Basketball Champions League Play-Ins Week 2 Preview

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

The Basketball Champions League Play-In Round continues with five games to be held Wednesday. Three contests were rescheduled for next week according to the Return to Play Protocol.

The inaugural BCL champion Lenovo Tenerife is set to host last year’s runner-up Pinar Karsiyaka to open the best-of-three series. Last season’s MVP Bonzie Colson has banked in more than 20 points in two out of his three appearances with Karsiyaka on the road and certainly hopes for another productive showing at Santiago Martin Wednesday.

Other Game 1 matchups feature Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, coming off three wins in a row to wrap up the Regular Season, hosting Ukraine champion Prometey and NutriBullet Treviso colliding with Lavrio Megabolt at Palaverde. Both contests are part of the five-game Wednesday schedule.

SIG Strasbourg up 1-0 versus PAOK mateco will travel to Greece aiming to clinch a berth to the Round of 16. The team based in Thessaloniki targets to snap a three-game losing streak in the Champions League and extend the series to Game 3.

The other clinching opportunity belongs to Besiktas Icrypex but the Turkish side will be at home against Hapoel U-NET Holon. The visitors looking to return the series to Israel parted ways with head coach Maurizio Buscaglia last week.

This week’s schedule:

Wednesday, 18:00 CET
Besiktas Icrypex – Hapoel U-NET Holon (Besiktas leads 1-0)

Wednesday, 18:30 CET
PAOK mateco – SIG Strasbourg (Strasbourg leads 1-0)

Wednesday, 20:00 CET
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – Prometey

Wednesday 20:30 CET
Lenovo Tenerife – Pinar Karsiyaka
NutriBullet Treviso – Lavrio Megabolt

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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