2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 12, 2015 CET: 20:15

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
74.0 Points 75.8
34.3 Rebounds 37.5
11.8 O. Rebounds 12.0
22.5 D. Rebounds 25.5
16.5 Assists 16.5
3.0 Steals 5.5
3.3 Blocks 2.3
12.5 Turnovers 15.8
49.4 % 2PT 47.4 %
36.7 % 3PT 38.3 %
66.1 % FT 69.6 %
71.3 Index 85.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.3 / Smith Points 11.3 / Gordon
7.8 / Mbakwe Rebounds 6.3 / Erden
3.3 / Mbakwe OR 2.5 / Erden
5.3 / Smith DR 3.8 / Erden
5.5 / Rochestie Assists 5.8 / Preldzic
0.8 / Ohayon Steals 1.8 / Gordon
1.3 / Mbakwe Blocks 1.0 / Slaughter
2.3 / Smith Turnovers 2.3 / Arslan
70.6 % / Ohayon 2PT 87.5 % / Slaughter
52.4 % / Smith 3PT 66.7 % / Redding
100.0 % / Rochestie FT 100.0 % / Savas
13.3 / Smith Index 13.3 / Preldzic


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0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
1-3 Regular Season 1-3
1-3 Overall 1-3


Crew Chief

The Take

Both teams need to bounce back; Darussafaka is on a three-game losing streak while Maccabi fired head coach Guy Goodes, who was replaced by Avi Even on an interim basis. Darussafaka leads the competition in fouls drawn (24), but does not take advantage of it (69.6%) at the free throw line. Maccabi is last in steals (3 spg.) and just 19th in defensive rebounds (22.5 drpg.), so Brian Randle, Ike Ofoebgu and Trevor Mbakwe need to step up to turn around those numbers. Darussafaka has a lot of experienced big men, led by Oguz Savas, Semih Erden and Milko Bjelica, who must use their experience on the floor. Maccabi star Jordan Farmar, who played for Darussafaka last season, teams with Taylor Rochestie to charge the Maccabi running game. Emir Preldzic, Ender Arslan and Jamon Gordon need to control the game tempo against Farmar. Manu Markoishvili and Reggie Redding complement Preldzic at the Darussafaka wings and deal with the matchup against Devin Smith. Expect high intensity and a lot of energy at Menora Mivtachim Arena.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Game Notes

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Taylor Rochestie was the 2015 Ford Trophy winner after leading the Euroleague in scoring with 18.9 points per game.

Rochestie was a teammate of Darussafaka forward Milko Bjelica at Laboral Kutxa during the first half of the 2012-13 season.

Jordan Farmar played for Darussafaka during the second half of last season. He played under Coach Oktay Mahmuti and was a teammate there of current Darussafaka players Jamon Gordon, Erwin Dudley and Mehmet Yagmur.

Devin Smith was a teammate of Darussafaka players Semih Erden and Oguz Savas during the 2008-09 season at Fenerbahce.

Smith has made 5 three-pointers in each of his last two Euroleague games.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

This will be the first ever meeting between these teams.

Jamon Gordon has picked up at least 1 steal in five straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.

Ender Arslan has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Oguz Savas has made 11 free throws in a row in Euroleague games.

Marcus Slaughter was a teammate of Maccabi captain Guy Pnini for part of the 2007-08 season with Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.

Milko Bjelica’s first – and to date only – career double double came in Tel Aviv. He posted 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Laboral Kutxa beat Maccabi 65-70 in November 2013.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"We're coming into this game after a week that has been a bit stormy, one that is not typical for this club. I feel that the staff, together with the management and the players, are aware of what we are facing. We've done the best we can to make sure that the team is as prepared as possible for this game professionally and mentally. We're ready for tomorrow."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"In the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, a road win is quite worthy on the way to qualify from the regular season groups. Maccabi is traditionally a strong club but they’ve been through a difficult period. Early this week, they did have a change of head coach. Generally, those kind of changes may cause a positive shake-off within the team. We will go about our own business and try to get a win on the road. A win would bring us advantage for later stages."


Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"Any time you make changes within an organization, it's hard. And changing the head obviously changes the dynamic, but the guys have responded. Avi's done a heck of a job these last few days, keeping us focused, keeping us motivated. All things considered, the guys feel good and a lot of credit goes to Avi and Rafi and everyone else who's trying to get us on the right page."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"That will be a tough road game for us. Maccabi fans have a deep knowledge of the game and try to interfere in the game by putting the pressure on anyone on the court. That’s an understandable as they are one the traditional powerhouse of European basketball. In the meantime, it will be a very crucial game as well. A road win would be the remedy we just need because we have to win this tie as our aim is to qualify to the Top 16 in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. I am working really hard to become a better player on the court. I’m getting rewarded for my efforts. I’m one of the players who can shoulder the responsability on the court. And I’m ready to do it."

Darussafaka takes down Maccabi in Tel Aviv

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul made history with its first ever road win in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and it came at Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv’s expense, 73-84, at Menora Mivtachim Arena. Manu Markoishvili scored 11 third-quarter points as the visitors took control and added a pair of threes early in the fourth as the lead grew to 15 and Maccabi never got closer than 8 the rest of the way. The result boosts Darussafaka to 2-3 at the midway point in Group D, while Maccabi fell to 1-4 for its worst start to a Euroleague season since the turn of the century. Markoishvili finished with 22 points, Semih Erden did not miss from the field in scoring 16 and Milko Bjelica added 11 points and 8 rebounds. The visitors made 25 of 33 two-point shots (75.8%). Maccabi, playing its first game under interim coach Avi Even, got 17 points from Taylor Rochestie, 14 from Devin Smith and 10 each from Jordan Farmar and Brian Randle.

First quarter: Erden dominates early for visitors

Maccabi won the opening tip and struck first on Randle’s mid-range jumper. A Markoishvili jumper got Darussafaka on the scoreboard. Reggie Redding ran the pick-and-roll with Erden, which resulted in a slam for the latter and Darussafaka’s first lead. Smith’s hook shot tied it, but Erden dunked on the ensuing play. Rochestie dished to a cutting Arinze Onuaku to even the game at 6-6. Markoishvili stole the ball from Rochestie and Yogev Ohayon was whistled for an unsportsmanlike foul when trying to stop him. The possession turned into 1 Markoshvili free throw and another basket in the paint for Erden. Ohayon’s 2 free throws were matched by Erden with a low-post move that made it 8-11 midway through the quarter. Jamon Gordon jumped over his defenders and found Erden under the basket for a slam and his 10th point. Rochestie sank a baseline jumper, but Erden’s confidence only grew as he drove to the rim for a layup. However a pair of Smith jumpers brought Maccabi back within 1. Rochestie nailed a triple to cap a 7-0 run that put Maccabi ahead. Luke Harangody for the visitors and Farmar for the hosts hit threes before Scottie Wilbekin drove and banked in a floater that tied that game at 20-20 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Farmar takes charge for Maccabi

Farmar impressed with a drive and dish to Vitor Faverani, but Emir Preldzic’s finger roll kept the teams even. Furkan Aldemir marked his Euroleague return with a put-back for Darussafaka, but Farmar drilled a second-chance three at the other end. Preldzic stole the ball from Sylven Landesberg and Wilbekin finished the fast break with a layup that gave the visitors a 25-26 lead. Ike Ofoegbu tied the game from the foul line. After Harangody beat the 24-second clock with a jumper, Randle and Landesberg each split free throws. Ender Arslan’s long jumper made it 28-30 mid-way through the quarter. Landesberg scored at the rim to even things once more. Farmar made a great backdoor pass to Randle for a layup and foul. Farmar and Landesberg combined to steal the ball from Ender Arslan, which turned into a Farmar layup. Erden rescued the visitors, but another Farmar steal found Randle open for a dunk and a 37-32 advantage. After a Darussafaka timeout, Gordon scored for the visitors, but Onuake’s offensive rebound, basket and foul thrilled the crowd. Harangody buried a three at the top of the key and Marcus Slaughter rose to reject Rochestie in the closing seconds of the half to leave 39-37 on the board at the break.

Third quarter: Markoishvili takes charge for Darussafaka

Onuaku split free throws on Maccabi’s first possessions of the second half, but a long three by Wilbekin tied the score. Rochestie matched him with a triple. Gordon found Milko Bjelica cutting for a slam off an inbounds play. Then Gordon’s layup gave Darussafaka a 43-44 edge. Rochestie assisted Faverani for a layup, but the same player fouled Erden at the other end. Erden split free throws to tie it again. Randle drove for a tough layup and Markoishvili drilled a jumper with his foot on the three-point line. Despite a timeout, Markoishvili heated up with a triple and a foul draw on the break; he split free throws, Erden grabbed the miss, was fouled and split the resulting shots. Markoishvili’s put-back gave the visitors a 47-54 advantage. Ohayon connected from downtown at the other end. However Markoishvili continued to dominate with a free throw and then a layup after a give-and-go with Slaughter. Ohayon went coast-to-coast for a three-point play as the crowd was re-energized. Bjelica split free throws and Wilbekin made a tough shot with 5 seconds left for a 53-60 cushion.

Fourth quarter: Slaughter’s rejections block Maccabi’s chances

A Markoishvili triple gave Darussafaka the game’s first double-digit margin. Slaughter rejected Onuaku at the rim and Markoishvili connected from downtown for the third time. After another Maccabi turnover and a timeout, Redding’s fadeaway jumper capped a 0-9 Darussafaka run for a 15-point lead. Rochestie made a wild three and Smith hit a jumper to make it 58-68. Randle and Wilbekin were both helped off the court after a broken play. Rochestie added a jumper in the lane. Bjelica drained a long three, but Smith answered with a jumper. Redding made it 62-73 with free throws. Trevor Mbakwe’s offensive rebounds extended a possession for Maccabi and led to a Smith free throw. Farmar stepped up with a steal and layup that delighted the Maccabi faithful, however Mbakwe dropped a rebound out of bounds and Gordon made Maccabi pay with a layup. Slaughter rejected Smith as the hosts started to lose faith. Rochestie scored again for Maccabi, but Markoishvili netted free throws at the other end. Bjelica split free throws and dunked on the break as the fans started to head for the exits. Smith’s triple changed little as Darusaffaka celebrated an important win.

Jamon Gordon - Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - EB15
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Attendance: 11060
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 FARMAR, JORDAN 25:18 10 2/5 2/5         5 2 2     2   7
3 BENDER, DRAGAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 SMITH, DEVIN 32:15 14 5/8 1/5 1/2   3 3 2 1     2 2 1 9
7 RANDLE, BRIAN 24:58 10 4/5   2/3   3 3 1 2 2     3 3 12
10 PNINI, GUY 4:43     0/1                   1   -2
12 OHAYON, YOGEV 20:48 8 1/4 1/3 3/3   1 1 1   2     2 2 3
13 FAVERANI, VITOR 5:33 4 2/4     1   1     1   1 3 2  
15 LANDESBERG, SYLVEN 15:04 3 1/2 0/3 1/2   1 1 1   1     1 2  
21 OFOEGBU, IKE 14:07 2     2/4 1 3 4 1         2 5 8
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 28:46 17 3/7 3/4 2/2 1 2 3 3   2   1 3 3 15
32 MBAKWE, TREVOR 18:35   0/2     4 1 5   1 2     3   -1
33 ONUAKU, ARINZE 9:53 5 2/4   1/3 3 1 4         1   3 7
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 73 20/41 7/21 12/19 13 17 30 14 6 12 0 5 22 21 63
        48.8% 33.3% 63.2%
Head coach: EVEN, AVI
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
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 19:39 9 3/3 1/5         1         1 1 6
5 REDDING, REGGIE 27:27 4 1/1 0/2 2/2 2 2 4 3   2     3 1 5
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 17:43 16 7/7   2/4   5 5   1       3 4 21
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 30:51 22 4/5 3/7 5/8 1 2 3 2 4 2     4 7 24
15 CETIN, SERHAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 4:33 2 1/1   0/1 2 1 3     1 1   2 1 3
22 GORDON, JAMON 25:34 6 3/9 0/1     2 2 8 1 3     1 1 7
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 13:25 4 1/1 0/3 2/2           1     1 3 2
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 17:23         1 2 3 1   2 3   2   3
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 13:24 8 1/1 2/2             2     1 1 6
51 BJELICA, MILKO 25:51 11 3/4 1/1 2/4 3 5 8 4   1     2 3 20
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 4:10 2 1/1 0/2     1 1 1 1 1 1   1   2
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 84 25/33 7/23 13/21 10 24 34 20 7 15 5 0 21 22 104
        75.8% 30.4% 61.9%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY

Head Coaches

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"We faced a good team that played well, while we weren't at our best, not on defense and not on offense."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Every game is a story unto itself. We fought from the beginning. We made a mistake in the second quarter, a little bit we rushed in offense and gave them an opportunity for the break. But second half we controlled totally the game. At one point we led by 15 and in the end we won away by [11], which is very good. "


Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"It was a very disappointing game. We came in with a lot of determination to pay our fans back after recent events, but we weren't able to. Our situation now isn't a pleasant or easy one. The only thing left to do is keep our heads up and continue to work so we can win the next game."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We kind of had our back to the wall because our opponents beat Maccabi and it was a must-win game for us. I’m really happy to win this game because everybody knows how difficult it is to play Maccabi in front of this amazing crowd in Tel Aviv and definitely this game means a lot to us for our confidence and the team’s future."
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