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  Monday, April 18, 2005

Marko Tomas Play by Play
By Jonathan Givony

The href=/profile//> latest href=/profile//> addition href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> DraftExpress href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> Kristian href=/profile//> Hohnjec href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Croatia, href=/profile//> breaks href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> type href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now:

Kristian href=/profile//> Hohnjec:

Here href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> notes href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Zagreb href=/profile//> vs. href=/profile//> Zadar href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> featuring href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Tomas, href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> play-by-play. href=/profile//>

1st href=/profile//> Quarter
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-Good href=/profile//> assist href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> pointer href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> action href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game.
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-Bad href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Tvrdic, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> alone href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> corner.
href=/profile//>
-He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> guarded href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Julius href=/profile//> Johnson, href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> specialists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> area.
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-Tomas href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> catch href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball.
href=/profile//>
-After href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> FG href=/profile//> attempt.
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-Tomas href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> guarding href=/profile//> Tvrdic, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> switched href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> Johnson, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> threat.
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-0 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throw href=/profile//> line, href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> misses.
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-Tomas href=/profile//> struggles href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Johnson href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble.
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-Offensive href=/profile//> rebound, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lucky href=/profile//> one href=/profile//>

-Finally href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> aggressiveness href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> guarding href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> Vladovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> forced href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> turnover.
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-Beat href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> buzzer href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> downtown, href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game.
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-END href=/profile//> OF href=/profile//> THE href=/profile//> 1st href=/profile//> quarter-3 href=/profile//> pts, href=/profile//> 1reb, href=/profile//> 1ast, href=/profile//> FG href=/profile//> 1/1 href=/profile//> FT href=/profile//> 0/2. href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> disappointing, href=/profile//> especially href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> main href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> why href=/profile//> Zagreb href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> behind. href=/profile//>

2nd href=/profile//> Quarter:

-Created href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> wide href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> 3pt href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> teammates, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> missed.
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-Really href=/profile//> stupid href=/profile//> turnover href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> bounds, href=/profile//> Zadar href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> points href=/profile//>

-Starting href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> aggressive href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> end, href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> line, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 1/2. href=/profile//>

-He href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> Vladovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> great.
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-He href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> footwork href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> lateral href=/profile//> movement href=/profile//> again.
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-Made href=/profile//> 3pt href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> 28 href=/profile//> feet href=/profile//> out.
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-Beat href=/profile//> Johnson href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> ensuing href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> turnover.
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-Grabs href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> rebound href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> missed href=/profile//> FT.
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-Again href=/profile//> created href=/profile//> wide href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> 3pt href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> teammate, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> Balazic href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> it.
href=/profile//>
-Johnson href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench, href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> room.
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-Traveling href=/profile//>

-Made href=/profile//> running href=/profile//> 3pt href=/profile//> jumper, href=/profile//> 3/3 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> downtown.
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-Suprisingly href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 6-1 href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> Vladovic.
href=/profile//>
-Nice href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> again, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> stopped href=/profile//> Tvrdic href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> one-on-one href=/profile//> counter-attack.
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-Instead href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> floater href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> chose href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Zadar href=/profile//> intercepted href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pass.
href=/profile//>
-Great href=/profile//> penetration href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fantastic href=/profile//> layup. href=/profile//>

-For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> backdoor href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> layup. href=/profile//>

-Gets href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> line, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> FT href=/profile//> shooting, href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 2.
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HALFTIME- href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebs, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> ast, href=/profile//> 2to, href=/profile//> FG href=/profile//> 4-4 href=/profile//> FT href=/profile//> 2-6. href=/profile//> Great href=/profile//> 2nd href=/profile//> quarter href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Tomas, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Vladovic. href=/profile//> Zagreb href=/profile//> cut href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> deficit href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points. href=/profile//>

3rd href=/profile//> quarter
href=/profile//>
-He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> guarding href=/profile//> Vladovic href=/profile//> full href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> problems href=/profile//> fighting href=/profile//> through href=/profile//> screens.
href=/profile//>
-Missed href=/profile//> wide href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> pointer
href=/profile//>
-Great href=/profile//> anticipation, href=/profile//> steal href=/profile//>

-Again href=/profile//> wide href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> pointer, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> missed.
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-Finds href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> man href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> line.
href=/profile//>
-Missed href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> downtown href=/profile//> again.
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-3 href=/profile//> bad href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> reactions href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> row.
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END href=/profile//> OF href=/profile//> THE href=/profile//> 3rd href=/profile//> QTR href=/profile//>
-13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebs, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> ast, href=/profile//> 1stl, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> TO, href=/profile//> 4-7 href=/profile//> FG href=/profile//> 2-6FT href=/profile//>

4th href=/profile//> Quarter
href=/profile//>
-Ignites href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> counter href=/profile//> attack, href=/profile//> picks href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 4th href=/profile//> assist. href=/profile//>

-After href=/profile//> 32 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> rest.

-Back href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> game.
href=/profile//>
-Defensive href=/profile//> rebound
href=/profile//>
-Completely href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> confidence href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> wide href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> shot. href=/profile//>

-5 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end, href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> desire href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> increase href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> stats href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> garbage href=/profile//> minutes.
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-That href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> worst href=/profile//> halftime href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> ice href=/profile//> cold href=/profile//> lately href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> tired href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> season..... href=/profile//>

Final href=/profile//> Statistics: href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebs, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> ast href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> stl, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> TO

In href=/profile//> Tomas' href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> previous href=/profile//> games, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Cibona, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Goodyear href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Marin href=/profile//> Rozic, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> athletic href=/profile//> forward....that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> concerning. href=/profile//>

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Croatian href=/profile//> league, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> recently, href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 30 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (11-15 href=/profile//> FG), href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebs, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> ast.

 
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