Hapoel Galil Elyon, Maccabi Netanya, Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv, the 4 leading basketball teams in Israel this year, have won the playoff games and scaled into the final four.
On May 25, an immense basketball festival will begin. The best 4 teams in Israel are going to compete head to head, one versus the other with one goal in mind – winning the 2010 championships. The 4 teams have gone through quite a lot to get to where they are. They had to become the best of the best by playing many playoff games.
Despite the fact that Maccabi Tel Aviv has controlled the league firmly and unquestionably during these seasons, they seem to have to put it many efforts in order to win the championships again this season. It should be mentioned that yesterday, Maccabi just assured its entrance to the final four a week after they had to fight for their lives versus Bnei Hasharon in a serious playoff series. They were extremely close to finish their season, but they won the game after a very good fourth quarter.
Additionally, Hapoel Jerusalem, the biggest alternative to Maccabi Tel Aviv, will try to win the championships the season, just like almost every season.
Other than that, Netanya and Galil Elyon, the 2 other teams who have surprised the whole league and scaled into the final four will try to win it just like the 2 more experienced teams. They may have a little advantage, which is their lack of pressure, compared to the other 2 teams.
Bottom line is that we’re looking forward to having a highly impressive final four, maybe more than ever. This season, everything can happen, the teams seem equal on their chances to win and all that’s left is to wait a bit and formally open the festival of basketball in Israel!