05 October, 2021
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30 Norris Cole (UNIC)
25/11/2021
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Looking ahead: What's coming up in Groups C and D?

MIES (Switzerland) - Nothing has officially been decided in Groups C and D of the Basketball Champions League, making the last couple games for each team in these two groups that much more important.

Let's take a look at what's next in Groups C and D:

Group C

8/12 games played

  GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 UNIC Unicaja UNIC 4 3 1 75.0   316 264 52 79 66 7
2 LAVR Lavrio Megabolt LAVR 4 2 2 50.0   292 309 -17 73 77.2 6
3 JDA JDA Dijon JDA 4 2 2 50.0   284 291 -7 71 72.8 6
4 NIZH Nizhny Novgorod NIZH 4 1 3 25.0   297 325 -28 74.2 81.2 5

Upcoming Games - December 14

20:30 CET: JDA Dijon vs. Lavrio Megabolt (First meeting: 63-65)

Upcoming Games - December 15

20:30 CET: Unicaja vs. Nizhny Novgorod (First meeting: 79-62)

Upcoming Games - December 21

19:30 CET: Lavrio vs. Unicaja (First meeting: 70-86)

20:30 CET: Nizhny vs. Dijon (First meeting: 75-89)

Game to Watch

Dijon vs. Lavrio. Lavrio won the first meeting by two points, meaning that Dijon has to win this second matchup by at least three points to own a potential tiebreak between the two teams. The winner of this game will be 3-2. However, if Lavrio come out on top and secure the tiebreak over Dijon and depending on what Unicaja do against Nizhny on December 15, we could then be looking at a big game between Lavrio and Unicaja on December 21 that could decide who wins the group. Time will tell which scenario will play out.

Group D

8/12 games played

  GAMES STREAK GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 TVB Nutribullet Treviso TVB 4 3 1 75.0   331 303 28 82.8 75.8 7
2 SZOM Falco Szombathely SZOM 4 3 1 75.0   304 300 4 76 75 7
3 RIGA VEF Riga RIGA 4 1 3 25.0   330 335 -5 82.5 83.8 5
4 AEK AEK AEK 4 1 3 25.0   319 346 -27 79.8 86.5 5

Upcoming Games - December 14

19:00 CET: VEF Riga vs. Nutribullet Treviso (First meeting: 85-91)

19:30 CET: AEK vs. Falco Szombathely (First meeting: 78-83)

Upcoming Games - December 22

20:00 CET: Szombathely vs. Riga (First meeting: 80-74)

20:00 CET: Treviso vs. AEK (First meeting: 92-77)

Game to Watch

Hard to pick one from the remaining games, as Riga and AEK, both 1-3, will likely be competing for the third spot in the group which would mean a chance to play in the Play-In round. The two teams have already played twice and Riga owns the tiebreak over AEK with a +7 point differential. This means that AEK must finish one game better than Riga in order to jump over them for third. Riga and AEK will each play Treviso and Szombathely, both 3-1, in their final two games. This could very well come down to the final gameday on December 22, but if Riga wins on December 14 and AEK loses, Riga will all but clinch the third spot in the group. Once again, that's just one of several scenarios that could play out.