Following the wake-up call on opening day, the current BCL champion premiered in competition at home with a victory. After the accident in Latvia, Nenad Markovic's team took to the court convinced that what happened that day could not be repeated at home.
The 25-5 scored in the second quarter was key. Because Iberostar Tenerife reached halftime with a 20 point lead: 48-28.
In the second half, MHP Ludwigsburg Riesen threatened with a 6-19 third quarter, but CB Canarias won the game. Nonetheless, according to Markovic, it is impossible to play well for forty minutes against a rival like that; one that does not leave the opposing team room to breathe, and that, the minute you let your guard down, is there ready for you.
According to the manager, this BCL season is more complicated than last year, because, as the champion, the whole world is better prepared to play against Iberostar Tenerife.
According to Markovic, what is important is having won following a long, difficult week.