7DAYS EuroCup, Round 11| Focus on our opponents

Bologna –


Thirteen days after the last rebound of the ball against Bourg, the Segafredo Corsara in Brindisi finds again the Eurocup, phoenix to chase in Germany. At the Ratiopharm Arena in Ulma (closed doors as per Covid protocol), it’s waiting for an adversary that, after the narrow defeats against Bursa and Valencia, has shuffled things in Group B with the sensational blitz (68-89) on Buducnost in Podgorica. After scoring the first 7 points of the match, Ulma has never looked back and has taken its third external defeat, useful to bring its path in the cup back to a tie (5-5).

At the halfway mark, sweet and bitter blend in a typical taste of those who want to enter the playoffs, at the end of a half Eurocup that has given them a lot, but still hasn’t decided to give them everything. Montenegro led Semaj Christon (18 points, 6 assists), Felicio Cristiano (17 points, 10 rebounds), Jaron Blossomgame (14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 recoveries) and Karim Jallow (11), who confirmed the growing form of the last releases. The team has a strong punch from distance (38.3% in triples, fourth), goes little to the lunette (18.1 tenth) but does it well (82.3% second) even if it loses more balls than anyone (16.3 twentieth). In the cup, it continues to sharpen its weapons with the points of Christon (17.2) and the rebounds of Blossomgame and Felicio (7.4 and 7.2). Decidedly brighter the path of the Bundesliga, third, but Bonn second has an extra race: closing the corridors in defense and launching shoulders in attack, against Chemnitz coach Tyron McCoy celebrated his third success as head coach after Jaka Lakovic’s positivity (veteran Per Günther out as well). The 53% from three was the usual friendly fort, supported by 17 attempts.