In the opening game of the AdmiralBet ABA League Round 24, Split will be hosting Borac Mozzart at home in their Split Sports Hall.
Diante Baldwin (Photo: Borac Mozzart/Dusko Radisic)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 24, Friday, 31 March 2023:
SPLIT – BORAC MOZZART
Where? Split Sports Hall, Split
Story of the game: In the opening game of the AdmiralBet ABA League Round 24, Split will be hosting Borac Mozzart at home in their Split Sports Hall.
Important game is coming up for both squads, the outcome of which might already determine the flow of the season ahead of the final 2 rounds of the Regular Season. While Split are just one win below the edge of the Playoffs Zone with a record of 9:14 right now, Borac Mozzart are 2 wins above the very bottom of the standings and one win below the next competitor in their battle to avoid the danger zone near the bottom of the standings.
So it is clear that both sides need to win this time in order to stay on the right track in pursuit of their Regular Season goals and that the side that is defeated will be in a truly difficult situation with 2 rounds left in the Regular Season.
Both have also been in a similar shape lately, with each of them winning 2 of their last 5 games this season in the AdmiralBet ABA League, but Split having lost their last game and Borac Mozzart won.
How will it end this time? Difficult to predict, so we will need to watch the game and find out ourselves.
Match-up in focus: For sure, the key match-up this time will be the one between Shannon Shorter of Split and Hunter Hale of Borac Mozzart. While both of them are currently the undisputed leaders of their squads, it is natural to think that the one, that manages to reign in this head-to-head clash, will also be able to guide his team to the win. While Shorter is currently the top scorer and second-leading passer and rebounder of Split, averaging 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3 assists per game, Hale is averaging 21.5 points and 4 assists per game as Borac Mozzart’s top scorer and passer.
Head-to-head score in the regional league: In total 1:4; In Split 0:2.