With two games remaining in the second round of the Israeli Winner League, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv will head out north on Saturday night to face Maccabi Haifa (20:30, Live on Sport5 - Channel 55) as part of the 25th domestic league fixture. For the second time this season, Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad will be featuring the #Itanu jerseys that list all of the supporters worldwide who've joined the venture and supported the club.
Maccabi looks forward to receiving additional contributions from Yovel Zoosman, who returned last week and played 4 minutes after missing the last two months due to a knee injury.
Ahead of the trip to Romema Arena, the Greek coach announced his squad: Scottie Wilbekin, T.J. Cline, Chris Jones, Angelo Caloiaro, Othello Hunter, Sandy Cohen III, John DiBartolomeo, Oz Blayzer, Dori Sahar, Yonatan Atias and Yovel Zoosman.
Maccabi Haifa has had a tough 2020/21 season sitting second to last in the Israeli League table recording only five wins in 22 domestic games. Since the last matchup between the two sides, the Greens parted ways with Daniel Seoane and gave the head coaching keys to Amit Ben David. The northern squad relies mainly on Kaylin Lucas, who's averaging 17.7 points, and Roman Sorkin, who's providing 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
The previous meeting against Maccabi Haifa was a successful one, 95:60 in Menora Mivtachim Arena. The Yellow & Blue got it going right out of the gate, hitting six threes while allowing only 13 points first-quarter, opening a 22 point edge after 10 minutes. The commanding lead stood at 43 late in the fourth quarter as all 11 Maccabi players contributed tonight, each playing over 10 minutes and scoring at least 5 points.