Photo Credit: Adrian Herbstein

Maccabi Haifa is the new Israeli Basketball State Champion for the 2012-13 season. They beat Maccabi Tel Aviv, which is kind of the Yankees of Israeli basketball, except with a much better record. They won the playoff final 86-79, and took the title for the first time in its history.

This is the third time in the last decade that the Tel Aviv team has lost the final game – having partcipated in all of them, if I’m not mistaken.

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Of course, both coaches and half of each team are American, which is the norm on this side of the ocean.

I understand there was a pretty stormy NBA final last night, too… (Big 3 helps Miami Heat level series with Spurs)

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