2017-18Regular SeasonRound 17
January 11, 2018 CET: 20:05
Local time: 21:05 MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA

Maccabi holds off Brose in thriller

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv outlasted Brose Bamberg 90-88 in a thriller that came down to the closing seconds on Thursday night at Menora Mivtachim Arena. Michael Roll led six Maccabi scorers in double figures with a career-high 23 points in lifting his team’s record to 9-8. The loss was the fifth in a row for the German champs, who fell to 6-11. John DiBartolomeo scored 14 off the bench for the winners, including all the points in a key 8-0 third-quarter run. Pierre Jackson tallied 11 points and 8 assists; he had 7 points and 2 assists in the last five minutes as Maccabi rallied from an 8-point deficit. Jonah Bolden produced his first EuroLeague double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks; Art Parakhouski posted 10 points and 3 rejections and Alex Tyus also scored 10. Maccabi blocked 7 shots as a team, which impacted Brose’s shooters; the visitors made only 15 of 29 two-pointers (38.5%). Ricky Hickman, who won the 2014 EuroLeague with Maccabi, led Brose with 23 points, including his team’s first 13 points of the fourth quarter. Dejan Musli set a career high with 20 points plus 7 rebounds and Daniel Hackett finished with 12 points.

Ricky Hickman found Musli open inside for a slam to open the scoring for Brose before Bolden drained a triple to get the hosts on the scoreboard. A reverse layup-plus-foul from Parakhouski lifted Maccabi to a 10-6 lead, but Brose came right back through another Musli dunk and a triple by Hackett. Musli reached 9 individual points with a three-point play that evened the score at 14-14 and Maodo Li connected from downtown to put the visitors up 16-19. Brose stayed hot from behind the arc with Lucca Staiger and Dorell Wright each hitting threes to make it 20-25 after 10 minutes. Staiger added another triple to start the second quarter. Improved Maccabi defense helped the hosts trim the deficit to 29-32 midway through the quarter. Roll stepped up with 4 free throws, an offensive foul drawn and a layup in transition to make it a 2-point game. Bolden tied it with a pretty play in transition and Jackson tied it with a mid-range jumper. Hickman free throws lifted Brose to a 39-41 halftime advantage.

The break worked in Maccabi’s favor; the hosts scored the first 7 points of the second half – 4 of which came courtesy of Tyus slams. Jackson was called for a foul and an unsportsmanlike foul on Hickman for fouling him on a drive and touching him again after the whistle. Hickman responded with 2 free throws and a three-pointer to put Brose back in front. Nikos Zisis also sank a triple to cap a 0-11 run that made it 46-52. Tyus sank free throws and stuffed back a missed layup to trim the game and Roll evened the score at 55-55. DiBartolomeo stepped up for Maccabi with 8 straight points, though Musli kept Brose close at 65-64, through three quarters. DiBartolomeo and Hickman squared off to start the fourth quarter, trading shots back and forth. Hickman stepped out deep for 3 three-pointers that gave the visitors a 69-75 lead. Musli – the first player to score for Brose after 13 straight from Hickman – extended the lead to 8 with free throws. DeShaun Thomas revived the Maccabi attack and Roll got going to make it 81-84. Hackett sliced through the Maccabi defense for a three-point play, but Hickman was called for an unsportsmanlike foul on Jackson and the latter sank 4 free throws to bring Maccabi within 2 with three minutes to play. On the next Maccabi possession, Jackson drilled a triple to put his team ahead 88-87. The game came down to the final seconds, but after Hackett misses a shot to tie it, Jackson came up with a loose ball and dribbled around the entire Brose team to run out the clock and secure the victory.

Pierre Jackson celebrates - Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv - EB17
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Euroleague.net
Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA)
Attendance: 10500
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv20192625
Brose Bamberg25162324
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv20396590
Brose Bamberg25416488
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 THOMAS, DESHAUN 12:39 7 1/2 1/1 2/2                   1 7
4 MASHOUR, KARAM 8:28           1 1           1    
5 ROLL, MICHAEL 33:01 23 6/8 2/5 5/6   2 2 2 1 2     4 4 20
7 KANE, DEANDRE 26:14 3 1/3 0/1 1/4 1 6 7 3   1 1 1 2 2 6
9 TYUS, ALEX 16:46 10 4/5   2/2 1   1   1       1 1 11
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN 20:57 14 2/3 2/3 4/4 1 4 5 3 1 1     2 3 21
15 COHEN, JAKE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 SEGEV, ITAY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 BOLDEN, JONAH 28:01 10 2/3 2/4 0/5   10 10 3 2 4 3   2 5 19
45 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 23:14 10 3/6   4/4 2 1 3 2     3 1 4 4 14
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL 6:45 2     2/2                   1 3
55 JACKSON, PIERRE 23:55 11 1/7 1/3 6/6   2 2 8 1 2     4 5 13
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 90 20/37 8/17 26/35 7 28 35 21 6 10 7 2 20 26 118
        54.1% 47.1% 74.3%
Head coach: SPAHIJA, NEVEN
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
Brose Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 HACKETT, DANIEL 28:29 12 2/4 1/2 5/6   3 3 4 1 1     2 4 17
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 32:21 23 2/8 5/9 4/4   1 1 4 2 3   3 4 3 13
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 26:47 3 0/4 1/6     7 7 3       3 2   -1
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 26:20 5 0/3 1/1 2/2   3 3 3 1 2   1 3 3 6
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 1:23 2 1/1               1     3   -2
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 15:40 9 0/1 3/4     1 1 1         1   8
12 LO, MAODO 11:05 5 1/2 1/2   1 1 2 1   1     2 1 4
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 20:46 5 0/3 1/2 2/2 4 1 5   2 2 1   3 3 7
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
42 MUSLI, DEJAN 20:20 20 7/9   6/6 2 5 7 1     1   3 5 29
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 16:49 4 2/4     1 3 4 1         3 1 5
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 88 15/39 13/26 19/20 9 25 34 18 6 10 2 7 26 20 87
        38.5% 50% 95%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

SPAHIJA, NEVEN
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"I am really proud of what [Maccabi] did [in the final minutes]. We are trying, we’re really trying, but sometimes it doesn’t work. Also for me sometimes it’s difficult to understand the reaction of my players. I don’t want to blame them, but we can do way better. We can do way better offensively, defensively. Special mistakes on Hickman three-pointer sometimes is not understandable. At least we have heart, we fought until the last second of the game and we deserve to win because we played 40 minutes and a basketball game is 40 minutes. But I really want to tell you that I give credit to Bamberg and their coach; they played better basketball tonight."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
"I feel very sorry for my players, who put together an unbelievable game. They deserved to win."

Players

THOMAS, DESHAUN
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"They have a good team with physicality. They rebounded; they don’t back down. We got over the edge to win with physicality. It’s a good win. We lost two games before. We needed this win to get back above. 500. It was all a good team effort."
ROLL, MICHAEL
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"That was huge for us. It was a very big game for us. We really needed to get this win and we came out, we fought really hard. Credit to them, they played a great game, but we prevailed in the end. We were trading buckets. We came down to a couple of stops at the end. We were down 6; huge 4-point play by Pierre and from there we just got a couple stops and a couple big rebounds."
HICKMAN, RICKY
Brose Bamberg
"I feel like we played a good game. I defiantly feel we were the better team tonight. It’s tough when certain calls don’t go your way. They had a possession towards the end of the game where they had a 7-point possession that really kind of turned the game. We fought to the end, but unfortunately we came up short."
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