That he Barça he was going to face this Sunday’s duel on the MoraBanc Andorra court with his head on the two games that the Euroleague playoff will play next week on the court of the Zenit Saint Petersburg It was very clear to everyone. What nobody expected is that the thing reached the extreme that Sarunas Jasikevicius he will leave his four best players out of the game, Nikola Mirotic, Cory Higgins, Nick calathes Y Brandon davies. Deprived of its main references, Barça has managed to contain the reaction of the Principality team in the second half to achieve a victory that consolidates it in the second place of the Endes League
The other great positive note of the game has been to verify that Pau Gasol it is every day more settled and with a better ‘feeling’. The 40-year-old veteran center has signed his best game with the Barça shirt, participating in the victory with 16 points, 8 rebounds and a PIR of 19 after 22 minutes on the court.
With everything, Gasoline he has not been the best Barça player in Andorra. That distinction has taken her out of the street Leandro bolmaro, who has given the Barça team control with his scoring explosion in the first half and has always maintained a very high level afterwards. The young Argentine outsider finished with 26 points (4/5 triples) and 4 assists for a PIR of 32.
The MoraBanc Andorra, who faced the game with seven casualties, has almost always been in tow for Barça but has never lost his face to the game. From the hand of a Clevin hannah Stellar, the locals have even gone ahead in the 30th minute (55-52) after a spectacular 14-0 run. But they have not been able to maintain their physical level or accuracy and Barça have put things in their place with a devastating last quarter (8-25).
Three triples almost followed by Bolmaro (8-17) they had given Barça control in the first quarter against Andorra that had to include the youngster Albert pons in your initial five. The entrance to the track Hannah, author of 11 points in the first quarter, has balanced the crash (23-26 after 10 minutes), but when Bolmaro Y Gasoline They have returned to the track midway through the second quarter, Barça has once again opened the gap with a partial 2-12 (31-42).
The second half has opened with a triple of Pau Gasol (37-47) but the rotations caused lack of continuity to Barça, which has seen how the MoraBanc He endorsed a 14-0 run to turn the scoreboard unexpectedly (55-52).
There the forces of the locals have run out, little by little they have been losing gas before a Barça with more resources and that, again with Bolmaro hitting, he has ended up winning by a difference that does not do justice to what the meeting has been.
63 – BC MoraBanc Andorra (23 + 14 + 18 + 8): Sergi García (6), Senglin (8), Albert Pons (-), Oriol Paulí (13) and ‘Tunde’ (7) -titling quintet-, Hannah (18), Jelínek (2), Parakhouski (4), Kulvietis (5) and Guille Colom (-).
79 – FC Barcelona (26 + 18 + 10 + 25): Westermann (2), Bolmaro (26), Abrines (4), Smits (9) and Pau Gasol (16) -starting team-, Pustovyi (-), Víctor Claver (5), Sergi Martínez (6), Kuric (5), Hanga (6) and Oriola (-).
Referees: Emilio Pérez, Alberto Sánchez and Iyán González. Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match of the 33rd round of the Endesa League played at the Andorra Sports Center. No audience.