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Preview: BLMA and Nadezhda face off in last game of the EuroCup Women Finals

Brionna Jones and Sami Whitcomb are among the WNBA players who will face off in one of Europe’s most prestigious competitions.

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Brionna Jones and Nadezhda look to win against BLMA in the EuroCup Women Finals which conclude on April 10.
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After a long basketball season, it all comes down to one game. Nadezhda and BLMA will face off in the second game of the 2018-19 EuroCup Women Finals. It’s a winner-take-all affair featuring several WNBA players who will look to lead their European teams to a major title and have larger roles on their American teams this summer in the WNBA.


Nadezhda (Russia) vs. BLMA (France)

When: Game 2 — Wednesday, April 10, at 2:45 p.m. ET

Notable WNBA players: Nadezhda has Brionna Jones (Sun) and Erica Wheeler (Fever). BLMA has Sami Whitcomb (Storm) and Endy Miyem (Lynx).

How to watch: The game can be streamed for free on FIBA’s YouTube channel.

What to watch

In Game 1, BLMA won 75-71 when Whitcomb made a buzzer-beating three to give her team a four-point lead heading into Game 2, where the French team will have a chance to win its first EuroCup Women title.

Though Nadezhda lost, they have a significant advantage on defense and low post scoring. Jones scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the loss. The Russian team also started the European basketball season in EuroLeague Women which often means that they have an advantage against teams that were only in EuroCup Women for the season.

Though Whitcomb and Jones do not play large roles on their WNBA teams, their performances in the European season certainly make a strong case that they are ready to make a bigger impact this summer.