After an impressive series of wins, Gindi Givat Shmuel players, hoped to end their season with a victory over the champions. But right from the start they found out that what was good enough vs the other teams, is not sufficient vs the Yellows who won the first quarter 23-12 inspired by Nikola Vujcic (9 pts & 7 rbds).
Maceo Baston collected his third personal foul in the first minute of the second period. But this dodo prevent Maccabi to take a 14 pts lead (47-33) at half time.
At the end of the third Maccabi were 70-51 up and in the final period they scored 30 pts to make the final score 100-76.
Vujcic, who played only 17 minutes, scored 18 pts in 64% FG and pulled down 10 rbds. Other Maccabi scorers: Parker 16 , Shason 16 pts, 4 rbds & 3 asts, Baston 15 in 100% FG, Solomon 12 & 4 asts, Green 8 & 5 rbds, Sharp 5, Dotan 2 pts.
Top scorers for Givat Shmuel: Bowers 20 pts & 6 asts. Wallace 12 pts & 7 rbds, Brenner & Tamir 10 pts each.