Preview: Who can turn their fortunes around in the second leg?
MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) – The first-leg results from Qualification Round 1 were a confidence-booster for some teams, as others watched the wind taken out of the sails of their FIBA Europe Cup campaign just as it was getting underway.
Istanbul BBSK, Kataja Basket and Cherkaski Mavpy cruised to easy double-digit wins with hard-to-recover margins, while Lavrio Aegean Cargo and Ironi Ness Ziona also came out on top, just in less convincing fashion.
This leaves the likes of Dekstone Turi Svitavy, Rosa Radom, Kongsberg Miners, Dnipro and Sodertalje Kings on their heels for the return fixtures, all of which will be played on Wednesday.
Which of the teams can turn it around?