Sean Dawson: “One of the biggest games of my career”

Hapoel Holon already trailed by 13 tonight (Thursday) in game number 2 in the playoff quarterfinal series at Hapoel Galil Alyon, but she managed to get out of it and go up to 0:2. In a great evening by Sean Dawson, Guy Goodes’ team ran forward in the third quarter on the way to winning in Kfar Bloom 88:96 and getting one more victory game closer to qualifying for the semi-finals of the Premier Basketball League.

“This is one of the biggest games of my career,” he said Sean Dawson after the victory “It was very important for us to get here after the difficult and long journey with the goal of not coming back here. The work is not finished, but I’m happy that we got closer to it today. The change started from the second quarter when we started to defend much stronger, we started the second half very strong and the third quarter was the key.”

Forward Holon also said: “Today’s game was not another game for me, it had added value because my family lost someone very dear to me. I give him the victory today.” We know what we are worth and what we want to do and any team that wants to win will have to go through us”

“A game with added value for me”. Dawson (Maor Alxalsi)

The purple coach Guy Goodes He released pressure after the game: “I said in the timeouts that we had to keep the three-pointers, in the first half they made 7 of 11 and in the second half only 4 of 17 and that made the difference. In the first half we looked like we did at the beginning of the season, in the second half we returned to guarding wisely and aggressively and we were up to the task. About Dawson? Sean has been good for a long time, it doesn’t surprise me. He’s in good shape, the team supports him and he feels comfortable. He plays on both sides of the field, in attack and defense – and we all know his potential.”

Goodes added: “C.J. Harris made important three-pointers under pressure and the character here also won. It’s not easy to play against the same team several times, at halftime I only talked about the attitude that Galil Elyon was ahead of us in all kinds of parameters and if we don’t change that then we will lose. I I think that in the end, with the team we have and when everyone is back, we have a lot of depth. We can be satisfied with what we have, we have one more game and we remember how we returned home with a 2:0 score and started with a 20-point deficit.”

“can be satisfied”. Godes (Maor Alxalsi)

Upper Galil Coach, Barak Pelegsaid at the end: “We play two halves of basketball. Even in the previous game against Holon here, before the playoffs, we fell asleep after the half. Even in Holon, the first minute or two of the second half brought them back. They brought the individual abilities with players who showed up and we lacked that. Also In moments of a double-digit deficit, the bench had a spirit of not giving up. We were short and missing one or two more players who would appear, but this is the team that brought us here and with which we will fight until the end.”

Regarding Dayshon Booker’s decline in the second half, Peleg said: “It happens to him sometimes. The stoppage or the substitutions take him out of the rhythm a bit and then it’s harder for him to come back. It’s something we’ve known about him all year, including his abilities. Offensively at the end we scored the points but defensively we fell . The players are sensitive today, they need a bit of their spice. We will clean up this game and come on Monday with the goal that this season does not end there. I believe.”


“His abilities are known, but it happens that he fades.” Morning (Maor Alxalsi)

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