Dolomiti Energia Trentino, emerging from the defeats of Sassari in the championship and against Cluj-Napoca in the Eurocup they meet Happy Casa Brindisi within friendly walls, fresh from their seventh defeat in the championship in Venice and their first win of the season in the FIBA Europe Cup against Kalev / Cramo.
Where can you see it: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 8:30 p.m., DAZN and Eurosport 2
Referee: Michele Rossi, Valerio Grigioni, Giulio Pepponi
This is the 18th game between the two teams, with the Bianconeri up 11-6 in previous games and 6-3 in the Trento games.
In the last 4 games there were three away wins, two of which were for Dolomiti Energia.
Andrejs Grazulis makes his 100th appearance in the league.
Happy Casa Brindisi – Jeremy Senglin is out with a left hamstring injury.
Tommaso Laquintana is out due to a minor injury to the adductor longus muscle in his left thigh.
JaJuan Johnson is out with a left rectus femoris muscle injury.
Eric Lombardi is out with a calf injury.
Dolomiti Energia Trentino – Mattia Udom played the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons in Puglia and averaged 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.
Paolo Galbiati, coach Dolomiti Energia Trentino: “Brindisi is a team that demonstrated its qualities in the cup game during the week: Sneed is a player who, in addition to technique and tactics, also brings a remarkable competitive energy to the pitch, Senglin’s return could help them with the rotations of the wingers. “ Morris is a first-class player and goalscorer, as he proved last year at Lietkabelis. There are “hungry” players like Baheye and Lombardi. We have to be humble again and play with passion: we thought about ourselves a little and accepted the consequences in the last few games. We don’t have to be the best, we have to maintain our identity as underdogs and as a team that can’t ignore bringing the maximum intensity and energy to the floor every night. We have to be tough and ready to each make our own contribution for the good of the entire team: I expect a reaction, with a sense of responsibility and intelligence. We have a squad with many young players or those with initial experience in Italy and the EuroCup, we have not experienced certain situations and certain dynamics first hand, and I am also one of them: behind us, however, is a serious club that works and supports us supports. We are happy that we can go back on the field straight away: on Saturday we need the will and desire to be together, which we haven’t shown in the last few games. We have great respect for Brindisi, regardless of the opponent tomorrow, our performance will only depend on us and the way we play on the pitch.”