TIM-Maroussi92-74

10-17, 27-24, 31-13, 24-20

Hapoel

 

Date: 22.04.2004, 21:15hVenue:   Kazan (RUS) Spectators: 4000
Referees:  Miguel Betancor (ESP), Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU)
TEAM LEADERS
TIM-Maroussi Hapoel
Vassilis Spanoulis (21)PtsYaniv Green (18)
Georgios Karagkoutis (7)RebYaniv Green (14)
Vassilis Spanoulis (5)ASDror Hagag (4)
Roderick Blakney (2)ST3 players tied with 1
Georgios Karagkoutis (1), Lazaros Agadakos (1)BSJasmin Hukic (1), Yaniv Green (1)

GAME REPORT

22.04.2004
Maroussi Athens 92 Hapoel Tel Aviv 74

Maroussi Athens will join home side Unics Kazan in the FIBA Europe League final on Saturday, after beating Hapoel Tel Aviv. The Greeks put on a remarkable 5-minute display in the third quarter in which they turned a 9-point defecit into an 11-point advantage and took Tel Aviv totally out of the game.

Hapoel Tel Aviv Head Coach Erez Edelstein said that he had “no idea” what happened to his team in the 3rd quarter. Whatever the reason behind it, the result was his team completely losing its composure and ultimately, the game.

Aleksandar Smiljanic (no 7)
It took Maroussi over 20 minutes before they really got into the game. They could only score 10 points in the first quarter and they trailed 10:17 at the buzzer. Both teams struggled with their outside shooting combining for 0/11 three-pointers, but Hapoel center Yaniv Green had his inside game going as he shot ¾ for 7 first quarter points.

Into the second period, the two sides discovered their touch. Maroussi‘s Andre Hutson found his range while Ivan Grgat asserted himself under the basket. The result was a 27:24 period in favour of Maroussi, but they still trailed 41:37 at the half.

Tel Aviv began the third quarter strongly. Jasmin Hukic followed a missed shot with a dunk giving the Israelis a 45:54 lead and seeming control of the contest. However, a three-point shot from Vassilis Spaneoulis sparked a remarkable 26:0 run for Maroussi.

Spaneoulis is just 21 years of age but already the captain of this Maroussi side. He showed his qualities today, leading by example and scoring 15 second half points (and 11 of the 26 in the run) to repeatedly energise his team.

While Maroussi could do nothing wrong, Tel Aviv were rattled and could simply not reply. At the end of the third, Maroussi led 68:54 and were in complete command of affairs.

Although the game was not over, Tel Aviv were broken in the face of the Maroussi run and did not threaten to make a comeback in the final quarter.

Spaneoulis was the high man for Greece and he led the side with 21 points (5/7 three-points) and 5 assists. The young guard did not yet play for the senior Greek team, but based on tonight’s performance he will be a lock to make the Olympic team.

Maroussi's fans celebrate their team's win

Ivan Grgat provided the inside muscle and finished the game with 15 points, while George Karagoutis added 14.

Yaniv Green scored 18 points for Tel Aviv and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Jasmin Hukic scored 15 points, but made just 1/8 three-pointers.

COACH QUOTES

22.04.2004
Quotes Maroussi Athens - Hapoel Tel Aviv

Panagiotis Yiannakis, Head Coach, Maroussi Athens:

“We knew that this was a strong Tel Aviv side. My team anticipated this and started nervously. They made some mistakes, missed some easy baskets and played bad defense.”

“We had a lack of concentration and in the first half Tel Aviv controlled the game which made it difficult for us to pull back. In the second half we played great defense, grabbed lots of defensive rebounds and made them make mistakes.”

“This win was easier than expected.”

“I’m very proud of team. We may not have such big names but we showed that we work hard and believe in ourselves and we can produce great results like tonight.”

“I look forward to another great game on Saturday.”

Erez Edelshtein, Head Coach, Hapoel Tel Aviv

“This was a very physical game. Maroussi are a little more experienced than us and used the momentum they created in the third quarter to win the game.”

“20 points is not the difference between these two teams. This was our biggest loss this season. I’m very disappointed with this performance, especially the third quarter, and the result.”

Top performers

TIM-Maroussi Hapoel

Vassilis Spanoulis

 

Yaniv Green

21Pts18
3Reb14
5AS0
0ST0
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

TIM-Maroussi Hapoel
33/61FG M/A28/56
25/43 (58.1%) FG2P M/A25/40 (62.5%)
8/18 (44.4%) FG3P M/A3/16 (18.8%)
18/28 (64.3%) FT M/A15/21 (71.4%)
28 (9-19) Reb (O-D) 30 (7-23)
19AS14
11TO14
6ST3
2BS2
23PF25
92Pts74

PHOTO GALLERY

TIM-MAROUSSI
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Blakney, R. 312/366.72/366.70/00.02/450.0134442036
5Hutson, A. 215/955.65/955.60/00.00/20.00222110410
6Gkagkaoudakis, K. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
7Smiljanic, A. 151/520.01/250.00/30.03/475.0011200015
8Nikolaidis, P. 163/560.01/1100.02/450.03/3100.00330100111
9Grgat, I. 215/955.65/955.60/00.05/683.30222010415
10Spanoulis, V. 297/1353.82/633.35/771.42/450.00335100221
11Daniil, S. DNP
12Tsiakos, G. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000
13Popovic, O. 282/728.61/333.31/425.00/00.0112121015
14Agadakos, L. 172/2100.02/2100.00/00.01/1100.0213221135
15Karagkoutis, G. 196/875.06/875.00/00.02/450.05271001414
TOTAL33/ 6154.125/ 4358.18/ 1844.418/2864.3919281911622392
HAPOEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Hagag, D. 192/2100.02/2100.00/00.02/2100.0044421046
5Axebrad, T. DNP
6Sheinfeld, I. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
7Kochavi, S. DNP
8Simin, I. DNP
9Eytan, O. 101/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0011000033
10Lubin, L. 323/837.52/450.01/425.05/5100.00003310012
11Karadeniz, A. 185/771.45/771.40/00.04/580.00220300314
12Naor, M. 280/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0022220020
13Hukic, J. 347/1741.26/966.71/812.50/00.01123111415
14Green, Y. 288/1266.78/1266.70/00.02/540.0410140201418
15Praskevicius, V. 312/825.02/633.30/20.02/450.0235210046
TOTAL28/ 5650.025/ 4062.53/ 1618.815/2171.4723301414322574
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

TIM-Maroussi Hapoel

Vassilis Spanoulis

 

Yaniv Green

21Pts18
3Reb14
5AS0
0ST0
0BS1
29Min28

TEAM STATS

TIM-Maroussi Hapoel
33/61FG M/A28/56
25/43 (58.1%) FG2P M/A25/40 (62.5%)
8/18 (44.4%) FG3P M/A3/16 (18.8%)
18/28 (64.3%) FT M/A15/21 (71.4%)
28 (9-19) Reb (O-D) 30 (7-23)
19AS14
11TO14
6ST3
2BS2
23PF25
92Pts74