2009–10 Israeli Basketball Super League

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2009–10 Israeli Basketball Super League season
League Israeli Basketball Super League
Sport Basketball
Duration 24 October 2009 – 27 May 2010
Number of games 158
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) Sport 5, Israel 10
Regular Season
League champions Maccabi Tel Aviv
Runners-up Hapoel Jerusalem
Top scorer Justin Dentmon (Hapoel Afula)
Relegated to Ligat Leumit Ironi Nahariya, Hapoel Afula ironi Ramat Gan
Final four
Champions Gilboa/Galil
  Runners-up Maccabi Tel Aviv
Israeli Basketball Super League seasons

The 2009–10 Israeli Basketball Super League (Also known as Ligat Winner) was the 56th season of the top basketball league in Israel. The season began on 24 October 2009. The final four event was played on 25–27 May 2010. The defending champion was Maccabi Tel Aviv, but they lost in the final against Gilboa/Galil.

Format[edit]

Each out of the 12 participating teams played 22 regular league games, one home game and one away game against each other team. The top eight teams qualified to the playoff, where they play best-of-5 series decided by the rankings at the end of the regular season (first against eighth, second against seventh and so on).

The four last ranked team competed in a best-of-5 series relegation playoff (9th VS 12th, 10th VS 11th) and the two losers were relegated to Liga Leumit 2010–11.

Regular season[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Qualification or relegation
1. Maccabi Tel Aviv 22 21 1 2075 1692 383 43 2010–11 Euroleague Group stage
2. Hapoel Jerusalem 22 14 8 1913 1827 86 36 2010–11 ULEB Eurocup Qualifying Round
3. Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon 22 14 8 1842 1717 125 36 2010-11 Euroleague First qualifying round
4. Maccabi Haifa 22 14 8 1758 1649 109 36 2010-11 EuroChallenge Qualifying Round
5. Elitzur Maccabi Netanya 22 14 8 1795 1831 −36 36 2010-11 EuroChallenge Group stage
6. Ironi Ashkelon 22 11 11 1753 1784 −31 33
7. Maccabi Rishon LeZion 22 10 12 1758 1796 −38 32
8. Bnei HaSharon 22 9 13 1712 1705 +7 31
9. Ironi Nahariya 22 7 15 1672 1779 −107 29 Relegation to the 2010-11 Liga Leumit
10. Hapoel Afula 22 7 15 1811 1979 −168 29
11. Ironi Ramat Gan 22 6 16 1703 1906 −203 28
12. Hapoel Holon 22 6 16 1690 1817 −127 28
Qualification to Playoffs
Qualification to Relegation Playoffs

Pld – Played; W – Won; L – Lost; PF – Points for; PA – Points against; Diff – Difference; Pts – Points.

Playoff[edit]

The higher ranked team hosts games 1, 3 and 5 (if necessary). The lower ranked team hosts games 2 and 4 (if necessary).

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 Game 1
2–3 May
Game 2
5–6 May
Game 3
9–10 May
Game 4
13 May
Game 5
17 May
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1) 3–2 Bnei HaSharon (8) 79–89 91–58 104–82 81–91 71–69
Hapoel Jerusalem (2) 3–1 Maccabi Rishon LeZion (7) 73–69 75–64 78–87 (OT) 62–56
Galil/Gilboa (3) 3–0 Ironi Ashkelon (6) 92–81 84–73 94–76
Maccabi Haifa (4) 1–3 Elitzur Maccabi Netanya (5) 76–88 75–73 75–77 71–75

Final Four[edit]

See 2009–10 Israeli Final Four

Relegation Playoff[edit]

The higher ranked team hosts games 1, 3 and 5 (if necessary). The lower ranked team hosts games 2 and 4 (if necessary).

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 Game 1
2–3 May
Game 2
5–6 May
Game 3
9–10 May
Game 4
13 May
Game 5
16–17 May
Ironi Nahariya (9) 2–3 Hapoel Holon (12) 73–68 70–76 82–76 55–71 64–75
Hapoel Afula (10) 3–2 Ironi Ramat Gan (11) 71–75 84–91 96–92 79–71 86–81

Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Nahariya were relegated to Liga Leumit.

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