ZVVZ USK Prague coach Lubor Blazek isn't hiding his strategy ahead of Wednesday's crunch EuroLeague Women game against Good Angels Kosice.
Both teams are 4-4 heading into the clash, with Kosice having won the first encounter 73-70 back on November 18, a result that has given the Slovakian outfit the inside track to a second-place finish.
When asked what his team needs to do to prevail, he stressed the need to shut down Candice Dupree and Angel McCoughtry.
"When I watched their games, it is clear that the primary player in the team is Dupree," he said.
"She always gives 25, 27 points and does it with great ease.
"Another important player is McCoughtry, who is very good on the offensive rebounds.
"I think that the defense against these two players will be crucial for the development of our game."
Indeed, Dupree is averaging 19.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in Europe. She had season highs with 30 points and 13 rebounds in the first encounter.
McCoughtry had 13 points and eight boards in the first meeting, but is averaging 20.7 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Prague appeared to have a firm grip on second place in Group C but suffered heavy defeats in their last two EuroLeague Women games of 2009.
Rivas Ecópolis destroyed Blazek's team 94-56 in Spain on December 10 and KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow followed that with an 87-72 mauling of the Czech team on December 16.
Good Angels, meanwhile, will have to prove they can win without Linda Frohlich following her move to EuroCup Women outfit Municipal Targoviste in Romania.
After starting the season with Frisco Sika Brno, the Germany international signed a short-term contract with Kosice that expired on December 16.
Kosice general manager Daniel Jendrichovsky said the team wanted to sign Frohlich to a new deal, "but we could not compete with the financial proposal made to Frohlich from the Romanians Targoviste".
Even then, Kosice tried to persuade Targoviste to allow them to keep Frohlich for the last two games of Group C but were unsuccessful.
"Targoviste has lofty goals, confirmed by the recent signing of American Tina Thompson," Jendrichovsky said.
Frohlich averaged almost 12 points and seven rebounds in six games for Kosice this season.
Prague general manager Marek Kučera is excited about the game and expects a big turnout.
"Both teams are 4-4, so I think it will be very attractive for the spectators and the game is something to look forward to," he said.
Group C is set for a thrilling finish overall as Bourges, Gorzow and MKB Euroleasing Sopron are all 3-5 and competing for the fourth and final place.
Bourges hosts Gorzow on Wednesday while Sopron face the unenviable task of travelling to Spain to take on Rivas (7-1).