Nikola Mirotic’s MVP party is not enough for a triumph!
For the champion’s trophy Europe in Belgrade he will lead a great battle Anadolu Efes vs Real Madridbecause the royal club made a surprise and defeated the favored one Barcelona. The Chosen Ones Pablo Lasa they played a wonderful third section, thanks to which they made a turnaround and won with 86:83. Catalanswho on paper played the role of the main favorite to win the trophy, once again disappointed their fans across Europe.
A match in the capital Of Serbia marked a series of upheavals. Madrid they started better, already in the introductory moments on the wings Jabuselea gained +6, but Barça had a ready answer. Egal’s game during the first quarter was confirmed by the result – 19:19.
She picked it up Barcelona level of play in the second period. The chosen ones of the legendary looked far better Sharun Yasikevichius. A solid defense created great problems in the organization of the attack To the people of Madrida Mirotic and Laprovitola were unstoppable in attack. Barsa decided the section in their favor with a convincing 26:15.
It is unlikely that even the greatest optimists among the fans of the Madrid great believed in a turnaround, and such claims were valid until the middle of the third quarter. Barcelona has routinely maintained an advantage up to that point. Bad minutes followed, and Real he punished it in a ruthless manner. Royal the club directs a series of 17: 2 and totally breaks away from the rival. He knew Ribbon that his team was expecting a convulsive fight in the decisive section, but the stakes were high.
Real managed to celebrate in The Classic after five consecutive defeats. A team of coaches Yasikevich she was constantly chasing her opponent, trying to turn the situation around, she succeeded Barsa on several occasions to approach, even equalize, but not lead. Basketball players in the most important moments Real they were focused exclusively on events on the ground. The fourth section was very efficient, Barsa celebrated with 27:26, but that was not enough for the overtime.
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Tandem Kozer – Jabusele led The king on the march to the finals. French the duo scored a total of 36 points (both players 18 each). Experienced Sergio Ljulj was up to the task, at the time it was Real was crucial.
He was by far the best individual in the match Nikola Mirotic. Current Euroleague MVP he shone on the field, so the match ended with the effect of 26 points scored, 12 caught balls and five successful passes. Laprovitola he held Barsu in life, often when it was most needed, and he added 17 points, a rebound and two assists. Brendon Davis scored 15 points, with five caught balls and two successful plays by teammates.
The fight for the third place, as well as the grand final, are on the program on Saturday.
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