Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv avenged their previous loss in the Tel Aviv Derby by crushing Hapoel Samsung Tel Aviv 91-69 on the second day of the playoff semi finals.
Maccabi’s defense made the difference this time. Hapoel started well and led 9-5 but at the end of the first quarter Maccabi had already a 30-21 lead. At half time it was 53-39 with 7 triplets from 8 attempts. At the end of the third it was 69-53 and the biggest margin (24 pts) was achieved in the final minute.
Nikola Vujcic played his best game of late with 21 pts in 73% FG, 5 rbds, 4 ass, 2 stls & 1 blocked shot. Anthony Parker also scored 21 pts, pulled down 6 rbds & dished oit 8 assists.