Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 30 | Coach Banchi and Jordan Mickey’s pre-game words
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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 30 | Coach Banchi and Jordan Mickey’s pre-game words

Bologna, March 18 –

 

Zalgiris Kaunas vs Virtus Segafredo Bologna. Two-way ball tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. Zalgirio Arena (Kaunas).

Direct: Sky Sport, DAZN, Euroleague.tv and Nettuno Bologna Uno.

Referees: SRETEN RADOVIC, MEHDI DIFALLAH, JORDI ALIAGA.

Unavailable: Devontae Cacok and Daniel Hackett. Isaia Cordinier will not be in the game due to a sprained right ankle suffered in the last championship game with Pesaro; the player’s condition will be monitored daily.

 

Coach Banchi’s statements on the eve of the Kaunas trip: “We need to play fluidly, collectively, with good ball distribution and responsibility, raise the quality of our shots. When we do that we are an effective team. Defensively we have to be determined and succeed together to limit the talent of our opponents. We must not lose positivity and be continuous for the entire 40′. We will play on a court that, since Coach Trinchieri’s arrival, has suffered only one home loss, putting many important teams in serious difficulty. We will have to play with personality, be able to stay in the game with discipline and more physical presence.”

Jordan Mickey’s pre-game:We will have to play a tough game, Zalgiris is a good team, they play well, they are very focused, especially at home. We will have to be careful with rebounds and defense, those will be the biggest keys to the game. We will have to play a very careful game.”