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Round summary: Hapoel Jerusalem unable to fight Maccabi Tel Aviv - Holon and Eilat are the real threat to the Yellows | Israeli basketball

Round summary: Hapoel Jerusalem is unable to give a fight to Maccabi Tel Aviv - Holon and Eilat are the real threat to the Yellows

  • Wilbkin vs. Blatt.

    Maccabi and Jerusalem are not in the same league


    Oded Karni


13 months ago the Clásico was held at the Arena.

Then it turned out to be the last game before the league was cut short because of the Corona.

In that game, Jerusalem won by 11 points - a big discount for Maccabi Tel Aviv that evening. 

A little over a year has passed and there is no trace of that game.

Maccabi won the arena by 24 points and to be honest, no one was surprised.


Max on paper.

If there really was an interesting game yesterday then it was held in Holon, while the game that was supposed to magnetize the whole league was trivial, just another game.

There was no fight in the arena on the part of the host, and also it seems there will not be later in the season.

This is the second time that the Yellows beat the Jerusalemites this season by a margin of more than 20 points, so Maccabi's problems, if they come, it will be from other directions.


Allow fire Dainios Adomiitis, but we must not forget that the problems started even before he arrived and ended with his departure.

Does anyone remember when Jerusalem recorded four consecutive home losses?

It is also possible to talk about Adumatis' offensive management problems, but what is the offensive method important if Jerusalem is a team that does not save.

The Lithuanian coach went and Jerusalem is still crossing a defensive cross and absorbing 100 points.

Everyone was talking about the team’s low breaking point, and yesterday it was once again showcased.

Excessive to expect Jonathan Alon in his debut as head coach of a league that will change things from end to end.

The problem is that the new coach will have a hard time with the team's situation to turn things around even while remaining until the playoffs and decisive moments of the season.

Disappointed by the end of the bad season in the Euroleague, Maccabi proved, unlike Jerusalem, that it is able to get its head out of the ground quickly, that it replaced a floppy disk and used the Garbage time in Europe to get used to its new situation.

On the other hand, it is not clear when the Jerusalemites will succeed in doing so.

Holon vs. Eilat yesterday.

It will be tough until the end of the season // Photo: Courtesy of the administration's website


It was the unofficial battle for the title "Who will fight with Maccabi for the championship".

Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Eilat competed yesterday in a game that stopped the long streak in the league - 7 victories for Eilat.

Meanwhile, Eilat is not able to overcome the Purples this season already with 0: 4 (league and Balkan) over the Southerners, but there will be another big fight between them for second place and maybe a bigger fight later.

These are the two most exciting and hot teams in the league, but yesterday's game was not exciting.

He was mostly tough and stormy.

The regular league is not over yet and will be divided into an upper and lower house, but it seems that Holon and Eilat are ahead of the playoffs - such a game is reminiscent of the playoffs already in April.

According to their season so far and according to their qualities, expect a big fight between them in the playoff semifinals and the right to threaten Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Source: israelhayom

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