Sassari, Burgos brace for 'great challenge' in Play-Offs matchup
SASSARI (Italy) and BURGOS (Spain) - If there was one thing that became immediately apparent in the wake of Tuesday's Play-Offs Draw, it is that both Dinamo Sassari and San Pablo Burgos are excited and apprehensive in almost equal measure about their Round of 16 series.
"This is a great challenge for us and our team will have to perform at its best to keep the Final Four dream alive. Burgos is the strongest team among the three that we could have drawn," remarked Dinamo TV commentator Paolo Citrini, who had predicted prior to the Play-Offs Draw that his team would end up facing the Spanish Basketball Champions League debutants.
"Burgos have amazing fans and they are on the fringe of the play-off spots in the Spanish league after beating Andorra in their last game. We know Bruno Fitipaldo as both a good passer and a good three-point shooter from his stints at Capo d'Orlando and Avellino.
"We know Vitor Benite because we faced Murcia when he was playing for them and he's very talented and a great shooter. Eark Clark is a former NBA player who can make a big impact and he forms a good pair in the paint with Augusto Lima.
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