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2021-01-18T04:25:50.405Z

The Hapoel Jerusalem coach was eliminated from the Balkan league in his debut, after his team lost 79:73 to Maccabi Rishon Lezion: "There is no unimportant game in basketball." Jacoben Brown: "We played without a fight, and that should be our turning point." Guy Goodes: "Money Time Will Be in the Cup"



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Dainius Adumatis: "The energy in the defense diminished from moment to moment"

The Hapoel Jerusalem coach was eliminated from the Balkan league in his debut, after his team lost 79:73 to Maccabi Rishon Lezion: "There is no unimportant game in basketball."

Jacoben Brown: "We played without a fight, and that should be our turning point."

Guy Goodes: "Money Time Will Be in the Cup"

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Ahrela Weisberg

Monday, 18 January 2021, 06:43

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There is still a lot of work to be done.

Adumitis (Photo: Bernie Ardov)

The appearance of the Israeli teams in the Balkan league was born as a kind of hybrid solution, so as not to shut down the industry during the closures, but every tournament from which Hapoel Jerusalem is eliminated is accompanied by drama.

Last night (Sunday), in the debut of the new coach Dainius Adumatis, the Reds finished their way in the Balkan league after losing in the arena to Maccabi Rishon Lezion 79:73.



In a sense, the chain of events was reminiscent of Oded Katash's last loss, last week to Turk Telecom Ankara: Jerusalem again opened excellently, once again it escaped a double-digit advantage - and again it collapsed in the last quarter, this time defeated 29:11.



Rishon Lezion has already become an expert in victories over Jerusalem in knockout games.

But, as coach Guy Goodes admitted, "With all due respect to tonight's win, the Money Time will be in the State Cup semi-finals," where two teams will meet next month.



"It's hard for me to explain what happened here," Goodes added.

"We did not open well, we were not in pace, the ball did not move and our penetration ended in the roof. In the first half we were not in pace, and Jerusalem was four levels above us, but in the second half we were more focused and intense. They missed the free throws we missed early in the game. The right moves and we kept well. Basketball is a matter of momentum, and in the fourth quarter it turned in our direction. We were much more focused.



"We know Jerusalem well, we met it quite a few times in knockout games, and we knew Oded.

It was also important for me to feel tonight and see the new coach, "concluded Goodes, who will already on Wednesday meet another team in the Balkan league that lost its coach in favor of Panathinaikos - Gilboa / Galil, with Avishai Gordon instead of Lior Lubin on the lines.

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Hard to explain.

Goods (Photo: Bernie Ardov)

Adumatis concluded the game from his point of view: "In basketball there is no unimportant game. You have to come every night to win. One quarter decided the game, and I do not like it. In the fourth quarter you have to play the best and smartest, and that is when we suffered a drop in energy, Because of offense and rotation issues. The shots didn't come in, even though the shots were the ones that threw. The offensive decisions were not always related to basketball. The main thing is that we absorbed 29 points in the fourth quarter, and the energy on defense dwindled from moment to moment.



"We need training.

I believe in hard work and good training.

In light of Adam Ariel's injury, I'm having a problem with the rotation that requires an Israeli on the field at any given moment, and you need to calculate the top five in advance, not just for professional reasons.

We had two good workouts, and I really liked what I saw, but those were just two workouts.

The more we practice, the more problems will be solved. "



Jerusalem captain Jacoben Brown:" We played without a fight.

We started well, but did not close the game.

As the team leader, I talked to the players in the locker room that this should be our turning point.

If we do not improve the defense, we will not win. "



Regarding the change of coaches, Brown said:" We knew before Ankara that the coach was leaving and a new coach would come, and I told friends that this could be a fresh start.

For us, those who ran for three years with the previous coach, it hurt us - but we were happy for him, and now we are embarking on a new journey.

It should be received with open arms.

The offense remains the same, and the defense has some new things we need to show.



"At the end of the day, we lost. We don't play with the heart, and we lack toughness. If we do everything and lose, I will go home satisfied. At home, when the children ask me how I was, I can tell them I made the effort."



Participated in the preparation of the article: Ohad Schwerman

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