Between Akademik Sofia & Dynamo St. Petersburg, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv played this evening in Nesher and beat Haifa BC 91-82.
Maccabi played without Nikola Vujcic & Sarunas Jasikevicius. Yotam Halperin & Yaniv Green became starters and at the end of the first quarter Maccabi led 28-17 and at half time 45-33.
Maccabi won the third period 34-16 and opened a 30 pts lead (79-49). The final quarter was garbage time and the visitors were saving themselves for tomorrow's meeting with David Blatt's team. The hosts ran 33-11 and eventually Maccabi won by only 9 pts.
Yotam Halperin was once more Maccabi's topscorer with 23 pts in 75% FG.