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.

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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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