Cibona traveled to Lyon at noon but they will have to face some absences. Their American Antonio Graves refused to travel with the rest of the team to France because he is unpaid for the past two months while their other American Jamont Gordon was involved in a car accident and is having neck pains and is doubtful for tomorrow’s game.
Coach Velimir Perasovic stated:
“We have a big problem that hit us just before the last practice. Jamont Gordon had a minor car accident and it is doubtful if he is going to be able to participate in the game against Asvel. Asvel plays really aggressive basketball with lots of running and inside players who are quick and mobile. Their main star at the moment is Traore and one of our objectives is to stop him. Also we have to control the rhythm of the game and must not allow them to score in series.”
>And player Marin Rozic added: “This is a pretty important game for us, because we can make a big step towards the Top 16 if we manage to win. They are a typical representative of French basketball and with their game they can easily make a scoring run, but also quickly lose their advantage. We will se if our former teammate Marshall will play because we know him well and in some games he can make the difference.”