Maccabi comes back from 23 points down, beats Nes Ziona

2019-03-02T19:24:43+00:00 2019-03-02T19:47:46+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

02/Mar/19 19:24

Eurohoops.net

Nes Ziona made things difficult for Maccabi early in the game.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Maccabi Tel Aviv had to overcome a 23-point deficit in the second period to ultimately defeat Nes Ziona 87 – 82 at home for Round 20 of the Israeli Winner League.

Nes Ziona got a 17 – 40 lead early in the second quarter but then Maccabi reacted strong enough to cut the deficit to single digits (43 – 52) at halftime. The “Yellows” took over in the fourth period, during which they forced their opponents to just 11 points to win the match.

Scottie Wilbekin scored a game-high 20 points in 19 minutes for Maccabi that improved to 15 – 4 with this win and climbed to the top of the standings. Jeremy Pargo added 15 points and Johnny O’ Bryant 13.

Talib Zanna posted a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds for Nes Ziona. Gary Ramirez scored 15 points and Golan Gutt had 14 points and seven rebounds.

This defeat dropped Nes Ziona to 9 – 11.