A battle between the league's bottom two has ALBA Berlin (1-6) hosting LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (1-6) as both look above them to see that they are still just two victories away from the eighth-place team in the standings.
ALBA vs. ASVEL to break last-place tie
The French team, which has the worst defensive record in the competition with 89.6 points per game allowed, will hope that Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot continues his great form after scoring 19 and 18 points in the last two games in his return from injury. ALBA will look to improve its inside defense after allowing opponents to convert 60.8% of their two-point shots, the highest rate in the league. Louis Olinde is key player for the hosts, starting all seven games so far and averaging 10.1 points with strong shooting percentages (66.7% 2PT, 43.5% 3PT).