Basketball Champions League Playoffs – Week 3 preview

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

The Basketball Champions League Round of 16 continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with Gameday 3. Seven out of the eight matches originally scheduled will take place this week as ERA Nymburk is unable to make the trip and face Casademont Zaragoza due to a coronavirus outbreak within the team.

Group J features Hereda San Pablo Burgos on a seven-game winning streak, its longest in the Champions League, visiting Igokea Tuesday and hoping to secure a 3-0 start in the playoffs group stage. Lenovo Tenerife will battle VEF Riga at home one day later.

Hapoel Unet-Credit Holon, also on its longest BCL winning streak, aims for six in a row with Pinar Karsiyaka at Holon Toto Hall on Wednesday. Happy Casa Brindisi and Tofas Bursa will meet in Italy on Tuesday in the other Group I game.

AEK and Turk Telekom will host SIG Strasbourg Tuesday and Nizhny Novgorod Wednesday, respectively, in Group K. The Queen has won eight of its last nine and the Turkish outlet 11 of 12 at home.

In Group L, Brose Bamberg and Dinamo Sassari will be looking to improve to 1-2 with the hosts having won their last six Basketball Champions League games at Freak City.

Group I

Happy Casa Brindisi – Tofas Bursa (20:30 CET)

Hapoel Unet-Credit Holon – Pinar Karsiyaka (18:30 CET)

1. Hapoel Unet-Credit Holon 4 (2-0)
2. Happy Casa Brindisi 3 (1-1)
3. Pinar Karsiyaka 3 (1-1)
4. Tofas Bursa 2 (0-2)

Group J

Igokea – Hereda San Pablo Burgos (18:30 CET)

Lenovo Tenerife – VEF Riga (20:00 CET)

1. Hereda San Pablo Burgos 4 (2-0)
2. Lenovo Tenerife 3 (1-1)
3. Igokea 3 (1-1)
4. VEF Riga 2 (0-2)

Group K

AEK – SIG Strasbourg (18:30 CET)

Turk Telekom – Nizhny Novgorod (17:00 CET)

1. Turk Telekom 3 (1-1)
2. AEK 2 (1-0)
3. Nizhny Novgorod 2 (1-0)
4. SIG Strasbourg 2 (0-2)

Group L

Brose Bamberg – Dinamo Sassari (20:00 CET)

1. Casademont Zaragoza 4 (2-0)
2. ERA Nymburk 4 (2-0)
3. Dinamo Sassari 2 (0-2)
4. Brose Bamberg 2 (0-2)

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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