Gran Canaria – Paris Basketball, what an offensive show!

Some might have expected a run-and-gun basketball in the Eurocup game between Gran Canaria and Paris, but not at this scale. It was a pure offense for both teams from the beginning till the end and a fantastic show for the spectators who enjoy this kind of game more than anything. It was a totally opposed game to the last round when Gran Canaria struggled to win in London with a poor 60-57 over the local team Lions.

This time, the team from Paris was easy prey for the Spaniards because they had 3 essential players out with injuries: Kyle Allman, Axel Toupane and Juhann Begarin, who score an average together almost 40 points and had more than 10 rebounds per game. Without them, it was mission impossible for the French side in Gran Canaria. They tried to fight and they scored a huge amount of points in these circumstances 99 but they received the record of the Eurocup this season: 118!

I appreciate the fact that coach Jaka Lakovic of Gran Canaria gave credit to the youngster David Mutaf to be a starter in the encounter. The trust given by the coach made David Mutaf (20 years old) the leading scorer of Gran Canaria with 22 points, including 2/3 at two-pointers, 5 from 8 from the arc and 3/3 at the free throws. I think this is the best approach: to give as many as possible minutes to young talents in order to grow them and help them to reach higher levels.


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