Looking ahead: What's coming up in Groups G and H?
MIES (Switzerland) - We've reached the last of the Basketball Champions League rest-of-season group previews and the groups in focus here, Groups G and H, will be no exception to parody and great games in the final few weeks.
Let's take a look at what's next in Groups G and H:
7/12 games played
|1||U-BT Cluj Napoca CLUJ||4||3||1||75.0||316||310||6||79||77.5||7|
|2||Hapoel U-NET Holon HOLO||3||2||1||66.7||267||235||32||89||78.3||5|
|3||Happy Casa Brindisi BRIN||4||1||3||25.0||290||319||-29||72.5||79.8||5|
Upcoming Games - December 7
20:00 CET: Darussafaka vs. Hapoel U-NET Holon (This is the first meeting, as the original scheduled first meeting was postponed due to COVID-19 case with Darussafaka)
Upcoming Games - December 15
19:00 CET: U-BT Cluj Napoca vs. Happy Casa Brindisi (First meeting: 76-71)
21:00 CET: Holon vs. Darussafaka
Upcoming Games - December 22
19:00 CET: Holon vs. Brindisi (First meeting: 88-61)
20:00 CET: Darussafaka vs. Cluj Napoca (First meeting: 60-66)
Game to Watch
Darussafaka vs. Holon (December 7 game). There could still be many possible outcomes in this group, as these two teams still have to play each other twice. If Holon win this first matchup, they will be 3-1, two games ahead of Darussafaka with two games to go. A win would mean that Holon would keep pace with current group leader Cluj Napoca. If Darussafaka come out on top, both teams would be 2-2, meaning that their second game on December 15 would then have tiebreaker implications and the second through fourth spots in the group could be wide open.
8/12 games played
|1||Hereda San Pablo Burgos BURG||4||3||1||75.0||328||313||15||82||78.2||7|
|2||Rytas Vilnius VILN||4||2||2||50.0||320||296||24||80||74||6|
|3||Besiktas Icrypex BESIK||4||2||2||50.0||308||324||-16||77||81||6|
|4||EWE Baskets Oldenburg OLDEN||4||1||3||25.0||309||332||-23||77.2||83||5|
Upcoming games - December 13
19:30 CET: Rytas Vilnius vs. EWE Baskets Oldenburg (First meeting:72-76)
Upcoming Games - December 14
20:00 CET: Besiktas Icrypex vs. Hereda San Pablo Burgos (First meeting: 74-82)
Upcoming Games - December 21
18:00 CET: Burgos vs. Rytas (First meeting: 69-87)
20:00 CET: Besiktas vs. Oldenburg (First meeting: 83-81)
Game to Watch
Besiktas vs. Burgos. Burgos are currently one game ahead of Besiktas and won the first game against them 82-74, meaning that Besiktas need to win this second matchup by at least nine points in order to have the tiebreak over Burgos. If Besiktas were to win but it wasn't by nine to claim that tiebreak, they would then need to win their last game against Oldenburg and have Burgos lose their last game against Rytas in order to have a chance to win the group. In that scenario, Besiktas would be 4-2 and Burgos would be 3-3. Once again, that's just one of several possible scenarios that could play out.