After the basketball festival of the opening round in Cologne, the Germans were a little surprised that the hall was not sold out for the first playoff game in Berlin.
“Hopefully next time there will be more fans. It would be cool if the hall was completely full,” said Maodo Lo.
“Cologne was very strong, they pushed us a lot. Today there were a few empty seats here and there, it was a bit quiet at some stages,” said Alba Berlin’s point guard 85:79 after 16 rounds. In Montenegro on Saturday, 12,938 spectators at the 14,500-seat Mercedes Benz Arena.
The quarterfinals against Greece are expected
Ahead of Tuesday’s quarterfinal, where title contenders Greece will likely face NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lo spoke directly to basketball fans in his hometown. “As a Berliner, I bet you: Show us what we’re made of. And support us so we have a good chance.”
German basketball players will meet in the EC semi-finals on Tuesday evening. The match for the semi-finals starts on Tuesday at 20:30 (magenta sports), as announced by the German Basketball Association.
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