Ural Great104-112

26-17, 23-27, 24-28, 22-23, 9-17

Hapoel

 

Date: 24.04.2004, 17:00hVenue:   Kazan (RUS) Spectators: 4000
Referees:  Richard Stokes (ENG), Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU)
TEAM LEADERS
Ural Great Hapoel
Ruslan Avleev (29)PtsDror Hagag (26)
Ruslan Avleev (7)RebYaniv Green (9), Virginijus Praskevicius (9)
Zakhar Pashutin (10)ASVirginijus Praskevicius (6), Dror Hagag (6)
Ruslan Avleev (4)STLior Lubin (4)
Ksistof Lavrinovic (1)BSAli Karadeniz (1), Dror Hagag (1)

GAME REPORT

24.04.2004
Ural Great 104 Hapoel Tel Aviv 112

Russia has been a happy hunting ground for Hapoel Tel Aviv this season. They defeated Ural Great early on in the FIBA Europe League in Perm and beat Dynamo Moscow away in the play-offs. Today in Kazan, they beat Ural Great for the 2nd time to claim 3rd place in the FEL.

Although players can sometimes fail to get motivated in consolation games, this contest was competitive throughout, and it took overtime to separate the 2 sides. The difference proved to be the Tel Aviv backcourt, led by little-heralded point guard Dror Hagag. Hagag, at 180 cm the smallest player on the court, scored 8 points in overtime and capped the contest by blocking a Ruslan Avleev 3-point attempt which he converted into a fast break lay-up to seal the victory.

It was Ural Great the made the early running. Ruslan Avleev scored 8 first quarter points for the Russians as their lead reached as much as 10 points.

Dror Hagag was the star of the game for Tel Aviv
In fact, the Russians led until halfway through the third quarter. It was a Virginijus Praskevicius steal and dunk which capped a 6:0 run and gave the Israeli team their first lead of the entire game. Suddenly it was a real contest and Tel Aviv surged ahead, only for Ural Great to come back and take a 73:72 lead at the end of the quarter.

Into the fourth, it was Tel Aviv who seemed to have the stronger legs. Michael Wright scored 10 points in the period and they established a 6-point lead, 84:90. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf answered with a three-pointer, but when Wright came from nowhere to block an Avleev breakaway lay-up attempt, Tel Aviv had the ascendancy.

However, Wright fouled out on the next play and a jumper from Darren Fenn tied the score at 93:93. Lior Lubin hit 2 clutch free throws to give Tel Aviv the lead, but it was Rauf who answered and his bank shot with 10 seconds remaining tied the score again. Lubin had the chance to win the game, but Rauf stripped him of the ball and Tel Aviv did not have enough time to get off a shot.

In overtime, Hagag was the undoubted star. His jump shot and drive opened up a 4-point gap, and his free throws and breakaway lay-up sealed the victory.

He finished the game with a team-high 26 points (10/15 shooting), 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Wright had 21 points, Praskevicius 19 (along with 9 rebounds and 6 assists) and Lubin 18.

Avleev was outstanding for Ural Great and scored a game-high 29 points while Abdul-Rauf added 19.

Top performers

Ural Great Hapoel

Ruslan Avleev

 

Dror Hagag

29Pts26
7Reb6
1AS6
4ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Ural Great Hapoel
35/68FG M/A39/71
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A34/60 (56.7%)
11/25 (44.0%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
23/31 (74.2%) FT M/A29/39 (74.4%)
30 (22-8) Reb (O-D) 38 (25-13)
24AS18
17TO12
10ST11
1BS2
26PF27
104Pts112

PHOTO GALLERY

URAL GREAT
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Vaikulis, R. 172/366.72/366.70/00.03/3100.0202312007
5Buskevics, S. 313/560.02/366.71/250.01/1100.0213321048
7Lavrinovic, K. 244/666.72/450.02/2100.04/757.15052301514
8Poltavsky, D. DNP
9Josipovic, I. 254/1040.03/837.51/250.00/10.0246100029
10Abdul-Rauf, M. 258/1457.15/771.43/742.90/00.01013400419
11Pashutin, Z. 425/1145.52/540.03/650.03/650.050510310516
12Fenn, D. 191/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0101122042
13Dmitriev, F. DNP
14Avleev, R. 428/1747.17/1258.31/520.012/1392.34371240229
15Dayneko, V. DNP
TOTAL35/ 6851.524/ 4355.811/ 2544.023/3174.222830241710126104
HAPOEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Hagag, D. 3110/1566.79/1181.81/425.05/683.36066211326
5Axebrad, T. DNP
6Sheinfeld, I. DNP
7Kochavi, S. DNP
8Simin, I. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
9Eytan, O. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000020
10Lubin, L. 385/862.54/666.71/250.07/977.85052140318
11Karadeniz, A. 227/1163.67/1163.60/00.07/887.51340301521
12Naor, M. 211/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0202112042
13Hukic, J. 396/1637.54/1330.82/366.71/250.03033100415
14Green, Y. 233/742.93/742.90/00.05/862.53690030211
15Praskevicius, V. 437/1163.66/1060.01/1100.04/666.75496310419
TOTAL39/ 7154.934/ 6056.75/ 1145.529/3974.4251338181211227112
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

Ural Great Hapoel

Ruslan Avleev

 

Dror Hagag

29Pts26
7Reb6
1AS6
4ST1
0BS1
42Min31

TEAM STATS

Ural Great Hapoel
35/68FG M/A39/71
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A34/60 (56.7%)
11/25 (44.0%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
23/31 (74.2%) FT M/A29/39 (74.4%)
30 (22-8) Reb (O-D) 38 (25-13)
24AS18
17TO12
10ST11
1BS2
26PF27
104Pts112