Maccabi vs Lokomotiv-Kuban by Robert
If we take a look at the group table we could say that Maccabi is still fighting for a place in TOP16. Anyway, I think, that reality is that Maccabi and Lokomotiv will fight today for a first place in this group. Loko is 6-1 and already clinched to the next round. Maccabi is 5-2 but they can change everything in this game. If they would win tonights rivalry, Tel Aviv would take first place in the group because they have beaten Krasnodar in first game.
Injury update: Shawn James haven't played in Isreali league this weekend because of minor injury. Today he should show up on the court after having some rest days.
Sergey Bykov will not for Russian team tonight.
Key facts: Maccabi is ready for this game. They will try to play fast paced game - they do it best. As David Blu said, they are concentrated. The biggest problem for Maccabi is that they do not keep their lead. If they go in front by double-digit lead they waste it in few minutes. Maccabi should try to keep concentrated every second despite the result.
Lokomotiv will try to play relaxed and a bit slower game. They got Brown, Williams, Kalnietis - those three players could play fast game but they couldn't keep Maccabi pace.
Today I expect tough fight between opponents that worth each other. There must be a high scoring game. I already see that fire in Maccabi players faces. They are always great shooting team in Nokia arena.
Play now US Players are welcome
|Over 147.5||Pinnacle||1.84||8||75-73 WON (+6.72 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.