Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv will host Maccabi Rishon LeZion on Sunday evening as part of the 19th Israeli League fixture (21:00, live on Sport5 - channel 55). The Israeli champions who won all 8 domestic home contests in Menorah Mivtachim Arena, stand in first place with a 17:1 record, carrying a 3.5 game advantage from second-place Hapoel Jerusalem.
On the other end, Maccabi Rishon LeZion is ranked third in the standings holding a 12:6 record, as they come in on a three-game winning streak beating Gilboa/Galil & Hapoel Be'er Sheva at home and Hapoel Eilat on the road.
Alex Hamilton (19.8 PIR), James Kelly (6.9 rebounds), and the veteran Darryl Monroe are the vital leaders of Guy Goodes's squad with Jordan Swing, Oz Blayzer, Adam Ariel, Fredric Bourdilion and Nimrod Tishman finishing off the squad. Keep an eye on the 17-year-old youngster Noam Dovrat, who is improving from game to game.
The all-time league record between the two clubs stands at 68 wins to Maccabi (13 straight wins) as opposed to Rishon LeZion's 8. The teams met in the first league fixture, as Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad beat Goodes's 81:66. Deni Avdija led the way with 15 points, Omri Casspi added 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.