Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv continues their journey in the Israeli Winners League on Sunday as they host Hapoel Eilat (17:30, Live on Sport5 - Channel 55) in a rare afternoon matchup. After last week's victory over Hapoel Haifa, the Yellow & Blue seek another win which will get them closer to ensuring home-court advantage for the final stage of the season.
Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad will feature Othello Hunter, Angelo Caloiaro, and Tyler Dorsey, who return to the roster after sitting out the last contest. Joining them are Scottie Wilbekin, who comes off a 25 point performance against Haifa, T.J Cline, Sandy Cohen, Omri Casspi, John DiBartolomeo, Oz Blayzer, Dori Sahar, Ante Ziziz, and Yovel Zoosman.
Maccabi and Eilat split the first two meetings this season as the Yellow & Blue beat Ariel Beit Halachmi's squad 86:74 in the first round while dropping an 85:91 loss in the southern city. Throughout history, the Yellow & Blue hold a dominant 31:9 record against Eilat.
Under head coach Ariel Beit Halachmi, Eilat is having a great season so far, holding a 17:8 record despite coming into Sunday's contest after a 79:96 home loss to Hapoel Jerusalem. Maccabi will have to keep a close eye on Casey Prather, scoring 22.7 points per game, and on big man Josh Nibo who's averaging a double-double of 13.7 points and 10 rebounds a night.