Finals, Game 1 - April 11, 2002
Sluc Nancy - Lokomotiv Min.Vody 98-72
(Smith 23, Gomis 18, Land 18, Boskovic 14, Dubos
11, Masingue 10, Julian 4, Zianveni - Kudelin 17, Zukauskas 15, farmer 13,
Robinson 12, Tsypatchev 9, Jagodnik 4, Vedistchev 2, Bencic)
nancy did not have big problems in defeating Lok.Min Vody in the first game
of Korac Cup finals.
Semifinals, Game 2 - March 29, 2002
Lokomotiv managed to catch up with
their 5-point loss, and beat Maroussi in Min.Vody by 8 points. Nancy had
easier task, so even their 11-points defeat did not change the fact that
they will face Lokomotiv in the final game.
Pivovarna Lasko - Sluc Nancy 94-83
(Jurak 11, Walker 26, Leric 17, Novak 8, Duscak 12, Brolih 10, Vujicic 3, Pavic 7 - Boskovic 4,
Land 11, Smith 21, Julian 2, Mbodji 2, Dubos 16, Mazinque 3, Phaeton 2,
Lokomotiv - Maroussi
(Kudelin 17, Zukauskas 16, Jagodnik 11, Vedishev 11,
Farmer 9, Robinson 9, Bencic 2 - Oliver 20, Burke 13, Conlon 13, Koronios 5,
Pavlidis 5, Marmarinos 4, Koch 3)
Semifinals, Game 1 - March 22, 2002
Nancy gave no chance to Pivovarna and
Maroussi got 5-points victory at home against Lokomotiv Min.Vody. So Nancy
can almost celebrate their semifinals qualification, while everything could
happen in Min.Vody.
Maroussi - Lokomotiv Min.Vody 91-86
MAROUSSI: Falekas 6, Burke 20, Maslarinos
12, Pavlidis 2, Koch 9, Oliver 21, Spanoulis, Conlon 19, Marmarinos 2.
LOKOMOTIV: Robinson 21, Koudeline 23, E.Zukauskas 9, Vedichtchev 2, Farmer
14, Jagodnik 13, Bencic 2, Konovalov 2.
Nancy Basket - Pivovarna Lasko 89-58
Nancy: Boskovic 13, Land 10, Smith 15,
Julian 11, Dubos 15, Gomis 6, Masingue 11, Zianveni 8.
Lasko: Jurak 10, Walker 8, Leric 9, Novak 7, Duscak 4 , Pavic 11, Vujicic,
Korac cup: Semi Final- some comments before the first Jump ball - March 20, 2002
By Assaf Hadar
We have reach the money time- The semi Final games are about to start this
week. 4 of the best teams are willing to do their best in order to win the
Cup. Take a good look at the fact that this year there is no team from Spain
or Italy which have reached the Semi. This is not the Euroleague and even
not Saporta Cup- No doubt that 4 of the teams which have promoted to the
semi Final don't belong to European 's top Level...Nevertheless, one can
easily find some players who can contribute and show up in the top Level.
The semi Final event is a great chance for some good players to show up
theirs skills.(and get them a nice contract for next season..)
J. Oliver, who has being playing with Small European teams so far, is
looking for his break- wining the Korac Cup with his Greek Team- MARUOSSI
can be his big chance, which he has been looking for some time- a good
Performance can arrange him a nice contract in one of Europe's top team for
the next season- So far Oliver has been more than great with 23 points a
game- the top scorer in Korac. Three of the teams have shown an Extra
Ordinary Offence skills scoring more than 90 points a game, Maruosi the is
too much depended on J. Oliver (23 points a game so far) and hence scores
only 79 points.
Let's take a look of the two matches which are going to be played this week:
Lokomotiv- Maruossi is the first match- Lokomotiv has 6 players with double
figures on Offence and very good board game (36 Rebounds a game!!)
J. SCORER Oliver can easily win a game by him self for Maruossi, he can hit
it from the outside or take his man all the way to the basket- Lokomotiv is
going to put most of its Defense Pressure on this guy. But Oliver is not
along, It will be an Interesting fight under the basket where P. Burke and
M. Conlon will try to get theirs hands on the Boards. Maroussi has Kornios - Greece NT Guard
- one of the best Guard in Greek who hasn't been in his best
Shape so far this season and wants to show up in his real chance. M.Coch has
already won the European Title and brings his experience to the court, and
don't forget his ability to shoot the Triples
According to the Stats's Stats Pages we can say with no doubt that Lokomotiv
is better: 93 points are much more than 79 points...the Greek team scores no
more than 80 points a game...But Stats its only one thing...
T.Farmer and James Robinson are the team's Foreigners. Is anyone Remembers
J. Robinson? Yes, the guy who gave some good seasons with the Portlan (NBA)
and played with Olimpyakos is about to play one on one against Oliver- This
is going to be interesting ...
I. Koudlin , the guy who has played for along time with CSKA a Robinson's
partner in the back court line, the Fantastic Jagodnic and E. Zakauskas
Gives a great Starting Five for the team from Lokomotiv.
Nancy- lasko: Both of teams score more than 90 points a game...both of them
have a balance Offense game with Six players scoring at Double Figures (More
than 10 points a game). Lasko has Duscak who is a deadly weapon form behind
the Arc (55.8%!!) and is the leading scorer of the team with nearly 19
points, T. wallker helps him with 14.8 points a game. Other important and
dominant players are: E. Novak, S. Pavic, G. Jurak, S. Leric and I.Vujicic.
Nancy will try to use some ball pressure on Lasko's Guards (17 TO for a
and it seems that this will be the job of Nancy American Gaurds : S.Smith
and R. Land . The team's front line combines from Julian and Dubas (Both of
the NT Players) who will try to dominant the boards. Other important players
in the team's Rotation are: J. Gomas and G. Boskovic