2016-17 ISTANBULTournamentRound 2
May 19, 2017 CET: 12:00
Local time: 13:00 AHMET COMERT SPORTS HALL

U18 Mega Bemax Belgrade remained undefeated at the 2017 Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Finals by downing U18 Zalgiris Kaunas 71-72 in Group B on Friday. Mega went up to 2-0 and got closer to the EB ANGT Championship game while Zalgiris dropped to 0-2 and is mathematically out of chances to advance. Goga Bitadze led the winners with 26 points. Mihailo Jovicic added 16 while Bogdan Nedeljkovic had nine and 10 rebounds for Mega. Rokas Jokubaitis led Zalgiris with 21 points. Vitalijus Kozys added 16 while Grantas Vasiliauskas had 13 for the Lithuanian powerhouse. Mega had six blocks and collected 11 steals, in two of the biggest keys to this thrilling showdown that went down to the final seconds.

Nedeljkovic and Aleksa Matic allowed Mega to get an early 0-5 lead but a three-pointer by Martynas Arlauskas sparked a 12-2 run in which five different Zalgiris players scored to give their team a 12-7 edge. Jovicic hit a triple and Bitadze added a three-point play, helping Mega restore a 14-18 lead after 10 minutes. Igor Drobnjak hit free throws early in the second quarter but Zalgiris regrouped, as Jokubaitis had 5 points in a 7-0 run that put their team ahead, 21-19. Mega found a go-to guy in Bitadze, who hit 4-of-6 free throws, added a three-pointer and had a big block off the glass which allowed Nikola Miskovic to dunk at the other end for a 23-30 score, which Matic boosted to 23-32 at halftime. Three-pointers by Vasiliauskas and a red hot Kozys made Zalgiris tie the game, 34-34, right after the break. Bitadze took over with a jump hook and a couple of close baskets to make Mega regain the lead, 38-42. Jokubaitis followed a layup with a three-pointer in a 7-0 run that Erikas Venskus capped with free throws, good for a 47-44 Zalgiris lead after 30 minutes. Vasiliauskas scored again and Nedas Kancleris following a put-back layup with free throws to make it a five-point game, 53-48, with 7 minutes left. Nedeljkovic sank a triple and an unstoppable Jovicic tied it at 55-55. Vasiliauskas and Jokubaitis buried back-to-back three-pointers but Bitadze dunked twice in a 0-10 run in which Nedeljkovic and Matic each struck from downtown for a 63-67 Mega lead with 1:27 left. Kozys sank an off-balance triple but free throws by Jovicic and Bitadze allowed Mega to seal the outcome in the final seconds.

Mihailo Jovicic - U18 Mega Bemax Belgrade - ANGT Final Four Istanbul 2017 - EB16
Friday, May 19, 2017
Javi Gancedo, Euroleague.net
Referees: VYKLICKY, ROBERT (CZE), PEERANDI, RAIN (EST), PETEK, SASO (SLO)
Attendance: 225 (Tentative)
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U18 ZALGIRIS KAUNAS1492424
U18 MEGA BEMAX BELGRADE18141228
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U18 ZALGIRIS KAUNAS14234771
U18 MEGA BEMAX BELGRADE18324472
U18 ZALGIRIS KAUNAS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 VASILIAUSKAS, GRANTAS 30:44 13 3/6 2/5 1/3 1 4 5 3 1 1   2 4 1 8
4 KANCLERIS, MODESTAS 3:07   0/1       2 2         1 1   -1
5 ULECKAS, LUKAS 18:53   0/1 0/4     2 2   1 1     2   -5
8 KANCLERIS, NEDAS 11:12 6 1/2   4/4 2 1 3         1 4 2 5
9 VALINSKAS, MARIUS 7:11           1 1 2   2     3 1 -1
10 JUOZAITIS, ELVIS 1:44   0/1               1         -2
13 JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 32:49 21 5/10 3/3 2/3   4 4 2   3   1 4 2 15
18 MARKOVETSKYY, VOLODYMYR 2:32   0/1     1   1 1             1
19 KOZYS, VITALIJUS 34:11 16 2/3 3/6 3/4 1 5 6   4 5 2   3 6 21
21 VENSKUS, ERIKAS 22:23 8 3/6   2/2 2 5 7 1   1 1 1 4 1 9
24 ARLAUSKAS, MARTYNAS 31:51 7 3/7   1/2   2 2 5 1 1     2 3 10
27 BERGAUDAS, GIEDRIUS 3:23     0/1                       -1
Team           1 2 3     3          
Totals 200:00 71 17/38 8/19 13/18 8 28 36 14 7 18 3 6 27 16 59
        44.7% 42.1% 72.2%
Head coach: MASIULIS, TOMAS
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
U18 MEGA BEMAX BELGRADE
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MISKOVIC, NIKOLA 27:22 4 2/5 0/3 0/2       3 1 5 1   2 4 -2
4 DROBNJAK, IGOR 7:57 4 1/3 0/2 2/2 1   1     1       3 3
7 ISLAMOVIC, ALTIN 5:05   0/1     1   1 1   1   1   1  
8 JOVICIC, MIHAILO 32:03 16 4/8 1/4 5/9   1 1 4 3 1   1 1 8 18
9 KNEZEVIC, NIKOLA 16:36         1 2 3 1 1 1         4
10 MATIC, ALEKSA 29:39 9 2/5 1/3 2/2   2 2 4 2       3 1 10
13 TRIFUNOVIC, UROS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 RAICKOVIC, PETAR 5:04                         1   -1
17 CEROVINA, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 NEDELJKOVIC, BOGDAN 35:13 9 0/2 3/4     10 10 3 1 1 1 1 4 1 16
25 MATOVIC, DANILO 9:50 4 2/5     1   1   1 2 1   3 1  
35 BITADZE, GOGA 31:11 26 8/15 1/2 7/11 3 4 7   2 1 3   2 8 31
Team           5 4 9     1         8
Totals 200:00 72 19/44 6/18 16/26 12 23 35 16 11 14 6 3 16 27 87
        43.2% 33.3% 61.5%
Head coach: VUKOICIC, VLADA
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