Jerrells' 26 Points Grant Hapoel A Road Win

80-76 to Hapoel "Bank Yahav" Jerusalem over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

From: Hapoel Jerusalem - 23:01 | 04/01/2017 | (Photo by: Rytas Vilnius)

The Top 16 stage of the Eurocup started with a road win to Hapoel "Bank Yahav" Jerusalem over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Hapoel found themshelves down 20 already in the 1st half but Curtis Jerrells started to take over the game and lead Hapoel to a 80-76 win. Jerrells scored 26 points, Dyson posted 15 points and Halperin finished with 11 points off the bench. Watch the highlights:

Coach Pianigiani spoke after the win and said: "A road victory is important. We started the game bad, we were soft, we missed some layups, some open shots. We were not ready for that kind of toughness. But mentally we stayed in the game, we never gave up. We waited for our moments and we reset in the second quarter playing the right way. We made a great effort on the perimeter to contest Lietuvos Rytas. We kept playing until the end."

Full boxscore can be found in the Eurocup's website.

Hapoel will face Maccabi Kiryat Gat on Sunday night at Pais Arena. See you there!

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