Israel’s national basketball team recorded its first EuroBasket 2017 win last night. The Israeli players defeated Germany 82:80.

The Israeli team beats Germany

The Israeli team beats Germany Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

The Israeli national basketball team claimed its first victory Sunday night during the European Basketball Championships. The Israeli players took advantage of the German national team’s weak fourth quarter, finishing the game at 82:80.

The match against Germany was the Israeli team’s third EuroBasket game. For the first time ever, Israel is hosting part of the EuroBasket games, giving the Israeli players home-court advantage.     

However, the basketball court in Tel Aviv did not help the Israeli players during their first two games. On Thursday, the Israeli players were defeated by Italy’s national team in the EuroBasket opener. A few days later, the Israeli team lost to Lithuania 83-73.