after a 0-6 run. Nachbar stepped up with a power layup, which Bader bested with a three-point play. Bader returned the favor and blocked Hansen's layup attempt. At the other end, Milos Borisov nailed a six-meter shot for a 22-31 Hemofarm advantage. Javtokas scored inside, but Pavkovic took over with a floating layup. Nachbar tried to change things with a dunk, however Pavkovic answered from downtown. Nachbar made free throws and fed Lavrinovic for an easy dunk, causing Hemofarm to call timeout at 31-36. Markovic came out and nailed a seven-meter bomb, but Lavrinovic and Hansen got Dynamo even closer, 35-39. Boris Savovic beat the 24-second buzzer with a tip-in, which Bykov matched with foul shots. Hansen remained hot with another jumper while a tip-in by Javtokas got Dynamo even closer, 41-42. Another triple by Pavkovic fixed the halftime score at 41-45.

Krstovic nailed a jumper immediately after the break, but Nachbar copied him at the other end for a 43-47 score. Marjanovic scored inside before Chase followed a layup with a second-chance three-pointer to bring Dynamo as chose as 48-49. Joksimovic made free throws, but an outstanding layup-plus-foul by Hansen completed Dynamo's comeback, 51-51. Krstovic took over with a fast break dunk and soon added a driving layup to give Hemofarm some fresh air, 51-55. Markovic fed Joksimovic behind the back for an easy layup. Dynamo tried to power the offensive boards with Nachbar, Lavrinovic and Javtokas together on the court as Marjanovic picked up his fourth foul. Macvan stepped up with free throws and a big three-pointer that boosted his team's lead to 53-62 as Dynamo called timeout. Free throws by Bader soon gave Hemofarm its first double-digit lead, 53-64, after a 2-13 run. Hansen made a close jumper and Nachbar added free throws to give Dynamo some hope at 57-65. Bader scored from the line and even though Chase hit a triple, Markovic beat the buzzer with a running shot from downtown for a 60-70 Hemofarm margin after three quarters.

Macvan scored inside early in the fourth quarter as Dynamo tried to improve its defense to keep its hopes alive. Hansen buried a four-meter jumper. Hemofarm tried to run the game clock down with long possessions. Chase buried a stop-and-pop triple, but Joksimovic answered in the same way for a 65-75 Hemofarm lead. Sergey Monya sank free throws, however Macvan took over with an off-balance layup. Javtokas shined with a put-back layup, but Hemofarm quickly called timeout at 69-77. Hemofarm decided to attack the basket once Dynamo entered the foul bonus midway through the final period. Krstovic went 1-for-6 from the foul line, however, while an alley-oop dunk by Javtokas gave Dynamo some hope at 71-79. Hansen buried a triple from the right wing and Nachbar made free throws for a 76-80 Dynamo deficit with 3:25 remaining. Pavkovic made free throws on Nachbar's fifth foul, but a triple by Chase made it 79-81. Pavkovic beat the shot clock with a critical three-pointer while a layup-plus-foul by Krstovic practically sealed the outcome, 79-87, with two minutes to go. Bykov sank 4 free throws to give Dynamo some hope, 83-87, with 49.4 seconds remaining. However Krstovic shined with a reverse layup and Bozovic sank a pair free throws to ice the historic win.

Hemofarm Stada celebrates - Final Eight Turin 2009 - EC08
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Javier Gancedo, Turin
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Attendance: 4170
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Dynamo Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 CHASE, BRIAN 32:42 19 2/7 5/8   1 4 5 1 1 1   1 3 1 14
6 HANSEN, TRAVIS 34:27 19 7/10 1/2 2/3 1 4 5 2   4 1 1 5 4 16
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 20:26 6 1/3 0/3 4/4   2 2   2 1 1   3 2 4
8 SYROVATKO, ILYA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 18:19 12 3/5 0/1 6/6   1 1 2 1 1     3 5 14
12 MONIA, SERGEY 24:57 2   0/1 2/2   1 1   1       2 4 5
14 DOMANI, DMITRY 1:11                         1   -1
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 35:46 12 6/8     3 3 6   2 2 2   2 4 20
17 VASILYEV, YURI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 NACHBAR, BOSTJAN 31:58 15 3/6 1/5 6/6 1 4 5 3 1 2 1   5 6 17
22 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 0:14     0/1           1            
45 KOROLEV, YAROSLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 4 7     1         6
Totals 200:00 85 22/39 7/21 20/21 9 23 32 8 9 12 5 2 24 26 95
        56.4% 33.3% 95.2%
Head coach: BLATT, DAVID
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
Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAVKOVIC, MILJAN 22:14 12 1/3 3/7 1/2   1 1   1 2   1 4 1 1
5 DESPOTOVIC, PETAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 25:41 15 3/6 2/4 3/4   1 1 1 2     1 4 4 12
8 BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE 18:39 7   1/2 4/4 1 5 6   1 2     4 2 9
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 37:11 8 1/3 2/6     2 2 10 1 3     2   10
10 SAVOVIC, BORIS 5:45 2 1/1     1   1           1 1 3
11 KRSTOVIC, BOJAN 27:58 16 5/8 1/2 3/7 2 2 4 1 4   1   2 4 20
13 MACVAN, MILAN 15:50 9 2/3 1/3 2/3   1 1         1 1 3 7
15 BORISOV, MILOS 6:56 2 1/1 0/1     1 1 2         1   3
20 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 18:10 12 5/5   2/5 2 1 3     2     4 3 9
25 BADER, MARTON 21:36 10 1/3   8/9 3 3 6 1   1 1 2 3 6 15
51 VUKOSAVLJEVIC, VLADAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 3 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 93 20/33 10/25 23/34 12 20 32 15 9 11 2 5 26 24 94
        60.6% 40% 67.6%

Head Coaches

Dynamo Moscow
"I have to say congratulations to Hemofarm's team, their coach and their organization. They played a great game, and they had to because we did not play a bad one. In a game like this, sometimes great shooting can knock you down, and they brought their A-game when it came to shooting the basketball. They made big shots and made them at big moments. Every time we tried to come back from that, it seemed, they made important, deep shots to keep us behind and chasing. Hemofarm is certainly a quality team and it was certainly a hard game before it started. We knew that and approached it that way. But they made the plays and made the shots and you can only take your hats off to them."
Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
"First of all I am very satisfied because we won a big game. It was a very tough game for my team. My team is young and this is a big experience for the young players. We had control all during the game. The first, second and third quarters, we had the lead. We had a problem with free throws, because our percentage wasn't good. We had a problem, too, at the start of the third quarter, but after five minutes then, we stayed in control and won what I think is a big victory for us and for our club, Hemofarm. I think both teams that we could face in the semifinals are very strong, but if you ask which I prefer to play, at this moment I prefer to say Benetton. I think we can play easy against Benetton."


Dynamo Moscow
"Give credit to Hemofarm. They played an excellent game. They were able to penetrate and do things that we didn't want them to do: Find their big guys, find their shooters, who made shots. We didn't play well enough to win tonight, so give credit to them. We needed to be better. We had to stop the penetrations, play better one-on-one defense. Obviously, we had to rebound better as a team. We were prepared, our coach prepared us excellently, but we weren't able to put it together. It's really bad. It was one of our goals that we wanted. We needed all the guys in our team to play well, but we weren't able to do that. We still have the playoffs to play in Russia, and we will focus on that."
Dynamo Moscow
"We are very disappointed. We had high goals coming in here, though we realized that we are going to play tough games, Hemofarm is deservingly here, they proved it today, so that's no surprise. They played a great game. Every time that we got close, they were able to make a couple of defensive stops and make big shots. In the crucial moments, we didn't execute well. Everytime we came close, we missed a shot or made a turnover, and at the other end, they made a shot."
Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
"I am very proud of my teammates because we managed to make it to the Eurocup semifinals. I think we shot better than Dynamo tonight and played better defense, which were the keys to this win. We regrouped when Boban [Markanovic] picked up his fourth foul, played as a team and got the win, which is the most important thing. Now I don't have a real preference for our opponent in the semifinal. Maybe Lietuvos Rytas, but it doesn't really matter as long as we keep playing well."
Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
"It was a great win for all of us. We did our best tonight and managed to win the game. Few people expected us to win the game tonight, but this is what we were here for and we showed it tonight. We played good defense, dominated the boards and managed to stay in the competition. As for the opponent in the semifinal, it doesn't really matter. All the teams are good in this Final Eight and all we have to do is to do our best, just like we did tonight, and we'll reach as far as possible."
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