Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv looks to make another step towards lifting its 55 championship plate. On Wednesday, Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad will face Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Conch Arena (17:30, Live on Sport5 - Channel 55), aiming to grab the win, sweep the series and clinch a spot in the Israeli Winner League Semifinals.
After the Yellow & Blue received terrible news from the direction of Dragan Bender, who apparently tore his ACL after leaving the game in the first quarter, Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad decided to register Yonatan Atias. The latter will join Ante Zizic and T.J Cline as the big men while the team isn't allowed to register Othello Hunter for the rest of the series due to administrative rules.
With that, the 12 with whom Maccabi will attempt to sweep the series and qualify for the semifinals are Scottie Wilbekin, T.J Cline, Chris Jones, Angelo Caloiaro, Sandy Cohen, Omri Casspi, John DiBartolomeo, Oz Blayzer, Dori Sahar, Ante Zizic, Yonatan Atias, and Yovel Zoosman.
The last time Maccabi was at the Negev capital was just over a month ago in the 26th fixture of the Israeli Winner League. Back then, the Yellow & Blue lost to Rami Hadar's unit 79:93 behind a 43 point performance from Caleb Agada, who since then left the country due to the security situation that occurred last month.