Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv entered the last double round week in the EuroLeague as they face the EuroLeague reigning champs Fenerbache. Spahija's squad looked great in the first quarter and also at the beginning of the second, however a run led by Sloukas Wanamaker and Datome gave the lead to Fenerbache who never looked back as they claimed the victory, Maccabi dropped to a 13:14 record and will face Panathinaikos on Thursday.
Coach Spahija's starting five: Kane, Jackson, Roll, Bolden and Art. Bolden was the first to score for the yellows but Guduric reacted with a three pointer (3:2). Bolden and Jackson led Maccabi to a 7:0 run as they take the 3:9 lead. Both teams exchanged baskets from distance as Maccabi held the 10:17 lead with over two minutes remaining in the first quarter. Thompson and Vesely scored for Fener to cut the yellows' lead down to 14:17 however Cole made sure that the visitors will finish the first quarter ahead 16:21.
Sloukas scored at the beginning of the second quarter as the scoreboard showed 18:21, Cole's assist to Roll sparked a 5:0 run (18:26) forcing coach Obradovic to call for a timeout. Sloukas' three pointer started a 10:0 run to put Fenerbache ahead 28:26, however Kane reacted from distance as well (28:29). Sloukas led another 9:3 to give the lead back (37:32) to the locals, Datome increased their lead to 40:32. With just over a minute remaining in the first half both teams exchanged baskets with Datome capitalizing again for the locals to take the 45:36 lead at halftime.
Sloukas and Vesely increased Fener's lead at the beginning of the third quarter (49:36), Bolden and Art reacted for the yellows (49:40). The locals capitalized on offense again as they increased their lead to 64:49 with less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The locals were ahead 72:51 but a late damage control by Maccabi sent the teams to the fourth quarter with the visitors trailing 74:56.
Both teams exchanged baskets at the beginning of the fourth with neither one of the teams managing to fully capitalize, Maccabi tried to continue their damage control as they managed to cut Fener's lead to 79:67 with less than four minutes remaining in the game however it wasn't enough as the hosts claimed the 87:73 win.