Eighthfinals Analysis: Alba Berlin vs. Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Feb 27, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Eighthfinals Analysis: Alba Berlin vs. Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Alba Berlin
RECORD
RS, 8-2, 1st
Last 32, 5-1, 1st

An exciting eighthfinals matchup awaits when Alba Berlin faces Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. It’s a battle that pits one team that has built success on efficiency against another that has thrived with a wilder style. Alba ranked second in the Last 32 with 36.3 rebounds per game. The team was also among the competition leaders in fouls committed (24.7) and fewest turnovers committed (11.5). The combination of second-chance points, limiting turnovers and tough defense paved the Berliners’ way to first place in Group N. Sassari, on the other hand, is happy to air it out. The team leads the competition in three-pointers made (11.8 3pg.), ranks second in scoring (87 ppg.) and topped the Last 32 in steals (10.5 spg.). Moreover, Sassari attacked the offensive glass like no one’s business: its 11 offensive rebounds per game represented 36.7% of the team’s total boards; no team had a higher relationship of offensive to defensive rebounds in the Last 32. The key to the series could be in which tempo the teams play: Sassari is 6-1 when it scored at least 90, but 1-4 when it scored less than 80; Alba is 7-0 when holding teams below 70 points this season.
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
RECORD
RS, 7-3, 1st
Last 32, 3-3, 2nd

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game 1 @ Sassari, March 5: Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Alba Berlin
Game 2 @ Berlin, March 11: Alba Berlin vs. Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Alba Berlin
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 2000:00 749 211/421 67/171 126/166 107 245 352 134 68 136 31 25 220 193 792
Average 200:00 74.9 50.1% 39.2% 75.9% 10.7 24.5 35.2 13.4 6.8 13.6 3.1 2.5 22 19.3 79.2
Totals 2050:00 866 194/358 116/311 130/163 90 248 338 198 75 118 10 20 199 196 954
Average 205:00 86.6 54.2% 37.3% 79.8% 9 24.8 33.79 19.8 7.5 11.8 1 2 19.89 19.6 95.4
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari