Scoring 13 three-pointers, Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv beat Hapoel Be'er Sheva 98:74, raising their domestic league record to 17:1. Tyler Dorsey flirted with a triple-double, scoring 20 points, grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing 8 assists while Deni Avdija scored the same amount adding to that 7 rebounds. Amare Stoudemire also performed well with 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Maccabi opened with Tyler Dorsey, Elijah Bryant, Deni Avdija, Jake Cohen, and Othello Hunter in the starting five. After 5 quick Be'er Sheva points, Hunter put the hosts on the board with a fadeaway jumper while Cohen and Bryant were in charge to flip the lead, 7:5 Maccabi. Bryant took control, scoring two three-pointers and dishing an assist to Hunter; however, on the other end, John Petrucelli and Da'Sean Butler kept the visitors within striking distance, 15:13. Avdija and Amar'e Stoudemire brought the lead up to 7, but T.J Williams hit 5 of the visitors last 6 points of the quarter to cut Maccabi's lead down to 1 after the first 10 minutes, 22:21.
Aaron Jackson scored his first bucket in the local league, and a couple of driving layups by Dorsey recaptured the 7 point advantage, 28:21. Hunter and Dorsey kept on attacking the basket, but three straight Be'er Sheva three-pointers reduced the lead down to three, which made Giannis Sfairopoulos call a timeout at 37:34. Hunter knocked down a monster slam, Cohen drew a three-point play, and a red hot Dorsey gave the Yellow & Blue a double-digit advantage 52:40. However, Butler scored two beautiful buckets in the paint that decreased the lead down to 8 at halftime, 52:44.
Jackson and Stoudemire restored the double-digit edge, as Bryant and Avdija led an 8:0 run that put the host's up in front, 69:52. The visitors scored 6 straight points that cut the lead down to 12, but a three by Cohen and Dorsey's first bucket of the second half gave the Yellow & Blue their largest lead of the night heading into the final quarter, 77:60.
With the start of the fourth, Spencer Weisz and Steve Zack tried to create a momentum for the visitors, but Dori Sahar added a three of his, and Avdija continued his impressive night giving Maccabi a 20 point advantage, 84:64. Stoudemire collected points from inside, as the game headed to garbage time. Maccabi defeats Be'er Sheva, 98:74.