By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Tyler Dorsey was on point from long range as Maccabi Tel Aviv got a 95-72 win against Hapoel Eilat in their second game of the Israeli League Winners stage.
Dorsey shot 5-8 from deep on his way to 20 points (in 23 minutes) while Scottie Wilbekin followed with 17 in addition to Angelo Caloiaro and Ante Zizic’ 14 points each.
Maccabi Greek coach Giannis Sfairopoulos was happy with his squad’s performance post-game while he also commented about the all but done departure of Elijah Bryant – who was watching the game from the sidelines – to the Milwaukee Bucks.
“He was an important part of our rotation, an important player. He had this offer. We are sad that he left on one hand, but on the other hand, it is his future and that is life in basketball. If I agreed? Every coach wants to see his players develop and grow, improve their game. Maccabi helped him reach the highest goal of an American basketball player, I’m happy for him. Shocked the team? I do not believe so. I hope Elijah likes Giannis Antetokounmpo more than he liked Giannis Sfairopoulos,” the coach said, per Sport 5.
On the other side, Casey Prather banked in 22 points with some help from Joe Ragland who scored 15 and Ben Carter who had 11 points. Ragland also dished out 14 assists, sealing a strong double-double performance.
Maccabi improved to 21-5 compared to Hapoel Eilat’s 17-9. Gilboa Galil stands at 17-7 and Hapoel Holon at 16-8. Hapoel Haifa and Hapoel Jerusalem both have 14-11 records.