2013-14EighthfinalsRound 1
March 05, 2014 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 RATIOPHARM ARENA
Ulm rallies to beat Jerusalem 89-87 in Game 1

Edgar Sosa - Ratiopharm Ulm - EC13 (photo Ratiopharm Ulm)A 15-0 turn-around run over 5 minutes in the fourth quarter boosted Ratiopharm Ulm to a late 89-87 victory over visiting Hapoel Jerusalem in Game 1 of their eighthfinal series on Wednesday in Germany. The decisive second showdown is next Wednesday in Jerusalem, after which the team with the best aggregate score over both games will advance to the quarterfinals. Ulm played from behind for all but one possession in the first three quarters Wednesday before its defense shut off Jerusalem in the fourth to seize an 83-76 lead with 2:53 to play. Jerusalem, which had enjoyed double-digit leads in the second half, had to rally to take home a closer score to work with. Edgar Sosa led the winners with 19 points, while Philipp Schwethelm added 11 and Will Clyburn 10. Jerusalem's five double-digit scorers were led by Josh Duncan with 22 points. Artsiom Parakhouski and Bracey Wright added 15 points each, Lior Eliyahu 12 and Yotam Halperin 11 for the visitors.

Jerusalem blasted off to an early 5-15 lead as Parakhouski and Halperin split 13 of those points while the other visiting starters were collecting assists, steals and blocks. Although a third three-pointer in less than 6 minutes by Adam Hess kept Ulm from disappearing on its own floor, Derwin Kitchen, Eliyahu, Ronald Dupree and Parakhouski soon gave Jerusalem its biggest lead, 11-23. Ulm's defense finally kicked in as Matt Howard and Keaton Nanikivil joined the scoring for the hosts. And when Sosa finished the quarter with 5 points in a row, Ulm had cut the damage to 22-27 after 10 minutes. Only a dunk by Wright prevented Howard, with 5 consecutive points to start the second quarter, from tying the score. After Jerusalem went back up by 27-33, Schwethelm boosted Ulm with back-to-back triples, but again Jerusalem escaped to a 38-42 lead as Duncan put up 5 points in a row. Despite Ian Hummer's three-pointer and Clyburn's go-ahead layup at 43-42 for Ulm, the guests responded with the last 8 points of the second quarter to restore a commanding lead, 43-50, going into halftime.

Sosa reached double digits in scoring the second half's first basket, but Halperin and Parakhouski raised the lead to 8 points, 45-53, for Jerusalem. Just when the scoring seemed to have slowed compared to the first half, and Sosa's triple got Ulm within 50-53, Kitchen and Halperin combined for 6 points in less than a minute for a 50-59 difference. Ulm pushed back to within 57-61 as Cameron Long pumped in 7 straight, but again Jerusalem not only wouldn't break, but followed Duncan to a new double-digit lead, 57-67. That's when Per Guenther took his turn for Ulm with the next 5 points and cut the difference to 64-69 after 30 minutes. Wright opened the fourth quarter with a triple for Jerusalem, but Ulm's defense suddenly stifled the guests for 3 full minutes while Clyburn stepped up with 6 points on the way to a 72-72 tie with under 7 minutes left. Guenther did the honors of making the go-ahead layup for Ulm at 74-72. Sosa would bury a three-pointer and Hummer down a layup before Jerusalem got its second basket of the fourth quarter, a dunk by Eliyahu, ending a 5-minute, 15-0 run by the hosts. After Schwethelm buried a three of his own to give Ulm its biggest lead, 83-76, Duncan and Wright struck back to get Jerusalem within 83-80. Soon, Duncan buried a triple to make it even closer, 89-87, with 42 seconds left, but that's where the scoring ended, sending the series to Jerusalem next week as a virtual tie.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Referees: ANKARALI, RECEP (TUR), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU), MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN)
Attendance: 5000 (Tentative)
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Ratiopharm Ulm22212125
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem27231918
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Ratiopharm Ulm22436489
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem27506987
Ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GUENTHER, PER 17:08 9 1/1 1/3 4/4       4   3     1 3 10
10 THEIS, DANIEL 11:56   0/3 0/1     1 1       1 2 1 1 -4
12 SOSA, EDGAR 22:52 19 4/7 3/6 2/2   1 1 3   4     4 2 11
13 MAIER, JONATHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 HESS, ADAM 11:58 9   3/3   1   1           2 1 9
20 LONG, CAMERON 20:41 7 1/4 1/4 2/2 1 3 4 1   3     1 4 6
21 CLYBURN, WILL 28:02 10 3/6 1/4 1/2 3 2 5 3 3 1     3 2 12
24 HOWARD, MATT 20:14 9 2/8   5/9 3 7 10 1 2 3   2 2 5 10
33 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP 19:19 11 1/1 3/4   2 2 4   1       4 1 12
34 HUMMER, IAN 12:56 8 2/2 1/1 1/2   1 1   2   1   1 1 11
44 PLAISTED, TRENT 19:46 5 1/1   3/6 1 7 8 3     2     4 19
52 NANKIVIL, KEATON 15:08 2 1/1 0/1     1 1               2
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 89 16/34 13/27 18/27 11 28 39 15 8 15 4 4 19 24 100
        47.1% 48.1% 66.7%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
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 Migdal Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ELIYAHU, LIOR 27:16 12 6/12   0/2 2 5 7 2 1 1 1   4 3 13
5 MAAYAN, TOM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ARIEL, ADAM 5:40                   1         -1
7 KITCHEN, DERWIN 30:28 8 3/5 0/3 2/2   4 4 6 3 1     5 4 14
8 DUPREE, RONALD 20:30 4 2/4 0/3   2 3 5 2 2 1   2 4 1 2
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 23:08 15 6/10   3/5 4 4 8 1   1 3   2 4 22
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 34:14 11 4/7 1/6   2   2 5       1 1   8
11 WRIGHT, BRACEY 30:16 15 5/7 1/4 2/2 1 3 4 2   1     3 3 15
12 MENCO, RAFI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GREEN, YANIV 1:14                         2   -2
15 DUNCAN, JOSH 27:14 22 6/10 1/4 7/7   5 5 3 1 3   1 3 4 21
21 BRUESEWITZ, MICHAEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 87 32/55 3/20 14/18 12 24 36 21 7 9 4 4 24 19 93
        58.2% 15% 77.8%
Head coach: GREENBERG, BRAD

Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
Ratiopharm Ulm
"We saw a great game on high level. We needed the first half to get into the game. Our defense wasn’t ready, we gave Jerusalem too many second chances. Our offense scored more than 20 points in all four quarters and the defense got better every quarter. The good thing is that we now know how to beat Jerusalem, so they’re under pressure before the second eighthfinal in Israel. We are willing to advance to the next round and therefore ideally to win the second game, too."
GREENBERG, BRAD
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
"We have to do a better job on Ulm’s threes. They shot 13 threes – that was the difference of the night. We scored 16 more two-point field goals, but that wasn’t enough. Ulm is a very good and deep team that is well coached. They played a great fourth quarter, which was enough for the win. It was a heck of a game. Two teams going very hard on a high level. We have to learn; I’ve seen a lot of good things tonight: 21 assists and only 9 turnovers, a very good balance on offense and five guys with double figures. Next week we have to make up 2 points."
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