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Do not eulogize them: 85:93 to Maccabi Tel Aviv over Wheelerban | Israel Today


After the painful loss to Armani Milano, the Yellows recovered with an important victory in France • Nanelli excelled with 25 points, while Evans, Reynolds and Sort also provided a good game


After the two painful falls against the Red Star Belgrade and Armani Milan, Maccabi Tel Aviv is back to winning.

It does so in France against Wheelerban (85:93) the hit of the Euroleague until this game.

The French came up with a clean sheet and after a victory over European champions Anadolu Zero two days earlier.

It was a very important game already in the fourth round.

A third consecutive loss would have put Maccabi in trouble already at the start of the season, but the Yellows looked completely different and much more balanced.

They were not dependent on Scotty Wilbkin, Yannis Sapropoulos shortened the rotation and used only 8 players throughout the game.

Maccabi played a coordinated attack and finished with 75 percent to 2 points.

Her use of the highs was good and she got 26 points from Reynolds and Sur.

Everyone who went up to the floor contributed his own but of all of them was James Nanley who finished with 25 points without a miss to 2 points.

Maccabi wins and reaches over 90 points even in the evening where Scotty Wilbkin makes 0 of 8 for three.

Another sign of Maccabi's good attack was the fact that it scored 93 against a team that has so far averaged only 72 points per game.

Another attention-grabbing match-up was between the coordinators - Keenan Evans, who replaced Chris Jones at Maccabi.

Evans after a weak season opener was great when Jones did score 14, but was in a noticeable decline after his excellent season opener.

All this brought Maccabi clear control of the game starting in the second quarter.

Even the occasional attempts of the hostess to cling to the gang of Sapropolos, encountered peace of mind and right actions.

Maccabi regains its confidence, stops the drift and returns for three consecutive home games against Panathinaikos, Zalgiris Kaunas and Barcelona.

Williams on the way to the ring, Photo: Courtesy of Maccabi Tel Aviv

Taylor saved by Pal, Photo: Courtesy of Maccabi Tel Aviv

Reynolds hovering, tonight in France, Photo: Courtesy of Maccabi Tel Aviv

Source: israelhayom

All news articles on 2021-10-14

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