Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv clinched a 2020 EuroLeague playoff run in style. Giannis Sfairopoulos's squad defeated the best team in Europe, Anadolu Efes, 77:75 at home in Menora Mivtachim Arena that saw its streaks of 11 wins come to an end. Wilbekin led the charge scoring 21 points helping the Yellow & Blue register their 5th straight European win.
"I want to congratulate our players for one more win. We showed a big heart, we never gave up, and we fought until the end. I'm very happy with how they played, I'm very proud of them", Said head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos after the tough-fought win. "It was very difficult to handle the coronavirus issue before the game, it was unusual for all of us as we didn't know if we would have our fans by our side, but I think we handled the situation really well".
"I think we surprised Efes, they didn't expect our power. Our defense was the key to the win because we only allowed them 75 points and 33 in the second half", Analyzed Sfairopoulos about the keys for victory. "I want to thank all of our staff members, as we continue to do our best for Maccabi. I also want to thank the fans, their participation tonight was very important even though we couldn't have a full gym. We are happy, but we will not stop."
"We had a great team come into our house, and we just decided to play as hard as we can", Said the MVP of the game Othello Hunter, who recorded a double-double scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. "We didn't have all our fans, but the fans who were here, they brought it tonight. To be honest, both teams wanted it, but we just kept fighting".