Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Basconia 85-113 in the play-in and qualified for the Euroleague playoffs as the seventh seed. Lorenzo Brown silenced the critics with a performance of 29 points (7 of 8 three-pointers, 21 points already in the first half) Wade Baldwin was also enthusiastic with 26 and the Yellows traveled to the quarterfinals, where they have a hot series against Panathinaikos (the best of five games).

The series will start exactly one week (Tuesday, Passover), when Maccabi Tel Aviv will host the third game at 20:30 The following Tuesday, and if necessary, the fourth match will be held two days later, again in Belgrade. The fifth match, if both teams get there, will be held on May 8, in Greece. The previous record was held by Anthony Parker in 2004 (the previous record for a Maccabi player in the playoffs was 26 points). Lorenzo Brown: "The feeling is great at the moment. We need to stay united and we're happy we're in the playoffs. " Duko Ivanovic: "Congratulations to Maccabi, they were better, they played better than us, more aggressive than us. We should have been more aggressive, we tried to fight, but it wasn't enough. " Wade Baldwin: "A lot of things are going through my mind right now. We played very well today and we will go to Greece to play in one of the best halls with the best atmosphere in the Euroleague. We have a week to prepare."