Battle of the wolves: King Szczecin vs BC Wolves
Graphic: Mārtiņš Zaļūksnis
King Szczecin will face BC Wolves in the first semifinal on Tuesday, April 11, at the Arena Ostrów in Poland. Tipoff at 16:00.
Quick facts: King Szczecin won the Group B with a 6-1 record, securing one of two top seeds. Arkadiusz Miłoszewski`s men won the playoff series against KB Sigal Prishtina, 149-142. BC Wolves had a 5-2 record and advanced from a third place in Group to beat Budivelnyk Kyiv in the best-of-two series.
Series history: BC Wolves handed a single loss for King Szczecin, 87-84, on February 9 at Alytus and lead the series 1-0.
What`s at stake
King Szczecin may become the second PLK team in a golden game and secure an all-Polish final. BC Wolves may become the second team from Lithuania in a title game and reach the first final in club`s history.
Key matchup: point guards
Andy Mazurczak leads King Szczecin in assists (54), steals (14) and efficiency (147). He averages 9.4 points and has 85 points in total.
Ahmad Caver averages 20.2 points, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals. He has scored 121 points in six games.
Four King Szczecin players average 10 or more points – Zac Cuthbertson (12.2), Bryce Brown (11.9), Phil Fayne (11.9) and Tony Meier (11.8).
A 2023 ENBL regular season MVP Cuthbertson leads Wilki Morskie in points scored – 110.
Adas Juškevičius has 12.7 points and 43.2% accuracy from the three point line for the BC Wolves.
Eric Buckner averages 11.6 points and 8.7 rebounds.
Two more players have averaged double figures in scoring – Eigirdas Žukauskas with 11.2 points and Kristupas Žemaitis with 10.0 points.
King Szczecin average 81.4 points per game, compared to 82.1 points for BC Wolves.
The Seawolves have grabbed 30.9 rebounds, while BC Wolves registered 35.0 boards.
Szczecin team averages 17.7 assists per game, Alytus has 18.0 assists.
SCHEDULE (local time only)
Tuesday, April 11
16:00 King Szczecin – BC Wolves https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2258722/
19:00 BM Stal Ostrow – Polski Cukier Start Lublin
Wednesday, April 12
16:00 Bronze medal game
21:00 Award ceremony