2007–2008 Israeli Final Four

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The 2007–2008 Israeli Final Four [1], the third Israeli Final Four, was held at Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel on 27 and 29 May 2008 to determine the winner of the 2007–2008 Israeli League. The contestants were Maccabi Tel Aviv, the 2006–2007 Israeli League champion and the 2007–2008 Israeli State Cup runner-up, Hapoel Holon, Bnei Hasharon and Ironi Naharia. Hapoel Holon won their 1st Israeli League crown, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv 73-72 in the final.

Venue[edit]

The Yad Eliyahu Arena is an indoor sports arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. Opened in 1963 with its seating capacity varying from 5,000 to 11,700, it had hosted the 1971–1972 FIBA European Champions Cup final, the 1993–1994 FIBA European Championship Final Four, the 2003–2004 Euroleague Final Four, the 2005-2006 Israeli Final Four and the 2006-2007 Israeli Final Four.

Bracket[edit]

Semifinals
27 May
Final
29 May
 Hapoel Holon  100  
 Ironi Naharia  89  
 
      Hapoel Holon  73
    Maccabi Tel Aviv  72
Third place
 Maccabi Tel Aviv  57   Bnei Hasharon   79
 Bnei Hasharon  55     Ironi Naharia   69

Semifinals[edit]

All times are in Israel Summer Time.

Semifinal 1[edit]

27 May 2008
18:00
Hapoel Holon 100–89 Ironi Naharia
Scoring by quarter: 19–26, 31–17, 28–16, 22–30
Pts: Tucker 23
Rebs: Tucker 13
Asts: Izraeli 7
Pts: Gilchrist 26
Rebs: Peleg, Hill 5
Asts: Gilchrist, Pledger 6
Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 11,700

Semifinal 2[edit]

27 May 2008
20:55
Maccabi Tel Aviv 57–55 Bnei Hasharon
Scoring by quarter: 22–9, 7–17, 15–24, 13–5
Pts: Vujčić 13
Rebs: Morris 10
Asts: Cummings 4
Pts: Williams 25
Rebs: Ebi 8
Asts: Tapiro 8
Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 11,700

Third-place playoff[edit]

29 May 2008
18:00
Bnei Hasharon 79–69 Ironi Naharia
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 21-21, 22–16, 16-16
Pts: Tapiro 17
Rebs: Tapiro 12
Asts: Tapiro 6
Pts: Kozikaro 17
Rebs: Kozikaro 7
Asts: Gilchrist 6
Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 11,700

Final[edit]

29 May 2008
20:55
Hapoel Holon 73–72 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 14–15, 15–18, 21–16
Pts: Tucker 18
Rebs: Tucker 8
Asts: Izraeli 4
Pts: Morris 20
Rebs: Morris 7
Asts: Halperin 5
Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 11,700

Awards[edit]

Terence MorrisFinal MVP