2013–14 Israeli Basketball Super League

The 2013–2014 Israeli Basketball Super League (Also known as Ligat Loto) was the 60th season of the Israeli Basketball Super League. The season began on 13 October 2013 and ended on 11 June 2014.

2013–2014 Ligat Winner
Season2013–2014
Duration13 October 2013 - 11 June 2014
Number of games172 (regular season)
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)Sports Channel, Channel 1
Regular season
Top seedMaccabi Tel Aviv
Season MVPVenezuela Donta Smith
PromotedIroni Nahariya
RelegatedBarak Netanya
Finals
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
51st title
  Runners-upMaccabi Haifa
SemifinalistsHapoel Jerusalem
Hapoel Eilat
Finals MVPIsrael Dagan Yivzori
Statistical leaders
Points United States Carlon Brown 19.8
Rebounds United States Marcus Dove 9.5
Assists Venezuela Donta Smith 6.1
Records
Average attendance1,950

Teams InformationEdit

Team ChangesEdit

Ironi Ashkelon has been relegated as they finished in the bottom spot last season.
Ironi Nes Ziona has been promoted to the league after winning Ligat Leumit last season.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity Last Season (Regular season)
Barak Netanya Netanya Yeshurun 1,000 QF (4th)
Bnei Herzliya Herzliya HaYovel Herzliya 1,750 11th
Hapoel Gilboa Galil Gilboa Regional Council Gan Ner Sports Hall 2,400 QF (7th)
Hapoel Holon Holon Holon City Arena 2,850 9th
Hapoel Jerusalem Jerusalem Malha Arena 3,000 SF (5th)
Ironi Nes Ziona Nes Ziona Lev Hamoshava 1,200 1st (Ligat Leumit)
Maccabi Ashdod Ashdod HaKiriya Arena 1,260 10th
Hapoel Eilat B.C. Eilat Begin Arena 1,100 SF (3rd)
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000 Champions (2nd)
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion Beit Maccabi Rishon 2,500 QF (6th)
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Nokia Arena 10,383 Runners-up (1st)
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Hadar Yosef Arena 1,400 QF (8th)

Head coachesEdit

Team Head coach Seasons in the club
Barak Netanya Yaniv Burger
1
Bnei Herzliya Muli Katzurin
4 (1st)
Hapoel Gilboa Galil Sharon Drucker
2 (1st)
Hapoel Holon Elad Hasin
1
Hapoel Jerusalem Brad Greenberg
1
Ironi Nes Ziona Nadav Zilberstein
1
Maccabi Ashdod Eric Alfasi
1
Hapoel Eilat Oded Kattash
2
Maccabi Haifa Danny Franco
1
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Zvika Sherf
2 (1st)
Maccabi Tel Aviv David Blatt
6 (4th)
Hapoel Tel Aviv Erez Edelstein
4 (2nd)

Regular seasonEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Playoff
1. Maccabi Tel Aviv 28 22 6 2275 2089 +186 50 Upper Playoffs
2. Hapoel Jerusalem 28 21 7 2328 2162 +166 49
3. Maccabi Haifa 28 18 10 2290 2167 +123 46
4. Hapoel Tel Aviv 28 15 13 2202 2206 -4 43
5. Hapoel Eilat 29 18 11 2308 2261 +47 47 Lower Playoffs
6. Ironi Nes Ziona 29 16 13 2344 2295 +49 45
7. Hapoel Holon 29 15 14 2290 2206 +84 44
8. Hapoel Gilboa Galil 29 14 15 2187 2205 -18 43
9. Barak Netanya 29 9 20 2140 2352 -212 38
10. Maccabi Rishon LeZion 29 9 20 2153 2314 -161 38
11. Bnei Herzliya 29 8 21 2296 2366 -70 37
12. Maccabi Ashdod 29 7 22 2214 2404 -190 36
Qualification to Upper Playoffs
Qualification to Quarterfinals
Relegation to the Second Division due to financial problems

Pld – Played; W – Won; L – Lost; PF – Points for; PA – Points against; Diff – Difference; Pts – Points.

BracketEdit

The Finals series was played in a home-and-away format, with the overall cumulative score determining the champion.

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
         
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3
8 Hapoel Gilboa Galil 1
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3
5 Hapoel Eilat 1
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 1
5 Hapoel Eilat 3
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 163
3 Maccabi Haifa 161
2 Hapoel Jerusalem 3
7 Hapoel Holon 1
2 Hapoel Jerusalem 1
3 Maccabi Haifa 3
3 Maccabi Haifa 3
6 Ironi Nes Ziona 2

QuarterfinalsEdit

The Quarterfinals are played as The-Best-Of-5 series. 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
1–3 May
Game 2
7–8 May
Game 3
10–12 May
Game 4
12–15 May
Game 5
19 May
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1) 3-1 (8) Hapoel Gilboa Galil 99-93 71-75 93-67 94-65
Hapoel Jerusalem (2) 3-1 (7) Hapoel Holon 89-83 75-79 85-79 75-74
Maccabi Haifa (3) 3-2 (6) Ironi Nes Ziona 78-67 59-79 88-71 65-92 68-67 (OT)
Hapoel Tel Aviv (4) 1-3 (5) Hapoel Eilat 82-98 68-87 98-77 83-73

SemifinalsEdit

The Semifinals are played as The-Best-Of-5 series. 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
22 May
Game 2
25 May
Game 3
29 May
Game 4
1 June
Game 5
5 June
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1) 3-1 (5) Hapoel Eilat 90-72 71-81 97-75 100-96 (OT)
Hapoel Jerusalem (2) 1-3 (3) Maccabi Haifa 79-107 70-82 70-63 68-90

FinalsEdit

The Finals series is played in a home-and-away format, with the overall cumulative score determining the champion. Thus, the score of one single game can be tied. The team who finishes at a higher place in the regular season will host the second game.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Haifa (3) 161–163 (1) Maccabi Tel Aviv 77–81 84–82

Game 1Edit

8 June 2014
20:45
Maccabi Haifa 77–81 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Scoring by quarter: 19-27, 18-20, 25-22, 15-12
Pts: Smith 29
Rebs: Smith 8
Asts: Smith 8
Pts: Rice 30
Rebs: Smith, Tyus 5
Asts: Rice 7
Romema Arena, Haifa
Attendance: 5,000

Game 2Edit

11 June 2014
20:45
Maccabi Tel Aviv 82–84 (OT) Maccabi Haifa
Scoring by quarter: 18 - 17, 20 - 20, 15 - 22, 22 - 20, Overtime: 7 - 5
Pts: Hickman 22
Rebs: Tyus 9
Asts: Hickman, Rice 4
Pts: Smith 29
Rebs: Smith 13
Asts: Smith 6
Nokia Arena, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 11,700


2014 Israeli Basketball Super League Champions
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv
51st title

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos Team GP Total Average Capacity %
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 19 122,300 6,436 209,000 .585
2 Maccabi Haifa 20 61,100 3,055 100,000 .611
3 Hapoel Jerusalem 17 40,450 2,379 42,500 .952
4 Hapoel Holon 17 32,500 1,911 42,500 .765
5 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 14 19,570 1,397 30,800 .635
6 Hapoel Tel Aviv 15 20,050 1,336 21,000 .955
7 Ironi Nes Ziona 17 20,150 1,185 22,100 .912
8 Bnei Herzliya 14 16,150 1,153 21,000 .769
9 Hapoel Gilboa Galil 17 17,200 1,011 35,700 .482
10 Hapoel Eilat B.C. 19 16,800 884 22,800 .737
11 Maccabi Ashdod 14 9,850 703 28,000 .352
12 Barak Netanya 14 8,080 577 14,000 .577

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Individual statisticsEdit

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RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games PIR
1.   Donta Smith Maccabi Haifa 28 25.5
2.   Diamon Simpson Ironi Nes Ziona 22 22.8
3.   Tyler Honeycutt Ironi Nes Ziona 24 22.1

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games PPG
1.   Carlon Brown Hapoel Tel Aviv 28 19.6
2.   Dawan Robinson Barak Netanya 24 19.3
3.   Raviv Limonad Hapoel Tel Aviv 23 18.8

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games RPG
1.   Marcus Dove Maccabi Ashdod 29 9.5
2.   Tyler Honeycutt Ironi Nes Ziona 24 9.3
3.   Rashaun Freeman Barak Netanya 29 8.8

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games APG
1.   Meir Tapiro Ironi Nes Ziona 29 6.6
2.   Donta Smith Maccabi Haifa 28 6.2
3.   Derwin Kitchen Hapoel Jerusalem 27 5.9

All-Star GameEdit

The 2014 Israeli League All-star event was held on February 25, 2014, at the Conch Arena, Beer-Sheva.

February 25, 2014
Israeli All-Stars 103–111 International All-Stars
Scoring by quarter: 27-36, 21-20, 21-26, 34-29
Pts: Eliyahu 25
Rebs: Eliyahu 9
Pts: Knowles 20
Asts: Umeh 7

Three-point shootoutEdit

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First round Final round
G    Zack Rosen (W) Maccabi Ashdod 19 18
G   Carlon Brown Hapoel Tel Aviv 19 11
F   Guy Pnini Maccabi Tel Aviv 14 -
F   Oz Blayzer Bnei Herzliya 13 -
G   Yotam Halperin Hapoel Jerusalem 13 -
G   Adi Markovitz Hapoel Be'er Sheva 11 -
G   Afik Nissim Hapoel Eilat 10 -
G   Ben Reis Maccabi Haifa 8 -

Slam Dunk ContestEdit

Contestants
Pos. Player Team
F   Itay Segev (W) Hapoel Holon
F   Tyler Honeycutt Ironi Nes Ziona
G   Carlon Brown Hapoel Tel Aviv
C   Josh Owens Hapoel Tel Aviv

AwardsEdit

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Regular season MVPEdit

All-BSL 1st teamEdit

Coach of the seasonEdit

Co-Rising starEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Most Improved PlayerEdit

Sixth Man of the SeasonEdit

Monthly AwardsEdit

Month Best player
Best coach
Team Points per game
W-L
October[4]   Raviv Limonad Hapoel Tel Aviv 20.3
  Nadav Zilberstein Ironi Nes Ziona 2-1
November[5]   Donta Smith Maccabi Haifa 18.3
  Danny Franco Maccabi Haifa 4-1
December[6]   Carlon Brown Hapoel Tel Aviv 19.4
  Erez Edelstein Hapoel Tel Aviv 4-0
January[7]   Lior Eliyahu Hapoel Jerusalem 19.5
  Brad Greenberg Hapoel Jerusalem 4-0
February[8]   Devin Smith Maccabi Tel Aviv 24
  David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-0
March[9]   Josh Duncan Hapoel Jerusalem 15.6
  Brad Greenberg Hapoel Jerusalem 4-1
April[10]   Donta Smith Maccabi Haifa 15.3
  David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013–14 BSL attendances data". Basket.co.il.
  2. ^ "2013–14 BSL Stats Board". Basket.co.il.
  3. ^ "Haifa's season also in those selected". Basket.co.il.
  4. ^ "October's MVPs: Limonad and Zilberstein" (in Hebrew). 2 November 2013.
  5. ^ "November's MVPs: Smith and Franco" (in Hebrew). 1 December 2011.
  6. ^ "December's MVPs: Brown and Edelstein" (in Hebrew). 1 January 2014.
  7. ^ "January's MVPs: Eliyahu and Greenberg" (in Hebrew). 30 January 2014.
  8. ^ "February's MVPs: Smith and Blatt" (in Hebrew). 28 February 2014.
  9. ^ "March's MVPs: Duncan and Greenberg" (in Hebrew). 2 April 2014.
  10. ^ "April's MVPs: Smith and Blatt" (in Hebrew). 1 May 2014.

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