The Danish team lacked current captain Gabriel Lundberg, who had moved a few days earlier from Ina Zastalo BC Zelona Jura to the club’s flagship CSKA Moscow and did not get the new employer’s approval to participate in the qualifying matches due to the collision of Euroleague dates and the International Basketball Association. However, Denmark was about to make a big splash.

Gytis Masiulis scored points for the importance of a two-time Polish champion led by Prokom Sopot, Darius Maskoliunas (currently assistant at FC Barcelona). He is the son of another famous basketball player for Brockom, a colleague of Masculionas – Thomas Massiolis.