Tip-off of the matchday set for 6 pm with the match between Zenit and Efes. The match between Ivanovic’s Baskonia and Aito’s Alba at 9pm will close the Dunkest Euroleague M21.
Pierria Henry (Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, 12.8 CR): difficult time for the Basques, but even in the last two defeats, Henry did not disfigure. To return to victory, Ivanovic must certainly start from his director.
Cory Higgins (FC Barcelona, 11.7 CR): form status growing in an impressive way. Jasi makes him start in the starters given how much he has paid off in the last few games. Tap all Dunkest stats, while penalties are often shots. The only real quest is the defense of Radonjic, who has already tripped Real on Monday.
Nemanja Nedovic (Panathinaikos Athens, 10.6 CR): Pana is also in difficulty (4 defeats in the last 5) but beyond the substitution on the bench, the “defensive problem” of Khimki remains. So it’s hard not to consider a guard in this match.
Trey Thompkins (Real Madrid, 10.9 CR): in double digits (Dunkest) for a long time. The defense of Maccabi, especially on the long ones, depends on the good and bad weather of Bender and Casspi, so the long of the blancos will try to take advantage of it. He also plays in R1 so he is worth the risk.
Mateusz Ponitka (Zenit St Petersburg, 9.9 CR): is also picking up the pace given the prolonged absence of Poythress. Against an Efes with new confidence, his best version will be needed.
Sergi Martinez (FC Barcelona, 4.7 CR): personality match in the victory with CSKA and given that Mirotic’s return will be gradual, for the Belgrade match and at that cost he can be taken, despite playing in R2.
Nikola Milutinov (CSKA Moscow, 16.8 CR): the choice for the top center always revolves around Tavares and Tsar Nikola. In R2 there is little choice, so if you don’t want to go with double center in R1, you can take him, despite the “uncomfortable” game.
Arturas Gudaitis (Zenit St Petersburg, 11.5 CR): the player from Klaipeda, having regained his physical shape, is regaining excellent scores on Dunkest. In addition, the “Black Panther” came from the market to give him breath, so despite having Dunston in front of him, he can confirm himself.
Achille Polonara (Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, 9.4 CR): bad in the last match against Maccabi and in line with the bad double team round. Against the Alba of Thiemann and Lammers he can find himself, also considering that he has faced worse opponents well. Great alternative for R2.
Oded Kattash (Panathinaikos Athens, 4.5 CR): the challenge between the two “new” coaches is the one that intrigues the most, in a day that overall presents many pitfalls. We therefore believe that Pana can confirm the Khimki crisis, Kurtinaitis or not.