mcege Posted September 9, 2013 Share Posted September 9, 2013 Great Britain - Ukraine Coach Joe Prunty already did an admirable job with this inexperienced, limited team and they're one step close to manage the impossible. They came impressive out of off day and played a good game against Germans, much better and fluid at the offensive end, mostly dependent to simple, but effective pick'n roll plays. Team's star Daniel Clark found his game throughout the tournament, he seems to shake the late injury before the tournament, coach Prunty obviously did a good job with him, as he increased his playing time game by game. Ukraine is an ok team, coach Fratello seems to point out strong points of his team and created a fighting team with certain limitations. They benefited from lucky draw and got their tickets the next round. If Ukraine wins this, GB will be out, so this win will mean nothing for them, as they'll not carry to the next round, since they won against Belgium, nothing will change for them if they loses this, as well. So, there is no need to coach Fratello to use his main players intensely, throughout the game. Great Britain qualifies, if they win, Ukraine doesn't have a reliable offensive option to suck out their biggest defensive vulnerability, which is lack of size at front court and it's a good and only time for Ukraine to rest its stars, before second round. (They'll have 3 games in 5 days, after 1 day off...) Britons have huge motivational edge, Ukraine has some quality edge, so I take points. Great Britain(+5) 5/10 @ 1.952 ps: I'll have three other plays, but they're from second and third session, so I'll post them when I wake up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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