Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv will have to fight for its playoff lives from here on in the Euroleague after a painful home loss 71-67 to Crvena Zvezda Red Star Belgrade after leading for most of the way but disappearing in the deciding minutes. Goudelock led the scoring with 19, Iverson had 13, Weems 12 & Rudd 11.
The game was close for the most part with the biggest lead being 9 by Maccabi in the 2nd quarter, although it was wiped out by the break. Maccabi finished the 3rd quarter with a 6 point advantage (54 – 48), but Red Star was able to come back, take the lead in the final 2 minutes and go on to win as Maccabi couldn’t score.
The Yellows won’t have a long recovery time as they’ll host Hapoel Tel Aviv on Saturday night (21:00) for the big city derby and then take off to Istanbul for a crucial Euroleague game against Galatasaray on Tuesday (19:00), before coming back home to host Kazan for another big Euroleague game on Thursday (21:00).