It will be a decisive game for Limoges (3-6) when it hosts already eliminated Arka Gdynia (1-8) in Group B. If the hosts win, they will secure a Top 16 spot, but if they lose, Tofas Bursa could get the berth in case they win their game. Limoges won again last week after a four-game losing streak.
Earlier this season
When these two teams met earlier in Round 5, Arka Gdynia had its only win of the season at home by 87-78. Josh Bostic led the winners with 16 points. Samardo Samuels had 20 for Limoges. Small details like the difference from beyond the ar and missed free throws gave the edge to the hosts in that game.
Samardo Samuels and Robert Upshaw are two big men doing big things for their teams this season. Samuels averagess 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists off the bench for Limoges. Upshaw averages 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds as a starter for Gdynia. Expect a clash of giants in the paint in this decisive game.
Keys to victory: Limoges
Limoges' continuity in the EuroCup depends on this game, so expect motivation going through the roof. The guests have the weakest offense in the competition and Limoges averages almost 9 PIR more than the opponent. The best edge of the hosts is from beyond the arc so that, combines with the help of the fans in the stands, should be major assets to win this game.
Keys to victory: Arka
GdyniaGdynia is out for good and they come to Limoges with no pressure at all. They already beat the hosts once and they can do it again. Arka slightly dominates the rebounds battle and is bigger under the glass with blocks. The guests will be facing a very motivated Limoges, but that added pressure for the hosts could become the ace in the sleeve that the guests need.