2014-15Regular SeasonRound 6
November 19, 2014 CET: 19:30
Local time: 20:30 PAIS ARENA JERUSALEM
Davis, Rowland lead Banvit to big road win

In an outstanding battle that went down to the final minute, Banvit Bandirma grabbed its fifth win in Group E by edging Hapoel Jerusalem 78-82 in the Holy City on Wednesday. Banvit ties with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius for first place in Group E, each with a 5-1 record. Both teams may qualify to the Last 32 if they win next week. Jerusalem dropped to 1-5. Chuck Davis led the winners with 20 points. E.J. Rowland added 19, Keith Simmons had 16, Vladimir Dragicevic got 12 while Vladimir Veremeenko contributed 10 for Banvit. Bracey Wright led Jerusalem with 21 points. Lior Eliyahu added 15, Donta Smith had 13 and 11 rebounds while Derwin Kitchen got 11 points for the guests. It all came down to an outstanding fourth quarter which saw as many as 7 lead changes. In the last of them, a layup by Rowland gave Banvit a 72-73 edge in the next-to-last minute. Simmons, Rowland and Davis combined for 9-of-10 free throws in crunch time to lead Banvit to a very important road win.

Eliyahu and Wright gave Jerusalem an early 4-1 lead. Kitchen sank back-to-back jumpers to make Banvit call timeout at 8-1. Veremeenko dunked and Davis added a jumper but Eliyahu and Smith restored a 12-5 Jerusalem edge. A 0-7 run that Davis capped with an easy basket tied it at 12-12. Davis stayed unstoppable and free throws by Rowland and Veremeenko gave Banvit a 18-21 edge after 10 minutes. Consecutive baskets by Smith brought Jerusalem within 22-23 early in the second quarter. Free throws by Joseph Jones soon put the hosts back ahead, 26-25. Dragicevic and Rowland stepped up with consecutive layups and Davis added a jumper but a three-pointer by Bar Timor tied it at 31-31. Wright and Yaniv Green shined late in the first half but Dragicevic and Rowland allowed Banvit to tie the game again, 39-39, at halftime. Rowland and Mejia took over after the break and Veremeenko gave Banvit a 41-45 edge. Eliyahu followed a jumper with a dunk but three-pointers by Davis and Rowland boosted the guests' lead to 46-51. Wright had 6 points in an 8-0 run that restored a 54-51 Jerusalem edge. Rowland and Mejia gave Banvit a 55-56 edge but Wright singlehandedly put the hosts back ahead, 60-56, after 30 minutes. Dragicevic and Simmons led an 0-8 run that gave Banvit a 60-64 lead. Several lead changes followed, as Eliyahu gave Jerusalem a 65-64 edge, Dragicevic and Simmons restored a 65-68 lead but Jones put the hosts back ahead, 70-68. Simmons shined with a three-point play and Smith gave Jerusalem its last lead, 72-71. Rowland stepped up with the go-ahead basket and free throws by Davis, Simmons and once again Rowland sealed the outcome, 78-82, with 6 seconds left, allowing Banvit to get much closer to the Last 32.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Referees: CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK (POL), JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), MITROVSKI, IGOR (MKD)
Attendance: 5000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem18212118
Banvit Bandirma21181726
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Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem18396078
Banvit Bandirma21395682
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GAFFNEY, TONY 11:56 3 1/2 0/1 1/2 1   1     1     2 2  
5 MAAYAN, TOM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ARIEL, ADAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 KITCHEN, DERWIN 25:06 10 4/4 0/3 2/2 1 2 3 4 1 2     4 3 12
8 ELIYAHU, LIOR 35:18 15 7/13   1/3   4 4 2   2 1   5 3 10
9 JONES, JOSEPH 26:41 9 2/6   5/6 1 3 4   3 1   1 4 6 11
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 13:56     0/1     2 2   2 1         2
11 TIMOR, BAR 11:32 3 0/1 1/1                   1   1
12 GUR-ARIE, DANIEL 0:25                         1   -1
13 WRIGHT, BRACEY 34:35 21 3/8 3/5 6/8 1 1 2 3   2     2 5 18
14 GREEN, YANIV 5:34 4 2/3                     3    
15 SMITH, DONTA 34:57 13 4/7 1/3 2/2 2 9 11 5 1 4   1 3 5 22
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 78 23/44 5/14 17/23 7 21 28 14 7 14 1 2 25 24 75
        52.3% 35.7% 73.9%
Head coach: FRANCO, DANNY
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
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 14:13     0/1   1 1 2 1   1     3   -2
4 ROWLAND, EARL 36:47 19 5/9 1/5 6/7   2 2 7 1 3     4 7 20
5 GECIM, TOLGA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 CANDAN, BERKAY 0:59     0/1                       -1
7 EDGE, SAFAK 3:13     0/1                   2   -3
8 DAVIS, CHUCK 28:54 20 5/12 2/3 4/4 1 2 3 2 2 3 1   4 6 19
9 MEJIA, SAMMY 35:40 5 1/6 1/1   1 5 6 4 1 1     2 3 11
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 29:43 10 4/5   2/2 1 5 6 2 1 4 1   2 3 16
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 27:42 16 3/3 2/4 4/5   1 1     1     3 3 13
18 DRAGICEVIC, VLADIMIR 16:30 12 5/7   2/4 5 3 8 1 1 1   1 3 2 15
23 MUTAF, MAXIM 2:25         1   1           1    
41 OZER, CEVHER 3:54     0/1     1 1 1   1          
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 82 23/42 6/17 18/22 11 23 34 18 6 16 2 1 24 24 91
        54.8% 35.3% 81.8%
Head coach: LUKIC, ZORAN

Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Of course I'm disappointed. I have to give credit to Banvit, they played well down the stretch. Everybody on our team gave their best effort, but today it just wasn't enough."
LUKIC, ZORAN
Banvit Bandirma
"A very, very important win for us. We knew that the game was very important for Hapoel to stay in contention, but there was also pressure on them. We didn't play the best basketball, but in the end we played smart, got to the three throw line, made the shots and it was enough to win."

Players

WRIGHT, BRACEY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Tough loss for us. Of course our chances of qualifying for the next stage are slim, but we still have a chance. What we need to do now is get a win next week in Russia and then think about the other games."
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