Hapoel99-67

28-24, 25-20, 22-11, 24-12

Skonto

 

Date: 04.02.2004, 20:10hGroup:  CVenue:   Tel Aviv (ISR) Spectators: 1700
Referees:  Stelian Banica (ROU), Haluk Yesiloglu (TUR)
TEAM LEADERS
Hapoel Skonto
Virginijus Praskevicius (26)PtsKaspars Berzins (18)
Virginijus Praskevicius (7)RebArvydas Straupis (7)
Dror Hagag (8)ASDarren Kelly (3)
Virginijus Praskevicius (1), Yaniv Green (1)STAndris Biedrins (1)
3 players tied with 3BSDarren Kelly (4)

GAME REPORT

04.02.2004
Hapoel Tel Aviv 99 Skonto Riga 67

A strong second half from Hapoel Tel Aviv was enough for the Israeli team to secure their 10th win of the FEL, along with 2nd place in Group D and a play-off berth against Cypriot champions EKA Lemesos.

The game was tough in the first quarter, after 8-2 for Hapoel, the Latvians turned the score in their favour (14-18). But this was the last time Skonto led the game. Hapoel took the lead right back and won the first period 28-24.

In the second quarter the hosts increased their lead slowly but surely. At the break the guests were almost down by ten points (53-44).

The second half was determined by the strong defense of Hapoel. Skonto had to work really hard for each point they scored. They were held to just 23 points in the second part of the match.

The strong defense gave Hapoel's offense another boost and the hosts got easy points. Even with bench players on the court Hapoel scored 46 points and won by 32.

Virginijus Praskevicius scored 26 points for Hapoel, a season high.Yaniv Green and Michael Wright added 16 apiece. 

19 year old forward Kaspars Berzins netted 18 points for Skonto.

MVP of the game: Virginijus Praskevicius (Tel Aviv)

COACH QUOTES

04.02.2004
Quotes Hapoel - Skonto

Erez Edelshtain, Head Coach, Hapoel Tel Aviv:

"We made the game easy for us by playing hard defense during the second half of the match."

Raivo Otersons, Assistant Coach, Skonto Riga:

"We just couldn't play as well as we did in our last games."

Top performers

Hapoel Skonto

Virginijus Praskevicius

 

Kaspars Berzins

26Pts18
7Reb4
3AS0
1ST0
3BS1

Accumulated statistics

Hapoel Skonto
38/65FG M/A21/52
32/51 (62.7%) FG2P M/A17/35 (48.6%)
6/14 (42.9%) FG3P M/A4/17 (23.5%)
17/23 (73.9%) FT M/A21/30 (70.0%)
31 (7-24) Reb (O-D) 28 (9-19)
20AS6
13TO21
2ST1
17BS9
28PF19
99Pts67

PHOTO GALLERY

HAPOEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Hagag, D. 305/771.44/580.01/250.02/2100.01348103113
5Axebrad, T. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000000
6Sheinfeld, I. 70/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0112020131
7Kochavi, S. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
8Simin, I. 81/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0011010103
9Eytan, O. 182/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.0011120354
10Lubin, L. 162/2100.02/2100.00/00.01/250.0011210155
11Karadeniz, A. 237/1258.37/1258.30/00.02/450.01341101316
12Naor, M. 202/540.01/333.31/250.00/00.0000100135
13Hukic, J. 294/944.43/475.01/520.01/1100.00441202310
14Green, Y. 245/1145.55/1145.50/00.06/785.72463211216
15Praskevicius, V. 2010/1376.98/1080.02/366.74/580.02573113326
TOTAL38/ 6558.532/ 5162.76/ 1442.917/2373.97243120132172899
SKONTO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gailitis, J. DNP
5Patmalnieks, J. 301/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/250.0011200003
6Kelly, D. 356/1442.95/1050.01/425.04/666.73363804317
7Straupis, A. 211/520.01/250.00/30.00/00.0167120252
8Sirsnins, R. 31/333.30/00.01/333.30/00.0011000103
9Berzins, K. 286/966.74/666.72/366.74/580.02240101218
10Ledins, G. 160/20.00/10.00/10.02/2100.0011020002
11Bankevics, I. 180/20.00/10.00/10.02/2100.0112020102
14Hill, D. 323/742.93/560.00/20.07/1070.01340500513
15Biedrins, A. 173/933.33/933.30/00.01/333.3112011047
TOTAL21/ 5240.417/ 3548.64/ 1723.521/3070.091928621191967
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

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Hapoel Skonto

Virginijus Praskevicius

 

Kaspars Berzins

26Pts18
7Reb4
3AS0
1ST0
3BS1
20Min28

TEAM STATS

Hapoel Skonto
38/65FG M/A21/52
32/51 (62.7%) FG2P M/A17/35 (48.6%)
6/14 (42.9%) FG3P M/A4/17 (23.5%)
17/23 (73.9%) FT M/A21/30 (70.0%)
31 (7-24) Reb (O-D) 28 (9-19)
20AS6
13TO21
2ST1
17BS9
28PF19
99Pts67