On the other end, Alba comes into this game, losing five straight EuroLeague contests after winning their first one at home 85:65 against Zenit Saint Petersburg.
"Tomorrow we compete against an excellent team, they have great chemistry and play well as a team", Said coach Giannis Sfairopoulos at the annual press conference before the game. "Although they have only one win, their position in the standings doesn't show their real ability because they are a good team, and they'll be motivated to win. This is an important game, and we need to be concentrated and play as a unit. Alba has great shooters, we need to play individual and team defense, and on the other side of the ball, take advantage of their flaws".
"We talked to the players about the game plan, and the crucial point is ourselves. The fans are our extra power, and we are delighted there is going to be another sell-out crowd because we feel them with us".
"I'm feeling good, ready to be back out there after taking a break in the Nahariya game", Said Scottie Wilbekin to the reports. "Coach talked about being more detailed, and what we need to do defensively to stop them, Alba is a dangerous team with a lot of potential scorers who can shoot 15 points any given night, so we have to be alert all five guys on the court.
"We just have to limit his easy looks because he is a great shooter", Spoke Wilbekin about how to stop Rokas Giedraitis, who is averaging 14 points a night. "You don't want someone like that to get going with easy-open looks, so we will try to make him take as many tough shots as possible".
This game isn't more important because we are favorites, it's because each game becomes more important", Concluded the guard. "It's a long season, but you have to focus on each game at a time. So now this game is the most important". Concluded the guard.
"We approach every game intending to win it", Said Quincy Acy before the matchup against the Germans. "It's going to be a hard one, they are a great team, well-coached, and we are going to fight".
"All that matters to me is that we are winning as a team", Continued Acy. "I'll get my foot in eventually, it takes time. There are some adjustments because it's an entirely different game for me, so my biggest thing is to play great defense and to help this team win".