Against all odds, underdog Israeli basketball team defeats Real Madrid 98-86.
A season as underdogs has forged a basketball team with unparalleled determination and toughness, but will that be enough in the Euroleague finals?
This Final Four is a huge achievement for Maccabi, precisely because this team is one of the more underwhelming editions the club has ever put on display.
While Tel Aviv is showing the stamp of its coach by moving the ball around, rival Hapoel Jerusalem has failed to gel.
We’re not really among the 12 best European teams. One day Azerbaijan will trouble us as well.
Netanya never stopped believing even when it trailed, Jerusalem suffered even when it led. The playoffs prove again that the quality of the squad doesn't guarantee victory.
Brad Greenberg ended the regular season with a petty settling of accounts; David Blatt refused to answer questions.
Maccabi TA's numerous problems are keeping hope alive for other teams that believe they have a chance of snatching the trophy. It is there for the taking, though one wonders if any other club can reach out and take it.
How did basketball teams think they could hold games before settling dispute with the players?
Maccabi Tel Aviv's second round showing in the Top 16 represents one of the most extreme turnabouts in European basketball history.