Maccabi Tel Aviv - Tau Vitoria
This is a rematch of 2005 final, but lots things have changed in the teams in the past year.
Maccabi lost her PG, Jasikevicius to the NBA, that's only one thing but it had big affect on the team.
Tau's best player of last year, Masijauskas also left to the NBA.
The teams changed completely because of that and it can be seen by the style of play(Especially in Tau, which have a new coach).
Maccabi hasn't been great this year. They lost many games that they should have won easily, but in the money-time they mostly played great. I think they will be at their best in this Final-Four. After all, after 2 consecutive titles you have less desire than the 1st title.
Tau have a squad of talented players, like Tiago Splitter, Erdogan, Hansen and many more.
I think both of the teams in the same level and this match is very close to call - Tau have more depth in the squad and Maccabi with more experience.
But as i know Maccabi well this match is up to her - If players like Parker, Baston and Vujcic will play their best, Maccabi should win this one.
This is Maccabi's 6th Final-Four in 7 years, in the past Final-Fours - they reached 4 times out of 5 to the final.
Again, i'm not the "Objective" person to ask about this match, but I know a bit about this team in this is my opinion
Maccabi Tel Aviv over Tau @ ML 1.65