MADRID, May 7. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Barça confirmed this Saturday the first position in the regular season of the 2021-22 Endesa League after coming back to the Breogán River (72-74) in a game with Álex Abrines leading the way, author of 12 points, while Bitci Baskonia and Morabanc Andorra they won their respective home games on matchday 32 of the domestic tournament.
At the Pazo Provincial dos Deportes de Lugo, Sarunas Jasikevicius’s team had to sign their biggest acb comeback (18 at half-time and 22 after the start of the second half) to beat the Galician team and thus mathematically seal their first place in regular league.
In addition to Abrines, the game’s top scorer, the Catalans relied on Brandon Davies, who was the most prominent with 11 points and a PIR of 20 in a match where Nikola Mirotic was absent due to rest. Jasikevicius assured at the end of the game that “with this basketball” they will not be able to win the Euroleague.
In other matches this Saturday, Bitci Baskonia swept Casademont Zaragoza (91-59) and will mathematically confirm their presence in the title playoff if UCAM Murcia or Gran Canaria lose their matches. Fontecchio, Enoch and Costello (20 PIR all three) were lethal for the Aragonese team.
In addition, Morabanc Andorra is still alive after beating Urbas Fuenlabrada 94-82 in a match with Miller-McIntyre in star plan. The local player finished with 25 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds for a total PIR of 32. The Andorrans, who could not put the basket-average in their favor, are penultimate and are only one victory away from permanence.
–RESULTS OF DAY 32.
BITCI BASKONIA – CASADEMONT ZARAGOZA 91-59.
MORABANC ANDORRA – URBAN FUENLABRADA 92-84.
BREOGÁN RIVER – BARÇA 72-74.
UCAM MURCIA – YOUTH BADALONA 12.30.
GRAN CANARIA – VALENCIA BASKETBALL 13.00 (hp).