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Wilvkin returned to Hall Menorah and was weak, and the captain of the yellows shined and the club estimates that "he will be here for many more years". Ketch pulled out a different vehicle that was a surprise

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Maccabi Tel Aviv took a significant step towards the Euroleague playoffs last night (Wednesday) when they beat Fenerbahce of Turkey at home 74:78 and went up to a record of 14 wins against 13 losses.

Assuming that 19 wins this season will be enough to enter the playoffs, Maccabi needs to win five games out of the seven remaining, a possible task given the schedule.

The yellows started the game very badly, trailing by 12 after only 5 minutes, but managed to turn the game around even before halftime.

Maccabi dominated the second half, and led by 10 near the end, but then Fenerbahce came back and equalized to 71:71, less than 2 minutes to the end of the match.

In the decisive moments, Wade Baldwin with some great actions was able to guarantee Maccabi the important victory.

Lorenzo Brown led the Maccabi scorers with 21 points, but the star of the game was John DiBartholomeo with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals leading to an excellent 21.

Baldwin scored 15 points, with Roman Sorkin and Bonzie Coulson also scoring in double figures with 10 points each.

Derek Sharp of Maccabi Tel Aviv.

John DiBartholomew (Photo: Danny Maron)

"It was very important, I always have to be ready, I wasn't there for my team today because of these ridiculous whistles for fouls that were the whole game," Wade Baldwin said after the game, "We said all the time that players will step up to help, and John did that Today, when it was my time to come in, I was isolated on a tall player and I'm good at that, I managed to get a basket and a foul and finish the game from the line. They trust that I will be the player I know how to be. The energy from the crowd is amazing. The balance sheet shows that we are one of the best home teams in the Euroleague."

Jake Cohen, who played 20 minutes and was part of the Yellows' comeback, said: "I'm very proud, we showed a lot of heart and came back from a difficult start, things didn't go our way at the start of the game and for the rest of the game. The players remained positive, that's a very good sign. We didn't have a season Perfect, but we showed a lot of character and heart and it's an important building block that you can move forward with and focus on the small details for the rest."

Cohen was asked if he thinks his team deserves a place in the playoffs and said: "We'll see at the end of the season, we're talented enough to be a playoff team, but we need to put it together, there's a lot of talent in the Euroleague, and the important thing is to do the job and win."

Maccabi announced before the game that Jaylen Adams will be absent for an extended period due to his shoulder injury.

During the game, Roman Sorkin took a hard blow to the nose, but should be fine for Friday's game in Istanbul.

The one who is close to returning to full training is Alex Poithers, who may return to the squad towards the middle of April, and if he does look good in training, he will be re-registered with the Basketball Association in place of Adams and will be the tenth and last registration of the Yellows.

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Sorkin with John Dee (photo: Danny Maron)


The entire game revolved around the return of Scotty Wilbkin to Menorah Hall for the first time since he left Maccabi for Fenerbahce.

The former Yellows player, who played for the club for four years, received a standing ovation in the warm-up, a special ceremony and cheers until his kick-off, but was then booed to try and throw him off the pace.

Wilbkin was very weak, finishing the game with 7 points, including 1 of 8 from beyond the arc.

At the end of the game, the Maccabi fans once again called Wilbkin who thanked them.

On the other hand, Tyler Dorsey, who made his Fenerbahce debut, received boos from the moment he entered the hall, he remembered several interviews after leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv.

"I don't know why they booed Tyler, I enjoyed playing with him when I was here. Scotty is a close friend of mine, we played together for a long time, and became very close, it was cool to see him, I know he and his wife get along there. Competing against him is always fun, I'm happy That we won, to have it in my bag, if I want to bully him in the future," said Jake Cohen.

Wade Baldwin was impressed by the ceremony for Wilbkin: "It was cool, I wasn't here when Scotty was here, but I'm sure it was cool for the players who did play with him. He played here for four years and it's very difficult to do that in Europe, I'm glad they received him like that, I was surprised by what What happened with Dorsey, I thought it would be the same. But he was booed."

He received encouragement in the hall and recorded a failed performance in front of the ex.

Wilvkin (Photo: Danny Maron)


With Wilbkin out of action, it was John DiBartholomew's night.

The guard came close to his record numbers in quite a few categories besides the points, including six rebounds, an unusual figure for him.

DiBartolomeo came into the game in the midst of the team's weak start, but was part of the momentum brake and finished the game with a plus-minus of plus-18, the highest on the field.

"This is not the first time that Jondi has written about our victory," admitted one of Maccabi's people at the end, "he is starting to step into the shoes of the greatest citizens who have played for the club of all time. He will soon be on the list with Derek Sharp if he continues to do what he is doing."

DiBartolomeo does not have a contract for another season in the yellow uniform, but Maccabi recently estimated that, unlike other players who have to open negotiations with them during the season to prevent a situation where they would run away, the relationship with the club's captain is stable enough and even if the talks are opened towards the end of the season there should not be a problem for him to continue.

"There is no scenario in which he does not continue here for a few more years," said Maccabi.

He got a lot of minutes and was part of Maccabi's run.

Jake Cohen (Photo: Danny Maron)


During the first quarter, when Fenerbahçe went on a run, Oded Ketch was booed for reacting late in taking a timeout and because of the way the team started the game.

But Katz reacted differently.

Maccabi started the third quarter with a very high lineup - Jarl Martin in position number 3, Jake Cohen in position number 4, and Roman Sorkin in position number 5. This lineup provided the comeback, and remained on the field for many minutes, with Maccabi managing to maintain the momentum with it.

Ketch admitted at the end of the game that this was the second plan just in case the original plan wouldn't work.

"It feels great, when I'm called I want to help the team win, and I'm glad I could help today," said Cohen who was part of that run, "this high lineup, was something that Fenner didn't expect, it made them see things differently. We suddenly could do Things are different offensively and defensively, it says about our resilience during the game, it will be a significant weapon for us if we can change formations during the game."

managed to surprise Itodis.

Catch last night (photo: Danny Maron)


Today in the early afternoon, Maccabi will hold its final training ahead of the game on Friday (7:30 p.m.) against Anadolu Efes in Istanbul, after which it will head to the airport in the hope of not encountering the day of disruption that awaits the country.

In any case, the flight of the yellows is a chartered flight and the plane will wait until the team arrives at the field.

Maccabi knows that if they succeed in surprising Anadolu, they will create a significant gap in the battle for the playoffs, and if they lose, the Turkish team will be able to escape them.

"We need to be focused on Maccabi in the away games. We are 3 wins from 14 games, or something like that. We need to concentrate on winning the fourth game, seven games to the end of the season, we need to stay in the playoff picture, we are there all season, we need to finish the season strong" , said Wade Baldwin.

Jake Cohen added: "It will be a difficult game, Anadolu is a very talented team, a very difficult place to play. I think this game gives us confidence that we can beat very good teams, we are not concentrating on what happened in the past, but on doing our best and beating the The game is on Friday."

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Source: walla

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