Barça and Baskonia face in the second semi-final of His Majesty the King’s Basketball Cup. The triumph in the extra time of the culé team over him Unicaja of Malaga (103-93) was full of handicaps. The team of Conversation Jasikevicius a very negative start, with a initial partial of 9-29, where it came to be 20 points down before a great Unicaja, led by a Brizuela that ended with 33 points.
After achieving the comeback, in the last quarter the Catalans reached put 9 up (79-70), but a great final reaction from the team Katsikaris I took the match into overtime. A basket of greek Abromaitis, in the absence of a few tenths before the end of the game, allowed the Unicaja Malaga push to the limit Barça, but there the forces were unequal. In the extension, a partial of 13-3 was final in favor of the Blaugrana, with a great final stretch of Cory Higgins.
Higginyes it was the Match MVP with 22 points, seconded in the Barça team by Nick Calathes with 17 points, Nikola Mirotic with 14 points and complemented by Brandon Davies and Álex Abrines with 10 points each. The Barça bench depth It was noted in the development of the game and especially in overtime, where physical fatigue was greater.
Facing the duel against the Basques, the Lithuanian Barcelona coach already made it clear that they had to improve their mentality, since Baskonia it is a very physical team. Have clashed in Endesa League and in Euroleague, to highlight the duel of Buesa Arena in the continental competition of last October 30 who won the Barça by 71-72, a reflection of the equality to be expected in this second semifinal.
In Endesa League Barça ranks second with a 19-3 record, while Baskonia it is the third with 17 wins by 5 losses. The Basque team beat Youth of Badalona by 96-87, with Achille Polonara y Rokas Giedraitis as the most prominent figures with 19 points, seconded by Alec Peters with 17 and Pierria henry with 16.
The meeting was ruled according to the interests of Dusko Ivanovic, which was cemented in a first room where he took a 28-17 advantage and he knew how to manage the rent until the end of the meeting. The Youth he made threats to get closer on the scoreboard but failed to equalize the score and get into the game.
When do you play Barça – Baskonia?
The game is played today, Saturday, February 13, at 19.00 hours
Where to see Barça – Baskonia?
The encounter can be seen by WE GO (8 and 45), platform dial Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the website of Sports world.