(photo credit: ADI AVISHAI)
Maccabi Tel Aviv dropped to its second straight defeat in Euroleague action last night, losing 87-84 at Red Star Belgrade. The yellow-and-blue fell to 2-2 after also losing to Olympiacos at Yad Eliyahu Arena on Tuesday. Maccabi had opened its campaign with two consecutive wins for the first time since 2012. Former Maccabi guard Taylor Rochestie led Red Star with 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 15 seconds to play. Deshaun Thomas scored 28 points for Maccabi, but missed a difficult three-point attempt in the team’s final possession.