Skonto76-87

22-31, 19-20, 17-19, 18-17

Hapoel

 

Date: 26.11.2003, 18:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Riga (LAT) Spectators: 900
Referees:  Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS), Ilkka Weijo (FIN)
TEAM LEADERS
Skonto Hapoel
Dametri Hill (26)PtsA.J. Guyton (27)
Darren Kelly (7)RebJasmin Hukic (6), Yaniv Green (6)
Darren Kelly (5)ASLior Lubin (7)
Darren Kelly (3), Andris Biedrins (3)STJasmin Hukic (3)
Gatis Jahovics (2)BSVirginijus Praskevicius (1)

GAME REPORT

26.11.2003
Skonto Riga 76 Hapoel Samsung Tel Aviv 87

Hapoel Tel Aviv took a step closer to the FIBA Europe League play-offs with an 87:67 away win over Skonto that leaves them in 2nd place in Group C.

A.J. Guyton had his best game of the season for Israeli side, hitting 11/14 of his field goal attempts (including 5/6 3-pointers) to score 27 points.

As has become an unwelcome trademark for Skonto this season, they began the game badly, falling behind 0:8. Dametri Hill finally opened Skonto's scoring account and the first quarter ended 22:31.

Skonto rallied in the 2nd quarter and 3-pointers from Darren Kelly and Rinalds Sirsnins gave them a 34:33 lead. Hapoel answered quickly. Center Yaniv Green converted 2 dunks and Bosnian foward Jasmin Hukic hit 2 three-pointers. At halftime Hapoel had regained the lead, 41:51.

The remainder of the game was close, but Hapoel did enough to make sure that their 10-12 point cushion remained intact. Skonto had their chances to come back, but too many turnovers and easy baskets hurt them.

Conversely, Hapoel played solid basketball to make sure that they held on to win the game.

MVP of the game: A.J. Guyton, Hapoel Samsung Tel Aviv

COACH QUOTES

26.11.2003
Quotes Skonto Riga - Hapoel Tel Aviv

Erez Edlshtain, Head Coach, Hapoel Tel Aviv:

"When we came to Riga we already knew that the game will be hard. Skonto is a very young team and that’s why they are so dangerous. We hope that Skonto will win also some strong teams – it will be good for us, because the league is very hard and there are no possibilities to win with half power."

Virginijus Praskevicius, Hapoel Tel Aviv:

"I didn’t know anybody of Skonto team, only Biedrins, who will be a great player in the future. It is very hard to play against a very young teams."

 
Guntis Endzels, Head Coach, Skonto Riga:

"Practice, more game practice – these are keys for win. They played with strong defense and that made it a hard game for our young players. All our players were good and I have nothing bad to say to anybody."

Rinalds Sirsnins, Skonto Riga:

"We felt easier, because we played at home, there are not too long traveling to games. At the end we just lost luck and power, that’s why we lost."

 

Top performers

Skonto Hapoel

Darren Kelly

 

A.J. Guyton

22Pts27
7Reb2
5AS4
3ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Skonto Hapoel
30/58FG M/A33/53
24/44 (54.5%) FG2P M/A24/37 (64.9%)
6/14 (42.9%) FG3P M/A9/16 (56.3%)
10/12 (83.3%) FT M/A12/14 (85.7%)
19 (6-13) Reb (O-D) 25 (5-20)
15AS18
19TO23
8ST8
4BS1
15PF22
76Pts87
SKONTO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gailitis, J. DNP
5Patmalnieks, J. 30/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000001002
6Kelly, D. 398/1747.16/1442.92/366.74/4100.01675530322
7Brencs, R. DNP
8Sirsnins, R. 354/757.11/250.03/560.02/450.00224200213
10Ledins, G. DNP
11Páleník, M. DNP
12Jahovics, G. 391/812.51/425.00/40.00/00.0415441222
13Juknevicius, L. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010020
14Hill, D. 3912/1866.711/1668.81/250.01/1100.00111401226
15Biedrins, A. 395/862.55/862.50/00.01/1100.01341331411
TOTAL30/ 5851.724/ 4454.56/ 1442.910/1283.3613191519841576
HAPOEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Hagag, D. 132/2100.01/1100.01/1100.00/00.0022020035
5Karadeniz, A. 151/520.01/520.00/00.04/4100.0000061026
6Sheinfeld, I. DNP
7Guyton, A. 3311/1573.36/966.75/683.30/00.01124110227
8Simin, I. DNP
9Eytan, O. DNP
10Lubin, L. 283/742.92/540.01/250.00/00.0033701027
12Naor, M. 221/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0033121032
13Hukic, J. 365/955.63/650.02/366.73/475.02462530415
14Green, Y. 186/6100.06/6100.00/00.02/2100.02460200414
15Praskevicius, V. 354/757.14/4100.00/30.03/475.00334511211
TOTAL33/ 5362.324/ 3764.99/ 1656.312/1485.7520251823812287
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

TOP PERFORMERS

Skonto Hapoel

Darren Kelly

 

A.J. Guyton

22Pts27
7Reb2
5AS4
3ST1
0BS0
39Min33

TEAM STATS

Skonto Hapoel
30/58FG M/A33/53
24/44 (54.5%) FG2P M/A24/37 (64.9%)
6/14 (42.9%) FG3P M/A9/16 (56.3%)
10/12 (83.3%) FT M/A12/14 (85.7%)
19 (6-13) Reb (O-D) 25 (5-20)
15AS18
19TO23
8ST8
4BS1
15PF22
76Pts87