Basketball / Euroleague / Maccabi Tel Aviv beats Berlin to win group
Playing without the suspended Guy Pnini and Devin Smith, who was ill, Maccabi looked little perturbed for the game's first 20 minutes against its overmatched German opponent.
Maccabi Tel Aviv averted a second-half meltdown to defeat visiting Alba Berlin 78-62 and claim first place in Group B of basketball's Euroleague. Maccabi now goes to the Top 16. Unicaja Malaga, which finished with the same record as Maccabi at 8-2, qualified from second place after handily disposing of Chalon-Sur-Saone 86-62.