2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 21:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
Donta Smith - Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem - EC15 (photo Galatasaray)

Galatasaray’s hot shooting too much for Jerusalem

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul used a fantastic shooting night to hold off Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 87-79 on Wednesday in Group F. With the win, Galatasaray took sole possession of first place in Group F at 3-0, while Jerusalem dropped to 1-2. The home team made 16 of 31 three-point shots, including 4 without a miss in the final four minutes of the game after Jerusalem rallied to take 73-74 lead. Sinan Guler was 5 for 8 from downtown en route to 19 points and 7 assists for the winners. Caleb Green, Vladimir Micov and Blake Schilb each scored 15 points with at least 3 threes, too. E.J. Rowland led the Jerusalem attack with 18 points and 5 assists, Lior Eliyahu scored 16, Donta Smith added 13 points and 6 assists and Tony Gaffney netted 11 in defeat.

Eliyahu scored first for the visitors, but Guler answered with a triple. Smith and Schilb traded threes as Galatasaray took an 8-5 lead. Micov reeled off 5 quick points to make it 15-7. Then Schilb heated up as the lead ballooned to 20-9. Rowland and Eliyahu kept it close, but Guler nit another triple. Huseyin Koksal and Green each connected from downtown as the hosts raced to the 10-minute mark with a 33-22 advantage. Josh Duncan scored the first 4 points of the second quarter before Errick McCollum split free throws for his first point and a 37-26 lead. Matt Janning got Jerusalem going with a three-pointer and Gaffney added a pair of baskets to make it 41-37. Stephane Lasme free throws gave the hosts a 45-39 advantage at the break.

Eliyahu scored 6 points in a 0-7 start to the second half that gave Jerusalem its first lead since the first minute. Back-to-back triples by Green put the hosts back in control. Bar Timor kept Jerusalem knocking on the door with a pair of scores. Green and McCollum combined on an 8-0 run that gave Galatasaray a 62-52 lead. Smith netted 2 free throws to make it 62-54 through three quarters. Koksal’s put-back gave the hosts a promising 12-point advantage. A basket-plus-foul by Rowland and a triple by Yotam Halperin gave Jerusalem hope. Eliyahu scored twice in a 0-8 run that saw Rowland tie it at 71-71 with a layup in transition. Halperin netted a triple to push Jerusalem in front 73-74. But Guler connected on back-to-back threes to put Galatasaray back in control. Schilb also drained a three to make it 82-76. Jerusalem came back within 3 when Gaffney split free throws with 46 seconds to play, but a Micov three-pointer iced the Galatasaray victory.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), MARTOLINI, ALESSANDRO (ITA), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 2240 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul33121725
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem22171525
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul33456287
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem22395479
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SCHILB, BLAKE 26:06 15 2/3 3/4 2/2 1 5 6 4   3     3 2 19
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 20:36 6 2/4 0/2 2/4 1   1 3   2       3 5
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 35:45 15 1/3 3/5 4/4 1 1 2 3 1 3     3 5 16
6 DORSEY, JOEY 15:18 2 1/4     1 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 5
8 EDGE, SAFAK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ARAR, EGE 2:30 2 1/1               1     1    
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 LASME, STEPHANE 28:15 8 3/4   2/2 2 4 6     1     5 2 9
16 CANTEKIN, DUSAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 GREEN, CALEB 30:27 15 1/3 4/8 1/2 3 2 5 4 1 1     1 1 17
32 GULER, SINAN 29:58 19 2/6 5/8     2 2 7 2 1   2 3 2 19
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 11:05 5 1/1 1/4   1 1 2             1 5
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 87 14/29 16/31 11/14 10 19 29 22 6 14 2 3 19 18 95
        48.3% 51.6% 78.6%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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 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 8:24 4 1/2   2/2           1   1 1 1 1
3 GAFFNEY, TONY 24:02 11 5/7 0/1 1/2 2 4 6 1 1       1 2 16
4 ROWLAND, EARL 29:58 18 5/5 1/6 5/5 2 2 4 5   4     1 4 21
8 ELIYAHU, LIOR 22:38 16 7/11   2/2 1 1 2 1   1   1 2 3 14
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 20:54 6 0/1 2/2 0/1   1 1 2   3     4 1 1
11 TIMOR, BAR 17:42 4 2/3 0/1         1         2 1 2
12 MENCO, RAFI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 SMITH, DONTA 34:31 13 4/6 1/2 2/2   3 3 6   3 1   3 3 17
23 JANNING, MATT 16:55 3 0/2 1/3     1 1   1       2 1  
24 MAYOR, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
40 FISCHER, DOR 24:56 4 1/1   2/2   4 4 1 2 3 2   2 2 10
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 79 25/38 5/15 14/16 5 19 24 17 4 15 3 2 18 18 85
        65.8% 33.3% 87.5%
Head coach: FRANCO, DANNY

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"We started the game very well. In the first quarter, we took good shots and scored 32 points. First Vladimir Micov and in the last quarter Sinan Guler played very well"
FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"First of all thank you to Galatasaray for the great hosting. Today was a good game. We were terrible in the first quarter, but after that we improved. We made some mistakes in the last quarter. We had a chance for the win, but we made critical mistakes. Every day we feel better. "
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