The champion did not have a hard time against the newcomer in the drive-in, and will meet Maccabi Rishon LeZion in the next stage • Oz Blazer (19 points) and Othello Hunter (16 points) stood out in the winning ranks • 19 points from Jason Seagers were not enough
Žižić and Blazer celebrate the semi-finals
After five Euroleague rounds, Maccabi Tel Aviv advanced tonight (Monday) to the first official game in the local framework and defeated Hapoel Haifa 74:83 on the way to the Winner's Cup semi-finals, where it will meet Maccabi Rishon Lezion on Sunday.
Yannis Sapropoulos took the opportunity to give Dragon Bender multiple minutes (34) in order to gain confidence against a weaker opponent.
The Croatian forward did look better and finished with a varied stat line of 9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 assists.
On Thursday against Fenerbahce there will be an opportunity to check if the experiment paid off and the player will arrive with more confidence.
Except for lavender, the Yellows made a distribution of minutes and saw excellent output from the two youngsters Dori Sahar and Idan Alber.
In the coming month, until the return of the injured Yuval Sussman and John Dibertolomeo, the two will have significant playing minutes in the local arena and if they continue with this ability, there is no reason why they will not be an integral part of the team in the future.
Citizen Max Heidegger also made his debut in the yellow uniform, but did not make his mark.
Oz Blazer finished as the leading scorer with 19 points.
On the other hand, despite the loss, the newcomer can be pleased with the ability and determination they showed that were a direct continuation of this weekend's victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Only this time the opponent was much better.
When Jason Seagers sees Maccabi Tel Aviv, he warms up.
Ask Hapoel Gilboa / Galil.
This time the 35-year-old guard sniped 19 points and showed that despite his age he still has a lot to give.