Easy evening for Maccabi in Tel Aviv against ASVEL
By the Eurohoops team/ [email protected]
Lorenzo Brown with 17 points and six assists was the first between equals, as Wade Baldwin added 12 points and seven assists, Josh Nebo also had 12 points and Bonzi Colson had 13 for maccabi a night that ended up being a triumph for the hosts.
“We’re just connecting there”said Brown, “We try to find ourselves as a unit, moving the ball and involving everyone as usual. And it worked for us tonight.”
ASVEL started the match well, leading by six (21-15) at the end of the first and by 13 (32-19) a little later, but Maccabi had a one-point lead (42-41) at the end of the first leg. halftime and led by 16 (68-52) late in the third with Brown already having 17 points.
“Like the last game against Monaco, we took things back in defense, we were more focused and that allowed us to control rebounds, make interceptions and run,” explained Maccabi coach Oded Kattash.
An impressive open-air dunk from Josh Nebo pushed the points difference to 20 (72-52) as Maccabi ended the game early in the fourth quarter. For the record, Maccabi even pushed the lead to 21 points (83-62).
De Colo finished the game with 15 points, Youssoupha Fall added another double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Retin Obasohan had 11 and ASVEL had to settle for a 1-3 record.