The 128-74 win by Maccabi in the Tel Aviv Derby, not only humiliated the Reds but established two incredible records: the biggest par ever of 54 points and the highest number of points scored by the winning team – 128. The game will also be remembered by the expulsion of Hapoel's coach Efi Birenbaum for two technical fouls with the score 19-13 for Maccabi. But even this can not be an excuse for Hapoel poor performance. They were 14-31 down at the end of the first quarter and at half time Maccabi were leading 57-31. After the third period the score read 97-52. The biggest lead was 55 points (126-71) and at the buzzer "only" 54.
MVP was Nikola Vujcic with 24 pts at 75% FG, 7 rbds, 4 ass, 2 stls and 1 blocked shot.