No numbers tell the story of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv’s victory over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul than the three-point shooting.
Telling numbers: Threes made the difference
Maccabi enjoyed one of the team’s best three-point shooting nights of the season. Its 13 triples were the third-most by the club in 2021-22 and its 46.4% shooting was fourth-best. Eighth different players drained threes led by James Nunnally with 4 and Scottie Wilbekin and Derrick Williams with 2 each.
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid | Playoffs Game 3 | Highlights
Magic Moment: Wilbekin creates an impossible three
Series so far: Real Madrid-Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
Top 10 Plays | Playoffs Game 2 | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Real Madrid vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv| Playoffs Game 2 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Sorkin with the windmill dunk!
Magic Moment: Sorkin windmills over Yabusele!
Real Madrid v Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Playoffs Game 1 | Highlights
Magic Moment: Sorkin rejects Poirier's shot!
Magic Moment: Rudy beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Nunnally to Zizic for one-handed slam
Magic Moment: Yabusele throws it down!
Series breakdown: Real Madrid vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 23
Magic Moment: Caloiaro’s steal springs Nunnally
Magic Moment: Floyd’s ferocious dunk
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs Panathinaikos OPAP Athens | Highlights | Round 34
Magic Moment: Macon wins it for Panathinaikos!
Magic Moment: Papagiannis dunks in traffic!
Magic Moment: Vesely throws it down!
Magic Moment: Henry beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Evans puts it back!
7DYAS Magic Moment of the Night: Maccabi unleashes showtime!
FC Barcelona vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Highlights | Round 34
Magic Moment: Wilbekin on the halftime buzzer!
Magic Moment: Nunnally to Sorkin...wow!
Magic Moment: Maccabi unleashes showtime!
Magic Moment: Reynolds rocks the rim!
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs FC Bayern Munich | Highlights | Round 26
Magic Moment: Sisko to Lucic for the alley-oop
Magic Moment: Sweet put-back by Vesely
Magic Moment: What an inbounds pass by Lucic
Marko Guduric, Fenerbahce: 'We will give our best every night'
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Wilbekin does magic for Zizic's slam!
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Highlights | Round 33
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Ziv with a three-quarter-court shot!
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs ALBA Berlin | Highlights | Round 21
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Highlights | Round 21
Ask me Anything: Nando De Colo, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
FC Barcelona vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 32
Spalding Dunk of the Night:Reynolds flies against Tavares for a powerful dunk!
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid | Highlights | Round 32
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Polonara finishes great team play!
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 31
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Reynolds flies to the rim!
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs AX Armani Exchange Milan | Highlights | Round 31
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Highlights | Round 29
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 28
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Highlights | Round 19
Wilbekin finished the regular season as the league leader with 83 three-pointers made. He also moved past Gianluca Basile for sole possession of 11th place all-time with 423 career triples. Meanwhile, Nunnally, who missed only once from downtown, climbed to seventh all-time in three-point accuracy, raising his success rate from 44.8% to 45.3%.
While Maccabi was hot from downtown, Fenerbahce attempted nearly as many shots from deep and made less than half, finishing 6 for 25. That paltry 24.0% shooting doomed the team on a night where it made 22 of 28 two-pointers. That 78.6% was the second-best in Fenerbahce’s storied history. Devin Booker did not miss on 6 two-pointers and Ahmet Duverioglu was 6 of 7. Duverioglu, who is third all-time in EuroLeague two-point accuracy, raised his career average to 67.9%.