The 16th round of the Premier League in basketball continues at this time when Maccabi Tel Aviv hosts Hapoel Beer Sheva, one of the teams with the best momentum in the league.
The Yellows are back from Spain, where they lost to Barcelona and beat Valencia in a dramatic game, and a win over the visitors from the capital of the Negev will also allow them to escape at the top to Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Beer Sheva, since surprising Hapoel Jerusalem in mid-December, has recorded five victories in six games and only surrendered to Hapoel Holon away.
Lorenzo Brown is not yet available to Oded Ketch and the squad included Wade Baldwin, Jarel Martin, Darren Hilliard, Suleiman Braymo and Bonzie Coulson.
Guy Pannini will equal Meir Tapiro as the top scorer in the league if and when he steps on the floor for the 511th time.
Beer Sheva is missing Joaquin Shuchman and David Afiani, who was replaced by Tidjan Keita.
Will match his tapir when he enters the floor.
Panini (Photo: Danny Maron)
Three-pointers by DiBartolomeu and Menko put Maccabi up 0:6 after two minutes, Whittington took a shot himself from outside the arc and after Sorkin sank, Pritsky added a three-pointer and reduced the score to 8:6.
Baldwin and Martin also flew for dunks, and Luvin called a timeout.
DiBartolomeu shot again from a distance, Moore with four consecutive made it to 15:10 and Pritsky brought the difference to only 3, but Cohen answered with a three while Whittington was injured trying to block it.
Keita completed a basket move and a foul and after Hilliard's points, Moore made it
at the end of the quarter.
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