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Wednesday Quarter-Final preview: Cluj Napoca looking to take historic season a step further

LUDWIGSBURG (Germany) - After Game 1 in Romania had 9,887 fans, setting a new record attendance for U-BT Cluj Napoca, they will now be looking to carry over their performance into Game 2 on the road and get to the Final Four.

If Cluj Napoca can do just that and win this upcoming Game 2, they will have swept the series and advanced to the Final Four.

Here's a look at the one game on Wednesday April 13:

Game 2: MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg vs. U-BT Cluj Napoca (Cluj Napoca lead series 1-0)

Where: Ludwigsburg, Germany (MHP Arena)

When: 20:00

Game 1: Cluj Napoca won 76-73

In Game 1, out of the most six impactful players, five of them were from Cluj (Patrick Richard, Brandon Brown, Karel Guzman, Elijah Stewart, Dustin Hogue), according to the Viziball chart below.

Each player is represented by a line that crosses through statistical points through vertical axes. The higher the path, the higher the statistic. This chart helps compare players with each other at a glance and to quickly see who leads and how much he leads by.

  • Cluj have only lost one of their six games played away from Romania in the BCL (68-78 v Holon), winning the most recent four, with the team leading at half-time always winning those six games.
  • Cluj have grabbed 27.8 defensive rebounds per game in the BCL playoffs this season, more than any other team, but faces the team that is grabbing the most offensive rebounds per game (13.8).
  • Cluj's Stefan Bircevic has scored more than 10 points in each of his last four BCL games, making three three-pointers in each of those four games, after scoring more than 10 points in only three of his previous 15 BCL games before that run; he has never scored more than 10 points in more games in a row in the competition.
  • Ludwigsburg lost their last home game in the BCL (68-71 v Holon) but are yet to lose consecutive home games this season; they have conceded fewer than 75 points in each of their last five home games after conceding 80+ points in nine of the previous 10.
  • Either Justin Simon (6 times) or Jonah Radebaugh (5 times) has been the highest scorer for Ludwigsburg in a BCL game this season; Simon has also been best or tied for the best rebounder for the team in eight games this season.