2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 21, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 PAIS ARENA JERUSALEM

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
71.0 Points 90.0
25.0 Rebounds 31.0
3.0 O. Rebounds 11.0
22.0 D. Rebounds 20.0
20.0 Assists 18.0
4.0 Steals 10.0
4.0 Blocks 6.0
15.0 Turnovers 16.0
54.0 % 2PT 50.0 %
0.0 % 3PT 52.2 %
85.0 % FT 76.2 %
76.0 Index 96.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
25.0 / Fischer Points 17.0 / Bader
8.0 / Smith Rebounds 9.0 / Grant
1.0 / Fischer OR 5.0 / Grant
7.0 / Smith DR 4.0 / Grant
12.0 / Smith Assists 6.0 / Girdziunas
2.0 / Gaffney Steals 2.0 / Girdziunas
3.0 / Fischer Blocks 3.0 / Grant
5.0 / Smith Turnovers 4.0 / Siksnius
83.3 % / Fischer 2PT 100.0 % / Galdikas
0.0 % / Duncan 3PT 100.0 % / Zavackas
100.0 % / Rowland FT 100.0 % / Bader
27.0 / Fischer Index 17.0 / Grant

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
0-0 Last 32 0-0
0-1 Regular Season 0-1
0-1 Overall 0-1

Referees

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Referee
JAVOR, DAMIR, Slovenia
Umpire
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland

The Take

Galatasaray Istanbul (1-0) hosts AEK Athens (0-1) and big man Loukas Mavrokefalidis in first meeting between two sides in more than 50 years. Last week Mavrokefalidis scored 42 points, and amassed an amazing performance index rating 55, tied for the best ever in the competition. As he hopes to continue that momentum, Mavrokefalidis will go against a group of experienced big man, including his former Panathinaikos Athens teammate Stephane Lasme. In an all-Russian duel, Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (1-0) hosts Nizhny Novgorod (1-0) after both teams registered wins last week. No team scored more points away from home in Round 1 than Oktyabr, behind 15 assists from D.J. Cooper. Now, Oktyabr will attempt to keep it going offensively at home against another offensive-minded side. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (0-1) plays at home against Neptunas Klaipeda (0-1) which visits Israel for an official game for the first time in club history. Neptunas relies heavily on its three-point shot, hitting 12 last week, while Jerusalem did not hit a single three-pointer in its opener.
Monday, October 19, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"I think we can expect a game against a typical Lithuanian team. We will have to be consistent and focused throughout the entire 40 minutes, in order to prevent Neptunas from displaying their talent and ability to shoot. We will have to be determined and to work hard as a team in order to win."
ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"Hapoel is a good team with a number of high level American and Israel national team players. They will play at home, where they are highly motivated. Our task is to stop their offense."

Players

GAFFNEY, TONY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Obviously coming of a disappointing loss last week we will have to excute better in order to win. At home in front of our supporting home fans I'm sure we will bring the energy and intensevness that will put us in a postion to win."
GALDIKAS, SIMAS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"Hapoel players have excellent experience. Home team players Fischer, Eliyahu, Rowland, Janning have all played in famous clubs. Also, they will have great support from the fans because play at home."
Earl Rowland - Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem - EC15 (photo Hapoel Jerusalem - Dor Ketmi)

Rowland and Smith lead Jerusalem past Neptunas

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem took control of the game early and went on to register its first win of the season, 74-59 decision over the visiting Neptunas Klaipeda. Jerusalem, which improved to 1-1 record in Group F, grabbed lead for good in the first quarter. The hosts opened an 11-point lead in the second, and used a 10-3 spurt in the third period to open 55-41 lead. Neptunas was not going away, but never got closer than 58-51 the rest of the way. E.J. Rowland paced the hosts with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, and Donta Smith had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. D’or Fischer had 11 points, and Tony Gaffney contributed with 1 points, 6 boards and 4 steals in victory. Travis Bader netted 17 for Neptunas which dropped to 0-2. Martynas Mazeika had 11, and Mindaugas Girdziunas 10 point in the losing effort.

Neptunas opened the game with back-to-back threes from Mazeika and Girdziunas, but Jerusalem went in front through Smith and Fischer, before a pair of buckets from Rowland and a triple from Gaffney made it 17-13. Bader answered right back with a three-pointer for the visitors, but a three-point play from Smith to end first-quarter scoring, and a triple from Josh Duncan to start the second period made it 25-16. Second-chance points from Bar Timor and Duncan extended the lead into double figures, 31-20, but Mazieka scored twice, before Bader connected from downtown and Girdziunas beat the halftime buzzer with a three-pointer, cutting the gap to 36-30 at the break.

In the first 2 minutes of the third quarter, Fischer had a three-point play, then added two more baskets for 43-33. Bader answered with five points of his own, including a triple, but Smith and Rowland orchestrated a 10-3 run that opened 55-41 advantage for Jerusalem. After baskets from Timor on one side, and Girdziunas on the other, score was 57-44 at the end of third period. Simas Galdikas and Arnas Butkevicius brought the deficit back into single digits at the start of the fourth quarter, and a second-chance basket from Mazeika made it 58-51. But triples from Rowland and Gaffney pushed the margin to 12 points, and Gaffney’s block followed with his fastbreak basket helped make it 70-54 with 2:30 left, sealing the deal.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 6000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem22142117
Neptunas Klaipeda16141415
End of Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem22365774
Neptunas Klaipeda16304459
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 19:10 8 2/3 1/5 1/2 3 1 4     3     2 3 4
3 GAFFNEY, TONY 25:02 10 2/5 2/3   3 3 6   4 1 1 1 2 1 14
4 ROWLAND, EARL 33:02 17 6/9 1/2 2/2   5 5 5 3 2     3 3 24
6 ZUCKERMAN, YOCHAI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ELIYAHU, LIOR 19:02 6 3/9   0/2 2 2 4 5 1 1   1 3 1 4
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 21:47 2 1/1 0/1         2         2 1 2
11 TIMOR, BAR 19:01 4 2/3 0/2   1 2 3 2   2   1 3 1 1
12 MENCO, RAFI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 SMITH, DONTA 31:54 16 5/9 1/2 3/5 1 6 7 6 1 2 1   2 5 25
23 JANNING, MATT 14:16   0/3 0/2     2 2     1   1 1   -6
24 MAYOR, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
40 FISCHER, D'OR 16:46 11 5/5   1/1 1 4 5 1   1 1   1 2 18
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 74 26/47 5/17 7/12 12 29 41 21 9 14 3 4 19 17 90
        55.3% 29.4% 58.3%
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
Neptunas Klaipeda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SIKSNIUS, ARVYDAS 13:05   0/1 0/1     1 1           4   -5
7 MAZEIKA, MARTYNAS 33:06 11 4/8 1/5 0/1 1 4 5 3 2 6     1 4 9
8 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 36:04 10 1/4 2/6 2/2 2 3 5 1   4     2 5 8
9 NACIUS, RAIDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 BADER, TRAVIS 19:13 17 1/2 5/9     3 3 1 1   1   3   15
15 SARAKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS 13:02     0/2   1 1 2     1     1   -2
21 GALDIKAS, SIMAS 13:37 3 1/2   1/2 1 1 2 1   1 1   1 2 5
30 BELIAUSKAS, LAURYNAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 27:56 3 0/1 1/4   2 3 5 5       1 2 1 7
45 GRANT, JERAI 25:24 9 3/7   3/4 2 3 5     2 1 1 2 5 10
49 BIRUTA, GILVYDAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS 18:33 6 2/5 0/2 2/4 2 3 5   2 4 1 1 1 2 3
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 59 12/30 9/29 8/13 12 22 34 11 5 20 4 3 17 19 49
        40% 31% 61.5%
Head coach: ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS

Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Our defensive attitude tonight won the game. It was an important step for us for the future and we need to build on this game going forward."
ADOMAITIS, DAINIUS
Neptunas Klaipeda
"Congratulations to the home team, they played really well. Our problem was in the organization of the game and we will have to fix it for the future."

Players

JANNING, MATT
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"I'm still getting used to the new system and teammates, but tonight was a great win for us in front of the home crowd."
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