Those who expected another easy outing for Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, realise this evening in Ramat Hasharon that life is not always easy in the Premier League. Maccabi eventually won 91-76 but made sure only in the final period and after Kwan Johnson left the court with a knee injury.
The hosts led 19-15 atr the end of the first quarter ane opened a 37-28 lead in the second before Maccabi closed the gap to 41-38 at the half.
Maccabi opened the second half on a 11-0 run to lead49-42, But inspired by Johnson Ramat Hasharon came back and even led 61-60 when the injury occured.
Johnson came back on court for the final period but soon hobbled off and saw Maccabi go on a 15-02 run to take a 78-63 lead which they preserved until the end of the game.
Tal Burstein was MVP with 17 pts, 9 rbds, 6 assists & 2 steals.