Nizhny Beats Hapoel at Pais Arena

Hapoel "Bank Yahav" Jerusalem loses at home in the Eurocup

From: Hapoel Jerusalem - 10:25 | 19/11/2015 | (Photo by: Dor Kedmi)

6,000 fans packed the bottom level of Pais Arena and gave a fantastic basketball but this time it did not help Hapoel "Bank Yahav" Jerusalem who lost to Nizhny Novgorod 70-74. This was Hapoel's first home loss of the season in all competitions, and the first home loss since March. With this loss and the other results of group F (AEK beat Volgograd away after OT and Neptunas beat Galatasary), Hapoel are located 5th in the group with 2 wins and 4 losses. Next week, Hapoel will go on the road to play at Neptunas in what could be a very crucial game for the reds.

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Matt Janning said afterwards: "I think we gave them too many easy baskets in the first half and they got a little bit of a lead, we made a push in the second half and our defense was a little better but we never overcome it. Tough loss for us at home and we need to come ready to play next week".

Josh Duncan: "It's tough, we put it all out there and we made a good run at the end but it was too little too late. It will hurt tonight but tomorrow we need to move on and focus on to the next game".

Coach Danny Franco: "We made some adjustments in the second half, our defense wasn't the issue but the offense was. We missed too many shots in the paint and with 4-for-20 from 3pt it's tough to beat a good team like Nizhny".

For the boxscore and more info about the game, head over to the Eurocup site.

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