Valencia Basket hosts Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
Valencia Basket hosts Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv at the Pabellon Fuente De San Luis in a game from the Euroleague’s 23th round. Let’s see what’s the situation with these two teams at the moment.
Valencia Basket are currently 8th in the Euroleague’s regular season standings. The Spanish side have won 12 of its 22 games so far. They are facing the next team in the standings so it’s a crucial game for both Valencia and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. You can see why.
In their last game Valencia Basket hosted Bayern Munich at home and celebrated a 82-73 win against the Bavarian giants. The Spaniards did the job even without one of their best players – the influential captain Bojan Dubljevic. Klemen Prepelic came off the bench and shined with 10 points for Valencia. He proved his qualities and maybe he will get a more important role now.
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv faced another Spanish team in their last game – Barcelona. The Israeli team tried their best, but at the end they suffered a 78-83 defeat against the Catalans. With this defeat Maccabi dropped to 11-11 in the regular season.
The game was decided in the last 4th part when Barca improved and managed to secure the win. Jalen Adams was Maccabi’s best player with 20 points in the game, but it was not enough for a win against Barcelona. Meanwhile Wade Baldwin IV made a solid game for Maccabi as well – he finished the fixture with 6 assists on his name.
Now Valencia Basket and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv both have the chance to make a step towards the playoffs. At this moment the Spaniards are one step ahead of the Israeli team, but it could change quickly. Don’t underestimate Maccabi – they are aware that one win could get them in the Top 8 of the Euroleague.