1. There is great joy mixed with relief among the people of Maccabi Tel Aviv thanks to the 77:82 victory last night (Sunday) over Hapoel Tel Aviv, and the promotion to the semifinals at the end of a tense series against the city rival that ended in 1: 3 for the Yellows.
"It was a quarter-final series that, in terms of basketball, gives a lot of respect to Israeli basketball," said Avi Even.
"I'm glad we managed to win for the second time here. We wanted to finish it at home, but we learned from the least good and brought other things to this game. I did not have much to say before the game, it's time for action, what we needed to know professionally we talked, and I'm happy "That the guys came and left everything on the field today as they expect us to come to every game."
I got zero respect for fans that do not have any respect for the game of basketball or the players who play the game… .don't ask me to have any
- Scottie Wilbekin (@ scottiew_5) May 22, 2022
2. Some of the players at Maccabi had a hard time with the atmosphere, cursing and throwing objects at Hapoel fans.
"After we lost the previous game in the derby, I told Reggie (Regev Fanan, the Yellows' fitness coach who was being cursed by the Reds fans due to the death of his father, YM) that we were going to win.
I knew she was shattered for it.
This series for Reggie.
We have 4 more victories left to achieve, and that is our goal. "
Williams with Avi Even.
Wonderful forward play, Photo: Alan Schieber
Scotty Wilbkin tweeted after the game on his Twitter account, apparently towards throwing the objects and glasses of water on the parquet that caused the game to stop several times: "I have zero respect for fans who do not respect the game of basketball, or the players who play the game. Do not expect me to respect them."
3. Yiftach Ziv, who did not play much in the series, hugged Avi Even for a long time at the end and showed his excitement of advancing to the next stage, even though he was not part of the victories over the opponent.
"Part of a team that wants to succeed is everyone's desire to be a part of it," the coach said.
"Yiftach is less expressed, and I hope we get more players back before the next series. He expressed his joy, and it shows a lot about who he is."
Maccabi will make efforts to get him back on track before the intriguing series against the strong Herzliya.
Žižić in Drive In.
Expected to be eligible for Herzliya, Photo: Alan Shiber
Jaylen Reynolds is also not a partner, and probably will not be a partner until the end of the season, unless, God forbid, there are injuries in the front line.
Ante Žižić has already returned to almost full training, but he has to pass all the tests in full before he is allowed to play.
Maccabi estimates that the player will be fit for the series against Herzliya and will register in Reynolds' place, but they will monitor his condition in the next two days and make a decision.
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