Sunday, February 21st, in the match of the 20th round of the championship of Israel on basketball tel Aviv «Maccabi» took on its site team «Ironi» (Nahariya). Not without difficulty, the hosts won 78:66 (24:24, 15:15, 17:12, 22:15).
After victories in the semifinals and finals of state Cup, Maccabi players went into the game tired and not very focused, than hastened to take advantage of the northerners, who have already won in this season wards of Jean Tobacco. The advantage of the guests in the first quarter reached 10 points (22:12), but on the last seconds of the quarter, the hosts managed to restore the balance (24:24 after ten minutes).
In the second quarter of tel-Avivi took the lead, but Eric wards Alfasi again restored the balance, and pereive the team left when the score is 39:39.
In the third quarter has been the advantage of Maccabi Landsberg and Rocheste successfully overcame the defensive borders of the guests. The fourth quarter began with the score 56:51 in favor of the hosts. Three accurate three-point shot in a row of Rocheste led Maccabi in the lead. All were able to achieve the northerners are to avoid defeat.
The most effective in the «Maccabi» was Landsberg, who scored 26 points. The guests scored Howell, who scored 16.
In the second match, held on the eve of the capital APOEL won tel-avivoca mates 72:65.