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Reveling in Hapoel Jerusalem’s victory, the triumph of a stormy season, even in the face of a Euroleague snub.
Despite its coach’s insistence that he is not obsessed with winning titles, Hapoel Jerusalem’s loss on Sunday was a bitter disappointment.
Now that corruption seems to be coming out of the woodwork, a lot of public figures are being much more cautious about accepting favors.
Despite the team's successes, Jerusalem's owner is garnering the wrong kind of press.
By ALLON SINAI
Maor looked late Monday night like a boxer who had just been through 12 rounds and was down for the count rather than the coach of the losing team in the second State Cup semifinal.
Eilat, which had also lost its previous two games, remained within striking distance of Jerusalem for most of the contest, trailing by just three points (70- 67) midway through the fourth quarter.
Tel Aviv improved to 8-6, while Hapoel Jerusalem fell to 10-4 and missed a chance to move tied with Maccabi Tel Aviv at the summit.
Jerusalem can fully focus on BSL play and finding consistency after an erratic start to the season.
Jerusalem, which is tied with Hapoel Holon, pulled ahead in the closing minutes after a tight encounter.
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Hapoel began its continental campaign with a clear goal of winning the Eurocup and qualifying for the Euroleague.
It was just two weeks ago that Maccabi coach Jordi Cruyff had to deal with increasing calls for his head from yellow-and- blue fans after the team had registered its third straight.
Jerusalem dropped to a 2-7 record, suffering its fourth defeat in five home games.
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