Still feeling the effects of a strained groin suffered in his last game, Jordan Farmar shot only 3-for-11 and was pulled for a veteran Euroleague star Thursday night as Maccabi Tel Aviv played hard but lost to Danilo Gallinari's Emporio Milano by seven in both teams' Euroleague debut.
Farmar scored only six points and had only one assist in 23 minutes. With Maccabi down 14-7 and Farmar struggling, his coach, David Blatt, brought in the 34-year-old Theodoros Papaloukas, long known as the Jason Kidd of Europe. Maccabi immediately went on a 14-0 run. By game's end, Papaloukas had 13 points, 7 assists and 2 assists. Gallinari had 23 for Milano.
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