The yellows started their journey to Istanbul where they hope to get back to their winning ways in the EuroLeague. Maccabi are now the eighth seed in the standings holding a 12:12 record. The squad in yellow and blue completed their preparations knowing that a win can give them some serious breathing space with only six games remaining in the EuroLeague regular season. The game will be broadcasted live on Sport5HD and Channel Ten 18:30 CET.
"It was definitely a tough loss (Ness Ziona) but we don't have any problem within the locker room" said coach Spahija, "we did some different activities than we usually do, it's always like that after a loss, you put the extra effort in the preparations and analytics, the reaction of the players was very good and we have to find the way out of this situation, I'm definitely worried about what that has happened, for the first time this season we lost three games in a row it can happen to any team in Europe but I'm not trying to make any excuses. I'm the leader of this program and I have to take care of recovering, putting the team on the right track and to get back and play the basketball we played for most parts of the season".
"We just need to play better, that wasn't our best game by far" said Pierre Jackson, "Coach let us know that we as a team need to do better and that's what we need to do from here on out".
"Just like coach told us, we hit a wall last time" said Jonah Bolden, "In my first professional year and also when I played in college, we hit a wall whether it's this time of the year earlier or later there's going to be a wall that we hit but I think that as a team it helps us grow and to come together, figure out what's right and what's not right, what's working and what's not, we got to move forward and to only go up from here. We had a team meeting without the coaches, Pierre stood up and said that we all go to take it on ourselves, whatever might be the issue we need to step up individually, everyone understand their role in the team by now and it's just about going out there and do what we need to do to get the win".