Maccabi Tel Aviv coach is pleased with Zenith's unimpressive victory: "It's not easy to play with ten players in so many games. It was only because of this that they were able to get close. "• Hunter:" Not satisfied with our defense "
Janis Spropoulos thanks Maccabi Tel Aviv fans tonight at the game against Zenith
Despite the missing lineup and the never-ending injury list, Yannis Sparopoulos's Maccabi Tel Aviv did not have trouble with tonight's (third) fourth consecutive Euroleague victory, this time 71:82 against Zenith in St. Petersburg. The 12:28 run in the third quarter, led by Tyler Dorsey (17) and Othello Hunter (15), made the run. In two days, another character test awaits the Israeli champion when you come to visit Elijah in front of Panathinaikus.
Immediately after the whistle, Janis Spropoulos faced the microphones, saying: "It's not easy to play with ten players in so many games, so I want to congratulate my players. That's also why in the last quarter, Zenit managed to get a little closer. We played smart offensively, but on the other hand We let the opponent score some points. We ended up doing a great job and I congratulate everyone. "
Othello Hunter, who stood with 15 points, did not hide his dissatisfaction with the tension in the fourth quarter: "I am not satisfied with the defense, you cannot accept what happened in the decisive quarter. If they do not play well on defense they will score, we give them a rebound and so they were able to return To the game. "
Maccabi Tel Aviv thanks fans, who came to Russia // Photo: Udi Citiat