After an exciting start, Hapoel Jerusalem lost to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia on Wednesday 88 to 72. The Israeli basketball team is now out of the running for the Eurocup. The game was played in Russia, following last week's game in Jerusalem in which the Russian team lost.
Jerusalem's defeat was in contrast to their victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv earlier in the week in which they won by 28 points. The loss in Russia may have been because of fatigue due to their long travel time. They will now return to play Israeli league games.