The games restart in Groups C and D

MIAMI (United States) - The BCL Americas is characterized by entertaining and close zones and matches, and these groups are no exception. After thrilling matches in zones A and B, it’s time for the other Groups’ second window. Several of the teams will seek to get closer to the tournament’s playoffs. In Minas, the locals with receive Instituto, whereas in Buenos Aires, Obras and San Lorenzo will play first.

Day: 3/7. Local time: 5:40pm. TV: DIRECTV Sports and DAZN.
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (Puerto Rico), Carlos Andrés Vélez Londono (Colombia) and Felipe Guillermo Valenzuela Barrera (Chile).
Stadium: Arena Minas Tenis Clube, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Action in group D restarts with a match between Minas Tenis and Instituto. The Brazilian team was one of the best in window one, with a great victory 100-85 precisely against the team from Cordoba, in Rio de Janeiro (they had lost 79-69 against Flamengo), but now it will strive for two victories that will leave them closer to qualifying to the quarterfinals. The team led by Leonardo Costa has David Jackson and Shaquille Johnson as stars.

As for Instituto, they no longer have Sebastián Ginóbili as coach, and the team is now headed by Gustavo Peirone, who used to be his assistant. The “Gloria” lost its only match against Minas, since it did not face Flamengo due to the health protocol put in place after several cases of COVID.

Day: 3/7. Local time: 8:10pm. TV: DIRECTV Sports and DAZN.
Referees: Andrés Gastón Bartel Maina (Uruguay), Roberto Vázquez (Puerto Rico) and Danilo Abel Molina (Argentina).
Stadium: Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In the other match of the day, two Argentinian teams will meet, opening Group C’s second window. Obras Sanitarias and San Lorenzo was the first match of this BCL Americas’ second edition, and they will now play again. The team led by Silvio Santander is one of the tournament’s current undefeated ones, and it seeks to stay on that path, looking for victories that will leave it among the best eight teams of the tournament. What’s more, in Argentina’s National League, it is now in second place, with a record of 24 victories and 8 defeats.

The opponent will be Obras, who needs a triumph more than it needs water, since it lost both matches of window one, against San Lorenzo (86-81), and Franca from Brazil (93-88). Bernardo Murphy’s team will have home advantage again at its stadium. Entertainment will continue tomorrow, with the match between San Lorenzo and Franca, and on Tuesday, when Obras faces the Brazilians.

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