These next two games will be a great test for us. Last week we started slow and passive against an aggressive Pana team. They made us pay all game long and beat us. We know we can’t start out games in this manner against any team in our league.
First up this week is a game against a Darussafacka team that is trying to stay above .500 on Wednesday. In our first match up against Darussafacka in Turkish League, we won by only one point. It was a fight from beginning to end. I liken the matchup against Darussafacka as a derby match because it’s so tough and each club wants to desperately make their claim as Turkey’s top team.
Then comes the rematch from the championship game vs CSKA on Friday. I know everyone has been waiting for this game. Remember, it is only one game. The intensity for this game will be through the roof. CSKA likes to force their will on any opponent. Even down a couple players, their style of play continues to roll on. I am really looking forward to this battle between two contenders. We will have our hands full with Teodosic and company. Teodosic has been playing at an high level since the Olympics. I hope De Colo can play in this one. Better believe that we will be ready for this game. This game will be one of the most exciting games of the season!!!