TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
In Israel -- Maccabi Tel Aviv held off a strong challenge to defeat the Spanish team, Real Madrid, in their men's basketball European Champions Cup match on December 16.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
1. GV Maccabi Tel Aviv (in yellow) playing Real Madrid (in purple) Maccabi attacking and Williams (number 14) scores basket; Real Madrid attack and score basket from Drazen Dalipagic (13). Maccabi counter-attack, and Williams scores again. 0.40
2. GV Spectators. 0.42
3. GV Maccabi attack but miss basket, then Madrid counter for Wayne Brabender to score. 0.54
4. SV Maccabi attack and Silver scores; GV scoreboard TILT DOWN TO Maccabi back into attack to chants of crowd. Zimmerman scores. 1.23
5. GV Iturriaga scores for Madrid. Maccabi counter-attack and Zimmerman scores as full-time whistle goes and crowd move onto court. (2 SHOTS) 2.00
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Background: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
In Israel -- Maccabi Tel Aviv held off a strong challenge to defeat the Spanish team, Real Madrid, in their men's basketball European Champions Cup match on December 16. Both sides have featured strongly in the championship during recent years, and the Israeli team has played in the last three cup finals. It was a high-scoring game -- with Maccabi Tel Aviv, playing in yellow, winning by 99 points to 93. This is how the Israeli player Williams, number 14, scored two successive baskets -- while Spain's Drazen added one for his side. Other scorers were Wayne Brabender, who capitalised after a Maccabi attack had failed - and Silver and Zimmerman. In the dying minutes of play, Madrid's Iturriaga found the basket only to see his opponents score on the full-time whistle through Zimmerman. As with these two team's previous encounters, it was a fast-running, physical match full of spectacular play.
Source: REUTERS - ELI FASTMAN