Joventut de Badalona hosts Turk Telekom Ankara at Palau Olímpic this Wednesday (9:00 pm. 71-70), and continues to lead Group A of the European Cup.
He will do so against the sixth seed in the group who has the same balance (2-1) in this competition, although in the Turkish league it is located in the lower-ranked zone after having scored four consecutive defeats.
Carles Duran’s team fell in the last two matches despite their good performance. He failed in the finals in both Belgrade and Valencia to add two defeats in theory that should not affect his confidence but rather to learn how to better manage the last quarters of his matches.
The Turkish national team, like many others in this European championship, consists of a large group of American players, among them the midfielder Octavius Ellis, the tournament’s top scorer, and striker Aaron Harrison, who scored 25 goals. The previous day’s points against him Slasek Wroclaw (89-73).
Base Alex Perez, striker Aubrey Dawkins and midfielder Jaguan Johnson completed the usual starting line-up for the Ottoman team, which fell resoundingly (85-59) on their first European outing on the Partizan track in Belgrade.
La Peña, despite the defeat, came out convinced last week by the Serbian pioneer that they could fight for first place in the group, after Zeljko Obradovic’s team remained on the ropes until the last quarter in which they did not know how. He made ten points an advantage and didn’t know how to adjust to home arbitration.
However, in front of Turk Telekom he should not be trusted if he does not want to suffer as he did in his last game in Badalona against Hamburg Towers (73-56), the team who inspired from 6.75 forced him to maintain tension until the last minutes. .
Carles Duran will continue without being able to count on this match with striker Brandon Paul and point guard Ferran Passas, both injured.
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