Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv comes into Hakirya Arena with an 18 game winning streak in the Israeli league going back to last season and a perfect 5:0 record this season in the local league. After the historical performance in Vitoria that marked their six straight EuroLeague win by more than 10 points, the Yellow & Blue continue their road trip as they face Brad Greenberg's Maccabi Ashdod (21:05, live on channel Sport5).
Nate Wolters and Othello Hunter that have played incredible basketball lately, will get to rest and won't be available to coach Giannis Sfairopoulos. The foreigners that will play are Elijah Bryant, Scottie Wilbekin, Tyler Dorsey, Quincy Acy, and Tarik Black. Omri Casspi, who didn't join the team to Spain due to injury, will be back with the squad with him the youngsters Dori Sahar and Yonathan Atias.
They will face Maccabi Ashdod that comes into this game losing 4 out of their 5 league games, as their only win came against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the third league fixture (83:76). Elijah Johnson is Ashdod's top scorer with 19.4 a night, as ex Maccabi Lior Eliyahu (13.5 points) and Noah Dickerson (12.4 points) also score in double figures for the dolphins.
The squad from Tel Aviv beat the southern team in all three matchups last season, as this game will be the 25th meeting between the two clubs in the regular season. Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv won 19 out of the first 24 contests coming into this game.