Pau Gasol: “It was an emotionally difficult game”

The Barça He went ahead without brilliance but with solvency the ordeal that he supposed to play again after the disappointment by the defeat in the Euroleague final just two days before, and also in a transcendent match as the first of the ACB playoffs against Joventut. “It was a mentally and physically difficult game and I am happy for the character and attitude that the team has shown and for having won this first game,” said at the end a Pau Gasol that shone with special force to finish with 14 points and 6 rebounds.

The center of Sant Boi wanted to highlight the good start of the team after the break. “It is important that we start the first and third quarters with strength and intensity, the third quarter is essential and it was difficult for us to be fine,” he said. An opinion shared by the technician Sarunas Jasikevicius. “We have talked a lot in the locker room about the need to do well because in the two Cologne games we started badly in the third quarter. Today we have been much better, “he said.

The Lithuanian coach appreciated that “in general we played a very good game” and added that “the Bolmaro It’s amazing how this boy has grown ”.

Carles duran acknowledged “a very bad start to the third quarter, in which we have lost the ball in our first six attacks, and that has discouraged us a little.” According to the coach of the Joventut, “We have been very uncomfortable with the defense of the direct blockade of the Barça”.

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