The Morabanc Andorra, current champion, challenges Barça

In the final of last year, the Andorran of Ibon Navarro overwhelmed the azulgrana (94-76) and want to repeat the feat, although Svetilav Pesic wants to recover the title.


The FC Barcelona and the Morabanc Andorra face tomorrow (12:00) for the fifth time in the last six editions of the final of the Catalan League. In the previous four, the Catalans have surpassed the Andorrans three times, but in the final of the last edition, the Ibon Navarro team overwhelmed the Svetislav Pesic (94-76) and ended their streak of nine consecutive victories.

The veteran coach of Barcelona has not forgotten that humiliating defeat and tomorrow his team will go to Olympic Palate of Badalona to achieve his twenty-second title against a Morabanc Andorra who aspires to the second.

While in the Barcelona environment, although the club leaders stated Last week that the injured was not going to be covered, Thomas Heurtel returns the rumors of the arrival of the US base Malcom Delaney - now there is talk of an offer for three seasons -, not forgetting that the Canadian Kevin Pangos ends contract in the present, Pesic is testing in this position. 444444

Suffice it to say that in the semifinal against Joventut (87-85), the coach shuffled the options as bases of the young Leandro Bolmaro, Adam Hanga and Cory Higgnis, who had to leave the track almost at the end of the first quarter with a strong blow in the mouth and it is doubt for tomorrow. 444444

While Delaney continues to consider the possibility of playing in NBA, although it seems remote, it is clear that the American base, that Pesic knows well of his stage in Bayern of Munic, would not come just to cover The planned five months of Heurtel's loss and having him tied for three campaigns would be a good option.

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Returning to the final tomorrow, Barça seems favorite against Morabanc Andorra, but his only preseason showdown, last day 5, the Ibon Navarro's team defeated them by 71-69.

in front of the Joventut in the semifinal, in a clash with many at tibajos and in which the veteran of the azulgrana was key in the final stretch, tracing 73-80 (m.36) to prevail by 87-85.

With Brandon Davies key in the last quarter (9 points), like Kyle Kuric . his top scorer with 18 points or Nikola Mirotic, who already showed his class con 16 points and 6 rebounds in 21 minutes in pista and Álex Abrines (9 points and 7 rebounds) the type of game that Pesic wants is already emerging of his team, although 19 losses was something that he did not like at all. they have allowed to debut yet and their recovery is complicated

The final 67-64, after several alternatives on the scoreboard, came after two triples followed by David Jeli nek and Jeremy Senglin who broke the balance at 1:30 to the end (64-58) .

The clash, with many errors in the outside shot by both sides. The good performance of the Serbian forward Dejan Todorovic (12 points and 4 rebounds), with Moussa Diagné unstoppable in the rebound (9 captures) and Jeremy Senglin (10 points) was key, although the Serbian center Dejan Musli was not expected to level .

On paper, Barcelona is a favorite, although it was also last season and Ibon Navarro has the measure taken to the Catalans.



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