Can Zagreb grab their first win of the campaign?
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Two teams on opposite ends of the Turkish Airlines spectrum will clash on Wednesday at the famed Drazen Petrovic Basketball Center when Cibona host Italian League champions Montepaschi Siena.
Cibona are still looking for their first win and will be out of the Top 16 race if they lose of if Cholet Basket wins their match.
Meanwhile, Montepaschi already sealed their Top 16 ticket and has the chance to become the exclusive leader at the top of Group C if they win and Regal FC Barcelona downs Fenerbahce Ulker.
Other than Malik Hairston, Montepaschi has a full line-up available, including big man Shaun Stonerook, who missed a game two weeks ago and played just 14 minutes against Lietuvos Rytas last week.
Stonerook is ready to offer experience, intangibles and defence to a deep frontline that also includes old-school big man Milovan Rakovic, mobile centre Ksistof Lavrinovic and Tomas Ress.
Montepaschi has to find the way to stop Bojan Bogdanovic, just as they did in Siena. Bogdanovic is the Euroleague's leading scorer (18.6 ppg.) this season, but just had 4 against Montepaschi last month.
Bogdanovic is Cibona's main reference at both wings, complemented by Toni Brnas, Marcus Johnson and Goran Vrbanc, who is seeing extended playing time due to Marin Rozic's injury.
The point guard battle will be interesting, as Bo McCalebb leads the league in index ranking, but he won't have it easy against counterpart Rok Stipcevic. Nikos Zisis must use his experience against Cibona youngster Karlo Vragovic.
Even though Montepaschi is the favourite, expect Cibona to battle hard to please their fans with their first Euroleague win this season.
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