2017-18Regular SeasonRound 22
February 08, 2018 CET: 20:05
Local time: 21:05 MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA

Jackson shines late to lift Maccabi over Barcelona

Pierre Jackson scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv to a 94-82 victory over FC Barcelona Lassa on Thursday night at Menora Mivtachim Arena. The fourth quarter featured four early lead changes, but once Jackson got going, Maccabi pulled away for a key win to solidify its hold on eighth place in the standings at 12-10 with a two-win gap over ninth placed Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Barcelona dropped to 7-15. Norris Cole added 14 points and 6 assists for Maccabi, DeAndre Kane scored 11 and Michael Roll and Art Parakhouski had 10 each. Maccabi also outrebounded Barcelona 44-32. Thomas Heurtel paced the visitors with 18 points and 10 assists, Adam Hanga added 17 points, Ante Tomic 14 and Pau Ribas and Juan Carlos Navarro netted 10 points apiece. It was Barcelona’s first game under interim Coach Alfred Julbe, after Coach Sito Alonso was relieved of his duties earlier in the week.

Parakhouski got Maccabi going with a dunk, but back-to-back triples by Hanga and Heurtel put Barcelona ahead. Jonah Bolden stepped up for the hosts, but a basket-plus-foul for Hanga and a hook shot by Tomic made it 7-13 after five minutes. Navarro beat the shot-clock buzzer with a long jumper and then lobbed a pass to Tomic, who extended the margin to 9-17. Adrien Moerman and Bolden traded threes before Alex Tyus and Cole heated up to bring Maccabi within 1. Navarro and Jake Cohen each hit threes to end the first quarter at 22-23. DeShaun Thomas free throws put Maccabi in front. Cohen scored 5 points in a 13-2 start to the second quarter for the game’s first double-digit advantage, 35-25. Tomic split free throws, but the momentum remained with Maccabi as Cole drained another jumper. Tomic, Heurtel and Rakim Sanders all got going on offense, but Maccabi had answers. A Ribas triple narrowed the gap to 46-38 at the break.

Heurtel and Tomic kept the Barcelona attack charging at the start of the second half. Hanga drilled an open three to draw the visitors within 51-50. Sanders completed the comeback with a contested three that tied the game. Maccabi responded with a 10-0 run led by Cole and Kane to resume control at 65-55. Navarro hit from downtown for Barcelona and Cohen was called for an unsportsmanlike foul on Tomic, who drew the visitors to within 65-61 through three quarters. Ribas opened the fourth quarter with a four-point play that concluded a 0-10 Barcelona charge to even the game at 65-65. Ribas’s next triple gave Barcelona its first lead of the second half, 67-68. Jackson countered with a three of his own. The lead changed hands again and again before Jackson’s second three of the quarter gave the hosts some breathing room at 75-71. Tyus’s put-back made it 79-72 midway through the fourth quarter and Thomas split free throws to make it a 9-point game. Barcelona stayed strong and a three by Hanga made it 83-78 with two and a half minutes to go, however a three and then 2 free throws by Jackson all but put the game on ice.

Pierre Jackson - Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv - EB17
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL)
Attendance: 11060
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv22241929
FC Barcelona Lassa23152321
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv22466594
FC Barcelona Lassa23386182
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 19:30 7 2/5 0/3 3/5   5 5 1         3 3 5
4 MASHOUR, KARAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 ROLL, MICHAEL 19:33 10 4/6 0/2 2/2   1 1 4         2 1 10
7 KANE, DEANDRE 27:32 11 5/7   1/1 1 1 2 1   1 2   3 4 14
9 TYUS, ALEX 11:22 4 2/2     3 2 5     1     2   6
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN 7:48 3 0/2 1/4     1 1 1   1     2   -3
15 COHEN, JAKE 11:08 8 2/2 1/1 1/1 1 2 3           4 1 8
30 COLE, NORRIS 27:10 14 4/10 1/3 3/4 1 4 5 6 1     1 3 4 17
43 BOLDEN, JONAH 28:33 9 2/4 1/2 2/4 2 4 6 2         2 3 13
45 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 26:21 10 5/7     4 3 7   3   1   1 1 19
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 JACKSON, PIERRE 21:03 18 0/2 5/7 3/4   2 2 2   4     1 3 15
Team           4 3 7     1         6
Totals 200:00 94 26/47 9/22 15/21 16 28 44 17 4 8 3 1 23 20 110
        55.3% 40.9% 71.4%
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
FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RIBAS, PAU 14:46 10 0/1 3/6 1/1         1       1 1 7
9 HANGA, ADAM 28:04 17 2/6 3/4 4/7   5 5 1 1 1     2 5 18
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 21:48 10 2/4 2/7     3 3 4 1 1     2 3 11
13 HEURTEL, THOMAS 27:21 18 4/5 2/5 4/6   2 2 10   2     3 4 23
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 KURUCS, RODIONS 8:18           2 2   1       1   2
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE 20:54   0/2     2   2 1     1   2 1 1
21 SANDERS, RAKIM 25:31 8 1/5 2/4   1 2 3         3 3 2 1
25 KOPONEN, PETTERI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 CLAVER, VICTOR 5:57                         1   -1
44 TOMIC, ANTE 27:57 14 5/10   4/8 2 3 5 1 1 2     1 7 16
45 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 19:24 5 1/4 1/3   4 3 7 1         4   4
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 82 15/37 13/29 13/22 11 21 32 18 5 6 1 3 20 23 85
        40.5% 44.8% 59.1%
Head coach: JULBE, ALFRED

Head Coaches

SPAHIJA, NEVEN
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"We led at halftime, but they had 10 offensive rebounds and created a lot of problems for us with second-chance points and I think 3 or 4 threes after offensive rebounds. And the entire second half they had only 1. When we play some defense, our life is easier because our talent is unquestionable and we always find a way to score… Lately [Jake Cohen] is playing very good basketball and we knew that he was going to play important minutes tonight."
JULBE, ALFRED
FC Barcelona Lassa
"We had an excellent beginning, but after that we began to concede offensive rebounds and not only offensive rebound,s but the next action after that offensive rebound was too easy for Maccabi. We could come back to the game after a lot of minutes, but maybe you know that the team is in a difficult situation. I am for only one game waiting for another coach from my position with the B team. Maybe that’s the reason, I don’t know. We were fragile. We had like three little pieces of one minute and a half, two minutes, each that killed us. Maccabi, as normal, as a good team, a competitive team, took advantage of that situation."

Players

ROLL, MICHAEL
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
“Huge win for us, felt great to get it home, it was fun. We were locked in right from the start, we stuck with it, at the beginning we didn’t make shots, me personally as well, but we stuck with it and started knocking shots down and I think we played good defense.”
COLE, NORRIS
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"This game was important and that’s my job, as the leader, to always make sure I bring that boost. And we needed it tonight. I’m glad we were able to play together and come out with the win. I’m a pro, I’m ready to play. We needed this game. It was important to hold home court, it was important to hold our spot for the playoffs and that’s enough motivation. Our team brought it tonight."