2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 11, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 PAIS ARENA JERUSALEM

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
74.5 Points 82.8
32.5 Rebounds 42.5
6.8 O. Rebounds 10.0
25.8 D. Rebounds 32.5
18.3 Assists 17.3
5.3 Steals 5.3
4.3 Blocks 2.8
14.3 Turnovers 16.3
56.5 % 2PT 53.4 %
30.4 % 3PT 27.0 %
81.0 % FT 74.7 %
84.8 Index 87.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.0 / Rowland Points 19.3 / Johnson
7.0 / Smith Rebounds 8.3 / Johnson
1.5 / Gaffney OR 2.3 / Johnson
6.0 / Smith DR 6.0 / Johnson
7.8 / Smith Assists 10.0 / Cooper
2.3 / Gaffney Steals 1.0 / Zamanskiy
2.0 / Fischer Blocks 1.0 / Zaytsev
4.0 / Smith Turnovers 5.0 / Cooper
76.9 % / Fischer 2PT 69.2 % / Guinn
46.2 % / Janning 3PT 34.8 % / Cooper
100.0 % / Timor FT 100.0 % / Mateiunas
19.3 / Rowland Index 19.5 / Johnson

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
1-3 Regular Season 1-3
1-3 Overall 1-3

Referees

Crew Chief
LATISEVS, OLEGS, Latvia
Referee
PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO, Spain
Umpire
JURAS, MARKO, Serbia

The Take

In a high-profile match on Tuesday, unbeaten group leader Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (4-0) and Round 4 co-MVP Errick McCollum face visiting Nizhny Novgorod (2-2). In its four victories, Galatasaray has averaged 89.5 points per game, second-best in the competition. Nizhny, which has dropped it last two decisions, ranks in the middle of the pack in points allowed, conceding 78.3 per game. Neptunas Klaipeda (2-2) welcomes AEK Athens (2-2) and Eurocup's scoring leader, center Loukas Mavrokefalidis, who could be a tough matchup for a Neptunas team that allows a league-high 59.3% two-point shooting. AEK has not played in Lithuania since 2007, and has not won on Lithuanian soil since 2001. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (1-3) hosts Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (1-3) for the second consecutive season, and last season Oktyabr won both games, including a 78-79 thriller in Jerusalem. The visitors have their offense go through D.J. Cooper, the only Eurocup player who averages double-digit assists (10 apg.) through four games.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"We're about to meet a good team, that is coming here after a big win in the VTB. We will need to stay focused for 40 minutes against Krasny Oktyabr's style of up tempo offense, and their combination defense. If we will play tough and intense we can be in a position to win."

Players

TIMOR, BAR
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Krasny Oktyabr is a very talented and athletic team. Both teams are not in an ideal situation in this tough group, and I'm sure it will be a very tough game. I'm confident that if we "leave it all" on the court along with the strong backing of our amazing fans, we can hope for a good result."
Earl Rowland - Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem - EC15 (photo Hapoel Jerusalem - Dor Ketmi)

Rowland and short-handed Jerusalem hold off Oktyabr

With two starters missing, E.J. Rowland stepped up with a monster game to lead Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem to a 92-90 victory over Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd in the Israeli capital. Rowland starred with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners, who staved off overtime when Oktyabr forward JaJuan Johnson missed a dunk attempt at the buzzer. It capped an exciting finish that saw six lead changes and four ties in the final six minutes of action. Matt Janning scored 20 points, while Donta Smith added 16, Tony Gaffney recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks and D’Or Fischer netted 11 points for the Israeli champs, who were without Lior Eliyahu and Yotam Halperin. D.J. Cooper was brilliant in defeat with 27 points, 13 assists and 3 steals. Dmitry Sokolov, T.J. Guinn and Johnson scored 14 points apiece and Jordan Hamilton had 10. Sokolov added 10 rebounds, Hamilton 9 and Johnson 8.

Hamilton put Oktyabr on the scoreboard first with a three-pointer before Josh Duncan and Janning gave the hosts a 5-3 edge. D.J. Cooper dished a pair of assists and drained a three in a 0-7 push for the visitors. Duncan and Smith closed the gap for the hosts and smith tied the score at 13-13 before another Janning triple put Jerusalem ahead. Janning connected twice more from deep, though R.T. Guinn did match him on the second. Viacheslav Zaytsev and Rowland hit free throws to end the first quarter at 26-20. A Gaffney triple extended Jerusalem‘s lead to 9 early in the second quarter. Johnson and Sokolov kept Oktyabr in the game, but a Fischer basket and foul made it 38-28. Cooper scored five quick points and Hamiilton added free throws as the visitors closed to within 3. Gaffney and Smith kept Jerusalem ahead. Rowland scored and then assisted Smith before Johnson drew Oktyabr within 51-44 at the break.

Cooper started the second half with a three-pointer and then assisted Johnson and Sokolov as the visitors tied the game. However Oktyabr never took the lead and a 9-0 push that Rowland started with a three and ended with a mid-range jumper put the hosts in control at 65-55. Cooper highlighted the Oktyabr response with 5 points in a 0-7 push. Gaffney and Fischer gave Jerusalem a 68-62 lead through three quarters. Guin led a 0-7 Oktyabr run that brought the visitors within 1. After Smith’s layup ended a Jerusalem dry spell, Guinn tied the game at 74-74 with a three-pointer and Zaytsev’s jumper gave Oktyabr its first lead since the opening minutes. Smith scored the next 4 points, but Cooper’s three-pointer made it 78-79 with four minutes remaining. The teams continued to trade big shots; Bar Timor’s three put Jerusalem ahead and Guinn’s response made it 83-84 with two minutes remaining. After a timeout, Gaffney connected from the corner to make it 86-86. Then a Rowland triple made it 89-86 with 22 seconds on the clock. Cooper and Rowland exchanged free throws as a free throw contest began. Janning missed first to open the door for the visitors, but Johnson’s missed a dunk at the buzzer to give Jerusalem the victory.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: LATISEVS, OLEGS (LAT), PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO (ESP), JURAS, MARKO (SRB)
Attendance: 7000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem26251724
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd20241828
End of Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem26516892
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd20446290
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 9:46 4 2/2                       1 5
3 GAFFNEY, TONY 30:41 13 3/8 2/4 1/2 5 3 8 1 3   2   3 1 17
4 ROWLAND, EARL 35:47 22 6/11 2/3 4/4 3 4 7 12   2     1 6 38
6 ZUCKERMAN, YOCHAI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 TIMOR, BAR 18:13 5 0/1 1/3 2/2 1   1 1   2     3 1  
12 MENCO, RAFI 7:53 1     1/2 1   1           1 1 1
15 SMITH, DONTA 27:58 16 5/12   6/6   5 5 5 1 2     5 3 16
23 JANNING, MATT 36:56 20 3/7 4/9 2/3   6 6 3 1 1     2 4 21
24 MAYOR, IGOR 0:18                              
40 FISCHER, D'OR 32:28 11 5/9 0/1 1/1 1 4 5 2 1 2 1   3 4 14
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 92 24/50 9/20 17/20 13 24 37 24 6 9 3 0 18 21 116
        48% 45% 85%
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
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 TKACHENKO, MAXIM 16:21         1   1           3   -2
3 MATEIUNAS, ANDREI 19:56 7 2/2 1/2     2 2 2   1     2   7
4 GERASIMENKO, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 COOPER, D.J. 36:57 27 4/8 4/9 7/8 2 3 5 13 3 5   1 2 9 39
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ZAYTSEV, VIACHESLAV 15:53 4 1/2   2/2 1   1 1   3     4 3 1
9 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 22:30 14 7/9     5 5 10 1   1   1 3 1 19
11 HAMILTON, JORDAN 32:08 10 1/10 2/5 2/2 3 6 9 1   1   1 1 3 8
13 KORSHAKOV, DMITRIY 1:17               1             1
24 VOITIUK, EVGENII 0:41                              
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 34:30 14 7/14 0/3   2 6 8 2         3 1 12
34 GUINN, R.T. 19:47 14 1/3 4/6     3 3           3   10
Team           2   2     1         1
Totals 200:00 90 23/48 11/25 11/12 16 25 41 21 3 12 0 3 21 17 96
        47.9% 44% 91.7%
Head coach: BOLSHAKOV, KYRYLO

Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"Sometimes when you have a short roster, everyone knows that they need to give everything. That what the guys did. At this stage, we need to win games. If we can forget last year as quickly as possible, we’ll succeed. There was a lot of pressure because this was an important game. We played against a team that it’s difficult to prepare for. I am glad we won. "
BOLSHAKOV, KYRYLO
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
"Congratulations to Hapoel for the victory tonight. It was a good play in the last minute."
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