Maccabi Tel Aviv improved its perfect record in the Israeli superleague to 13-0 after beating Ironi Nahariya 101-91. Yotam Halperin and Sharon Shason (17 points each) had a great night, and Goran Jeretin stepped up in the money-time to score 3 three-pointers.
Spahija's rotation included only 9 players. Arnold and Bynum didn't play, and Nikola Vujcic was limited to 8 minutes because of an injury. Noel Felix played 12 solid minutes - 5 points, 4 rebounds and a block.
Nahariya, who may play against Maccabi in the league's final-four, fell to a 7-7 record, just one win more than Galil-Elyon and Ironi Ramat Gan.
Maccabi Tel Aviv led already 39-26, but Nahariya fought back and Jeff Greer sent the teams to half-time with Maccabi leading just 47-44.
Raviv Limonad had a great game and Nahariya jumped to a 53-51 lead, but a fourth quarter surge, in which Maccabi scored 31 points and Jeretin had 3 big shots behind the arc, insured Maccabi the win, 101-91.
Maccabi: Shason 17, Halperin 17, Jeretin 16, Jasaitis 11, Green 11, Sharp 7, Eliyahu 7, Burstein 7, Felix 5, Vujcic 3.
Nahariya: Limonad 23, Greer 23, Mendez 14, Peleg 13, Kuzikaro 11, Vukosic 3, Kukia 2, Ben david 2.