Cibona vs Energia Rovinari by Marci

In the second round of Eurocup in group S we will see a match between Croatian home team Cibona and Romanian Energia Rovinari. In first round Cibona Zagreb advanced as 2nd team from group B where they lost twice with double digits from Antwerp and in last game where they played with kids against Hungarian Soproni. On other hand Energia played in group K and finished first with 1 surprising loss from Sigal Prishtina who finished last in group.

 

If we look at league tables both teams arent performing well, Cibona is 12th out of 14 and Energia is 8th out of 12. Cibona have 1 win in last 5 matches while Energia have 4 out of 5 (last 4 won).

 

Cibona have new coach - ex Cibona player Damir Mulaomerovic who started with a home wean against rival Zadar 3 days ago. He said in the interview that for him most important thing is ABA league and not Eurocup. They will want to win and in Eurocup , but he will mostly save players for the ABA league. So for this game their captain and probably best player Marin Rozic wont play today. Damir said that he will give chance to youth and mentioned Zubac (18), Slavica (18), Sisko (18) and Mavra (21) to get substantial minutes in this game.

 

Energia Rovinari have the team with 5 Americans (Cibona have only point guard Florence) so as its expected they play fast physical game. Its very experienced squad with only one player under 23 years and thats their best junior.

 

They will be fighting with Le Havre and Pieno for next round so a win here against Cibona Zagreb with new coach should be a good start of the campaign.

 

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Energia Rovinari Pinnacle 3.65 8 93-88 LOST (-8 units)
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