Tough one today for Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (7-6) as they lose in heartbreaking fashion to Real Madrid (11-2), 72-70, inside the WiZink Center in Madrid, Spain.
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv has now lost three consecutive EuroLeague games.
There were a couple of real questionable calls that went against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. One was a key travel called on Scottie Wilbekin late in the game when he split Real Madrid defenders….he didn’t actually travel, yet it was called.
Another mind boggling no-call was when Wilbekin got hammered on a 3-point attempt with no whistle.
After a shaky start to the game, Tel Aviv settled in and played a really good ball game and led for a majority of the second half, but a Real Madrid layup with 3.7 seconds left proved to be the game winner.
Angelo Caloiaro scored 2 points on a perfect 1-for-1 from the field and grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists in 18 minutes.
There’s going to need to be a lot of soul searching for Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv will play Ironi Nes Ziona in Israel Super League play on Sunday, December 5th with tipoff being set for 10:00 AM (Central Time).
The next EuroLeague game will be next Thursday, December 9th when Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv welcomes Unics Kazan (7-5) to Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:05 PM (Central Time) for an important game for both teams.