2015-16Last 32Round 4
January 27, 2016 CET: 20:05
Local time: 21:05 PAIS ARENA JERUSALEM

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.9 Points 79.0
33.2 Rebounds 33.0
9.1 O. Rebounds 9.0
24.1 D. Rebounds 24.0
18.9 Assists 18.0
7.8 Steals 7.0
3.6 Blocks 3.0
13.8 Turnovers 15.0
54.1 % 2PT 52.6 %
35.9 % 3PT 34.3 %
80.7 % FT 79.6 %
91.4 Index 81.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.2 / Rowland Points 0
6.2 / Smith Rebounds 0
1.8 / Fischer OR 0
5.2 / Smith DR 0
5.5 / Smith Assists 0
2.2 / Smith Steals 0
1.9 / Fischer Blocks 0
3.5 / Smith Turnovers 0
71.4 % / Halperin 2PT 0
43.9 % / Janning 3PT 0
94.7 % / Fischer FT 0
18.8 / Rowland Index 0

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
0-3 Last 32 3-0
5-5 Regular Season 0-0
5-8 Overall 3-0

Referees

Crew Chief
GKONTAS, SPIROS, Greece
Referee
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland
Umpire
OVINOV, SEMEN, Russian Federation

The Take

In the first of two Wednesday games, Avtodor Saratov (1-2) looks to get back to winning ways when it welcomes Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas (2-1). Last week Gran Canaria routed Avtodor at home, 101-77, behind five double-digit scorers and 11 assists from Albert Oliver. Avtodor has competition's top scoring offense (92.5) , but has averaged only 75.5 in the last two games. Meanwhile, Gran Canaria's defense has allowed only 75.5 points in the Last 32, and no team has grabbed more offensive boards that Gran Canaria's 173 through 13 games this campaign. Israeli champ Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (0-3) is facing elimination when it plays host to first-place Strasbourg (3-0). Of five Jerusalem players who averaging double-digit scoring overall in this Eurocup season, just three of them have more than 7.7 points per game in the Last 32. With a loss, Jerusalem will be eliminated from eighthfinals contention. Meanwhile, Strasbourg has held its opponents to league-low 23.7% three-point shooting, and has not allowed more than 76 points in three Last 32 games so far. Strasbourg edged Jerusalem 75-71 at home last week. If both Gran Canaria and Strasbourg win, both will qualify to the eighthfinals, while both Saratov and Jerusalem are eliminated.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Our game last week in France was on our best but we lost it. You can't expect tonight's game to be the same, because each team will make their adjustments. We need to follow our game plan and move from there."
COLLET, VINCENT
Strasbourg
"We play the same team twice in one week, so this game looks like a playoff game. We played good during the first game but they also played good and sometimes we were in difficulties. We have to adjust to certain situations, we'll work on it. It will not take let them dominate us individually, otherwise this game will be difficult."

Players

HALPERIN, YOTAM
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"We are all aware of the importance of the game. We need to be focused and aggressive and with the push of the crowd, we can change the bad start we had to this stage."
FOFANA, BANGALY
Strasbourg
"It's always difficult to play a team that we beat the previous week. They necessarily reviewed the game and correct their mistakes. But we are well prepared too. It will be difficult to play there and in addition the journey is long. We must be focus because this game is very important for qualification."
Rodrigue Beaubois - Strasbourg (photo Strasbourg)

Unbeaten Strasbourg tops Jerusalem, scores eighthfinals ticket

Strasbourg took charge early and never looked back in defeating Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 69-79 to secure a berth in the Eurocup Eighthfinals. Strasbourg improved to 4-0 to lead Group H and advanced together with second-place Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. Jerusalem fell to 0-4 and saw its chances of advancing come to a close. The visitors used a 0-11 first-quarter run to build a 15-31 and despite a few Jerusalem comeback attempts, the outcome was never in serious doubt after that. Kyle Weems led the Strasbourg attack with 15 points and 7 rebounds, Rod Beaubois added 14 points, Matt Howard posted 12 points and 7 boards and Jeremy Leloup and Louis Campbell each scored 10 points. Josh Duncan paced Jerusalem with 16 points and E.J. Rowland added 13.

Jerusalem started well with baskets from Matt Janning, Tony Gaffney and Lior Eliyahu making it 6-0. Mardy Collins and Howard replied with Strasbourg’s first scores. Rowland hit a three to keep the hosts rolling, but soon Weems drilled a three to tie it at 11-11. Weems scored the next basket before Beaubois added 5 points to cap a 0-11 Strasbourg run. After Gaffney free throws, Leloup nailed a triple and Bangaly Fofana and Paul Lacombe closed out the quarter at 13-25. D’Or Fischer scored for the hosts to start the second quarter, but Collins scored the next two buckets before Leloup made it 15-31. Jerusalem looked to wake up through a Duncan jumper and a Rowland triple. Leloup knocked down a three to keep Strasbourg in control. Howard made it 24-38 midway through the quarter. Duncan drew Jerusalem to within 8, but Howard restored a 10-pint margin. However, baskets by Rowland and Eliyahu narrowed the deficit to 34-40 at halftime.

Duncan sank a three and Eliyahu scored inside to bring Jerusalem within 3 early in the second half. Howard scored 4 free throws over the next minute to put the visitors back in control at 39-48. Duncan helped Jerusalem fight back, but Campbell’s three-point play and a Weems triple restored a double-digit Strasbourg cushion. After Fischer free throws and a basket by Lacombe, the third quarter ended at 48-58. Weems further extended the lead and Campbell made it 52-66 as Strasbourg seemed to have the win locked up. Donta Smith and Bar Timor could only bring Jerusalem within 10. Smith made it 61-70 with four and a half minutes to go, but baskets by Lacombe and Weems all but sealed the outcome.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 6000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem13211421
Strasbourg25151821
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Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem13344869
Strasbourg25405879
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 DUNCAN, JOSH 23:09 16 4/6 1/4 5/5 2 1 3     1 1 1 3 3 13
3 GAFFNEY, TONY 22:51 7 1/4 1/2 2/2 1 3 4 4 1 2   1 2 1 8
4 ROWLAND, EARL 32:46 13 1/5 3/6 2/2   4 4 2   2   1 2 2 9
6 ZUCKERMAN, YOCHAI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ELIYAHU, LIOR 19:51 8 4/10 0/1   2 3 5 2 1     1 2   6
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 20:03     0/1         3   2     2 2  
11 TIMOR, BAR 15:21 6 3/3 0/2   1   1 1 1 1   1 2 2 5
12 MENCO, RAFI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 SMITH, DONTA 27:04 6 2/5   2/4   6 6 4 2 3 1   2 5 14
23 JANNING, MATT 24:46 7 3/3 0/3 1/2   3 3 3 1 1 1   2 2 10
24 MAYOR, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
40 FISCHER, D'OR 14:09 6 2/3   2/2 1   1   1   1   1 1 8
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 69 20/39 5/19 14/17 8 21 29 19 7 13 4 5 18 18 74
        51.3% 26.3% 82.4%
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
Strasbourg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 COLLINS, MARDY 25:23 7 3/8 0/2 1/4   4 4 2 1 2 1 1 2 6 6
3 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE 26:06 14 4/7 2/6   2 2 4 3 2       3   13
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 16:54 6 3/3       1 1 3 1 1     1 1 10
9 LELOUP, JEREMY 24:38 10 2/3 2/5     2 2 3 1 1     4   7
13 CAMPBELL, LOUIS 28:31 10 3/5 1/4 1/1 1 3 4 4 1 3     1 6 16
16 CORTALE, OLIVIER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 NTILIKINA, FRANK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 FOFANA, BANGALY 22:55 5 2/2   1/1 4 1 5 2 2 3 1   4 1 9
34 WEEMS, KYLE 28:21 15 3/5 3/9 0/1 2 5 7     2 2   1   12
49 DUPORT, ROMAIN 4:17                         1   -1
54 HOWARD, MATT 22:55 12 3/6   6/6 3 4 7 1   2 1 3 1 3 15
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 79 23/39 8/26 9/13 13 25 38 18 8 14 5 4 18 17 91
        59% 30.8% 69.2%
Head coach: COLLET, VINCENT

Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Scoring 69 points is not enough against a team like Strasbourg. We tried to change lineups and the style of play, but sometimes those things aren't working."
COLLET, VINCENT
Strasbourg
"We started the game right way with very good defense. We pushed them to play more one-on-one. We used our athleticism to put pressure on them."
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