Prigioni could count on Deck as a “reinforcement” for the key match to get a ticket to the Basketball World Cup

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After playing on Thursday with real Madrid Of euroleague in view of zalgiris, Gabriel Deck He got permission from his club to join the Argentina basketball team and participate in the key match against Dominican Republic for the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers, which will be held at Philippines, Japan AND Indonesia.

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From the Argentine Basketball Confederation (CAB) did not want to confirm the information before Clarin’s questionbut the 28-year-old striker will land in Buenos Aires at 4 this Saturday in Ezeiza, to leave immediately for Mar del Plata and join the rest of the squad he manages Paul Prison.

As Luca Vildozzaof the Red StarAND Nicola Laprovittolaof Barcelona, ​​​​​​Deck was not there before Canada Thursday because both NBA and Euroleague they don’t yield to their players for FIBA ​​playoff windows that coincide with their schedules.

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Since there will be no matches in Spain this weekend, ‘Tortuga’ was reportedly hopping on a plane to watch Sunday’s match, which could mark Argentina’s qualification for the 2023 World Cup. Vildoza and Laprovittola could not do the same , since they both fulfilled their commitments, during Deck’s flight.

With an 83-72 win against Canada, Argentina added eight wins in 11 games, the same as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, in Group E of the American qualifiers.

If those led by Prigioni win on Sunday, from 21:10, they will secure the classification. In the meantime, if they lose, they will have to wait for a fall of Brazil, Mexico or Puerto Rico, from zone F, to enter as the “best quarter”. Canada and the United States, leaders of each group, already have their stake secured.

“Carry on with clenched teeth”

“The Dominican Republic is a different team (compared to Canada), but they will also present us with difficulties and many defensive changes to resolve. We have to be prepared and continue with gritted teeth, because nothing has been done yet,” Prigioni remarked after the victory against Canada, unbeaten in 10 games.

“The goal was always to play one game at a time, try to play the best basketball possible and win both games. We’ve already won the first one and we’ll do the second one too,” hoped the coach.

“The victory against Canada was very important. The best came when we knew how to control the pace of the game in many moments, there was a good selection of shots and the attack was fast. But now we have to think about Sunday” , suggested by Facundo Campazzo, base of the selected and the most outstanding of the party on Thursday.

Source: Clarin

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