Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv will host Hapoel Gilboa/Galil on Saturday evening in Menorah Mivtachim Arena as part of the Israeli basketball league (20:00, live on Sport5 - channel 55). The Yellow & Blue lead the local league holding 18 wins as opposed to one loss as they've won all domestic home league games this season.
After Scottie Wilbekin hit the deciding shot that beat Olympiacos 71:70 on Thursday night, Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad has less than 48 hours to prepare for this contest. In the past meeting between the clubs, Maccabi came into Gan Ner short-handed as all squad members fought their way to a 112:110 victory in double overtime. Scottie Wilbekin nailed 35 points while Jake Cohen added 33 points.
Lior Lubin's top performers this season are their three foreigners: Justin Tillman, who'll miss the contest, Jarmar Gulley, who's averaging 20.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2 steals and Edgar Sosa 16.5 points and 4.3 assists. Iftach Ziv leads the Israeli bunch, contributing 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and the youngster Netanel Artzi.