After disputing the Cup ACB and compete in the Eurocup up to rooms, the Joventut has reached the third goal of the season: qualification for the playoff, two days from the end of the regular season. The green-blacks secured the ticket by winning with Vitoria to the Baskonia (71-79) in a pending match on matchday 36 that had to be postponed due to the incidence of Covid cases in the Alava team.
Ribas led the victory that Penya needed with 17 points and 5 of 9 triples against his former team, well supported by an emerging Joel Vine (16) and with the inner power of Brodziansky (11 and Tomic (12). It is the 19th triumph of the men of Carles
Last in the League, now in a seventh position that could augur a duel against the Barça in the series of quarters, to the best of three.
As admitted Last, It was not the best game of the season of the Penya that, anyway, knew how to take advantage of its advantages over a rival crushed by the inactivity of Covid, with the losses of Fall, Peters and without Vildoza, already transferred to the Knicks.
The Joventut he almost always commanded on the scoreboard with advantages that at one point in the last quarter reached 15 points. Both teams competed in turnovers but the Penya He had the best contribution in the outside shot (12 of 25).
In the first quarter, visitor income was seven (7-14) and with Ivanovic introducing early rotation to try to find the missing points. Quino Colom debuted but the one who raised the spirits of the Baskonia It was Kurucs, revulsive in for a 7-0 that placed the 16-15 at the end of the initial period.
The Penya went ahead again in the second, now with Brodziansky as the protagonist in attack and a Parra who joined him to place the 20-35 mid-period. As in the previous room, the Baskonia reacted with a 10-0 result of the character baskets of Polonara (32-40 at halftime).
In the third quarter the Penya took command, again with Parra as the savior of difficult moments. The reactions of the Baskonia became less consistent and the lead grew in the fourth act with Ribas scoring again from the perimeter and Fortune Y Bassas sentencing with two triples in the final stretch.
Enough to ensure victory and keep the attack tone high for a team that has managed to overcome the loss of Lopez-Arostegui, one of its main references, already for several weeks.
(+) See the summary of Baskonia – Joventut
71 – TD Systems Baskonia (16 + 16 + 19 + 20): Henry (20), Kurucs (7), Raieste (3), Polonara (22) and Jekiri (4) – starting five-, Diop (3), Colom (-), Sedekerskis (7), Giedraitis (1) and Dragic (5).
79 – Joventut Badalona (15 + 25 + 19 + 20): Bassas (8), Ribas (17), Parra (16), Morgan (2) and Tomic (12) – starting five-, Birgander (5), Brodziansky ( 11), Dimitrijevic (2), Ventura (6), Parrado (-) and Kraag (-).
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Jorge Martínez and Iran González. They signaled a technical foul to Sedekerskis (min.27). Without eliminated.
Incidents: match corresponding to the thirty-sixth day of the Endesa League played at the Fernando Buesa Arena without an audience.