Israel drops Eurobasket tilt to Czechia 88-77 as stashed Boston Celtics guard Yam Madar gets 16 points, 5 assists

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Stashed Boston Celtics point guard Yam Madar had another solid game in a start for the Israeli National Team on Thursday in FIBA EuroBasket play, but it came in an 88-77 loss to the Czech National Team.

The Beit Dagan native put up a team-high 16 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in just under 34 minutes of floor time, picking up 3 personal fouls and turning the ball over just once. Madar had himself another hot-shooting night, hitting 5-of-9 from the floor overall, 2-of-5 from beyond the arc, and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.

The Israeli floor general has been a bright spot for Israel so far in the group stage of EuroBasket play that has seen the Israeli National Team struggle a bit more than they might have been expected to, currently in fifth place of six clubs in Group D with a 2-3 record after the loss.

“We’re disappointed, I would say we’re sad,” said teammate Gal Mekel via Eurohoops. “We wanted to finish this week, but this is basketball. We made some mistakes and we paid for them.”

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