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Winner Shot: Nahariya stuns Jerusalem to grab 1:0 series lead

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ironi Nahariya shocked Hapoel Jerusalem in the capital city 86-85 thanks to a last second 3-point shot by Scotty Hopson to take a 1-0 best of five Quarterfinals series lead. Hopson who finished the night with 13 points came up huge for the visitors draining the winner as he joined Derwin Kitchen [Read More]

The Next Chapter: Maccabi Tel Aviv takes a 1-0 series lead

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv blew away Bnei Herzliya 87-73 in Game One of their best of 5 Quarterfinals series thanks to a monster shooting performance by Andrew Goudelock scoring 21 points while high energy play from Joe Alexander who finished the night with 11 points helped the Yellow & Blue to the win. [Read More]

Arik Nissim, From Rishon to Eilat via Europe

May 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Afik Nissim is a star and has been for many years, not only in Israel but across Europe. He is a workmanlike point guard who now plies his trade down south in the vacation resort city of Eilat. Yes Eilat. You didn’t think there were a lot of sports going on there did you? But yes there is. Oded [Read More]

Return to Relevance: Maccabi Tel Aviv BC

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

A couple of months ago I said that Maccabi had to make a move in order to return to relevance and finally after what seemed to be an eternity they did just that. Ainars Bagatskis out, Arik Shivek in. The former Israel National Team coach becomes the 5th Yellow & Blue boss of the season, yes, [Read More]

Israel Basketball Gameday 33

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Kiryat Gat 75-79 Hapoel Jerusalem An already relegated Kiryat Gat side gave Hapoel Jerusalem a scare in a scrappy encounter. Richard Howell scored 18 points, and had 10 rebounds, while Lior Eliyahu, who arguably could have been ejected for throwing an elbow, scored 14 points for Jerusalem. [Read More]
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