Hapoel Jerusalem, Murcia and Tenerife advanced to the playoffs

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Hapoel Jerusalem, Murcia and Tenerife secured their place to the knockout stage of the BCL, joining the defending champions AEK Athens.

The Israelis (8-2) dominated Antwerp (5-5) at home (92-72), thanks to a great first-half performance (54-42).

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with James Feldeine having 20 points.

Yae’Sean Tate and Ismael Bako posted 12 points apiece for the losing squad.

In a tough game in Spain, Murcia (9-1) came back from a nine-point deficit in the first half (31-40) and edged Nizhny Novgorod (5-5) in overtime (94-90).

Six players scored in double figures for the winners, as Askia Booker had a team-high 22 points. On the other hand, Kendrick Perry was unstoppable for the losing squad, with 33 points (on 11/18 shooting).

Nanterre (5-5) decimated Bonn (4-6) at home (103-56) and, thanks to this win, Tenerife (9-1) officially advanced to the playoffs.