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2008–09 Israeli Basketball Super League

The Israeli Basketball Super League (BSL) 2008-2009 season was the 55th season of the top basketball league in Israel. The season began on 26 October 2008 and ended on 21 May 2009. Maccabi Tel Aviv won its 48th league title, defeating Maccabi Haifa Heat 85-72 in the final. The defending champion was Hapoel Holon.

2008-2009 Israeli Basketball Super League season
LeagueIsraeli Basketball Super League
SportBasketball
Duration26 October 2008 - 21 May 2009
Number of games158
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)Sport 5, Israel 10
Regular Season
League championsMaccabi Tel Aviv
Runners-upHapoel Jerusalem
Top scorerLuis Flores (Hapoel Holon)
Relegated to Ligat LeumitElitzur Kiryat Ata
Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel
Final four
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
  Runners-upMaccabi Haifa Heat
Finals MVPCarlos Arroyo (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
Israeli Basketball Super League seasons

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 played 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, where Elitzur Kiryat Ata and Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel lost and were relegated to Liga Leumit. They will be replaced by Maccabi Elitzur Netanya and Hapoel Afula, who qualified from Liga Leumit.

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

BNS EKA HPG HPH HPJ IAS INA IRG MGS MHA MRL MTA
Bnei HaSharon 82-67 71-66 76-87 77-73 74-91 80-76 88-78 96-75 97-78 90-92 83-75
Elitzur Kiryat Ata 79-74 63-84 68-104 72-117 71-75 87-80 82-85 80-101 76-86 93-91 56-88
Gilboa/Galil 74-54 86-75 58-64 87-90 70-68 84-72 79-84 77-72 88-83 101-87 64-87
Hapoel Holon 83-52 83-79 89-103 90-69 85-76
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77-75 93-67 85-89 75-82 107-106 72-91
Hapoel Jerusalem 92-85 103-94 81-74 91-81 85-82 93-92 105-90 101-86 100-78 96-74 91-77
Ironi Ashkelon 81-76 96-74 78-79 94-84 78-87 91-87 85-91 73-68 77-84 80-88 75-99
Ironi Nahariya 65-67 103-73 90-73 74-76 82-67 84-90 81-74 89-80 61-71 77-84 85-102
Ironi Ramat Gan 68-77 87-77 72-81 85-70 108-92 66-81 64-79 81-73 72-89 72-73 56-102
Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel 68-79 93-81 68-65 63-74 77-87 76-70 90-96 89-90 60-76 87-76 73-77
Maccabi Haifa 70-75 92-75 72-79 90-71 73-80 79-68 57-76 94-74 77-69 75-68 79-76
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 78-95 108-86 63-86 71-79 74-81 77-69 92-93 68-57 77-88 54-81 93-96
Maccabi Tel Aviv 77-65 102-80 89-70 105-82 97-81 97-86 84-78 103-86 81-61 80-68 114-75

PlayoffEdit

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
25–26 April
Game 2
3–4 May
Game 3
7 May
Game 4
10 May
Game 5
14 May
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1) 3–1 Ironi Ashkelon (8) 95–96 (OT) 86–69 92–69 97–65
Hapoel Jerusalem (2) 3–0 Ironi Nahariya (7) 78–76 92–79 88–80
Maccabi Haifa (3) 3–1 Bnei HaSharon (6) 66–69 75–71 74–61 87–68
Hapoel Holon (4) 2–3 Galil/Gilboa (5) 74–81 63–61 79–78 (OT) 55–77 80–87(OT)

Final fourEdit

Relegation PlayoffEdit

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
26 April
Game 2
3 May
Game 3
7 May
Ironi Ramat Gan (9) 3–0 Elitzur Kiryat Ata (12) 83–76 96–79 100–87
Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel (10) 0–3 Maccabi Rishon LeZion (11) 62–72 67–81 64–90

Elitzur Kiryat Ata and Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel were relegated to Liga Leumit.

AwardsEdit

The 2008–2009 Basketball Super League Season Awards were granted during the Israeli Basketball Super League Administration Gala Dinner on May 16 to the players who stood out the most during the regular season and the playoff.[2] The MVP awards for the best player and coach of the season were given before the final game had been played.

BSL 2008–2009 MVPEdit

BSL 2008–2009 Final MVPEdit

Coach of the seasonEdit

All-BSL TeamEdit

Best 6th manEdit

Best newcomerEdit

Most improving playerEdit

Best defensive playerEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Hapoel Holon-Ironi Ashkelon match was stopped after 6 minutes after one of the rims had been broken. The rim couldn't be fixed, and the match was postponed to a later data. Hapoel Holon was fined for this incident.
  2. ^ The 2008/09 BSL Season Awards