“This was a really strong team effort,” said Greenberg. “We held them under 80 points which we needed to do and were balanced on offense. This is a good win.”
Tel Aviv is one point in front of reigning champion Hapoel Beersheba, with both teams having a plus-22 goal difference. Beitar is another point further back and has a plus-25 goal difference.
Jerusalem controlled the first two-and-a-half quarters, leading by 13 points in the third quarter. But Hapoel lost its way after that, with Ashdod going on a 28-7 surge to seize control.
Maccabi Ashdod was the first team to progress to the last four, thrashing Hapoel Eilat 89-56 earlier Saturday.
Before playing Hapoel, Maccabi hosts Malaga in Euroleague action on Thursday, aiming to make it three wins in a week after defeating defending European champion Fenerbahce last Thursday.
Jerusalem suffered its first BSL loss of the campaign on Sunday, falling to 3-1 following a dejecting 86-74 defeat at home to Maccabi Ashdod.