Basketball Champions League Quarterfinals – Gameday 2 Preview

02/Apr/19 12:13 April 2, 2019

Stefan Djordjevic

02/Apr/19 12:13

‘It’s not over until the fat lady sings’ and Gameday 2 will decide the Basketball Champions League Final Four participants.

By Stefan Djordjevic/

The time has come for the Gameday 2 of Basketball Champions League quarterfinals which will decide the Final Four participants.

Four teams have created their respective advantages in the first game but it will be for nothing if they don’t hold on in Game 2 as well and keep a better aggregate score.

All four games are scheduled for Wednesday (3/4) and here is a closer look at the matchups:

AEK – Brose Bamberg (18:30 CET)

AEK and Brose Bamberg will kick off the show in Greece as the home team tries to nullify the four-point deficit from Game 1 (71-67). It could’ve been worse for the reigning champions as Bamberg had a nine-point lead near the end but AEK managed to cut the gap in the last minute and increase their chances. Let’s not forget that AEK overcame a ten-point deficit against Nymburk in the Round of 16 last season and went on to become the champions.

Both squads put on steel defense in the first game and successfully cut off each other’s best scorers in Vince Hunter and Tyrese Rice respectively. Another tough game is to be expected but the duel between Hunter and Rice could very well be the key this time around.