Hapoel Jerusalem quickly recovered from the loss to PAOK Thessaloniki and got back on the winning track with an 70:85 victory over Galatasaray, which hosted the game without a crowd in Bosnia as part of the FIBA Champions League. The reason: The Turks could not guarantee the safety of Jerusalem's players on their soil.
Jerusalem's key men, Speedy Smith and Zach Hankins, had a weak game, while Jerusalem missed no fewer than 12 shots from the penalty line. However, her victory was not in doubt throughout the match and she is on her way to finishing at the top of the group.
The key to the victory, as usual in Jerusalem, was the good defensive game, which included 10 steals. The depth of the roster also helped, with Maurice Andor coming off the bench and scoring 13 points along with 6 rebounds. Kadyn Carrington also came off the bench and scored 17 points, just like LeVay Randolph.
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In two weeks, Jerusalem will once again host PAOK Thessaloniki in Belgrade, this time with whom it will want to settle scores, with a victory securing it the premiership.
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