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2017-18 Game Reviews

Timeout saves the day. Maccabi beats Khimki 77-69 in Moscow

November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Khimki on the road 77-69 to move to 5-3 in Euroleague play with Barcelona up next in Spain. Pierre Jackson starred for the Yellow & Blue with 19 points and 6 assists, as Michael Roll shot well from the floor going 4/6 from 2 and 2/2 from 3 for 14 points while Norris [Read More]

Israel Basketball Gameday 6 – 2017/18

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem 74-59 Nes Ziona Hapoel Jerusalem demolished Nes Ziona Saturday night winning by 15 points. Jerusalem got off to a red hot start leading 24-9 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Jerome Dyson led scoring for Hapoel Jerusalem with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Yotam [Read More]

We hardly knew ye Coach Katsikaris

November 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Back in July when Hapoel Jerusalem named Fotis Katsikaris I wrote a piece entitled “Time will Tell” about his hiring where I outlined why it was a good hire by Ori Allon and Guy Harel. I also put in a number of caveats which included that time will tell if he would be the right man to steer the [Read More]

Israel Basketball Gameday 5

November 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Rishon Lezion 86-90 Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv ran away with the first two quarters of the game leading by 7 after the first frame and 17 at halftime, while holding a 15 point advantage at the end of the third quarter. However, the 4th quarter was a different story. Maccabi was able to hold [Read More]

Spirit & Energy on Defense: Jerualem downs Eilat in the South

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem defeated an overmatched Hapoel Eilat Team 82-67 in a game that featured Startos Perperologou scoring 15 points in arguably his best game for the Reds while veteran guard Yotam Halperin dropped 14 points in the win. Jerome Dyson added 12 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds as Alen Omic [Read More]

So far, so good – Maccabi Tel Aviv defeats Haifa

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv 83-62 Maccabi Haifa The Greens hung tough for 3 quarters but the Yellow & Blue were able to pull away in the last frame outscoring the visitors 27-11 over the last ten minutes to take the 21-point victory. Jonah Bolden starred offensively for Maccabi with 20 points going 4/5 [Read More]

Israel Basketball Gameday 4

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem 74-86 Maccabi Ashdod The champions of Israel yielded to Ashdod’s hard-working performance in a shocking opening defeat of the 17/18 season. With Ashdod’s lead as large as 18 points, the final whistle blew with Hapoel conceding 86 points at home. Jerusalem’s lackadaisical [Read More]

Lessons to be learned – Maccabi Tel Aviv

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv fell to Red Star 87-84 in a close contest that came right down to the wire in Belgrade. With the game being played at the larger Kombank Arena for the first time this season, Maccabi took advantage of the host’s unfamiliarity of the Floor with a solid first half taking a [Read More]

Israel Basketball Gameday 3

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Tel Aviv 84-100 Hapoel Jerusalem Hapoel Jerusalem defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv 100-84 at the Drive-In Arena as Austin Daye starred with 28 points in a quality team effort that featured 27 assist in the post-Jerrells era. An active Rich Howell added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Alen [Read More]
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