2016-17Regular SeasonRound 14
December 23, 2016 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA
Scottie Wilbekin - Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - EB16

Darussafaka rallies from 19 down to beat Maccabi

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul erased a 19-point deficit to defeat Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 86-84 on Friday at Volkswagen Arena. Scottie Wilbekin poured in a career-high 23 points and Will Clyburn had 20 points and 12 rebounds for his first EuroLeague double-double as Darussafaka won its third straight game to improve to 8-6. Brad Wanamaker added 15 points and Luke Harangody and James Anderson scored 11 points apiece for the winners. The visitors, who blew an 18-point lead at home to CSKA Moscow two days earlier, led 29-48 in the second quarter and by 17 at halftime, but Darussafaka made up most of the deficit in the third quarter. The fourth would feature three ties and five lead changes before Darussafaka came alive down the stretch to claim the victory. Andrew Goudelock paced Maccabi with 23 points plus 8 rebounds, Victor Rudd scored 17, Devin Smith posted 12 points and 11 rebounds and Colten Iverson added 11 points in defeat. The loss was the fifth in a row for Maccabi, which well to 5-9.

The hosts used a pair of triples in breaking out to a 9-4 start. However the Maccabi defense came alive to keep Darussafaka scoreless for the final five minutes of the quarter, during which the visitors got 7 points from Rudd in a 0-14 run to lead 13-22 after 10 minutes. A Goudelock floater made it a double-digit difference as Maccabi continued to shine; Rudd’s three-point play made it a 0-22 march and a 13-30 score. Wilbekin and Clyburn scored as the hosts came back to life. However a Sylven Landesberg triple kept Maccabi comfortable ahead, 20-35. Clyburn scored half the points in an 8-0 Darussafaka run that narrowed the gap to 9, but the difference ballooned again through back-to-back threes by Goudelock and Smith. Sonny Weems connected from downtown to give Maccabi its biggest lead, 29-48, before Clyburn made it 31-48 at the break. A 6-0 spurt over the first three minutes of the second half gave Darussafaka hope as Maccabi called timeout. Wilbekin nailed a three and Harangody scored inside to narrow the gap to 49-53. The teams then traded baskets for several minutes before Wilbekin’s third three and Anderson’s put-back made it a 1-point game. Weems’s drive left Maccabi ahead 58-61 through three quarters. Wilbekin tied it with the first shot of the fourth quarter and Wanamaker free throws gave Darussafaka its first lead since the first quarter. Free throws by Rudd gave Maccabi a 67-68 edge and Iverson added to it. The lead switched hands on three straight threes from Anderson, Goudelock and Harangody to make it 75-73. Iverson tied it from the line, but the next two baskets came from the hosts. Smith pulled Maccabi to within 79-78, however a deep three by Wilbekin with 32.7 seconds remaining put Darussafaka in control and after a block by Clyburn and free throws by Wanamaker and Wilbekin, Darussafaka celebrated victory.

Friday, December 23, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), LATISEVS, OLEGS (LAT)
Attendance: 4064
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Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul13182728
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv22261323
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Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul13315886
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv22486184
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 32:54 23 3/7 5/9 2/2 1 2 3 5 2 2     2 1 22
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET 4:48 3   1/1     1 1 1   1         4
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 9:21     0/2                 1 1   -4
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 14:16 3 1/2   1/5   3 3 3   1     2 4 5
11 WANAMAKER, BRAD 34:11 15 3/6 1/3 6/7   5 5 3 2 1     3 5 20
12 CLYBURN, WILL 36:26 20 7/16 1/4 3/4 5 7 12   1 3 1   2 5 21
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 5:47   0/1 0/1   1 1 2           2   -2
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 6:31         1   1             1 2
21 SAVAS, OGUZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 ANDERSON, JAMES 22:25 11 2/4 1/5 4/4 2 3 5 1 1 1 1   1 3 14
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 6:08     0/1                       -1
81 HARANGODY, LUKE 27:13 11 3/4 1/1 2/2 2 4 6   1   2   5 1 15
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 86 19/40 10/27 18/24 12 27 39 13 7 9 4 1 18 20 97
        47.5% 37% 75%
Head coach: BLATT, DAVID
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 35:54 23 4/13 5/6     8 8 3 1 2     3 2 22
3 RUDD, VICTOR 27:23 17 4/7 2/5 3/3 1 2 3           3 4 15
4 SEELEY, D.J. 14:41   0/1 0/2     3 3 2 1 1     4   -2
6 SMITH, DEVIN 32:01 12 3/7 2/6   3 8 11 1   2 1 3 1 1 12
8 YIVZORI, DAGAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MEKEL, GAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 PNINI, GUY 4:18 3 0/1 1/2     1 1         1     1
12 OHAYON, YOGEV 27:08 4 2/4 0/2         3   1     2    
13 WEEMS, SONNY 24:09 9 2/4 1/1 2/3   3 3 1 1 2     2 5 12
15 LANDESBERG, SYLVEN 17:11 6 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 2 3   1       2 1 6
24 IVERSON, COLTON 17:15 10 4/6   2/5 6 2 8     3     4 5 11
33 ZIRBES, MAIK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2   2     2          
Totals 200:00 84 20/45 12/26 8/13 13 29 42 10 4 13 1 4 21 18 77
        44.4% 46.2% 61.5%
Head coach: LUBIN, LIOR

Head Coaches

BLATT, DAVID
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"It feels kind of funny. Some of those guys I just won the EuroLeague with a few years ago, so obviously the players that I know and the management that I worked with for so many years, it’s hard to be overly happy. But I am very proud of my team. We came back from 19 down in a game where it looked like we had no chance. I’ve said it from Day 1: There’s no quit in this team. I think we were a little bit influenced by our last game against Fenerbahce. It took a lot of energy; that was such a hard, physical game. And Maccabi is a different kind of team in that they play so fast and wide open, so we suddenly found ourselves in a different environment, a different kind of battle. I think we were mentally and physically tired, because it was such a hard game against Fenerbahce, but at halftime we talked about somethings, we found our way, we defended fabulously in the second half and what a win! "

Players

HARANGODY, LUKE
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"That was a great night for us. We needed this. I think we showed a lot of diversity. Forget about the game; down by 17, you have to make some sort of changes. It was basically to come out with energy. In the second half everybody brought this energy to the court. We were great, especially in defense. It’s an important win for us. It’s a big win at home."
CLYBURN, WILL
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We came out [in the second half] and we defended and we rebounded. And we moved the ball. We got good shots every possession, no turnovers, and that how we got back in the game. There are going to be ups and downs in basketball, that’s how it is. I’m just happy we got the win. "
GOUDELOCK, ANDREW
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"We had a big lead for the second straight time and we couldn't keep it. They just played tougher than us in the second half. I didn't picture this kind of situation when I got here, but a lot of things went wrong since then. Still, the second we learn how to close out games, we can be a great team."
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