Barca and Joventut will give luster to the 43rd edition of the Catalan League, whose final will be played this Wednesday at the Palau d’Esports in Tarragona (9:00 p.m., Esport 3). The azulgrana team beat the Basketball Girona in the second semi-final, not without some trouble (88-77) while the Penya won in the match before Baxi Manresa (89-96).
With many changes compared to last year and little filming yet, the barca sweated to get rid of the box led by the veteran coach Aito Garcia Reneses, which returns to the League. The team from Girona did a good defensive job, and lived above all on the success of Mileticauthor of 25 points and the solvency of Marc Gasol in their ranks.
The team from Girona showed details that raise hopes about their competitiveness in the ACB, in which they made their debut that season after their brilliant promotion. The blaugranas deprived of Higgins, Sanli, Sergi Martinez and the injured mirotic (whose return the club still maintains as a mystery) had a good response from their bases, both satoransky What Jobukaitis and Laprovittola, who pulled the team, which still shows symptoms of disconnection due to the recent incorporation of all the internationals.
The barca still dominated in the area with the work of Vesely and Tobey, two of the six players incorporated this summer in the revolution experienced at the Palau Blaugrana and, as a surprising fact, he shot more triples (14 of 34) than two. (19 of 30)
FC Barcelona: Satoransky (13), Laprovittola (9), Kalinic (9), Da Silva (7), Vesely (10) –first five- Kuric (3), Nnaji (6); Tobey (10), Abrines (9), Caicedo (-), Jokubaitis (12), Paulí (-)
14 of 35 triples (Abrines, Satoransky, 3), 39 rebounds, 12 of (Tobey, 6). 26 assists (Jokubaitis, 8)
Basketball Girona: Franch (4), Taylor (), Vila (8), Miletic (25) M. Gasol (6) –initial five- Hanzlik (5); Bursac (2), Colom (5), Milton (10) Prkacin (7), Fjellerup (2)
7 of 23 triples (Miletic, 3), 32 rebounds, 8 of (Vila, 7). 24 assists (Fjellerup 5).
Partials: 22-16; 23-21; 21-21; 22-18