On Tuesday night at Copper Box Arena, the London Lions (5-6) and Gran Canaria (9-2) go head-to-head in a battle between a newcomer to the 7DAYS EuroCup and a team that is enjoying its 15th season in the competition. There is a vast difference in the experience between the two sides, but they both share the same ambition: to one day play in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
Gran Canaria is currently top of the Group B standings and has won its last five straight as it looks to reach Europe's premier club basketball competition by winning the EuroCup. London, meanwhile, recovered from a three-game losing streak in Round 11 by downing Dolomiti Energia Trento on the road and finds itself in seventh place in Group B.
When Gran Canaria hosted London in Round 3, Jaka Lakovic's team had a relatively comfortable night, winning 87-69 after a 16-point, 9-rebound performance by center Aleksander Balcerowski, but the Lions did not yet have star forward Sam Dekker available after he suffered an injury a few minutes into his season debut in Round 1.