Fourth hosts second as FC Barcelona (9-2) looks to maintain a two-game lead over its nearest chasers with a trip to Virtus Segafredo Bologna (7-4).
Barca takes the Bologna challenge
The Italian team has won five straight at home and will look to maintain the same smooth offensive rhythm which has yielded 19.8 assists per game, the third-best mark in the league and just ahead of Barca’s 18.6. Veteran shooter Marco Belinelli is a key piece of Virtus’s offense, knocking down multiple triples in eight consecutive games. The visitors will also try to control the league’s top ranked player, Toko Shengelia (21.9 PIR per game), through the defensive strength of Jabari Parker. On the other side, Nico Laprovittola showed his incredible firepower in last week’s win over ASVEL by downing a career-high 8 triples on 10 attempts.