When Hapoel Ariel Tel Aviv led 42-38 at half time, there were certainly those who believed that after three defeats, the players of Efi Birenbaum are on their way to a win over the players of Pini Gershon. But two three pointers by Saras at the start of the third period, were the sign to a terrific offensive display by the "Yelllows" which ended in a 97-67 victory.
Maccabi won the third quarter 28-14 and opened the final one with a crazy 27-2 run and eventually a 31-11 score. Maccabi made 10-16 from the three point line mainly through Saras (6-9). Maccabi made also 21-25 in free throws.
Saras was MVP for the night with 23 pts in 67% FG, 7 ass and 5 rbds. Vujcic had 21 pts in 60% FG, 9 rbds & 4 assists.
Other Maccabi scorers: Parker 16 pts, 5 ass, 4 rbds, Thomas 14 pts & 4 rbds, Sharp 8, Burstein 5, Green 5, Halperin 3, Dotan 2.
Top scorers for Hapoel: Mosenzon 18 & 6 rbds, Semo Udrih 14 pts.