A coral Barça defeats a fighting Baxi Manresa

Those of Jasikevicius will face MoraBanc Andorra next Sunday in pursuit of their 23rd title in the Catalan League. Oriola, with 17 points, top scorer.


Barça qualified for the final of the 41st edition of the ACB Catalan League by beating Baxi Manresa 92-82 at the Palau Blaugrana in the second semi-final of the competition, after a clash in which Pedro Martínez's team has fought at all times against a coral Barça team with more resources.

The team of Sarunas Jasikevicius will be measured on Sunday (9:30 p.m.), and in this same scenario, in the final against Moraanc AndorraB that defeated Joventut 77-75. The azulgranas aspire to their twenty-third title in what will be their 13th consecutive final, winning eleven of them, their last defeat was in the 2018 edition precisely against Andorra (76-94) .

The semifinal between Catalans and Manresa was vibrant in the first half, continuous rotations and open defenses, which gave a show. Pedro Martínez's team started (3-11, min. 3), with Juan Pablo Vaulet and Makai Mason very tuned.

Time of Jasikevicius and Mirotic, Calver and Abrines were imposing the Barça effectiveness against two 38-year-old 'young people', Rafa Martínez and Eulis Báez, who took their team behind their backs.

After 23-25 at the end of the first quarter the forces were balanced (36-36, min, 16) with six triples by Barça and four by Manresa, but thanks to Báez Barça could not escape at halftime (44-41 ) .

From there, Mirotic's actions, the triples by Hanga and Abrines forced Pedro Martinez to stop the crash (60-50, min. 25). In addition, his team was already beginning to miss the outside shot (1 of 9 in this quarter), although the continued rotations allowed Manresa, thanks to Rafa Martínez, to shorten distances (62-55, min. 27), but things returned where was at the end of the period (68-58) .

The last quarter no longer had a history, perhaps Saras's anger at her team for conceding easy offensive rebounds and allowing the Manresa players to get closer (79-73, min. 35), but without causing concern.

Heurtel scoring (14 points) and Calathes giving assists (10) set the pace and everything was already decided with Oriola's 2 + 1 with 40 seconds to go (90-80)

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