Maccabi aims to return to winning ways

Gershon’s boys face Bnei Hasharon a week after Euroleague ousting in Belgrade

By
April 8, 2010 06:58
1 minute read.
maccabi tel aviv david bluthental

Maccabi TA 311. (photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 
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 Don't show it again

After seeing its Euroleague campaign comae to a disappointing end against Partizan Belgrade last week, Maccabi Tel Aviv will be looking to boost its confidence on Thursday night when it hosts Bnei Hasharon at the Nokia Arena in BSL action.

By winning 17 of its 18 league games so far this season, Maccabi has already guaranteed it will enter the quarterfinal playoffs from first position in the standings, regardless of the results it achieves in its final four BSL encounters.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


However, Tel Aviv will still be hoping to end the regular season on a high and maintain the aura of invincibility it has worked so hard to create since the start of the campaign.

Bnei Hasharon, on the other hand, has no such luxury and will be playing for its playoff life on Thursday. Dan Shamir’s team beat Hapoel Holon last week to strengthen its position in the top eight and can clinch a playoff berth with a victory at the Nokia Arena.

The battle for home-court advantage in the playoffs seems destined to be decided in the final week of the season, with four teams jostling for the three remaining places in the top four.


Hapoel Jerusalem’s 80-77 home defeat to Ironi Ashkelon on Tuesday seriously complicated its situation, and Maccabi Haifa, Hapoel Gilboa/Galil and Barak Netanya can all take a significant step towards a top-four finish with a win on Thursday.

Haifa has won three of its last four games, and despite falling at home to Ironi Nahariya two weeks ago, will be a clear favorite at Romema against Hapoel Afula, a loser in five of its last six encounters.



Also Thursday, Gilboa hosts Nahariya and Netanya visits Holon, with Maccabi Rishon Lezion needing a win against rock-bottom Ironi Ramat Gan to boost its chances of a top eight finish.

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI