Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Luka Doncic’s Slovenia lands in Malaga

The three teams that will compete from Friday to Sunday in the Centennial Tournament of the Spanish Federation of Basketball. A historic event that will have a spectacular Martín Carpena as a backdrop to witness the triangular between Spain, the United States and Sloveniathe last of the three teams to land on the Costa del Sol this Thursday.

So the Higuerón Hotel is now officially the catwalk for international stars, which Luka Doncic has joined in the last few hours. The Dallas Mavericks player returns to Malaga after dazzling in some games, during his ACB stage, against Unicaja on Malaga soil. Now, as the undisputed leader of his team, He intends to shine against two of the teams that could take away his dream of winning world gold with his country.

Rudy Fernández and Luka Doncic meet again in Malaga. The opinion

At the moment, the Slovenians arrive with a balance of 1-2 in this tour of preparation for the World Cup after two games against Greece and another against Montenegro. They began with a defeat (91-98) against the Hellenes, repeated a new setback (88-77) and closed their only victory so far against the selection of the compositor Kendrick Perry by 100-104.

However, beyond the results, the bad news for the Slovenian team comes from the infirmary. Vlatko CancarDenver Nuggets player and one of the great stars along with Doncic, has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will leave you out of the appointment of Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. A very important absence that changes the plans of coach Aleksander Sekulić.

Spain’s first rival

However, the potential of the Slovenian team is still very serious to aspire to everything. So This Friday will be the first real test -9:30 p.m.- for Sergio Scariolo’s men after starting the tour against Venezuela (87-57). Now, without Ricky Rubio and with many doubts in the base position, it will be a very important appointment to evaluate the improvements with the passing of the days and the training sessions in a Martín Carpena already prepared to experience a historic event.


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