Yesterday, soon after the Eurocup game between Hapoel Tel Aviv – Buducnost started, I had a live bet for the followers of my Telegram channel. I recommended they should take Buducnost as a winner of the battle because I saw some missing players on the Hapoel side.
Two important American players of Hapoel Vegan-Friendly Tel Aviv were not listed for the game. It’s about Jaylen Hoards and Cris Horton. Not only they were out for the game, but Hapoel Tel Aviv didn’t introduce also another great American player, J’Covan Brown. The guard that played 37 minutes against Gran Canaria last week, was on the players’ list but he didn’t enter the starting 5. I said maybe it’s a strategy of the coach and he will enter later in the first quarter or at the beginning of the second quarter. But Brown didn’t enter at all which made stronger my belief that Buducnost have a good chance to win.
In the absence of 3 great players, Hapoel Tel Aviv could rely only on 8 players rotation which was a bit shorter than needed. Cam Reynolds from Buducnost watched a great day starting with 5 from 5, from the arc while Alpha Kaba was unstoppable in the paint. The giant finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Hapoel Tel Aviv run the entire game after the visitors but the bench was not of great help. The Israeli team fought the whole encounter coming closer and closer, but in the end, Buducnost stole the expected win with 70-64.
The article was written by Gratian Cormos, a Romanian journalist, book writer, life coach and mentor currently living in Barcelona, Spain.
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