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Nemanja Nedović was hot again at the beginning of the fourth quarter when Maccabi Platica Tel Aviv defeated Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Tuesday night. He has already scored 20 points in the first three quarters and another five points in the fourth first two minutes. Director Zianis Sphyropros decided it was time to move and called on Yobel Zuzuman to replace Elijah Bryant.

Ultimately, this move didn’t work as Sphyropros wanted. Zuzuman, who missed the first 12 games of the season injured, couldn’t stop Nedvich. Panathinaikos’ guard, who finished with 39 points, the best in his career, wasn’t fascinated by Zuzuman’s presence and narrowed the gap to 3 points by adding three consecutive pointers, including a four-point play where Zuzuman fouled him. It was. ..

When Zoosman returned to the bench, Bryant returned leaving 4:11. But it was shown as he was fresh and helped McCabi sank three free throws to avoid the Panathinaikos press in the last few minutes and ensure victory.

The story of Tuesday’s victory in McCabi and his recent return to form (the Israeli champion has won four of the last five games), in the words of Sphyropros, says, “Now the rotation is big. Because, with all the players, we have more effort and energy to the end. Having all the players on my roster is exactly what was said a month ago. It depends on. ”

Zuzuman wasn’t the only one who missed the start of the season. Team captain John Divartromeo did not make his first appearance until Round 11, and Omri Casspi’s first match was Round 12. These three are available, so it’s a different Maccabi team.

“I think we have different energies and different ways of playing in the last few weeks,” said big man Dragan Bender after the match. “They had a tough summer and after playing late, they came back early without a real off-season or pre-season. I came late and injured quite a few key players. Zoos, as you can see tonight. And Casspi contributed and made it possible to play high. It was worth it. And it gave us a little boost. We changed our energy. We were on the court. I’ve changed the way we behave. As long as we keep doing that, I think we’ll play games like this every night. ”

Eleven different players saw the action against Panathinaikos and all 11 scored and rebounded. Only Dival Toromeo didn’t play, and Sphyropros said it was due to a match. For coaches, having a healthy body on the bench makes all the difference for a team that loses six games in a single shot.

“If you have fewer players to rotate, it means that the player you use is the last to be tired,” the coach explained. “Now we have players who can rest them, and finally, they are fresher, mentally, and they keep their concentration to the end. This is what we do. That’s why we’re focused now and we don’t make mistakes. We went two or a month ago. ”

Scotty Wilbekin led with 22 points, with Bryant and Othello Hunter adding 13 points each. However, after the match, Sphyropros focused on other players, including Caspian, who contributed 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 11:27 play time. And the vendor showed the second straightest and most powerful performance with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.

“I thought Dragan would do something like this. He said the rhythm was out of order. [early in the season]”I’m looking forward to other players,” said Sphyropros. [Ante] Like Zizic, like Zuzuman, like [Tyler] Like Dorsey, Dival Romeo – today, of course, didn’t use him to play well. I think Omri also played the best match ever today. Slowly, slowly, everyone will follow the rhythm and play even better. “

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