Maccabi Tel-Aviv celebrate victory in Paris tournament
Maccabi Tel-Aviv — Galatasaray 69:63
Maccabi Tel-Aviv succeeded at the pre-season tournament in Paris. They overcame Galatasaray in the Final. Niklas Caner-Medley (202-F-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Maryland) came up with 14 points to lead the winners. He was trumped the MVP of the tournament.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. Maccabi surged ahead in the second quarter. They initiated a 23:13 run to post a 38:28 halftime advantage. Galatasaray stopped the rot in the third frame. The Turkish team cut the deficit at 8-point mark with one quarter remaining. Galatasaray stayed competitive till the final buzzer but could not avoid the loss at the end. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) recorded 12 points, while Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) and Shawn James (208-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. — Law Offices, college: Northeastern) added 11 points each for the Israeli team. David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) answered with 16 points for Galatasaray. Milan Macvan (205-PF-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) posted 14 points in the loss.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Niklas Caner-Medley 14, Giorgi Shermadini 12, Guy Pnini 11, Shawn James 11
Galatasaray: David Hawkins 16, Milan Macvan 14