GeVi Napoli, back from the round of 16 in Reggio Emilia, meet Happy Casa Brindisi, whose winning streak was interrupted last Sunday against Milan.
Where to watch: Sunday 19 March 2023 7pm, Eleven Sports
Referees: Beniamino Manuel Attard, Valerio Grigioni, Giulio Pepponi
There are only 3 precedents between the teams: in the first leg of this championship and in the other two last season there were only home wins (2-1 for Brindisi).
In the first leg, played on Sunday, October 9, 2022, Day Two, Happy Casa won 77-70 thanks to Perkins’ 15 points and 6 rebounds, Burnell’s 13 points and Reed’s 10.
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GeVi Napoli Basket – Simone Zanotti has been temporarily removed from the team for disciplinary reasons.
GeVi Napoli Basket – Andrea Zerini was at Brindisi from 2011 to 2016, winning promotion from A2 in 2012 and averaging 3.5 points in 16 minutes overall.
Happy Casa Brindisi – Bruno Mascolo from Campania played the 2017/2018 season in what was then Cuore Napoli in Serie A2, ending the year with a playout defeat and consequent relegation to Serie B.
Cesare Pancotto, GeVi Napoli Basket coach: “We live in difficult times that we have to face openly and responsibly, all together and in the interests of the common good. We had empty runs that we take responsibility for, but we also showed what we can do and that we have what it takes to do it. Brindisi is a team that belongs to the basketball elite due to the length of the roster, individual talent, experience and continuity of work over the years. We must be determined and be aware that it will be necessary to play with great energy throughout the game, to raise the level of our game, with aggressive defense and a consistent attack with good percentages. “