In a warm-up match that ended early this morning, China beat the Cape Verdean men’s basketball team by 20 points, which was the biggest victory of the China men’s basketball team since it went to Europe for training, and it was also the first winning streak. In the previous three games, China lost to Croatian and Slovenian teams in two consecutive games. In the last two games, China won against the relatively weak African Egyptian team and Cape Verde men’s basketball team. With these two victories, we can see the progress of China team, especially in defense, the improvement of outside shooting percentage, the overall fluency and the speed of ball delivery.
However, considering that the overall strength of the two African teams is indeed weak, both the Egyptian and Cape Verde men’s basketball teams are ranked in the top 50 in the world. Although these African black players have very strong physical talents, the overall tactical accomplishment and basketball skills are really far behind those of the European strong teams we have encountered before. Therefore, many fans are optimistic about the victory of these two games, but there are still some concerns. Is it because the opponent is too weak that we are doing so well? Now the best touchstone is coming. After China’s game ended this morning, the host Italian men’s basketball team beat the Turkish team and reached the final. China and Turkey Italy will compete for the championship.
The Italian team is definitely a world-class team. It is the players in the 16-person World Cup list announced by the Italian team that came to participate in this four-nation tournament. They have already announced the big list early, so this Italian team is the top team they want to play in the World Cup. At present, Italy is a very strong team in Europe and even the whole world. At present, they rank tenth in the world. Although they are not the favourites to win the World Cup, they are definitely a super-strong team. At the same time, Italian basketball also has a very glorious history. They are the team that stood on the podium in the history of European championships, that is, they won the top three most times, and they were able to reach the top three in the European championships for a total of 10 times. Everyone is very clear about the confrontation intensity of European basketball. They have all reached the finals and won the runner-up in the Olympic Games. The World Championships have also scored in the semi-finals, so they are better than China in terms of past brilliant achievements and current strength.
Although this team has many big-name players who play in the NBA, most of them play in the top leagues in Europe, but the overall quality is by no means much worse than these teams with big-name NBA players. In the European qualifiers in February this year, they beat the world’s top teams at home, and Spain, which has the strength to win the championship, after saying so much, everyone can be very clear about the strength of Italy.
In addition to testing our own strength in this game, the China Men’s Basketball Team has also confirmed a message that everyone is very concerned about, that is, Li Kaier, who didn’t play today, will definitely play in the game tomorrow morning, which has also been confirmed. The video information of an interview with Li Kaier by a reporter in front has now been exposed. Li Kaier himself replied that he will play in this game, and it is highly probable that he will start playing. The China men’s basketball team will also use the strongest lineup to face this strong team in Europe.
This is definitely a real game. If the China team can play a wonderful performance in this game, or even win the opponent, we have reason to expect the performance of the China men’s basketball team, especially the China men’s basketball team with Li Kaier in the World Cup. This all-main Italian team is stronger than Serbia, which lacks four main players. Therefore, China’s game this evening will be of great significance.