Maccabi Tel Aviv came a step closer to clinching first position of the Israeli league regular season by beating Ironi Nahariya 95-69.
It was Maccabi’s sixth win in a row and the champion now leads by 3 games over second-place Hapoel Jerusalem.
Jaime Arnold, Mr. Point-a-minute, led Maccabi with 16 points. Tal Burstein had an efficient game with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Noel Felix came from the bench to score 7 points and grab 6 rebounds.
Ido Kuzikaro led Nahariya (22 points), which is fighting for the fourth and final spot in the Israeli final four taking place in the end of the month at Nokia Arena.
Maccabi: Arnold 16, Burstein 13, Halperin 12, Jasaitis 12, Shason 10, Felix 7, Sharp 7, Green 6, Vujcic 5, Jeretin 3, Bynum 2, Eliyahu 2.