Basketball Champions League – Week 4 Preview

2020-11-09T11:00:51+00:00 2020-11-09T11:57:35+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

09/Nov/20 11:00

Eurohoops.net

Lots of action in Week 4 of the Basketball Champions League as 12 games get played out with the reigning champs San Pablo Burgos finally stepping on the court while an interesting clash awaits between Sergio Hernandez’s Zaragoza and Zoran Lukic’s Nizhny Novgorod

By Stefan Djordjevic / info@eurohoops.net

The coronavirus pandemic has been making it hard for basketball competitions around the globe to keep a regular schedule and so has been the case with the Basketball Champions League as well.

However, that was exactly why the new format has been implemented and due to it, this week will feature a heavy amount of action with a total of 12 games across all eight groups if nothing changes until the tip-offs.

Galatasaray and the Bakken Bears will play out their postponed game as the Turks try to grab their first win. With Brock Motum playing the way he has, it’s hard to expect otherwise.

Group C will feature a whole round of action as Hapoel Holon and Cholet chase their first wins while AEK and Tsmoki-Minsk look to go 2-0 in a very interesting clash.

Nizhny Novgorod will finally step on the court and their opener will come on the road against Casademont Zaragoza which will be led by the new head coach in Sergio Hernandez. The Argentinian expert has already started to work his magic with the squad but Zoran Lukic hasn’t been known for going down easy. Coaches might be the highlight of this match.

Rytas had a great start but has now suffered four straight losses and the squad is in need of a bounce-back win. They’ve made some changes to the roster including bringing in Ryan Boatright. Perhaps the changes will be enough to overcome Strasbourg in France.

Group H will also feature a couple of teams that didn’t play yet in BCL this season, San Pablo Burgos and Happy Casa Brindisi. Both will have a chance at victory as they go against Darussafaka and Oostende. Burgos made a statement with a convincing win over Valencia in the Spanish League and it would be a surprise if the reigning BCL champions didn’t continue where they left off.

Group A

Galatasaray – Bakken Bears (November 11, 18:00 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Dinamo Sassari 2 2 0 100
185 156 29 92.5 78 4
2  Iberostar Tenerife 2 1 1 50.0
170 165 5 85 82.5 3
3  Galatasaray 1 0 1 0
84 93 -9 84 93 1
4  Bakken Bears 1 0 1 0
73 98 -25 73 98 1

Group B

Tofas Bursa – ERA Nymburk (November 10, 18:00 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  JDA Dijon 2 2 0 100
176 140 36 88 70 4
2  Tofas Bursa 1 1 0 100
84 74 10 84 74 2
3  Keravnos 2 0 2 0
153 175 -22 76.5 87.5 2
4  ERA Nymburk 1 0 1 0
61 85 -24 61 85 1

Group C

Hapoel Holon – Cholet (November 10, 20:00 CET)
AEK – Tsmoki-Minsk (November 11, 18:30 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Tsmoki-Minsk 1 1 0 100
82 75 7 82 75 2
2  AEK 1 1 0 100
100 96 4 100 96 2
3  Hapoel Holon 1 0 1 0
96 100 -4 96 100 1
4  Cholet 1 0 1 0
75 82 -7 75 82 1

Group D

Casademont Zaragoza – Nizhny Novgorod (November 11, 20:00 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Falco Szombathely 1 1 0 100
84 75 9 84 75 2
2  Casademont Zaragoza 1 1 0 100
86 85 1 86 85 2
3  Pszczólka Start Lublin 2 0 2 0
160 170 -10 80 85 2
4  Nizhny Novgorod 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0

Group E

SIG Strasbourg – Rytas (November 10, 18:00 CET)
Peristeri – VEF Riga (November 10, 18:30 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Peristeri 1 1 0 100
106 88 18 106 88 2
2  SIG Strasbourg 1 1 0 100
77 75 2 77 75 2
3  VEF Riga 1 0 1 0
75 77 -2 75 77 1
4  Rytas Vilnius 1 0 1 0
88 106 -18 88 106 1

Group F

RETAbet Bilbao – Borse Bamberg (Noovember 10, 20:00 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Brose Bamberg 1 1 0 100
100 63 37 100 63 2
2  Pinar Karsiyaka 1 1 0 100
81 72 9 81 72 2
3  RETAbet Bilbao 1 0 1 0
72 81 -9 72 81 1
4  Fortitudo Bologna 1 0 1 0
63 100 -37 63 100 1

Group G

Igokea – Turk Telekom (November 11, 18:30 CET)
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – Limoges CSP (November 11, 20:00 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Limoges CSP 1 1 0 100
80 75 5 80 75 2
2  Türk Telekom 1 1 0 100
98 94 4 98 94 2
3  Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 1 0 1 0
94 98 -4 94 98 1
4  Igokea 1 0 1 0
75 80 -5 75 80 1

Group H

Filou Oostende – Hereda San Pablo Burgos (November 10, 20:00 CET)
Happy Casa Brindisi – Darussafaka Tekfen (November 11, 20:30 CET)

GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA
1  Darüssafaka Tekfen 1 1 0 100
79 74 5 79 74 2
2  Filou Oostende 1 0 1 0
74 79 -5 74 79 1
3  Happy Casa Brindisi 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Hereda San Pablo Burgos 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0

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