KB vs ASV Dream11: ASVEL hit the road this week to play an important EuroLeague regular-season game against hosts Saski Baskonia on Thursday night (IST). Both the teams have had a poor season so far and look likely to miss out on the prestigious playoffs. But ASVEL are in a better position and have more chance s of playing the post-season. As things stand ASVEL are sitting on 14th position in the standings, but face a two-game deficit in the playoff race. That's why this is an important game for the visitors for if they lose this match, the deficit is likely to extend to three games and with only six games remaining after this round, bridging that gap will be more difficult
As for Saksi Baskonia, the season is almost done as they are down at 16th and sit four games behind the playoff spots. Again, overcoming that much deficit in only seven games is a task almost impossible.
This will only be the 5th between these two teams in EuroLeague since 2000. Saski Baskonia leads the head-to-head record with 3 wins, including the last game when these two teams met each other earlier in the season.
Saski Baskonia | ASVEL
Games: 23 | 23
Wins: 07 | 09
Defeats: 16 | 14
Total Points scored: 1681 | 1711
Points conceded: 1892 | 1868
Saski Baskonia team news:
Status out: Saski are hit hard by injuries and are without a handful of first-team players. Jayson Granger has been ruled out with an Achilles injury that will keep him sidelined until at least March.
Patricio Garino is expected to miss the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, while Luca Vildoza has undergone surgery to fix a shoulder problem and has been ruled out until May. Pierriá Henry is also out of this game with an injury.
Status Questionable: None.
Note: With so many injuries to key players, Saski handes out a debut to Semaj Christon last week. He should feature here.
Saski Baskonia roster: Shavon Shields, Tornike Shengelia, Michael Eric, Sergi Garcia, Nik Stauskas, Semaj Christon, Matt Janning, Achille Polonara, Youssoupha Fall, Ilimane Diop, Zoran Dragic
ASVEL team news:
Status out: Charles Kahudi (ankle injury) and Amine Noua (foot injury) won't be available in Round 23 with their respective injury issues.
Status Questionable: Jock Landale and Edgaras Ulanovas are both fit now and should feature against Saski Baskonia.
ASVEL active roster: Jordan Taylor, Rihards Lomazs, Adreian Payne, Charles Galliou, Ismael Bako, Tonye Jekiri, Livio Jean-Charles, Edwin Jackson, David Lighty, Matthew Strazel, Theo Maledon
KB vs ASV Dream11 starting five:
PF: Tornike Shengelia
SF: Shavon Sheilds
C: Michael Eric
PG: Semaj Christon
SG: Matt Janning
PF: Adreian Payne
SF: Charles Galliou
C: Ismael Bako
PG: Jordan Taylor
SG: Rihards Lomazs
Saski Baskonia: Zoran Dragic, Achille Polonara, Sergi Garcia, Youssoupha Fall, Nik Stauskas, Ilimane Diop
ASVEL: Tonye Jekiri, Livio Jean-Charles, Edwin Jackson, David Lighty, Matthew Strazel, Theo Maledon
KB vs ASV Dream11 teams:
PG: J Taylor
SG: M Janning
SF: Z Dragic, D Lighty
PF: T Shengelia (SP), L Jean-Charles
C: T Jekiri, A Payne
PG: J Taylor
SG: Matt Janning
SF: D Lighty
PF: Tornike Shengelia (SP)
C: T Jekiri, A Payne, Youssoupha Fall, Michael Eric
Saski Baskonia are favourite to win the game.
Subscribe to India Fantasy YouTube channel!