2004-05Regular SeasonRound 3
November 18, 2004 CET: 20:40
Local time: 20:40 ASTROBALLE
The Euroleague champions needed a one-man show at times, but Anthony Parker had enough to power Maccabi Tel Aviv to an 80-85 road win at Adecco Asvel 80-85 in Villeurbanne, France on Thursday and keep his team unbeaten. Maccabi, which trailed by 12 points late in the third quarter, raised its record to 3-0, tied with Barcelona for first place, while Asvel dropped to 0-3 despite dominating the champs for 30 minutes. Asvel could not hold down Parker, however. He whenever it mattered, rescuing Maccabi from a 57-45 deficit and then making the last-minute steal that denied Asvel a go-ahead shot attempt. Parker finished 33 points by making 13 of 17 two-pointers and 7 of 8 free throws. He also had 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Derrick Sharp added 12 points, making 3 of 4 three-pointers, and Maceo Baston 10 for the winners. Terrell Lyday led Asvel with 23 points and 6 assists. Tomislav Ruzic added 16 points, making 6 of 8 two-pointers, and pulled 7 rebounds. Huseyin Besok put up 15 points and 7 rebounds while Makan Dioumassi had 10 points in 13 minutes for the hosts.

Aggressive defense marked the early going, but free throws by Lyday and a long jumper by Besok put Asvel up 4-1. Maccabi only scored on free throws for 2 minutes, until Parker drilled a fallaway jumper and Jasikevicius a three-pointer for the visitors' first lead, 6-7. Asvel found a go-to guy in Ruzic, who scored three times near the basket and added a breakaway dunk to give Asvel a 15-11 lead midway through the quarter. Parker and Vujcic replied with back-to-back dunks to wake Maccabi, but Asvel had a great night in the offensive end, finding easy options with good shot selection. Besok's turnaround jumper and Dioumassi's driving shot made it 24-19. Asvel was being pushed by a sellout crowd, but Parker's basket in penetration brought Maccabi within 24-21 after 10 minutes.

Besok scored inside and Lyday on the perimeter for a 28-22 Asvel advantage early in the second quarter. A Maccabi reaction could be expected, and came as Parker fed Yaniv Green and, after an Asvel timeout, dunked in traffic to tie 32-32. If that was Asvel's moment of truth, the hosts met the challenge, firing back with a 10-2 blast that included 2 three-pointers by Danny Miller that left the crowd enjoying a 42-34 scoreboard. Parke rescued the Euroleague champs with a three-point play, and Maceo Baston added an alley-oop dunk to bring Maccabi back to life. Asvel called timeout, but another fast break layup by Parker made it a one-point game, 42-41, at halftime. Parker had 17 points on 8 of 9 two-pointers in the first half.

Ruzic stepped up for Asvel after halftime with 3 points in a 6-0 run capped by Lyday's three-pointer to push the lead up to 48-41. Maccabi did not panic, but slowly improved its defense, while Baston and Deon Thomas scored a basket apiece. Asvel continued playing patiently on offense, looking for the extra pass until a big three by Makan Dioumassi started a 9-0 run that Ruzic finished with a triple for a 12-point lead, 57-45, for the hosts. Maccabi struggled to score now, but only managed to exchange baskets with Asvel until Parker decided he had seen enough. He made a basket-plus-foul, added a fallaway jumper and a dunk in traffic to bring Maccabi within 63-58. Stephane Pelle and Yohann Sangare scored for Asvel, but Parker scored in a three-on-one situation to cut Maccabi's deficit to 67-63 entering the fourth.

Derrick Sharp and Jasikevicius opened the final quarter hitting three-pointers to seize Maccabi's first lead of the second half, 69-72. Maccabi relied on a 2-3 zone defense to force consecutive turnovers by Asvel, who scored just 5 points in 5 minutes. Meanwhile, a free throw by Yotam Halperin extended Maccabi's margin to 73-75 after 35 minutes. The hosts did not surrender, as Lyday followed Pelle's free throws with a floating layup to tie the game at 77-77 with 3 minutes to go. Parker - who else? - came to the rescue with free throws and a layup, but Lyday made 3 of 4 free throws to cut the difference to a point, 80-81, entering the final minute. Thomas made 1 of 2 free throws for 80-82, and it all came down to one shot for Asvel, a shot never taken. Parker stole the ball and drew a foul, sinking for free throws to seal Maccabi's third win in as many tries.
Thursday, November 18, 2004
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Referees: KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS (GRE), ROTH, ANDREAS (AUS), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), MAILHABIAU, PHILIPPE (FRA)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 LANDU, JEAN-PAUL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 DIOUMASSI, MAKAN 13:15 10 2/3 2/2           1     1 4   5
9 MRAZEK, HAROLD 4:45   0/1               1   1 1   -4
11 PELLE, STEPHANE 21:45 6 2/8   2/2 3 5 8 1   1   2 2 3 7
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 32:15 15 6/13   3/4 3 4 7 4 1 2 1   4 4 18
13 RUZIC, TOMISLAV 25:30 16 6/8 1/1 1/2 2 5 7 2 2 1     2 2 23
14 MILLER, DANIEL 37:30 8 1/5 2/6   2 1 3 2 2     1 4 1 3
15 GOUEZ, OLIVIER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 SANGARE, YOHANN 17:30 2 1/1       1 1 4   2     1 1 5
24 LYDAY, TERRELL 35:00 23 4/8 2/5 9/12 1 3 4 6 1 4   1 3 11 27
25 TOURE, HERVE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 SOUCHU, KARIM 12:30   0/1       1 1           3   -3
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 80 22/48 7/14 15/20 12 21 33 19 7 11 1 6 24 22 83
        45.8% 50% 75%
Head coach: KUNTER, ERMAN
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
Maccabi Elite
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 BASTON, MACEO 24:30 10 4/7   2/4 1 1 2 1 2 1     5 4 8
6 SHARP, DERRICK 30:45 12 1/1 3/4 1/2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1   4 1 11
7 VUJCIC, NIKOLA 22:00 7 3/10 0/1 1/2 1 1 2 2 2   1   2 1 4
8 PARKER, ANTHONY 37:45 33 13/17   7/8   5 5 3 3 3 2   1 10 47
9 SHELEF, GUR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BURSTEIN, TAL 13:45     0/1     2 2     1     1   -1
11 HALPERIN, YOTAM 10:15 2 0/2   2/4 1 1 2 4         1 2 5
12 DOTAN, ASSAF DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 20:30 6   2/4   1   1 4   2     2 1 6
20 KOMMATOS, NESTORAS 7:00 1 0/1   1/3   1 1           1 1 -1
25 THOMAS, DEON 17:15 7 3/5   1/2       1         4 1 2
41 GREEN, YANIV 16:15 7 2/3   3/4   4 4       2 1 1 3 12
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 85 26/46 5/10 18/29 6 19 25 16 8 8 6 1 22 24 97
        56.5% 50% 62.1%
Head coach: GERSHON, PINI
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