A great performance by Nikola Vujcic led Maccabi Tel Aviv to a 92-75 win over DKV Joventut Badalona. Maccabi Tel Aviv, which has now won 11 straight matches at Nokia arena in the euroleague, began the match with a remarkable 26-5 first period. despite the Spanish team coming as close as three points in the third quarter, the hosts maintained their lead for the entire 40 minutes and wrapped up what was in the end a comfortable victory.
In addition to Vujcic's 20 points and 10 rebounds, Will Bynum scored 17 points and had seven assists and Lior Eliyahu once again was outstanding, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Simas Jasaitis and Yotam Halperin added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Badalona was led by Lubos Barton who scored 20 points and also introduced the Spanish youngster Ricky Rubio who added 5 points, 5 assists and 4 steals.