April 1, 2018
Without the need for a fifth game in the semifinals, the first game of the finals was played on Sunday. Elitzur Ramla would have had a tough enough time with Maccabi Ashdod, but missing a key piece meant that even another big game from Adut Bulgak was not enough to get any closer than 88-66. They will get a chance to host the next game on Wednesday, but the balanced effort that Ashdod showed at home makes them the overwhelming favorites.
Maccabi Ashdod vs. Elitzur Ramla 88-66 ASH Jackson 18/12r Hayes 16 Doron 15 Hopkins 12/7r/8a Presley 10 Levitsky 8 Hattis 0 RAM Bulgak 36/15r Cohen 12 Jones 6/14a Shafir 5 Feder 0