Tuesday, November 21
A heavyweight battle at the top of Group B will see second-placed Cluj (6-1) welcome undefeated reigning champ Gran Canaria (7-0).
The Spanish team's smooth offense is based on sharing the ball, averaging 22.6 assists per night – second-best in the competition. Andrew Albicy is the chief orchestrator with an average of 4.6 assists, and he also leads the team's hustle on defense by grabbing 2.1 steals per game. Cluj's main strength is defense, allowing just 71.1 points per game (second in the league) with a physical approach which has yielded 39.1 rebounds per night. Karel Guzman averages 5.9 boards and is in great form after bagging a double-double of 14 points and 12 boards in last week's win against Trento, earning him the MVP honor for Round 7.
New Buducnost (2-5) coach Andrej Zakelj will attempt to start with a victory as his team hosts Trento (3-4).
he home team is on a four-game losing streak, while Trento saw its renaissance crash to a halt with last week's thumping loss against Cluj. This isn't likely to be a high-scoring game, with Buducnost ranking next-to-last in scoring at just 76.1 points per game while Trento isn't much better at 79.0. Expect a fierce battle for inside dominance between Jacorey Williams (11.7 ppg., 6.7 rpg.) and Andrejs Grazulis (12.9 ppg., 5.9 rpg.). The Trento man, however, can try to stretch the floor with his 50.0% three-point shooting.