Joventut de Badalona and Barça faces are seen in the second game of the quarterfinals of the Endesa League playoff. In this Catalan derby, the Blaugrana team already has an advantage, which they won in the first game 84-74, where they overcame the setback of losing the final of the Euroleague against him Anadolu efes to take the first game of the series to the best of three games.
The blaugrana team took victory in the Palau Blaugrana to get off to a good start in the tie, cemented in a third quarter where he obtained a partial of 20-12 that allowed him to manage it in the last quarter and take the victory.
Five players from Barça reached double-digit scoring, where the point guard stood out above the rest Leandro bolmaro, which reached 16 points. It was seconded by Pau Gasol, with 14 points, which left one of his best performances since his return to the club.
Cory Higgins it went up to 12 points, plus Nikola Mirotic and Roland Smits they reached 11 points, to complement a choral scoring background. By the Joventut, the former Barça player Before Tomic went up to 17 points, seconded by Nenad Dimitrijević and Vladimír Brodziansky with 16 points, while other former culé, such as the veteran point guard Pau Ribas, it reached 11 points.
The Barça finished the regular phase of the Endesa League in the second position, with 32 games won by 4 lost, Meanwhile he Joventut de Badalona he concluded the regular phase as seventh classified with 20 games won by 16 defeats. This shows the difference between both teams, that if they also have the advantage of the field and the 1-0 in favor of the Blaugrana, everything seems to indicate that the Catalans are wide favorites to be in the semifinals.
The team trained by Sarunas Jasikevicius was able to overcome the first game to turn the page of what happened in the Cologne Final Four, where it surpassed Armani Milan in the semifinals but could not with Anadolu efes in the end.
The starting point guard was out in the first game, Nick calathes, which in the final was very depleted, so Bolmaro took his place on the team. It will be necessary to see if it arrives in conditions to this second meeting, although the performance of the Brazilian guard is convincing the Lithuanian coach.
The Joventut, meanwhile, won in four of the last six games of the regular phase of the Endesa League to obtain seventh place and define his duel against him Barça by Jasikevicius. The Badalona team, trained by Carlos Duran, wants to surprise now in Badalona and try to match the series.
So far, all the confrontations are in favor of the Barcelona. In addition to the first game, which is already in the Barça locker, in the regular phase, the Barça was clearly imposed on Badalona by 62-80, while in the Palau Blaugrana the Barça team also clearly won 88-74.
When is Joventut – Barça played?
The game is played today, Thursday, June 3, at 22.00 hours
Where to see the Joventut -Barça?
The encounter can be seen by Movistar Sports (53), platform dial Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.