2015-16Regular SeasonRound 4
November 04, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
82.0 Points 74.7
41.7 Rebounds 30.0
14.7 O. Rebounds 6.7
27.0 D. Rebounds 23.3
14.0 Assists 19.3
7.7 Steals 5.7
2.0 Blocks 3.3
13.0 Turnovers 14.7
45.1 % 2PT 57.8 %
30.4 % 3PT 26.3 %
77.8 % FT 79.2 %
84.0 Index 83.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
27.0 / Mavrokefalidis Points 16.7 / Rowland
10.7 / Mavrokefalidis Rebounds 6.0 / Smith
4.0 / Mavrokefalidis OR 1.7 / Gaffney
6.7 / Mavrokefalidis DR 5.3 / Smith
3.0 / Papantoniau Assists 8.0 / Smith
3.0 / Katsivelis Steals 2.3 / Gaffney
0.7 / Mavrokefalidis Blocks 2.0 / Fischer
3.3 / Mavrokefalidis Turnovers 3.3 / Smith
100.0 % / Atic 2PT 88.9 % / Fischer
57.1 % / Mavrokefalidis 3PT 66.7 % / Halperin
100.0 % / Carter FT 100.0 % / Rowland
35.7 / Mavrokefalidis Index 20.0 / Rowland

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
1-2 Regular Season 1-2
1-2 Overall 1-2

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Referee
PETEK, SASO, Slovenia
Umpire
HALLIKO, AARE, Estonia

The Take

After consecutive road games Nizhny Novgorod (2-1) plays at home against Neptunas Klaipeda (1-2). One negative streak will have to give in this one, as Nizhny is yet to beat a team from Lithuania in an official game, while Neptunas has not won a game in Russia in European competitions. Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd(1-2) and Eurocup leading scorer Tony Mitchell host group leader Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (3-0). The host team comes off a pair of losses, while undefeated Galatasaray looks to improve its record on Russian soil, where it is 1-8 all time. It is a clash of top-five offenses, as Galatasaray is tied for third with 90 points per game, while Oktyabr is fifth-best with 86.3 on average. AEK Athens (1-2) welcomes former champion Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (1-2). The two teams have not met in 16 years, with AEK holding 7-1 all-time record. AEK big man Loukas Mavrokefalidis leads the competition in index rating (35.7). Both of Jerusalem's losses this season have come on the road, and club has lost 10 of its last 11 Eurocup road games dating back to 2013-14 campaign.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"Hapoel Jerusalem is a very tough team. It has very good players. We will do everything to win the game."
FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"AEK are playing on a physical level that we haven't faced before and we will prepare our players for it. At the end of the day, we need to be tough to face the opponent at their home venue."

Players

MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS
AEK Athens
"We have to win. We will be ready for tomorrow's game and we want our fans to support us."
GAFFNEY, TONY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"We know a lot about the team and they are as physical as it gets, so we need to win the battle of rebounding and hopefully it will put us in a position to win."

Warren leads AEK Athens to come-from-behind win over Jerusalem

Chris Warren’s free throw with 2.1 seconds left proved the difference as AEK Athens recorded a come-from-behind 75-74 victory over Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem. The visitors led by 17 at halftime, but an 11-0 third-quarter run carried AEK back. The game came down to the final seconds and Matt Janning’s big triple with 5.6 seconds remaining to tie the game had seemingly forced overtime, but Warren drew a foul from Fischer and won it for the hosts. Warren finished with 15 points and 9 assists for AEK, which improved to 2-2 in Group F. Dusan Sakota also scored 15, while Malik Hairston added 14 and Loukas Mavrokefalidis 13 and Marc Carter 11. Janning starred with 23 points for Jerusalem, which fell to 1-3. E.J. Rowland added 14 points and Tony Gaffney 11.

Rowland opened the scoring for the visitors before Warren got AEK on the scoreboard with free throws. A pair of Janning triples gave Jerusalem an 8-12 advantage, though Marc Carter’s three-pointer kept the hosts hot on their tails. However four Jerusalemites scored and two others blocked shots in a 0-9 run to establish a double-digit lead, 11-21. Warren tried to rally AEK, but Janning scored his 11th point of the quarter. Hairston free throws made it 16-25 after 10 minutes. Mavrokefalidis free throws drew the hosts within 7, but Rowland hit free throws and made a three-point play as Jerusalem soared ahead 18-32. But the AEK defense then held Jerusalem to a single basket over the next five minutes. However AEK only rallied to within 26-34 on Nontas Papantoniou in that time. After Janning scored twice in a 0-8 charge, Jerusalem had regained control. Janning added another three to make it 28-45 at halftime.

AEK stormed back into the game with an 11-0 run led by Carter early in the second half to make it 42-48. Janning and D’Or Fischer tried to fend off the hosts, but a three by Sakota closed the gap to 5. Hairston and Sakota each connected again from long distance, but Bar Timor’s triple allowed Hapoel to keep a 54-59 lead through three quarters. Warren nailed a three and later split free throws to bring AEK within 61-63. Tony Gaffney gave Jerusalem some breathing room with a three-pointer. Hairston made a clutch three and Carter’s free throws gave AEK its first lead, 69-68, with 2:20 remaining. Rowland put Jerusalem ahead inside the last minute, however a Sakota triple made it 72-70. Rowland got to the line with 30 seconds remaining, but split his shots. Warren’s layup at the other end gave AEK a 3-point cushion with 10 seconds left. Jerusalem’s play got Janning an open look from far outside, which he buried with 5.6 seconds remaining to tie the game at 74-74. But Warren drew a foul from Fischer with 2.1 seconds left and made a free throw to give AEK a 75-74 victory.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), PETEK, SASO (SLO), HALLIKO, AARE (EST)
Attendance: 4000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
AEK Athens16122621
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem25201415
End of Quarter1234
AEK Athens16285475
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem25455974
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 ANOSIKE, ODERAH 5:15         1 1 2               2
4 PAPANTONIOU, NONTAS 6:00 2 0/1   2/2 1   1     1     2 1  
5 SAKOTA, DUSAN 28:38 15 0/3 4/8 3/4 1 4 5 1 2 2     4 3 12
6 ATIC, EDIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 HAIRSTON, MALIK 31:16 14 1/6 3/4 3/4 1 2 3 1 2       3 3 13
8 MILOSEVIC, MILAN 17:55 4 0/4 1/2 1/2 1 2 3 1 2     2 2 3 3
11 SCRUBB, PHILIP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 33:56 13 3/11 1/3 4/4 3 5 8 3 1     4 3 6 14
13 CARTER, MARC 27:59 11 3/6 1/2 2/2 3 1 4   2   1   1 3 16
19 KATSIVELIS, DIMITRIOS 4:32     0/1                   1   -2
20 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 10:29     0/2         1   1       1 -1
69 WARREN, CHRIS 34:00 16 4/9 1/2 5/8 1 4 5 9   1   1 2 4 21
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 75 11/40 11/24 20/26 13 23 36 16 9 6 1 7 18 24 82
        27.5% 45.8% 76.9%
Head coach: SAKOTA, DRAGAN
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 22:10 4 2/8       4 4 2   2 1   3 3 3
3 GAFFNEY, TONY 23:35 11 4/6 1/5   1 6 7   2 1 3   4 1 13
4 ROWLAND, EARL 27:36 14 5/7 0/1 4/5   1 1 4   1     2 5 17
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 17:45     0/2   1 3 4 1       1 1   1
11 TIMOR, BAR 13:12 5   1/1 2/2         1 1     4 1 2
12 MENCO, RAFI 0:43                              
15 SMITH, DONTA 30:20 8 3/6 0/1 2/2 2 8 10 7   6     4 3 14
23 JANNING, MATT 31:21 23 4/7 5/8     5 5 1     1   3 1 22
24 MAYOR, IGOR 0:03                              
40 FISCHER, D'OR 33:15 9 4/8   1/1 3 4 7   1 2 2   3 4 14
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 74 22/42 7/18 9/10 7 33 40 15 4 13 7 1 24 18 88
        52.4% 38.9% 90%
Head coach: FRANCO, DANNY

Head Coaches

SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"Congratulations to my players for this amazing victory. It's still early in the season and a lot of things don't go as expected, but the victories raise our self-confidence. "
FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"We must learn from what happened here in Greece. When we go back to Israel, we will look at the mistakes we made and we will try to correct them. The group is open, it's very early and we can correct many things."
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