2011-12Regular SeasonRound 1
November 15, 2011 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 MERIDIAN SPORT KOMPLEX
Vule Avdalovic - BC Donetsk (photo Olexiy Naumov)BC Donetsk started the Eurocup season in style by beating Hapoel Jerusalem 80-71 in their Group A contest. Dmytro Gliebov scored 15, Vule Avdalovic 14 and Michael Lee grabbed 13 rebounds to help lead the winners. The game was tied at 43-43 midway through the third quarter, but Gliebov and Avdalovic heated up and put the game away. Donetsk was strong underneath – it outrebounded Hapoel 46-35 and got 5 blocked shots from Viacheslav Kravtsov – and benefitted from Jerusalem’s awful outside shooting (3 of 16 for three-points; 18.8%). Ramel Curry added 11 for the winners. D.J. Strawberry paced Jerusalem with 22 points and Yuval Naimy scored 17.

Darryl Strawberry - Hapoel Jerusalem (photo Olexiy Naumov)After a scoreless opening minute during which Kravtsov missed twice from the line, Curry found Kravtsov inside for a slam. Strawberry scored and assisted to Brian Randle to keep things even. The teams traded baskets and Hapoel grabbed its first lead at 11-13 on a Naimy three-pointer. The seesaw battle continued as Curry and Strawberry swapped triples until Darnell Jackson’s tip-in at the buzzer made it 23-20 after 10 minutes. Ivan Radenovic free throws, an Oleksandr Lypovyy layup and a Jacskon free throw gave Donetsk an 8-point cushion early in the second quarter, but Strawberry and co. responded with 8 straight points to even the score at 28-28. But a Avdalovic triple put the hosts ahead and 6 points by Maksym Pustozvonov in the last minutes of the half left Donetsk with a 40-34 halftime advantage.

A pair of baskets-plus-foul converted by Strawberry and Luke Jackson brough Hapoel within 41-40 early in the third quarter. A third three-point play by Naimy evened the score at 43-43. Gliebov connected from downtown to keep the hosts ahead. Avdalovic also got involved to help extend to lead to 54-47. Strawberry kept scoring the ball, but was no match for Avdalovic, who stretched the lead to 10 before settling for 63-54 heading into the fourth quarter. Gliebov saw Donetsk’s lead rise to 70-59 midway through the fourth quarter. Jerusalem tried to battle back through Strawberry and Guny Izraely and managed to trim the deficit to 5. However Kravtsov free throws and a Michael Lee basket on the offensive glass kept the hosts in control en route to the season-opening win.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO (CRO), MIKHAYLOV, SERGEY (RUS), LEPETIC, NIKOLA (MNE)
Attendance: 1500
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BC Donetsk
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PUSTOZVONOV, MAKSYM 23:54 7 1/2 1/4 2/4 2 2 4 3 1 1   1 4 4 7
5 LEE, MICHAEL 27:38 9 4/7 0/2 1/2 4 9 13 3         4 2 17
7 CURRY, RAMEL 23:50 11 2/9 2/3 1/1   2 2 3 2 3 1 1   1 8
9 AVDALOVIC, VULE 31:42 14 1/6 3/3 3/4   5 5 2   5   2 1 5 12
11 LYPOVYY, OLEKSANDR 20:45 5 2/4 0/1 1/1 1 3 4 1 1 1     2 1 6
12 RADENOVIC, IVAN 11:33 5 0/1 0/1 5/6   2 2     1     1 4 6
14 SALTOVETS, OLEG DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 KOVALENKO, VITALIY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 GLIEBOV, DMYTRO 19:49 15 2/5 1/2 8/8 1 2 3   1       1 4 18
41 JACKSON, DARNELL 20:11 9 3/6   3/6 6 1 7 2 1       3 4 14
55 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 20:38 5 1/2   3/6 1 1 2     3 5   4 3 4
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 80 16/42 7/16 27/38 17 29 46 14 6 15 6 4 20 28 95
        38.1% 43.8% 71.1%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA
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
Hapoel Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 THOMAS, JOHN GREGORY 15:19 4 2/5     2 1 3     1 1 1 3    
5 VARNADO, JARVIS 8:50   0/1   0/2   1 1 1   2     2 2 -3
6 KOKIA, URI 12:48 6 2/3   2/6 4   4           2 3 6
7 DOTAN, GUY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 STRAWBERRY, D.J. 37:48 22 9/10 1/5 1/1 1 2 3 2 3 3 1 1 3 3 22
9 IZRAELY, GUNY 14:39 5 1/1 1/2   1   1 1         3 1 4
10 NAIMY, YUVAL 28:43 17 5/9 1/4 4/4   2 2 1 2 5   1 1 3 11
11 KADIR, ELISHAY 15:19 3 1/3   1/3 2 2 4   1       5 2 1
13 JACKSON, LUKE 14:09 4 1/1 0/1 2/3   4 4 1         5 2 4
15 RANDLE, BRIAN 23:08 8 4/10 0/1   1 4 5 1 4 3 2 1 3 3 9
21 GRUNFELD, DAN 29:17 2 0/5 0/3 2/2   2 2 1 1     2 1 1 -4
Team             6 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 71 25/48 3/16 12/21 11 24 35 8 11 15 4 6 28 20 55
        52.1% 18.8% 57.1%
Head coach: KATTASH, ODED

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, SASA
BC Donetsk
"First of all I want to congratulate my team. It's very important to start the Eurocup season with a win. Today we did a good job on defense and it was the key for success. Still we must to work on our offense, because sometimes we are not making good decisions."
KATTASH, ODED
Hapoel Jerusalem
"We knew that Donetsk would try to play aggressive defense. The main thing in the Donetsk win was its domination in the paint. They have won by fighting on the boards. It's impossible to win when your team shoots 19% from the three-point line and makes just 57% of free throws attempts. "
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