Despite the wounded list and double-digit arrears, the Sparopoulos group maintained a perfect balance in the Hall after winning the European Champions 80:90, ending a huge drama
Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrates at the CSKA account at the Hall
War on the hardwood, tonight in the hall
Maccabi Tel Aviv is currently hosting the CSKA Moscow as part of the 13th Euroleague cycle.
Before the game, it was revealed that the Yellows would also miss Tarik Black who would not be on the roster for the game due to his knee pain. The excellent chin joins a long list of injured including Omri Caspi, John Dibertolomeo and Nate Walters who were recently injured and not available to the professional staff.
The Russian Empire opened the season with four straight wins, but began to stutter and suffered two surprising losses, the first at home to Olympiakos and the second outside at Wheelerban. In the last cycle, the CSKA 82:85 overcame Saras's Jalgiris Kovna just after an extension.
Scotty Wilbkin celebrates big win at Bichel, tonight // Photo: Alan Shaver
Maccabi Tel Aviv Celebrates in the Hall, Tonight // Photo: Alan Shiber
Hunter hovers in the hall, tonight // Photo: Alan Shaver
Caspi and Black on the bench. View photo // Photo: Alan Shiber
Bryant floats to basket, tonight in the hall // Photo: Alan Shiber
Angelo Cloyaro is having a hard time with the Russians, tonight in the Hall // Photo: Alan Shaver
Icy floats to basket, tonight in the hall // Photo: Alan Shiber
Sussman tries to touch the ring, tonight in the hall // Photo: Alan Shiber
Hunter finds it difficult to reach the ring, tonight in the Hall // Photo: Alan Shaver
Shimon Mizrahi in a typical pose // Photo: Alan Shiber
CSKA players ahead of the game against Maccabi Tel Aviv, tonight in the Hall // Photo: Alan Shiber
the progress of the game
The Yellows opened with Scotty Wilbkin, Yuval Sussman, Quincy Acey, Angelo Cloyaro and Othello Hunter. The Yellows went up 2: 5 with points from Sussman and Icy, Korbanov and Haines turned 5: 7. The Yellows bombed outside the arc as Acey and Bryant left for 2:17 p.m. The European champion switched gear and recorded a 3:15 run when after the first ten minutes they rose to 20:29.
At the opening of the second quarter, the Russians maintained a gap of 8-9 points, but Hunter's embedment dropped the difference. A three-pointer by Mike James set 30:44 for the visitors. Maccabi ran 0: 5 and narrowed to 35:44 with a three-pointer by Bryant. Wilbkin's basket and five other Bryant points were down by 46:42. The Russians switched and went double-digit, but Dorsey’s three-pointer on the buzzer set just 52:45 to the Moscow CSA.
In the third quarter, the CSA took a 49:60 lead, but with the rest of the Yellows going for a 1:13 run with a basket and a point from Bryant's line reduced to 60:58. , 64:66 Promise to locals.
The fourth quarter opened with a three-pointer by Wilkin on the 64:69 route to Maccabi Tel Aviv. Acey added another and it's already 64:72. James scored a 3-pointer and shrunk to 67:72. Haynes managed to shrink to 76: 79, another three-pointer by James set 80:80. Hunter scored two, Sussman scored two more from the line and set 80:84. The excellent Hunter scored and set 80:86. James missed, Sussman twice on the line on the other side. CSKA lost another ball and Wilkin scored an 80:90 yellow echoing finish on CSKA Moscow.
Omri Caspi on the bench. Ineligible // Photo: Alan Shiber
Maccabi Tel Aviv players on time // Photo: Alan Shiber
Divertolomeo and Walters. Join the injured list // Photo: Alan Shiber
The yellow audience of Maccabi Tel Aviv. Minor first half // Photo: Alan Shiber
Maccabi Tel Aviv players. A prestigious encounter with the European champion // Photo: Alan Shaver