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Israel Basketball Round 9 – November 28-30, 2015

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ironi Nahariya jumped to the top of the league after defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv 76-70. The home side’s victory hinged on a big third-quarter which they took by a seven-point margin. The hosts were led by Richard Howell who grabbed a big 18 points with nine rebounds, followed by Cameron Clark’s [Read More]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS! Stephane Lasme & Ergin Ataman Galatasaray!

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Sports Rabbi had a chance to speak with both Galatasary Head Coach Ergin Ataman and power forward Stephane Lasme prior to their Tuesday night EuroCup clash against Hapoel Jerusalem at the Pais Arena 20:00. Lasme may be a familiar name to fans of Israeli basketball fans as he wore the [Read More]

Maccabi falls to Malaga 82-68: Blessing in Disgiuse?

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Zan Tabak era at Maccabi Tel Aviv BC took yet another serious hit as the Yellow-and-Blue were blown out in Spain falling to Malaga 82-68. The chances were slim for the Israeli side to advance to the Round of 16 prior to the game and now they are even worse. Maccabi were slow out of the gate [Read More]

Jerusalem drops to 2-5 in European Play

November 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Israel’s champions are on the verge of crashing out of European competition after falling to a narrow two-point loss in Lithuania. Despite a big second half which Hapoel Jerusalem won by 12 points, they came up just short in a 87-85 defeat against Neptunas Klaipeda. D’or Fischer banged in a [Read More]

Israel Basketball League Round 8 – November 21-23, 2015

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv stormed to the top of the league with a huge 103:63 home win over Maccabi Haifa as new boss Zan Tabak’s changes show some early success. The Yellows really showed the aggressivenesses that their new Croatian coach wanted to bring with a dominating performance. They scored over 30 [Read More]

Hapoel Jerusalem sweeps aside Hapoel Eilat 99-73

November 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem ended their losing streak and jumped from ninth to second place in the league with an impressive win over Hapoel Eilat. After four losses in their last five games Jerusalem needed to put in a big performance and did exactly that with a 99-73 win. After a tight first half the Reds [Read More]

Is Tabak the right man for Maccabi?

November 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv may have come up short 88-82 against perennial super power CSKA Moscow, but there were a number of good points to take away from their performance under new head coach Zan Tabak. After beginning the Euroleague season with a 1-4 record and a ticket to the Round of 16 in massive [Read More]

Jerusalem comes up short 74-70

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem fell to Novgorod at home for their first loss in the capital city during their 2015 European campaign. Last time around Novgorod ran out 92-71 winners in the first game between the two sides in Russia but it was much closer this time. The match went right down to the final seconds [Read More]

Israel Basketball League Round 7 – November 15-17, 2015

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv players laid out the welcome mat for their new coach, Zan Tabak, by moving to the top of the league with a 78-75 win over Hapoel Rishon LeZion. The Yellows took the first quarter by a nine point margin which, despite losing every other quarter, was enough to give them a narrow [Read More]
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