After leading 30-16 at the end of the first quarter, it was clear that Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv will have no problems in disposing of Adecco ASVEL. Finally it was 89-69 which gave Maccabi its eighth regular season win and put Maccabi well clear at the top of Group B of the Euroleague.
The French team, which was close of beating Maccabi in Villeurbanne, hardly troubled the home team. Although Maccabi were not at their best, they led by 15 to 20 points for most of the game.
At half time Maccabi had a 47-33 lead and four minutes into the second half it became 58-35. ASVEL closed the gap to 60-47 and at the end of the third period Maccabi led 66-51. With seven minutes to go the lead was only 10 pts (68-58) but captain Gur Shelef made sure that Maccabi could cruise to a 20 points win.
Before the start of the game Huseyin Besok was presented with a present from his former club and he went on to have a mediocre game (7 pts & 4 rbds). Saras had a quiet game with only two free throws points but with 7 assists. Nikola Vujcic had his best game since his return from injury with 17 pts & 5 rbds.
The game's MVP was once again Anthony Parker with 17 pts in 83% FG, 8 rbds, 5 ass & 3 stls.
Other Maccabi scorers: Baston 13 & 6 rbds, Shelef 8, Kommatos 8, Thomas 6, Green 6, Burstein 5, Sharp 5, Dotan 2. Top scorers for ASVEL: Toure 19 & Miller 16.