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Anything is Possible! Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Maccabi Tel Aviv!

April 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Israeli Basketball Classico is upon us as Maccabi Tel Aviv visits Hapoel Jerusalem Saturday night at the Arena in Jerusalem, tipoff at 21:00. Both teams have been struggling of late with the Yellow & Blue dropping 6 in a row across all competitions as well as falling out of first place, [Read More]

A Great Win – Maccabi Tel Aviv

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv pulled off the upset victory over Fenerbahce 81-79 thanks to Sylven Landesberg’s last second shot that found its way to the bottom of the basket. The shooting guard ended the night with 22 points going 4/4 from beyond the arc while Diamon Simpson had a double-doible with 14 [Read More]

Maccabi squeaks by Haifa on GameDay 20!

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Maccabi Haifa in dramatic fashion 97-96 as the Yellow & Blue who twisted for the majority of the game needed the help of a Gregory Vargas (18 points) missed shot at the buzzer to pull out the win. Will Graves starred for the Greens scoring 34 points while going 6/8 [Read More]

Israel Basketball State Cup Notes & Quotes

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

A press conference was held at the Jerusalem Arena ahead of the Israel Basketball State Cup semifinals which will be held Monday night beginning with Maccabi Tel Aviv against Maccabi Ashdod at 18:45 followed by Hapoel Jerusalem versus Hapoel Holon at 21:15. Here are some notes and quotes: 1) Hapoel [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv BC: Kill the Game

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Rundown Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Baskonia 85-84 thanks to terrific shooting by Sylven Landesberg (18 points) and Andrew Goudelock (21 points) while Gal Mekel had a well rounded game scoring 10 points, pulling down 9 rebounds and dishing out 7 assists. Maccabi ran out to an 8-0 run to start the [Read More]

The Rundown: Maccabi falls to Red Star 71-67

January 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Rundown Maccabi Tel Aviv fell to Red Star Belgrade 71-67 as Andrew Goudelock led the Yellow & Blue offense with 19-points, however, it was crunch time baskets by Stefan Jovic, Marko Simonovic and Ognjen Kuzmic that helped the visitors to the win. Colton Iverson featured prominently in a [Read More]

Cliches: Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Red Star

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi is in a “Do or Die” situation with their “Backs against the wall” in a “Must Win” game where it’s “Now or Never” as they ready themselves to face Red Star Belgrade Thursday night 21:05 at Yad Eliyahu. I think we all know the cliches [Read More]

Bagatskis bests Blatt as Maccabi defeats Darussafaka 93-92

January 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv picked up a 1-point win over their former coach David Blatt’s Darussafaka 93-92 at Yad Eliyahu on Thursday night. Sonny Weems starred for the Yellow & Blue with 24 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds while Maik Zirbes and Victor Rudd added 13 points a piece in the victory. [Read More]

The Critical Flaw – Maccabi Tel Aviv version 2016/17

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ainars Bagatskis has now coached one game in all three competitions that Maccabi Tel Aviv is currently playing in, the Israeli League, State Cup and Euroleague and has seen various different sides of his team in action. One of the reasons why he has seen a variety of “teams” is that some [Read More]
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