Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv advance to the Final Four Final after Scottie Wilbekin hit a clutch triple with 2.7 seconds on the game clock for an 81:78 triumph over Hapoel Gilboa/Galil in the Semi-Final. The Yellow & Blue will match up on Tuesday at 21:00 against Maccabi Rishon Le' Zion, who clinched their spot in the finals after a dramatic 100:97 win over Hapoel Jerusalem thanks to an Adam Ariel game-winning three-pointer.
"I want to congratulate our players, we deserve to win after we were in control for most of the game. Our opponents had their chance to win, they had a good comeback in the last period, but most important is our win", Said head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos after the win. "Now we focus on the final, this is the moment we've been playing for all season, and we will be ready".
"Final is a final, and it doesn't matter if you play good or bad, you need to win the game", Added Sfairopoulos on how to avoid tiredness. "If you are tired or not, you need to win the game, so we will fight hard for the title and play against a good team. It will be an exciting game".
"The playoffs games are made of runs, there will be ups and downs, but the team that stays composed and under control is going to win", Said Amar'e Stoudemire after clinching to the Final Four Final. "We got composure, and Scottie made a big three for us. Every team has his closer, and Scottie tonight was that guy for us. We played a great team game, but Scottie came to force again".
"The idea is finishing the season with a victory", Told Stoudemire about the intentions. "Anytime you go into a season, the goal is to win a championship, so now we are almost there, we have one more game. We need to reship our focus and be ready for a championship game".