John Dibertolomeo: "A lot of things happened in the game that are beyond basketball, we'll take care of them"
John Dibertolomao was "ashamed" of Maccabi Tel Aviv's ability in the derby loss in game number 3: "We had a bad evening and did not react."
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Thursday, 19 May 2022, 06:36 Updated: 06:46
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One after the other, the people of Maccabi Tel Aviv immediately left Eliyahu last night (Wednesday), when the feeling that accompanied them all ranged from shock to shame.
The Yellows were sure that they would reach the third game in the series against Hapoel Tel Aviv to travel on the way to the semifinals, but in practice they were double-digit from the start, defeated unconditionally 93:75, which is against a team that played for 20 minutes with only two foreign players.
The Yellows fell behind towards the end of the first quarter, and were unable to find solutions to the Reds' ability to shoot on the one hand, but also not to the aggression that took quite a few Maccabi players out of things.
Precisely towards the half, the home team managed to reduce to only 9 with three of Derek Williams' halves, but went up to the second half without energy and saw Hapoel run away with the victory.
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Stone with Wilbkin (Photo: Udi Citation)
"A disappointing and frustrating loss. I am ashamed of how we played, we need to be better, in the big picture we lead 1: 2 and can close it on Sunday," concluded captain John Dibertolomeo, who led Maccabi with 18 points in 23 minutes, when outside Of him only Keenan Evans and James Nanley score in double digits, "The goal was to continue the momentum, we had a run before the half, we were not happy with how we played in the first half and did not react, in the first minutes we narrowed further, and they opened the gap. This game is on us, we We need to move forward and be better. "
Dibertolomeo was asked if the team came to the game arrogant and replied, "We had a bad evening and we did not react, we do not know that 2-0 is not enough, know how dangerous they are, and especially against us, they can not be underestimated. We need to be focused and more intense."
Finally we were asked about what will be in the fourth game in the series on Sunday at Drive In, "Whether we succeed or not, there is no other option. This game is over, we can let it hurt us, but we will learn from it. There were a lot of things in this game especially things beyond basketball "We lead 1: 2 and need one more victory to continue to the next round."
Did not appear in the series.
Reynolds (Photo: Udi Citation)
At the end of the game, Maccabi commented at length on the disappointing performance of Jaylen Reynolds, who did not score in 11 minutes, finished the game with a score of minus 7, and with a plus minus of minus 21. "Jaylen completely went out of the game, he also lost confidence His, "the team said," he does not underestimate or want to leave here, he just did not play a certain period, he may have thought he would not dress anymore, and then after Ante's injury he is unable to get back to business. "
In addition, Maccabi came with claims for refereeing in the game, when according to the team members at the beginning of the game, the refereeing referees let the Hapoel Tel Aviv players play too aggressively, which created the initial gap in favor of the Reds.
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