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Raptors first in NBA to lose to Maccabi in 27 years

Updated: October 16, 2005, 7:51 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Maccabi Tel Aviv beat an NBA team for the first time in 27 years, topping the Toronto Raptors 105-103 on Sunday on Anthony Parker's jumper with 0.8 seconds left.

Maccabi, the winner of 45 of 51 Israeli titles and three of the last five Euroleague championships, had lost nine straight exhibition games against NBA teams since beating the then-champion Washington Bullets in 1978.

"This is history," Maccabi center Yaniv Green said. "They are still talking about ...

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