Hapoel Holon opened the playoffs on the right foot with a crushing 68:97 over Hapoel Galil Elyon and went up to 0: 1 in the quarterfinals series.
The team in purple left behind the disappointment of the results in the Final Four of the Champions League last weekend and sent a message to all the teams ahead of the money time of the season.
Tyros Maggie (18 points) and Chris Johnson (16) led Holon to victory in a game in which they led by a double-digit lead from the middle of the second quarter and did not look back.
Johnson and Kaiser in the victory dance, Photo: Oded Karni
Niv Misgav returned from a prolonged injury and thickened Guy Goodes' back line ahead of the rest of the playoffs.
The Holon coach also took the opportunity to bring in the young players during the final quarter and give rest to the senior players.
In the Galilee, the lack of Itai Moskowitz, who left the Northerners without a replacement coordinator, is well felt.
Ike Irbo did score 19 points, but when he went down to rest, Barak Peleg did not have good options for managing the game.
Upper Galilee attack was very limited, Photo: Oded Karni
On Monday, Galil will return to Kfar Blum, to the field where she defeated Holon twice this season, and will try to show the ability she showed during the season to equalize the series to 1: 1.
Were we wrong?
If you found an error in the article, we'll be happy for you to share it with us