With so few teams remaining, franchises trying to fill schedule gaps and teams trying to gear up for the mysterious play offs, a bunch of teams have faced off against new opponents in the last few weeks. The first 80% of the season involved teams playing geographically close opponents over and over again, but some neat match ups have occurred in recent weeks including these three games last night:
|Thu., February 28||Atlanta 97 at Quebec 116|
|Thu., February 28||Manchester 138 at Bahama 91|
|Thu., February 28||Maywood 95 at Halifax 124|
While none of those non-North East teams are the top of the ABA pile, it is neat to see some NE teams facing some new opposition and beating them pretty soundly. Vermont also takes on Atlanta in the next few weeks.
Manchester also played the Texas Tycoons (11-1) and lost 123-122 at the begining of the month, so if I had to guess I’d say that the NE is looking pretty good as the play offs get closer.