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Arun Jackson and Maccabi Tel Aviv refuse to be complacent for tonight's meeting with Olympiakos: "We need to show them that this is our home" Israeli basketball

Arun Jackson and Maccabi Tel Aviv refuse to be complacent for the Euroleague match against Olympiakos: "They have to show that this is our home" • Tyler Dorsey: "Trying to deliver the goods in the important moments" • Printsis: "Milotinov's disadvantage is significant"

  • Jackson. "Let's take it from game to game"


    Alan Shaver

Maccabi Tel Aviv is preparing for the game tonight (Thursday, 21:05) against Olympiakos. The Yellows who know they must guard the home to continue to be strong in the home quarter-final battle.

"We do not want to say that we are definitely in the playoffs, because in Euroleague everything can turn around quickly," said the experienced Aron Jackson, "but it is clear that our goal is to get the home advantage. We will take it from game to game. "We want to take advantage of their size and athleticism. We need to be aggressive and show them that this is our home and that we intend to keep it."

Guard Tyler Dorsey, who was one of the outstanding players in the dramatic victory in Valencia, added: "We are happy to be back in the home league, we have been missing. We need to be ready for a tough game against a really good team fighting to stay in the fight for the qualifying round for the playoffs."
On his ability lately, the player added: "I just keep my confidence in my ability and try to deliver the goods in the important moments. I want to continue to improve as the season progresses."

On the other hand, Olympiakos comes with significant subtractions, the last of the excellent chin Nikola Milutinov, but for the first time acquires players Dwight in Aks and Shaquil Makisik to be available to coach Jurgos Barracocas after the Euroleague removed the transfer penalty from the Greek club.

"We will be missing Milotinov and this is significant," said Olympiakos star Jurgus Printesis, "We must be focused from the first moment to the final whistle. Maccabi is a strong team with a lot of talent and everyone knows that the team of Coach Sparopoulos plays a good defense. And play even better defense than your opponent. "

Source: israelhayom

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