AL Wahda has yet to score a win in two games but Strong Group coach Charles Tiu is wary as the Syrian team is set to parade a new import when they clash on Tuesday in the 32nd Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Al-Nasr Club.
"They lost to Al Nasr of Libya but they will have a new and big import for our game. So they’re a different team right now," said Tiu.
Led by Shabazz Muhamamd, Strong Group scored a 91-87 victory over UAE and a 93-76 win over Libya’s Al Nasr.
Tiu is also pleased BJ Andrade, Kevin Quiambao and Justine Baltazar bounced back from a tough start to the tournament.
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"Good win for us, we prepared better and scouted our opponents well. We got our players to follow the game plan and were happy with our win," said Tiu. "BJ gave us a big lift hitting the first three triples of the game, and I thought Kevin and Justine were huge for us."
Tiu stressed that the game against Al Wahda will be crucial as they prepare to face Dynamo of Lebanon, which also holds a 2-0 record.2023-01-30T10:12:56Z dg43tfdfdgfd