Only one game will take place tonight (Saturday, 19:35) in the Winner Basket League, but he will no doubt be particularly intriguing: Hapoel Holon will host Gilboa / Galil, for a meeting between two teams that are expecting a talk this season at the top.
This will be the second game of the season between the two, who have already faced each other in the quarterfinals of the Winner’s Cup, where Holon won 87:88 after being behind throughout the game. In last season’s playoffs, it was Gilboa who celebrated Holon and advanced to the Final Four.
For Holonia, this is a total of a second league game this season (first at home) as they are looking for a premiere victory after the loss to Rishon Lezion in the previous round. During the week, Stefanos Dadas’ players defeated Shula in the Champions League, absorbing only 63 points – a significant improvement over the 100 they absorbed from Rishon Lezion and AEK Athens.
“The fact that we lost the game in Rishon LeZion and on the other hand Gilboa comes with a winning streak is the biggest motivation for me and my players,” he said. Dadas. “We put the Champions League aside because now we have to take care of ourselves in the local league.” The injured Yogev Ohayon and Oded Brandwein will continue to be absent.
Gilboa / Galil on the other hand is in wonderful momentum, they lead the league with a 0: 3 balance, with the only loss so far this season in an official game in any framework being against Holon.
Lior Lubin’s team presents excellent basketball, receiving Yiftach Ziv in great shape – a direct continuation of his fitness in the Corona League – and also enjoys an excellent front line, which includes Kerry Blackshire and Jahiba Floyd, who give output on both sides of the court.