Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv was so dominant early that it could cruise in the second half and still beat CSKA Moscow 84-75.
Telling numbers: Wilbekin becomes 11th player with 400 threes
The old adage states that you must play hard for all 40 minutes. Maccabi cut corners on Thursday and still managed to come out ahead against CSKA. After being outscored 2-11 in the game’s first 3 and a half minutes, the Israeli champs roared. For the remainder of the first half, Maccabi scored 47 points and CSKA had just 15. Even more jaw dropping, the difference in PIR over that stretch was 66-3.
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
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!
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!
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Highlights | Round 21
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: 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
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Highlights | Round 19
Pangos to CSKA until 2024
Will Clyburn, CSKA: 'I like to lead by example'
2021-22 Alphonso Ford Best Scorer Trophy candidate: Scottie Wilbekin
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs CSKA Moscow - Highlights - Round 26
Derrick Williams, Maccabi: 'Energy, effort, efficiency'
Ask me Anything: Iffe Lundberg, CSKA Moscow
Nikola Milutinov | Round 25 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
CSKA Moscow - ALBA Berlin - Highlights - Round 25
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA: 'Show no emotions'
FC Bayern Munich - Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv - Highlights - Round 25
James Nunnally | Round 24 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
CSKA Moscow v Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Highlights - Round 24
Zalgiris Kaunas v Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv - Highlights - Round 24
Nikola Milutinov | Round 23 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
UNICS Kazan v CSKA Moscow - Round 23 - Highlights
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs ALBA Berlin - Round 20 - Highlights
Ante Zizic | Round 22 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Maccabi was all over the place in that dominant run. It shot 8 for 13 from downtown (61.5%) with Scottie Wilbekin going 4 for 5 and John DiBartolomeo 3 for 2. The hosts were perfect in 11 trips to the free throw line, led by Keenan Evans 7. Five Maccabi players combined to block 6 shots. Ante Zizic was the only player with multiple blocks. Derrick Williams’s 3 steals were more than CSKA as a team (2) in the first half. The discrepancy was so great that CSKA’s hole proved to big to climb out of, despite an Iffe Lundberg-led fourth-quarter rally.
Wilbekin finished the game with 5 three-pointers, but it was his first that was most noteworthy as it made him the 11th player in competition history to bury 400 triples in his career. Next in Wilbekin’s sights is a spot in the career top 10. He needs 17 more threes to tie Gianluca Basile for 10th place with 421.