Basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem survives scare to return to winning ways in Eurocup

By
November 12, 2015 01:03

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Hapoel Jerusalem got its Eurocup campaign back on track on Wednesday night with a dramatic 92-90 win over Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia at the Jerusalem Arena, benefiting from a massive slice of luck after the visitors missed an open layup at the buzzer which would have sent the game to overtime.

Jerusalem overcame the absence of Lior Eliyahu and Yotam Halperin and an injury to Josh Duncan, who left for the dressing room with a concussion in the first half. The game would come down to the closing minutes, with the already shorthanded Jerusalem looking to be in real trouble after star forward Donta Smith fouled out with 3:21 minutes to play.

However, Tony Gaffney’s three-pointer with 1:19 remaining brought the game level (86- 86) and E.J. Rowland’s triple with 21 seconds left opened a three-point margin. Volgograd had a chance to force overtime after Matt Janning missed one of his two free-throw attempts, but Jajuan Johnson somehow failed to score with the basket at his mercy and Jerusalem survived.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 20, 2018
Two killed in shooting at Chicago hospital, including gunman

By REUTERS