Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv wanted to travel to Malaga in high spirits and that they'll do after they got the 92:86 victory over Ashdod at the Menorah Mivtachim arena. The yellows enjoyed a great shooting night by DeShaun Thomas who finished the game with 20 points. DeShaun missed the first game versus Malaga.
Thomas said after the game: "my teammates found me and I felt great. It's a big win and we needed that. In basketball there are ups and downs, but we are the number one seed in the league and we need to remain there". DeShaun added about the yellows upcoming game against Malaga in the EuroLeague: "we're trying to qualify for the playoffs and we hope to have a good game".
John-Di added: "it's not a secret that it hurts to lose in the cup finals, we have a lot of experienced players and it's a long season. It won't hurt us during the remaining of the season. Of course there's a difference between a league game and a knock-out game, but we are professionals and the best medicine after a loss is to win. I'm doing my best, , I didn't know what to expect when I made the move from a team that focuses only on the domestic league to a team that competes in various competitions, I'm just trying to do things in the best possible way".