Pinar Karsiyaka – SIG Strasbourg Game Preview & How to Watch
- → Tipoff at 17:30 GMT on Tuesday November 28th 2023.
- → Game to take place at the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Karsiyaka Sports Hall in Izmir, Turkiye.
- → Group E matchup between 2-1 Pinar Karsiyaka and 3-0 SIG Strasbourg.
- → Pinar Karsiyaka is currently 2-0 at the Atatürk.
- → SIG have never won their first 4 BCL games before.
Pinar Karsiyaka look for BCL Revenge as they host unbeaten SIG Strasbourg
With SIG having won the reverse fixture at home, Pinar Karsiyaka will be looking to return the favor and get back in contention for Group E leadership at the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Karsiyaka Spor Salonu in Izmir.
Ready for a fascinating contest, Pinar will want to start on the front foot: their 80-65 defeat in Strasbourg means they need to catch up not only on wins total but also on point differential as they host SIG on Tuesday.
The Turkish side are in fine form domestically, having notched four wins on the spin on the lead up to their showdown against Strasbourg.
Strasbourg’s fine BCL form
In contrast to their performance in Pro A, where they hold a 6-7 record, Strasbourg have shown impressive form in the Basketball Champions League, having won every single game, including a convincing dismissal of Pinar in the reverse fixture..
Crucial to their continental success, Phil Booth has scored 15+ points in each of his three BCL games this season and could extend this streak to four for the first time in his career on Tuesday.
Pinar turn to Vernon Carey Jr for paint dominance
Vernon Carey Jr will need to re-establish paint dominance at the Atatürk if Pinar want to match SIG. They were outscored 26-20 in the paint at the Rhénus Sport. Similarly to Booth, the big man out of Duke has scored 15 points in all his appearances in the BCL, adding boards and blocks to the mix and being the X factor for Pinar.
The Turkish side will need to improve on taking care of the ball: SIG generated 19 turnovers in the reverse fixture and scored 22 points from these. In particular, Pinar's Darrun Hilliard lost the ball an uncharacteristically high 4 times against SIG. Ensuring this number is much lower will be a good starting point if Ufuk Sarica's players want to bounce back.
How to watch Pinar Karsiyaka vs SIG Strasbourg
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