Jerusalem outlasts Hap TA to take Game 1 of quarters

Hapoel Jerusalem drew first blood in its BSL quarterfinal series against Hapoel Tel Aviv on Sunday night, claiming a hard-fought 75-67 win at the Jerusalem Arena to take a 1-0 lead.

Jerusalem ended the regular season with 15 victories from its final 17 games, but was made to dig deep by a gritty opponent on Sunday, only ultimately clinching the win in the final minute.

No. 2 seed Jerusalem led for almost all of the first half and took an eight-point gap (40-32) into the break.


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