Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv Reaches Euroleague Finals

In last minute drama, Maccabi defeats CSKA Moscow 68-67, will face Real Madrid in the Euroleague finals Sunday.

In a thrilling comeback victory, Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team defeated CSKA Moscow 68-67 at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan on Friday, qualifying for the finals.

At one point late in the game, CSKA Moscow was up 15, only to lose on a last-second basket to seal the come-from-behind victory.

They will face Real Madrid in Sunday's Euroleague championship game, after the Spaniards trounced local rivals Barcelona 100-62.

Maccabi secured its place in Friday's game last week after a 86-66 home win over Emporio Armani Milan, a victory that completed a 3-1 victory in their best-of-five quarter-final series. Maccabi have four Euroleague titles.

Real Madrid reached the final four after triumphing over Olympiacos Piraeus, the Greek team who beat the Spaniards in last year's final.

AFP