Prawira Bandung’s coach admits that the West Bandits have excellent defense

Jakarta (medialnews) – Prawira Bandung coach Andre Yuwadi acknowledged the West Bandits players’ defensive superiority, losing 69-79 on Monday in the second game of the 2021 IBL Playoff at Mahaka Arena, Jakarta.

The defeat forced the game to advance to the third game tomorrow, Tuesday (5/25) to determine which team will qualify for the semi-finals and challenge Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta.

“West Bandits play well. They make us feel uncomfortable with attacks because they are under pressure, ‘Andre said in a virtual press conference after the game.

“What we can’t close in this game is the offensive rebound aspect. They got 17 points from the offensive rebound. Their points in the paint area are also superior and we don’t get the freedom to attack in the paint area like yesterday, ”he added.

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Statistically, West Bandits were superior in the paint area by scoring 24 points, while Prawira took 18 points from the same area.

Andre also rated the West Bandits players for carefree play throughout the match.

Some of their starting players such as Habib Tito Aji, Patrick Nikolas and Rio Disi also showed good performances, becoming the three players to score the most points for the West Bandits.

Habib Tito Aji, who started the game from the bench, scored 21 points, supported by 16 points from Patrick Nikolas, and 14 points from Rio Disi.

Andre hopes that his team will be able to play the game freely and without any burden in tomorrow’s deciding match.

“The game is tomorrow do or die. Both teams will definitely want to play the game. The ones who have a better winning mindset are the ones who will win the competition, ”he concluded.

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Reporter: Shofi Ayudiana
Editor: Bayu Kuncahyo

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