Hapoel Jerusalem banks 2-0 start spoiling Langford’s big outing

2019-10-23T20:14:00+00:00 2019-10-23T23:24:18+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

23/Oct/19 20:14

Eurohoops.net

Oded Kattash’s team overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half.

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

With the support of the Pais Arena crowd, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem went past AEK, 85-78, in Basketball Champions League Regular Season Group B action on Wednesday.

James Feldeine posted a team-high 19 points including 7 down the stretch, Suleiman Braimoh followed with 17 in the BCL Gameday 2 tilt. TaShawn Thomas scored 16 points, also tallied 7 rebounds and 4 dimes.

In-form Keith Langford finished with 27 points making 7/9 threes, but could not prevent Oded Kattash’s side from jumping to a 2-0 start. Howard Sant-Roos posted an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double.

The visitors favored by the high tempo led most of the way, even got a double-digit advantage in the third period and were up 72-64 early in the fourth, but could not seal the deal and fell to 1-1.

Game highlights:

Keith Langford’s 27-point performance:

Sixteen triples not enough for AEK:

Postgame press conference:

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League