It wasn’t easy, but in a festive Hanukka night at Nokia arena Maccabi Tel Aviv beats Partizan Belgrade 85-83. Maccabi won its 13th straight euroleague home game. Sharp led Maccabi with 22 points ,with Nikola Vujcic scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Maccabi's highly-ranked offense struggled at the start of the game and Partizan opened an early lead, 18-3. Maccabi started the second half much better and midway through the third quarter took its first lead, 46-45. Sharp was Tel Aviv's primary factor on offense and on defense, finishing with 28 index points ,career best for the captain. Partizan fought back to reduce the deficit to just two points, but Cummings missed his three-pointer in the final seconds of the game.
To Maccabi: Sharp 22, Vujcic 15, Halperin 14, Jasaitis 11, Bynum 10, Arnold 8, Shason 5.