Our team is leaving for Kursk Tuesday morning, where on Wednesday from 5 pm Hungarian time the ball will be tipped off in the 6th round of Euroleague.
We can state that neither team that was reconstructed after last season is in a good shape. Recently both teams have left the court sady after the final buzzer, counting two wins and three defeats in Euroleague. While Roberto Iniguez's team has suffered a 21-point loss versus rivals Ekaterinburg we fell short in Pécs after 735 days and 56 games finished successfully in the league. Our team that is struck by injuries is not in an easy situation, and even though Kursk has been on a similar trajectory lately, they are still considered the favorites of the game. Especially considering that the Russians were able to afford to strengthen their roster in the last week and a half in many places. Jessica Breland and Glory Johnson have an important role in their WNBA teams as well, but their integration into the team will surely take some time. What can turn the game our way, though, is defense. It's true, that against PEAC we were performing way below our usual level in that regard, but excluding the second half in Pécs our defense has been working well so far, as opposed to Kursk who haven't been shining at that since the beginning of the season.
Our team has been working hard to get back on track, and to find the most efficient style of play in our new structure. We would surely need some self-confidence, too, so that we can convert our chances into points more efficiently. The most inmportant goal for Wednesday's game might be to get out of this battle mentally stronger. We wouldn't mind it either, of course, if it would pair up with a good result, too.
Sopron vs. Kursk
1 win/5 losses
422 points scored/522 conceded
The game can be followed via live online statistics at the FIBA website, and via live video streaming on the Euroleague YouTube channel.
As it is known, since no champions were announced in our domestic leagues, the Hungarian Basketball Federation has sorted out the international cup seeds based on the results of the past three seasons, picking our team for the Euroleague spot
Who would have thought back in 2018 that a year later we would be able to host the Euroleague FINAL4 again? Well, the world set their eyes on Sopron again, because the decision-makers at FIBA thought that only the experience staff of our club would be able to organize the event on a high level within three weeks
Ki gondolta volna 2018-ban, hogy egy év múlva ismét mi rendezhetjük az Euroliga négyes döntőjét? Már pedig ismét Sopronra szegezte tekintetét a nagyvilág, miután a FIBA döntnökei úgy gondolták, egyesül a mi klubunk tapasztalt stábja tudja három hét alatt megszervezni magas színvonalon az eseményt
A 2018-as FINAL4 döntője kapcsán ünnepre készült minden magyar kosárlabda barát! Először léphetett pályára magyar csapat az Euroliga elsőségért! A túloldalon egy kisebb világválogatott sorakozott fel, mely érvényre is juttatta nagyobb erejét a remekül küzdő csapatunkkal szemben
Even making it to the FINAL4 in 2018 was an incredible performance, not to mention that for the first time in club history we were able to host the top clubs of Euroleague and many important personalities of the basketball world
Már az is elképesztő teljesítmény volt, hogy 2018-ban ott lehettünk a FINAL4-ban, arról nem is beszélve, hogy fennállásunk során először láthattuk vendégül rendezőként az Euroliga top csapatait és a kosárlabda világ számos neves személyiségét