Mac TA try not to look ahead to Euroleague quarters

Maccabi secured its progress to the last eight of European basketball’s premier competition for the eighth time in nine years.

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February 26, 2012 06:20
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Maccabi Tel Aviv's Theo Papaloukas

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Theo Papaloukas 390. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Despite hosting Maccabi Haifa in BSL action on Sunday night before welcoming Vrsac to Nokia Arena in the Adriatic League one day later, Maccabi Tel Aviv has already got one eye on March 20 when the Euroleague quarterfinal playoffs get underway.

Maccabi secured its progress to the last eight of European basketball’s premier competition for the eighth time in nine years on Thursday night after beating Zalgiris Kaunas 70-66 and benefitting from Barcelona’s 63-62 win over Bennet Cantu.

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Tel Aviv will wrap up its Top 16 games with a meaningless visit to Barcelona this week and will be far more concerned with the outcome of one encounter in Group G, the winner of which it will face in a best-of-five playoff series for a place in the Final Four.

Reigning Euroleague champion Panathinaikos visits Unics Kazan on Wednesday, with the winner to clinch first place in Group G and face the yellow-and-blue in the quarterfinals, which tip-off in just over three weeks time.

In the meantime, Maccabi will be kept very busy by local league and Adriatic action, starting with Sunday’s game against Haifa.

Haifa has lost 10 straight league encounters and will surely not be expecting to record its first win in more than three months at Nokia Arena.

Also Sunday, Hapoel Gilboa/Galil hosts Bnei Hasharon, BC Habika’a visits Ironi Ashkelon and Maccabi Ashdod welcomes Hapoel Holon.



Maccabi Rishon Lezion visits Barak Netanya on Monday.

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