2014-15Top 16Round 10
November 24, 2020 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 CEC NAGORNY

Nizhny rallies to steal 89-85 win from Laboral

After playing for 37 minutes without the lead, Nizhny Novgorod kept its hat in the ring for a playoff spot by rallying to defeat visiting Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 89-85 on Thursday. Nizhny improves to 3-7 in Group E, while Laboral dropped to 4-6 despite having matched the game's highest lead at 66-74 with 7 minutes left. After that, Nizhny used a spark from substitute Evgeny Baburin to get close while Trey Thompkins hit the go-ahead shot during a late 11-0 run that decided the game. Thompkins paced the winners with 22 points and 10 rebounds, marking his fifth double-double of the Top 16. Gal Mekel came off the bench with 20 points, while Taylor Rochestie had 14 and 9 assists for Nizhny, which played without injured Tarence Kinsey. Artsiom Parakhouski added 13 points and Baburin 12. For Laboral, Davis Bertans had 21 points to lead five double-figure scorers. Fabien Causeur added 13, Tornike Shengelia and Mike James 11 each, and Darius Adams 10, but the visitors just ran out of steam at the finish.

First Quarter: Laboral shoots its way ahead

Within seconds of tipoff, Rochestie found Thompkins open for a three-pointer and Bertans answered for Laboral with a running hook shot. Adams pulled up for the visitors' first triple and then Bertans did the same to quickly put Laboral in front 3-8. Rochestie fed Semen Antonov for another three from the corner, while Causeur scored on a layup and 1 of 2 free throws to make it 6-11. Parakhouski scored inside for Nizhny before Shengelia struck from the arc. After Rochestie added his name Nizhny's scoring column, Causeur became his team's fourth player to make a three-pointer already, for a 10-17 lead. After a timeout, Nizhny got a free throw from Mekel and a tip-in from Vladimir Ivlev. Mekel then fed Thompkins for a layup, but free throws from Colton Iverson and Adams made it 15-21. Rochestie knocked a basket off the difference before Mirza Begic added a free throw for the visitors on what was Ivlev's fourth foul in less than 3 minutes on the floor. Adams finished the quarter as he started it, from downtown, restoring a six-point lead, 19-25, for Laboral.

Second Quarter: Nizhny keeps coming back

Begic backed down and upped the lead to 19-27 with a hook shot but Mekel got those 2 points back with a layup for Nizhny. Rochestie bettered Begic's single free throw with a back-door layup and 2 free throws of his own to make it 25-28. Begic made another layup in the post before Antonov appeared on the three-point line to cut the deficit to 28-30. Thompkins took the honor of tying the game from the foul line, but it only lasted until Iverson slammed a miss and James downed a fastbreak layup to make it 30-34. Thompkins and Shengelia exchanged strong inside baskets next. Bertans stepped up with a big three-pointer off a broken play, but after a timeout, Thompkins matched him. Adams and Mekel traded near-identical runners from either lane. Bertans drained free throws for a 37-43 difference but goal-tended a shot by Parakhouski at the other end. Laboral turned over what would have been the half's last possession, without a shot, allowing Rochestie to race downcourt and feed Baburin for a buzzer-beating layup and a 41-43 scoreboard at the break.

Third Quarter: Visitors refuse to be passed

Bertans fed Begic inside to start the second half, but Laboral left Thompkins alone on the arc to hit his third three-pointer and close the gap to 44-45. Begic and Mekel traded baskets and Shengelia added his own on a hook off the glass at 46-49. Dueling three-pointers by Baburin and then Causeur tied and untied the score, then Thompkins fed Baburin for an open back-door layup at 51-52. Out of a timeout, Begic hit 1 of 2 free throws, which allowed Rochestie to tie it up 53-53 with a nifty stop-and-pop jumper. James answered with a floater for Laboral that Rochestie copied at the other end. Bertans buried his third three-pointer and then fed Causeur on the break for a sudden 55-60 advantage for the visitors. Causeur and Mekel traded two-pointers in close, and this time Laboral finished the quarter in style as James blasted his team's ninth three-pointer over the buzzer to put Laboral up 57-65 after 30 minutes.

Fourth Quarter: Never-say-die Nizhny steals it

Parakhouski got back those 3 points with a basket-plus-free throw to start the fourth quarter. Laboral answered with a fastbreak finished by Bertans. Mekel's put-back and a free throw by Parakhouski again cut the distance, to 63-67. That's when Iverson took over, rocking the rim for consecutive put-back dunks forcing a Nizhny timeout at 63-71. Thompkins climbed off the bench and drilled a three-pointer, but Bertans went the other way and matched it. Mekel lined up his own shot from the arc, however, to make it 69-74. Shengelia's 2 free throws for Laboral were bettered by Mekel's 3 of 3 for Nizhny, after which he fed Baburin for a huge triple that made it 75-76. Bertans fed James for a layup and Shengelia got to the free throw line on an offensive rebound to lift the visitors' lead to 75-80. Rochestie made a great backdoor pass to Baburin for a reverse layup that got the Nizhny crowd excited. After the hosts won a jump ball that led to Roshestie hitting a runner at 79-80, Dimitry Khvostov forced a Laboral turnover and Thompkins scored from the baseline for Nizhny's first lead, 81-80, since 3-2 in the game's first minute. Another jump ball won by Parakhouski saw him put back a miss at 83-80 with 1 minute left. The referees used instant replay to award Nizhny an offensive rebound that Parakhouski turned into 3 points to make it 86-80, the end of an 11-0 run for the hosts. Bertans went 3 for 3 at the free throw line with 16 seconds left. Mekel made 1 of 2 at 87-83. James shot a perfect 2 of 2 free throws with 10.8 seconds left, making it 87-85. After a timeout, Thompkins was fouled and made his 2 shots, as well, keeping it a two-possession game at 89-85 with 9.6 seconds left, which is where the scoring ended with Nizhny's great 32-20 final quarter spelling the difference for the victors.

Trey Thompkins - Nizhny Novgorod - EB14
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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Nizhny Novgorod
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BABURIN, EVGENY 23:45 12 3/4 2/3   1 2 3   3 1     3 1 13
8 MEKEL, GAL 23:08 20 6/11 1/1 5/7   1 1 7   2   1 5 3 16
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 27:02 13 5/14   3/4 7 2 9 2 2 1 3 1 2 4 19
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 2:47 2 1/1     1   1           4   -1
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN 20:29 6 0/2 2/3   1 5 6     1 2   3   7
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 21:57   0/2     1 1 2 1           1 2
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 32:42 14 6/14 0/4 2/2   1 1 9           3 15
23 SAVELYEV, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KUKSIKS, RIHARDS 14:04   0/1       1 1           1   -1
31 KRIVOSHEEV, MAKSIM 2:30   0/1                     1   -2
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 31:36 22 3/7 4/6 4/4   10 10 1   1     4 4 26
55 GOLOVIN, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 3 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 89 24/57 9/17 14/17 13 26 39 20 5 7 5 2 23 16 98
        42.1% 52.9% 82.4%
Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS
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
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 ADAMS, DARIUS 25:04 10 1/3 2/5 2/2 1 4 5 4   4     1 3 12
3 JAMES, MIKE 21:14 11 3/8 1/3 2/3 1   1 2   2   1 4 3 2
4 IVERSON, COLTON 24:34 8 3/5   2/2 4 7 11     1 1 2 2 4 17
5 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 33:17 13 3/6 2/3 1/3   2 2 2   2     1 3 11
7 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 32:12 11 2/9 1/2 4/4 4 3 7 1 1     2 2 5 13
10 DIOP, MAMADOU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 DIOP, ILIMANE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 TILLIE, KIM 3:08                   1     2   -3
15 BEGIC, MIRZA 15:10 11 4/5   3/6   5 5     1 1   1 3 14
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 11:52           4 4               4
42 BERTANS, DAVIS 33:29 21 2/4 4/10 5/5   2 2 3   1     3 2 16
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 85 18/40 10/23 19/25 12 27 39 12 1 12 2 5 16 23 88
        45% 43.5% 76%
Head coach: NAVARRO, IBON
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