Quarterfinals Analysis: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

Mar 14, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Quarterfinals Analysis: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Nizhny Novgorod
RECORD
RS, 8-2, 1st
Last 32, 5-1, 1st

It's a Eurocup first-timer against a former champ in an explosive quarterfinals clash. Hapoel Jerusalem has been successful with a balanced lineup that features seven players averaging double figures in scoring. Injuries have forced Nizhny Novgorod to tinker with its lineup, but more players seem to rise to the occasion each time. Both teams have players that have been in pressure situations before too; Nizhny's Dimitriy Khvostov is a former Eurocup winner and teamed with Semen Antonov to win an Olympic medal in 2012. Hapoel's Yotam Halperin and Yaniv Green are both former Euroleague champs. Statistically the teams are quite similar, with the noteworthy difference being that Hapoel pounds the ball inside and dominates the offensive glass thanks to the trio of Art Parakhouski, Josh Duncan and Lior Eliyahu, while Nizhny changes games with the three-point shooting of Rochestie Taylor, Vadim Panin and Antonov. Each team also sports an 8-1 home record. Nizhny boasts one of the best defenses in the competition, having held opponents to just 72.2 points per game, while the 78.3 ppg. allowed by Jerusalem is the most of any quarterfinalist and could play a major impact on the series outcome.
Hapoel Jerusalem
RECORD
RS, 6-4, 2nd
Last 32, 4-2, 1st

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game 1 @ Jerusalem, March 19: Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Nizhny Novgorod
Game 2 @ Nizhny Novgorod, March 26: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
Nizhny Novgorod
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 3625:00 1443 362/674 155/381 254/320 153 473 626 321 96 242 45 30 411 391 1635
Average 201:23 80.16 53.7% 40.7% 79.4% 8.5 26.27 34.77 17.83 5.33 13.44 2.5 1.66 22.83 21.72 90.83
Totals 3650:00 1452 479/892 72/238 278/366 206 464 670 300 96 217 60 42 366 390 1676
Average 202:46 80.66 53.7% 30.3% 76% 11.44 25.77 37.22 16.66 5.33 12.05 3.33 2.33 20.33 21.66 93.11
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem