Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv's fight for a place in the Euroleague playoffs continues with an important clash with Red Star Belgrade (Thursday, 20:00 local, 1 pm ET). The Yellows will try to get a second straight win that will earn them a balanced 13:13 record.
"Red Star's arena is one of the toughest places to play in Europe", said Maccabi's coach, Avi Even. "They have a great defense, so we must raise the level of aggressiveness."
"Red Star is a very good team, and there aren't many games left, so each one is extremely important," added Derrick Williams. "We want to keep getting better, play smart, and not let the pressure get to us. A lot depends on us".
The historical record between Maccabi and Red Star is 7:6 in favor of the Serbs, and in most cases (9 of 11), the home team was the one with the upper hand. We'll hope that tomorrow this stat changes.