Maccabi TA huddle 311.
(photo credit: Asaf Kilger)
Maccabi Tel Aviv ensured the battle for the second seed in the BSL playoffs will
come down to the final game of the season after defeating Hapoel Gilboa/Galil
79-68 at Gan Ner on Sunday, claiming its 19th straight league
Gilboa, which had won its previous five contests, will head into its
final game of the regular season on Thursday in second place, one point ahead of
Hapoel Jerusalem and Bnei Hasharon.
Chuck Eidson had 19 points for Tel
Aviv, with Jeremy Pargo adding 15 points, 10 of them in a game-winning run in
Courtney Fells scored 13 points for Gilboa, which can clinch
second with a home win against Hapoel Holon on Thursday.
Gilboa was still
well within reach of the yellow-and-blue with 10 minutes remaining
However, the hosts missed several open shots and TA’s David Blu
hit a long triple before Pargo took over, outscoring Gilboa 10-2 on his own to
reestablish a double- figure margin Maccabi was never going to lose.