Barcelona won the Madrid Real with 88:73 (20:11, 32:20, 17:19, 19:23).
Schmidt spent 21 minutes and 57 seconds on the court, scoring 13 points, winning two rebounds and once in a row. The basketball player scored three of the five two-pointers and two of the three three-pointers in the basket, as well as the only free throw, being the second most productive player in the team. Schmidt also intercepted the ball once, earned one personal note and ended the game with a positive +/- score of +10.
The most productive team in Barcelona with 20 points was Corius Higgins, but in the Madrid team 17 points and nine rebounds for Eddie Tavares. Alberto Abalde scored another 15 points.
After the first half, “Barcelona” were in the lead with 52:31, but in the remaining 20 minutes the home team was unable to play the previously lost.
It has already been reported that Barcelona beat Vitoria’s TD Systems Baskonia in Madrid in the semi-finals with 77:68 (15:12, 23:15, 26:20, 13:21). Schmidt scored two points in this game, but Artūrs Kurucs did not leave the pitch.
The two teams met each other in the final of the Spanish Championship last season.
The teams that took the first eight places after half of the ACB regular championship take part in the Royal Cup.
Real won the tournament in Malaga last year, beating the local Unicaja team in the final with a score of 95:68.
“Real” is the most titled team in the tournament with 28 wins, but “Barcelona” has won two titles less. The last time another team won was in 2009, when “Baskonia” won the prestigious trophy.
Last year, Schmidt became the first Latvian to triumph with his team in the Royal Cup.
This year’s tournament takes place in the WiZink Center arena, where home games are played by Real and Movistar Estudiantes in Madrid.
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