Five days after winning the Euroleague Cup, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv returned to the NOKIA Arena and won the National Cup for the 34th time beating Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 1080-85.
After 26-12 for Maccabi at the end of the first quarter, Jerusalem came back to 31-31
mainly through Will Solomon. At the half Macabi had only a 44-38 lead but they opened the third period with a 16-5 run to lead 60-43. The biggest margin was 90-62 with seven minutes to go and finally a 23 pts win and the seventh cup win in a row. Captain Gur Shelef accomapied by Tal Burstein, received the Cup from State President Moshe Katsav.
Maccabi had 63% in Field Goals, 67% in three pointers (12-18) and 97% in FT (28-29). They also dominated the rebound 32-22.
Burstein was elected MVP with 22 pts in 68% FG and 100% in FT, 5 assists & 3 stls. Six of Maccabi players finished in double figures.