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Spain-Montenegro, the penultimate step (16:15, Four)

After a day of parenthesis in Tbilisi, the National Team faces this Tuesday its penultimate match of the Eurobasket group stage. Their fourth rival, Montenegro, has the same balance as Spain (2-1) and will also fight to reach one of the places in the round of 16 matches. The duel will be offered live by Cuatro (16:15)

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The first of the two bullets to ensure the pass to the round of 16 crosses. After a day of parenthesis in Tbilisi, the National Team faces this Tuesday its penultimate match of the Eurobasket group stage. Their fourth rival, Montenegro, has the same balance as Spain (2-1), and in fact is the leader of the group after the first three days, and you will also fight to reach one of the places for the round of 16. The duel will be offered live by Cuatro (16:15).

It will therefore not be an easy compromise either. The Montenegrins have experienced players and have so far gone from low to high. They began by conceding a defeat against Turkey (68-72), but their last two games have been victories: 76-70 against Belgium and 91-81 against Bulgaria. His top scorer is the center of Valencia Basket Bojan Dublevic (18.7 per game), and the rest of his backbone is made up of the nationalized point guard Kendrick Perry, listens to him Mihailovic and the center of UCAM Murcia Nemanja Radovic. Radoncic, Nikolic, Ilicthey also know the Endesa League.

Facing a rival in a good moment of play and confidence, Spain will have to recover the good feelings of their first two games and overcome the mistakes made against Belgium. Above all, recover the rhythm of the game, both in attack and defense.
The equality that presides over the group has not only multiplied the importance of the last two days but also that of the final markers in case you have to use the ‘average’. Each ball, then, can be decisive.

It will be the fourth confrontation between both countries. The balance of the previous three, all in official competition, is favorable to Spain (3-0). The first duel took place in the last Eurobasket, also in the group stage, in Cluj Napoca, and the final score was 99-60. Months later, Spain and Montenegro appeared in the same group of the first qualifying phase for the 2019 World Cup. In the first, in Podgorica, 66-79; in the second, in Zaragoza, 76-67.

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