2009-10Regular SeasonRound 3
November 05, 2009 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 NOKIA ARENA
Chuck Eidson - Maccabi ElectraMaccabi Electra remained undefeated at home by whipping traditional rival CSKA Moscow 71-54 in front of a packed house at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Maccabi scored the first 10 points of the game and never looked back as it improved to 2-1 in Group C. Next week the Israeli champs travel to Italy for a showdown with group leader Lottomatica Roma. Meanwhile CSKA dropped its second in a row and the Russian champs will look to regroup next week when they host Union Olimpia. Chuck Eidson led a well-balanced Maccabi attack with 16 points, Maciej Lampe added 15, Stephane Lasme 14, Alan Anderson 13 and Doron Perkins posted 7 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Ramunas Siskauskas paced CSKA with 12 in defeat. CSKA was doomed by the 24 turnovers and its 3-for-21 three-point shooting.

Maccabi struck first as Anderson dished to Lasme, who banked in the game’s first points. Anderson added a triple and Eidson scored in the paint, while the CSKA offense struggled, committing 4 turnovers in the first three minutes. Eidson struck from downtown to make it 10-0 before Andrey Vorontsevich ended six-and-a-half scoreless minutes for CSKA. J.R. Holden went coast to coast for his team’s second basket and Zoran Planinic’s basket-plus-foul narrowed the gap to 12-7. Still a Lampe hook, an acrobatic basket by Anderson and an Eidson triple built a 19-7 lead for the hosts after 10 minutes.

Lasme stretched the Maccabi lead to 14 before Siskauskas got on the scoreboard for CSKA. Viktor Khryapa’s basket and a Siskauskas three quieted the home crows until a confident Lasme stepped outside and hit a rare jump shot. Lampe corrected his own miss as the lead reached 30-14. Dimitry Sokolov threw down a two-handed jam only to see Lampe match him with a baseline jumper. Lampe continued to pound away, first sinking a three-pointer from the corner and after Holden scored for CSKA, Lampe added a free throw. Anderson was next with a basket to take the lead to 20. Khryapa scored a nifty basket in the paint and Anton Ponkrashov drove for another score as CSKA slowly crept back and Planinic hit twice from the line with 2.5 seconds left in the half, but Maccabi called timeout and drew up an incredible two-pass play for an Anderson slam at the buzzer to keep the hosts ahead 40-25 at the halftime break.

Ramunas Siskauskas - Maccabi ElectraKhryapa made a free throw to start the second half, but Maccabi picked up where it left off as Anderson and Lasme scored to stretch the lead to 18. Siskauskas answered back with a three-pointer only to see Lampe match him from Lampe. Trajan Langdon scored his first points of the game from the line and then his steal led to a Khryapa layup. Siskauskas brought the visitors within 47-35 as CSKA refused to go away. A Nikita Kurbanov slam cut the gap to 11, but soon Perkins sliced through the CSKA defense twice for layups that restored a 16-point cushion as Maccabi took a 56-40 lead into the fourth quarter.

Siskauskas banked in a jumper only to see Perkins drill a three at the other end. Anderson tried to put the finishing touches on the game, but his steal and coast-to-coast drive resulted in a missed dunk. But a minute later Anderson completed a pretty penetration for a short jumper. After Holden scored, Maccabi poured it on with baskets from D’Or Fischer and Eidson taking the lead to 23. With the outcome in the bag, Maccabi head coach Pini Gershon let captain Derrick Sharp play out the final minutes as the hosts wrapped up a big win.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI (ITA), JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS (GRE)
Attendance: 11000
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Maccabi Electra
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MEKEL, GAL 0:59                   1         -1
6 SHARP, DERRICK 2:59     0/1           1       2   -2
7 WISNIEWSKI, ANDREW 27:38   0/2 0/4   1   1 4   1   1 2   -5
8 PERKINS, DORON 20:14 7 2/4 1/3 0/1   7 7 6 1 2 1   3 2 14
9 GREEN, YANIV 2:54   0/1       1 1                
10 PNINI, GUY 7:33     0/1           1       2 1 -1
11 ANDERSON, ALAN 30:36 13 5/13 1/3 0/2   3 3 3 3 1   1 3 4 9
12 LASME, STEPHANE 31:31 14 6/8   2/2 3 3 6   2 3 2   2 1 18
13 EIDSON, CHUCK 30:01 16 3/5 3/5 1/2   2 2 2 4 6     2 2 13
14 LAMPE, MACIEJ 23:39 15 4/8 2/3 1/2 3 2 5 2 2       2 2 18
15 BLU, DAVID 8:29     0/1   2 2 4 1 1       1   4
21 FISCHER, DOR 13:27 6 1/4   4/4 4 3 7     1     1 3 11
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 71 21/45 7/21 8/13 14 24 38 18 15 15 3 2 20 15 80
        46.7% 33.3% 61.5%
Head coach: GERSHON, PINI
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
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 KURBANOV, NIKITA 12:29 2 1/2 0/2   1 2 3   1 1     1   1
7 KEYRU, VICTOR 5:02 3 1/1 0/1 1/1         1 1       1 3
9 SISKAUSKAS, RAMUNAS 25:10 12 2/2 2/6 2/2   2 2     3   1   1 7
10 HOLDEN, J.R. 32:59 6 3/4 0/5     5 5 1 1 3     2   2
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 14:34 8 1/3 1/2 3/5   1 1 1   1   1 2 5 6
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 22:08 4 2/3 0/1   1 4 5     1     2 2 6
21 LANGDON, TRAJAN 28:05 4 1/3 0/2 2/2 1 3 4 4 2 2     1 2 9
24 KAUN, SASHA 12:14       0/2 2   2       1   3 2  
30 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 8:03 2 1/3   0/2           2   1 2 1 -6
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 25:03 7 3/4 0/2 1/2   8 8 2 1 7 1     1 9
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 14:13 6 1/1   4/5   1 1 1 1 3     2 5 8
55 RADENOVIC, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 54 16/26 3/21 13/21 7 28 35 9 7 24 2 3 15 20 49
        61.5% 14.3% 61.9%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY

Head Coaches

GERSHON, PINI
Maccabi Electra

"We showed that we can win Euroleague games with our defense, and that's a good thing. We played defense correctly, and I want to also give credits to Alan Anderson who defended Langdon very well. In the second quarter we made some mistakes that helped them come back, but we fixed them in the second half. This win is very important for us, also because we got a good margin for the future. In such a low scoring game 17 points difference is a lot."
PASHUTIN, EVGENY
CSKA Moscow

"It's never easy to play in Nokia Arena. The first quarter decided the game. We spoke a lot about Maccabi's transition game, but we didn't stop their fast breaks. In the second half we played better and found our rhythm, but we couldn't catch up with Maccabi. We made too many turnovers and couldn't get things done. We’ve got a lot of work to do to make our situation better in the group. We need to look at ourselves and not at what our opponent did today."

Players

ANDERSON, ALAN
Maccabi Electra
"The first half made the difference. We wanted to make a lot of stops because the offense starts in defense. As long as we create more stops we could run better and it will be more difficult to beat us."
LASME, STEPHANE
Maccabi Electra

"We're getting better and better every game, but we could still play better than today. It was my best game since I arrived to Maccabi and I'm very happy about it, but it's not my peak. I hope to keep bringing games like this and more in the future."
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