Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv suffered its first loss in six games – 77:86 to Anadolu Efes at home. it was poor ball control (21 turnovers) and defensive rebounding that cost Maccabi a tough loss that sent it back to 5:5 in Euroleague play.
"We didn't execute our game plan at the level I expected today", said Rami Hadar, "That's said mostly regarding turnovers an offensive rebounds aloud. The better team won today. We managed to hold them back at certain points in the game but when we got to the final minutes, it somehow wasn't there for us".
Maik Zirbes scored 13 in his best offensive showing the Euroleague play this year, but that didn't help is mood: "the fact that I played well doesn't matter to me. I look at the game on a team level and the minute we lose a game, it really doesn't matter what I did personally".
Devin Smith also scored 13, DJ Seeley got 12 and Vicotr Rudd had 11. Maccabi plays Haifa on Sunday before hosting Bamberg.