Tomorrow we take on Real Madrid. Even though this is a regular season game, the approach mentally and physically, is different. Not saying that any other game is not important but this game here has the feelings of the playoffs. Take for example; our fans come with it for this game. Our fans are yelling from warm ups to the final horn. I’ve never seen our fans crazier than a game with Real Madrid.
Madrid has been playing good basketball thus far. Sitting second in rankings behind CSKA. They have one of my favorite players to watch in Sergio Llull (19ppg and 6apg) and he just received the player of the month in EuroLeague. Also, they were able to acquire Anthony Randolph (11ppg and 7rpg) this summer. He has added to their athleticism and has been playing well.
Last year we had our way with them but this year may be a tougher task. I look forward to the challenge. It’s crazy that in EuroLeague our team stats do not look good when put up against another team. But somehow we find a way to win. It will be an exciting game and features two teams who should be contending for everything in May.