2010-11Qualifying RoundRound 1
September 21, 2010 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 NOKIA ARENA
Milan Macvan - Hemofarm StadaHemofarm Stada Vrsac took a big step towards the second stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds after beating Israeli champion Hapoel Gilboa/Galil Elyon 84-97 in the first leg of the opening round in Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday evening. Milan Macvan, the 2010 Eurocup Rising Star trophy winner, showed he can produce also on the big stage and produced 31 points on 81% shooting from the field leading to an index rating of 34 in his first Euroleague appearance. He was joined by Bojan Krstovic who scored 22 points – 13 of them in the second half including 6 three pointers at 75% accuracy. Hemofarm enjoyed a great start and held a 15-point lead in the first quarter, but the locals recovered before the break and took over the game in the third quarter, when Galil built an 8-point lead. However Hemofarm answered with a 2-20 run to win. Macvan and Krstovic stepped up with 22 points in the closing quarter, which Hemofarm won 12-30. Boris Savovic added 10 points for the winners. Tyler Wilkerson scored 20 in 20 minutes for the losing side, followed by 18 from Jack McClinton, 15 from Gal Mekel and 11 from Warren Carter.

Hemofarm was the dominating force right from the tip as Macvan scored 8 quick points to give the visitors a 4-14 lead after only five minutes. Krstovic hit his second three pointer to make it 5-19, but before the game was gone, Galil woke up. Leo Lyons came off the bench to contribute and Wilkerson scored his first point and added a three pointer to push his team to 10 points in total. Rodney Green added another hit from long distance, but Hemofarm had Marko Sutalo, who scored his first 2 points to finish the first quarter with a 16-26 lead. Macvan and Sutalo continued to make things happen, but Wilkerson with points and a big block made it 38-45 before Green stole the ball and finished with a dunk to excite the fans. McClinton, with an off-the-dribble three-pointer on the fast break, made it 43-45 and the first half finished with the hosts behind only 45-47.

Both teams were shy about scoring in the first minutes of the third quarter, but Hemofarm did a good job on the offensive rebound to stay on top. That didn't last for long. Mekel stepped up with points and fed Lyons and Wilkerson for points around the rim. The latter dunked twice to make it 62-58 lead, but Hemofarm went back to its old weapon and scored from outside. Mekel added 5 more points to make it 69-61 score before McClinton scored from behind the arc and set the gap at 72-64, matching the biggest lead for the home side. Hemofarm scored the last 3 points of the period, but only started their big run. Krsotvic with another corner three opened the deciding quarter and Macvan with two baskets around the rim tied the score at 74-74. The run continued and stopped only after a double-digit gap was established, 74-84 after a crazy three-point play by Krstovic that capped a 2-20 run. Wilkerson with hustle moves around the rim removed some of the gap, but Macvan was on fire once and possession after possession made good things happen with the ball to set the gap on 80-91 with 90 seconds to play and essentially decide the game and bestow his team a big advantage before the return leg.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Yarone Arbel, Tel Aviv
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Referees: CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK; ZURAPOVIC, ADEMIR; ZASHCHUK, SERGEY
Attendance: 3500 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Hapoel Gilboa Galil16292712
KK Hemofarm Stada26212030
End of Quarter1234
Hapoel Gilboa Galil16457284
KK Hemofarm Stada26476797
Hapoel Gilboa Galil
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BEN ZVI, ZIV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GORDON, AVISHAI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 MC CLINTON, JACK 33:00 18 2/4 4/7 2/2   2 2     3   1   3 14
8 YIVZORI, DAGAN 15:27     0/3     1 1 1 1 1     2 1 -2
9 MEKEL, GAL 31:29 15 3/7 1/2 6/8   3 3 4 1 1   1 1 6 19
10 GREEN, RODNEY 24:14 6 1/2 1/2 1/2   2 2 4 2 1     2 1 9
11 CARTER, WARREN 16:39 11 4/7   3/3 4   4 1 1 1     5 3 11
12 LYONS, LEO 28:54 9 3/7 0/2 3/6 2 3 5   2 1 1   3 5 9
13 KOZIKARO, IDO 12:30   0/3       1 1     1   1 4   -8
14 KAZARNOVSKI, ANTON 3:13 2     2/2         1         1 4
15 PORAT, GUR 13:41 3   1/1     2 2           4   1
21 WILKERSON, TYLER 20:53 20 5/6 1/3 7/9 2 3 5   1   1   3 5 24
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 84 18/36 8/20 24/32 9 17 26 10 9 9 2 3 24 25 82
        50% 40% 75%
Head coach: LUBIN, LIOR
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
KK Hemofarm Stada
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAVKOVIC, MILJAN 17:16 3   1/4         2   1     4 1 -2
8 BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE 10:05 3   1/3     2 2 2   1 1   3   2
10 ABDUL-HAMID, MUSTAFA 23:26 2 1/4 0/3     2 2 5 3 1   1 2   2
11 KRSTOVIC, BOJAN 27:50 22 1/3 6/8 2/3 1 2 3 4   2     2 4 24
12 SUTALO, MARKO 21:23 8 0/2 2/4 2/2   1 1 3 1       3 2 8
13 MACVAN, MILAN 30:46 31 13/16   5/6 3 3 6 3   3   1 2 4 34
14 SAVOVIC, BORIS 21:59 10 3/4 0/3 4/4 1 5 6 1         2 3 14
15 BORISOV, MILOS 27:49 8   2/5 2/2 3 4 7 3   3 1   2 3 14
20 KNEZEVIC, NIKOLA 1:51     0/1             1         -2
23 JORDAN, JEROME 13:53 9 2/3   5/6 3 1 4       2   4 3 12
32 MARAS, IVAN 3:42 1     1/2 1   1           1 4 4
33 ANDUSIC, DANILO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 97 20/32 12/31 21/25 15 22 37 23 4 12 4 2 25 24 115
        62.5% 38.7% 84%
Head coach: LUKAJIC, ZELJKO

Head Coaches

LUBIN, LIOR
Hapoel Gilboa Galil
"It's never a nice feeling to lose like that. We tried a lot of things to stop Milan Macvan, but he's very skilled and did a lot of damage to us. We made mistakes on rotations when we tried to help him, and then they scored three-pointers. Our goal is to make the trip to Serbia and win the game. We need to take the good things from today and use that for the future. I think we have the potential to be a good defensive team, but we made small mistakes and we paid big for them."
LUKAJIC, ZELJKO
KK Hemofarm Stada
"I said before the game that even I can't be sure how good we can play because it's a new and young team, but it's great to see that even in situations like we were in the third quarter, when we were behind by 8, we had the character to recover on the road. I told my players it's still just the first half, and though if we had a good result here, we still made a lot of mistakes that we need to fix. We should improve our defensive rebounding, but our offensive rebounding was great and helped us."

Players

MEKEL, GAL
Hapoel Gilboa Galil
"We paid the price for being a new team. The basic things we worked on in practice since the pre-season started, we didn't execute, and they made us pay for that. We were up by 8 and felt that we could do it, but we paid the price for being a new team. We always believe there's a chance. The differences between us weren't so big and we saw that we can be on top against them, so we still have a chance. We have things to offer, but it'll take time."
ABDUL-HAMID, MUSTAFA
KK Hemofarm Stada
"It's a good competition. It's my first experience in a game overseas and I enjoyed the atmosphere very much. We're still building our chemistry. Our goal is to win in Serbia as well, but I'm sure Galil wants to win too. It's all about winning the game, so we won't try to protect the lead in the next game."
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