2014-15Regular SeasonRound 3
October 29, 2014 CET: 18:30
Local time: 19:30 PAIS ARENA JERUSALEM
Kitchen’s last-second layup lifts Jerusalem to first win

Tony Gaffney - Hapoel Jerusalem - EC14 (photo Hapoel Jerusalem)

Derwin Kitchen scored 9 fourth-quarter points, including the game-winning layup-plus-foul with 0.2 seconds left, as Hapoel Jerusalem recorded its first win of the season in dramatic fashion 82-79 over Partizan NIS Belgrade at Pais Arena Jerusalem in the Israeli capital. Partizan led by 10 entering the fourth quarter, but Jerusalem’s offense came alive when it was needed most to pave the way to victory. Lior Eliyahu led the Jerusalem attack with 22 points, Donta Smith and Joseph Jones added 13 apiece, Yotam Halperin scored 12 and dished 7 assists and Derwin Kicthen finished with 11 points. Edo Muric paced Partizan with 21 points, Luka Bogdanovic added 16 on 5-of-9 three-point shooting, Djordje Gagic netted 14 and Mihajilo Andric totaled 12 points and 6 assists.

The teams traded baskets in the early going with neither side leading by more than three until a pair of Eliyahu shots put the hosts up 16-11. Muric and Milenko Tepic kept Partizan close before a Bogdanovic triple put the visitors ahead 18-20 after 10 minutes. Bogdanovic opened the second quarter with a four-point play and Andric soon added a basket-plus foul as Partizan surged to 20-29. With only Eliyahu standing out for the home team, another Bogdanovic triple made it a double-digit advantage for Partizan, 22-32. Eliyahu and Tony Gaffney combined on all the points in a 9-0 Jerusalem run to erase almost the entire deficit. However triples by Andric and Bogdanovic kept Partizan in the drivers’ seat. Halperin was fouled shooting a three, but his free throws were matched by Andric. Still Jones brought Jerusalem within 2 before Tepic made it 42-46 at halftime.

Eliyahu tied it early in the third quarter and a Smith three put Jerusalem up 49-48. The lead traded hands five times before the visitors reeled off 14 unanswered points – 7 from Muric and a three from Adnric – for a 56-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter. A basket-plus-foul from Jones sandwiched by a pair of Kitchen buckets helped revive the hosts. Kitchen made it a 2-point game from the line and Eliyahu tied the score at 71-71 with three and a half minutes remaining. Bogdanovic and Muric bagged critical threes, but the Jerusalem offense was firing on all cylinders. Jones tied the game with 95 seconds left and Bracey Wright gave Hapoel a 79-77 edge with 29 seconds remaining. Gagic broke free to knot the game with a slam with 5 seconds left, but that proved to be too much time. Kitchen drove for a basket-plus-foul with 0.2 seconds left to secure the win and send the Hapoel fans home happy.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Referees: GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ (POL), PUTENKO, ILYA (RUS)
Attendance: 4000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem18241426
Partizan NIS Belgrade20262013
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Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem18425682
Partizan NIS Belgrade20466679
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GAFFNEY, TONY 19:11 7 2/5 1/2   1 3 4 2     3     1 13
5 MAAYAN, TOM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ARIEL, ADAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 KITCHEN, DERWIN 35:16 11 4/4 0/1 3/3 2 2 4 4   3     3 4 16
8 ELIYAHU, LIOR 33:56 22 10/16   2/2 3 3 6 3 2 2     2 3 26
9 JONES, JOSEPH 22:23 13 5/6 0/1 3/3   1 1 1 1 3 1   2 4 14
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 26:39 12 3/6 1/4 3/3   4 4 7 1 1       2 19
11 TIMOR, BAR 3:21                              
12 GUR-ARIE, DANIEL 0:34   0/1                         -1
13 WRIGHT, BRACEY 19:33 2   0/3 2/2   2 2 2     1   2 1 3
14 GREEN, YANIV 3:31 2 1/1               1     2   -1
15 SMITH, DONTA 35:36 13 5/7 1/2 0/1   6 6 3 4 1     2 4 23
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 82 30/46 3/13 13/14 6 22 28 22 8 11 5 0 13 19 113
        65.2% 23.1% 92.9%
Head coach: FRANCO, DANNY
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
Partizan NIS Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TEPIC, MILENKO 34:27 9 3/5 1/2     2 2 8   1     3 1 13
8 MURIC, EDO 34:21 21 6/11 3/8   3 4 7 1 1 4   3 2   11
9 MARINKOVIC, VANJA 3:47 3 1/1   1/2                   1 3
10 DALLO, BORIS 5:58   0/1       1 1 1         2 1  
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA 20:57 2 0/3   2/2 2 3 5 5   3     3 2 5
14 GAGIC, DJORDJE 24:47 14 6/10   2/2 1 3 4 1 1 3   2 4 4 11
21 ANDRIC, MIHAJLO 33:14 12 1/1 3/7 1/1 1 3 4 6 2       3 2 19
22 MILUTINOVIC, ANDREJA 8:23 2     2/2                   1 3
24 GLISIC, MILOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 BEZBRADICA, NEMANJA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 BOGDANOVIC, LUKA 29:50 16 0/2 5/9 1/1 1 3 4   2       2 1 15
55 SALIC, DJOKO 4:16           1 1     1          
Team                     2         -2
Totals 200:00 79 17/34 12/26 9/10 8 20 28 22 6 14 0 5 19 13 78
        50% 46.2% 90%
Head coach: VUJOSEVIC, DUSKO

Head Coaches

FRANCO, DANNY
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"First of all I have to give a lot of credit to Partizan, they played very well. I think we also played well today, even when things didn't go so smoothly. Bogdanovic made the difference in the first half with 4 three-pointers. Other than that I think we did a good job rebounding against a very tall team. I'm happy that we won because there was a lot of pressure on us."
VUJOSEVIC, DUSKO
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"Hapoel is a very good team with very good players. We were in the game for three quarters, but in order to beat Jerusalem you have to play well for the entire game. I'm proud of my players; they played well today. Congratulations to Hapoel."

Players

ELIYAHU, LIOR
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"It was a very difficult game. They made a lot of three- pointers at a high percentage. I'm happy that even though we were down by 10 points, we were able to come out with the win. Derwin Kitchen's play at the end was amazing, and you have to give him credit for that."
BOGDANOVIC, LUKA
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"We played a very good game for 30 minutes. We had a 10-point lead going into the last quarter, but Hapoel is a really good team, and for us the most important thing is that we are growing as a team. I think we showed a lot of character although it is always disappointing to lose."
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