Dfter 20 years, Pau Gasol will fight again for the ACB. Close to reaching 41 springs and after two seasons without playing, the pivot continues to enlarge his legend. As if he had stepped into a time machine, his latest feat was lead the classification of Barcelona for the final of the Endesa League. Sank the Lenovo Tenerife in the third match of the tie (89-72) and from this Sunday he will face the Real Madrid, as in that 2001 before going to NBA. Then it was Mvp. Now? Anyone now dares to say no.
Pau finished with 15 points, five rebounds and a PIR of 24. As in almost all the matches of playoffs, returned to produce in record time. He had minutes of enormous quality. It took him 13 to complete his recital. If your presence in the Tokyo Games It depended on how he was dressed as a Barça player, they can get the ticket from him. It is not to play half an hour, but when he steps on the track he continues to make a difference.
The Barça saved his second game without a net in the playoffs. The Lenovo Tenerife He gave his face until the break. Then it collapsed to close a historic season. He entrusted almost everything to triples, one of his great weapons throughout the course. They fueled the dream at the start, when three in a row placed them 4-9, but, along with the losses, were his sentence in the third quarter, when the crash was finished breaking with a 13-3 partial that put the culé income in an unattainable 18 points (66-48).
Doornekamp, very successful from the triple (6/9), was the Canarian benchmark before the suffocating defense of Hanga Y Bolmaro about Huertas and the gray performance of Shermadini. Calathes and Davies compensated for the outside success of the visitors at the start (20-19) before the appearance of Gasoline.
Duel in the zone between the veteran Gasol and the young Fran Guerra
The pivot lived a beautiful duel with Fran Guerra, who challenged him and came out shorn. Legend made 11 points without failure in his first appearance. Then the intensity of Smits and the address of Calathes they put Barça up 10 points (41-31). In the best minutes of the duo formed by Orchards Y Shermadini they cut to get to rest with 46-39.
In the resumption, he woke up Higgins and the Barça defensive intensity increased. His rival closed the ring. The triples stopped coming in and the third quarter was closed by the canaries with 3/13 in field goals and six losses.Even someone as reliable as Orchards lost two balls in a row inside the 13-3 partial that settled the clash with the whole last quarter to play (66-48).
In the last effort, the Lenovo Tenerife came to put 72-60. Oriola, with a 2 + 1, curtailed the rebellion attempt. The Catalans will play the Endesa League with the Madrid. As the Super Cup. As the Copa del Rey. The final Classic to close a very tough year. Few champions will have had the merit of taking the title.
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