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Group:  B | 16.11.2010, 19:00h
Group:  B | 16.11.2010, 19:00h
78-83
18 - 1919 - 1413 - 1928 - 31
18 - 1919 - 1413 - 1928 - 31
Venue: Frankfurt (GER) |
Spectators: 1140 |
Referees: Miguel Perez Perez (ESP), Aare Halliko (EST), Petar Denkovski (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Maccabi Haifa Win Topple Skyliners

Deutsche Bank Skyliners slumped to an 83-78 home defeat to Maccabi Haifa in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night.

In the Group B game, Larry O'Bannon poured in 20 points, Sylven Landesberg 19 and Marco Killingsworth 14 for the Israeli team.

Maccabi played well away from home and were on top by six points early in the fourth quarter when the home side threatened to seize the initiative.

Three-pointers from Jimmy McKinney and Pascal Roller tied the game at 56-56 for Deutsche Bank.

Killingsworth then drew a foul and made both free-throws.

That started a 9-0 run that put the visitors in command to stay.

Skyliners, who are in second place in Germany's Beko BBL, made 14 of 28 shots from long range but Maccabi Haifa were too good on the night, especially in the rebounding.

They grabbed 40 boards to 31 for the Frankfurt club.

Killingsworth had eight of his team's rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Deutsche Bank Skyliners vs Maccabi Haifa

Skyliners Head Coach Gordon Herbert:
"Congratulations to Haifa! They controlled the tempo of the game and dominated us in all areas: Rebounding, intensity and effort. I was very pleased with our efforts this season. But I think that this was our worst game in a long time. At least Jimmy McKinney was able to make a strong comeback. Another good thing: There are still five more games to come in the EuroChallenge."

Haifa Head Coach Elad Hasin:
"This was not an easy game. Frankfurt is a very good team. But we never lost our focus, stayed concentrated and took good shots. Last weekend we lost badly in our last league game, therefore I really liked the way we came out tonight. All in all, this was a very important win for us."

Skyliners Player Marius Nolte:
"Tonight we did not play well at the big positions. Hence we lost the rebound duell, which was the biggest difference maker in the game. I think we controlled Killingsworth in the beginning pretty well, but were not able to do so the rest of the game. The run in the end came too late."

Skyliners Player Quantez Robertson: "You do not win games without rebounding."

Accumulated statistics

40.6%

26/64
FG
M/A

48.1%

26/54

33.3%

12/36
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

20/40

50.0%

14/28
FG3P
M/A

42.9%

6/14

66.7%

12/18
FT
M/A

75.8%

25/33

31

11/20
RT
RO/RD

40

10/30

14

AS

14

19

TO

19

6

ST

5

2

BS

1

24

PF

19

78

Pts

83

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