Maccabi Tel Aviv outlasts Zagreb for overtime victory

Local Hoops: Shawn James had nine points and 12 rebounds in Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 91-85 overtime win at Cibona Zagreb in Adriatic League action.

By
January 15, 2012 03:14
1 minute read.
Shawn James

Shawn James 311. (photo credit: Maccabi Tel Aviv website)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Maccabi Tel Aviv strengthened its position at the top of the Adriatic League standings with a 91-85 overtime win at Cibona Zagreb on Saturday night to improve to 15-1 in the competition.

The yellow-and-blue claimed its 14th straight victory in all competitions in Croatia, but after winning its last eight games by 20 points or more, it at least had to overcome somewhat of a battle on Saturday in preparation for its Euroleague Top 16 opener at Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Maccabi led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter, but Marin Rozic’s basket with six seconds to play tied the game at 79-79 and forced overtime.

However, Tel Aviv dominated the extra five minutes, opening a double-digit margin (91-81) with a 12-2 run to claim another Adriatic win.

Devin Smith led Maccabi with 19 points, with Keith Langford adding 16.

Maccabi’s final game before it begins the Top 16 will be against Ironi Ashkelon in the BSL on Monday.

On Sunday, Hapoel Jerusalem will look to bounce back from its early exit from the State Cup last week when it hosts Hapoel Gilboa/Galil.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


Jerusalem was beaten 82-72 by Maccabi Rishon Lezion in the last 16 of the cup to leave it with only BSL games to play until the end of the season.

Gilboa can empathize with Jerusalem as it to was knocked out in the same stage of the cup with a defeat to Hapoel Tel Aviv of the National League.

Also Sunday, Hapoel Holon hosts BC Habika’a in a battle between two teams which advanced to the cup semifinals last week, while Bnei Hasharon visits Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Ashdod welcomes Barak Netanya.

On TV: Hapoel Holon vs Habika’a (live on Sport5+ at 7 p.m.); Hapoel Jerusalem vs Gilboa/Galil (live on Sport5 at 8:30 p.m.)

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI