Partizan (3-5) and last-place ALBA (1-7) will attempt to avoid losing both games in the double-round week as they meet in Belgrade.
Partizan, ALBA in need of a response in Round 9
Bruno Cabaclo made a good debut for the Serbian team with 19 points in Wednesday's loss at Bayern, but Zeljko Obradovic's men need to improve a defense which allows a league-high 87 points per game. That should give encouragement to ALBA, which has averaged only 76.8 points per game, fourth-worst in the league, and scored just 68 at home to ASVEL earlier this week. Johannes Thiemann has been the shining light for ALBA with 13.4 points per game, and he will be vital for the German team's hopes of causing a road upset on Friday.