Domestic Leagues 2012-13

       Winner League - Israel

Israeli League final: June 13, 2013
Maccabi Bazan Haifa is 2013 Israeli League champion (Photo BSL)Maccabi Bazan Haifa made history Thursday night by taking down Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 79-86 at Romema Arena in Haifa to win the Israeli League championship for the first time. Gal Mekel scored 12 points and dished 2 assists in the fourth quarter alone as Haifa overturned a small deficit to take control down the stretch. Mekel finished with 21 points and 7 assists. Pat Calathes was named MVP of the final after leading Haifa with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Paul Stoll added 14 points and Donta Smith tallied 12 points and 7 assists. Ricky Hickman led Tel Aviv with 28 points and Lior Eliyahu and Shawn James scored 10 each. This marks the third time in five seasons that Maccabi has failed to win the title. Neither team missed in the opening minutes as Calathes and Stoll drained threes for Haifa and Hickman starred for Tel Aviv. A Calathes jumper put Haifa up 15-19, but former Haifa star Sylven Landesberg tied it and eventually gave Tel Aviv a 25-24 lead, which held up at the of the quarter after Nik Caner-Medley blocked Ido Kozikaro. Calathes kept shinning as Haifa scored the first 8 points of the second quarter. Hickman carried Tel Aviv back and Devin Smith’s first points put the defending champs up 35-34. The Haifa attack stalled in the final minutes of the half, while Hickman and Smith padded the Tel Aviv lead: 42-37 at halftime. Tel Aviv threatened to pull away when it went up by 7 – twice – but Haifa battled back to 47-46 on another Calathes triple. A winding layup by Mekel tied it at 53-53 and Donta Smith pushed Haifa in front, but Hickman left Tel Aviv on top 58-57 through three quarters. A Mekel triple and a Kozikaro basket put Haifa up 4 before Guy Pnini connected from downtown for Maccabi. It was tied 65-65 midway through the fourth quarter. James Thomas scored inside to put Haifa up 4; Stoll drained a three for a 6-point lead. Free Throws by Mekel and Stoll put Haifa ahead 79-72 with just over one minute remaining. Donta Smith and Mekel remained accurate from the line, boosting the Haifa lead to 10 rather than opening a door for a Tel Aviv comeback as Haifa grabbed a historic victory.

Euroleague / Eurocup teams

Israeli League, Winner League Final, single game

Record Team Game 1
0 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (1) 79
1 Maccabi Haifa (2) 86
Israeli League champion 2012-13: Maccabi Haifa

Winner League Final game
Game 1 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs. Maccabi Haifa 79-86 June 13

Israeli League, Semifinals Playoffs: best of 5 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (1) 91 74 78 x x
0 Hapoel Jerusalem (5) 73 68 72 x x
3 Maccabi Haifa (2) 87 105 75 72 71
2 Hapoel Eilat (3) 75 84 78 82 68

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Maccabi Haifa vs. Hapoel Eilat 87-75 May 26
Game 1 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 91-73 May 27
Game 2 Hapoel Eilat vs. Maccabi Haifa 84-105 May 29
Game 2 Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 68-74 May 30
Game 3 Maccabi Haifa vs. Hapoel Eilat 75-78 June 2
Game 3 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 78-72 June 3
Game 4 Hapoel Eilat vs. Maccabi Haifa 82-72 June 5
Game 5 Maccabi Haifa vs. Hapoel Eilat 71-68 June 9

Israeli League, Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 5 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (1) 76 80 76 x x
0 Hapoel Tel Aviv (8) 68 67 74 x x
2 Netanya (4) 80 68 92 73 68
3 Hapoel Jerusalem (5) 87 87 69 70 79
3 Maccabi Haifa (2) 87 93 93 x x
0 Gilboa/Galil (7) 85 81 87 x x
3 Hapoel Eilat (3) 77 91 69 70 91
2 Maccabi Rishon (6) 79 63 67 79 80

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Tel Aviv 76-68 May 9
Game 1 Maccabi Haifa vs. Gilboa/Galil 87-85 May 9
Game 1 Hapoel Eilat vs. Maccabi Rishon 77-79 May 9
Game 1 Netanya vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 80-87 May 8
Game 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 67-80 May 12
Game 2 Gilboa/Galil vs. Maccabi Haifa 81-93 May 13
Game 2 Maccabi Rishon vs. Hapoel Eilat 63-91 May 13
Game 2 Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Netanya 87-68 May 13
Game 3 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Tel Aviv 76-74 May 16
Game 3 Maccabi Haifa vs. Gilboa/Galil 93-87 May 16
Game 3 Hapoel Eilat vs. Maccabi Rishon 69-67 May 16
Game 3 Netanya vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 92-69 May 16
Game 4 Maccabi Rishon vs. Hapoel Eilat 79-70 May 19
Game 4 Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Netanya 70-73 May 20
Game 5 Hapoel Eilat vs. Maccabi Rishon 91-80 May 23
Game 5 Netanya vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 68-79 May 23

Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 27: May 5, 2013

LAST GAME GAME 27
May 5, 2013
Day Match Result
May 5 Hapoel TA vs. H. Holon 70-77
May 5 M. Haifa vs. Hapoel Eilat 77-75
May 5 B. Hashron vs. Elizur Ashkelon 99-81
May 5 Hapoel Jer. vs. M. Rishon 104-106
May 5 Gilboa/Galil vs. M. Ashdod 73-79
May 5 Electra TA vs. Netanya 94-67
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs
Match
- Maccabi TA(1) vs. Hapoel TA(8)
- M. Haifa(2) vs. Gilboa/Galil(7)
- Hapoel Eilat(3) vs. M.Rishon(6)
- Netanya(4) vs. Hapoel Jer.(5)
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Maccabi Electra TA 27 22 5 2279 1917
2 M. Haifa 27 17 10 2224 2150
3 Hapoel Eilat 27 17 10 2160 2059
4 Netanya 27 15 12 2095 2065
5 Hapoel Jerusalem 27 13 14 2226 2204
6 M. Rishon 27 12 15 2112 2145
7 Gilboa/Galil 27 14 13 2125 2137
8 Hapoel TA 27 13 14 1981 2027
9 H. Holon 27 12 15 2127 2144
10 M. Ashdod 27 11 16 2202 2300
11 B. Hashron 27 10 17 2210 2356
12 Elizur Ashkelon 27 6 21 2094 2331

Israeli Cup, "State Cup" in Tel Aviv, February 5-7, 2013

Semifinals
Final
Maccabi Ashdod
Maccabi Electra
Maccabi Electra (Champion)
Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Maccabi Haifa

Cup Games
Semifinals
Maccabi Ashdod vs. Maccabi Electra
80-85
Feb. 5
Semifinals
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. Maccabi Haifa
61-80
Feb. 5
Final
Maccabi Electra vs. Maccabi Haifa
76-68
Feb. 7

Israeli State Cup final: February 7, 2013

Feb 07, 2013 by Euroleague.net Print
Maccabi Electra wins Israeli State Cup for the 40th time (Photo BSL)Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv became the Israeli State Cup winner for the 40th time after beating Maccabi Haifa 76-68 in the final at Nokia Arena. Interim team captain Shawn James was joined by injured captain Lior Eliyahu and Guy Pnini to raise the cup at center court as legions of yellow fans cheered on. Devin Smith was named final MVP after scoring 13 points and playing tremendous defense, especially down the stretch. It seemed to be Maccabi’s game early as Coach David Blatt’s team raced out to an 18-10 lead, which would have been larger if not for some great plays by Gal Mekel. The Haifa guard finished the first quarter with 14 points, almost single-handedly keeping his team alive at 25-18 through 10 minutes. Nik Caner-Medley and Moran Roth gave Maccabi a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and Pnini later sank a three to make it 42-28 – what would prove to be the largest lead in the game. Pat Calathes nailed a triple to bring Haifa within 42-31 at the break. Maccabi got a little sloppy in the third quarter and Haifa took advantage through Donta Smith and Corey Carr to close within 46-43. David Logan ended Maccabi’s slump with a triple, but Mekel matched him to keep it close through three quarters, 52-48. James Thomas tied the game from the line at 55-55 early in the fourth quarter. With Donta Smith, Mekel and Thomas leading the way, Haifa barreled to a 57-61 lead as the Haifa fan base went wild. Shawn James answered with a big dunk before Devin Smith tied the game with a jumper midway through the fourth quarter. With the pressure mounting, Haifa struggled to score, while Yogev Ohayon put Maccabi back in front and Devin Smith buried a critical triple. Devin Smith also stood out with his defense to protect the lead. Haifa remained within 4 with two minutes left, but its offensive woes persisted and Maccabi was able to hold on for the win. Ricky Hickman led all Maccabi scorers with 15 points, Ohayon added 12 and Pnini 10. Mekel finished with 28 points, Donta Smith scored 15, Calathes 14 and Thomas tallied 7 points and 13 rebounds for Haifa.

Israeli Cup, "State Cup" in Tel Aviv, February 5-7, 2013

Semifinals
Final
Maccabi Ashdod
Maccabi Electra
Maccabi Electra (Champion)
Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Maccabi Haifa

Cup Games
Semifinals
Maccabi Ashdod vs. Maccabi Electra
80-85
Feb. 5
Semifinals
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. Maccabi Haifa
61-80
Feb. 5
Final
Maccabi Electra vs. Maccabi Haifa
76-68
Feb. 7