It was not going to be an easy mission to be able to close the quarter-final tie, on the fast track, on someone else’s court and against one of the best squads in the competition, but when one has a player of the stature of Marc Gasol in their ranks …

Because that was the trigger for Bàsquet Girona’s third consecutive victory over Leyma Coruña. A player capable of assuming any type of responsibility without any pressure and who once again threw himself behind the team in the most even moments of the game. Because his were the most decisive actions on a night in which he once again reached the 30 scoring points and in which his 19 points (10/14 TC), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 recovery, 2 blocks and 7 well received fouls were worth the victory and the passage to the Final Four.

In this way, the center from Girona brought his team closer to the fight for promotion for which his chances have already increased to 25%.

Anecdotal section:

Fifth award of the season for a Marc Gasol who seems to have achieved regularity (J.10, J.16, J.28 and J.29) and who will now opt for the fight for promotion through a Final Four for the that his team has increased his chances to 25%. A goal at 80 minutes and that could lead Marc Gasol to the conquest of his first promotion in national territory.

The ideal quintet of the day:

Third day of competition and passes to the Final Four for two teams that had in their respective MVPs the most valuable men of this initial stretch of the Playoffs. Why so much Prince Ali (Zunder Palencia) during his visit to Pumarín as Max Fjellerup and Marc Gasol (Basketball Girona) in the arrival of his team to Riazor they were decisive so that the victories did not escape at the first opportunity.

In this way, both began to shape an ideal quintet that was completed on Friday night from the historic Pisuerga with the great meeting starring some Melwin Pantzar (UEMC Real Valladolid) Y Dominic Gilbert (UEMC Real Valladolid) intractable in the Valladolid perimeter to force the fourth assault.

Base: Melwin Pantzar (UEMC Real Valladolid) val 21: 15 points (4/4 TL and 5/8 TC), 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Prince Ali (Zunder Palencia) val 29: 22 points (3/3 TL and 8/13 TC), 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 recovery and 5 fouls received.
Eaves: Dominic Gilbert (UEMC Real Valladolid) val 27: 11 points (5/11 TC), 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 recoveries and 4 fouls received.
Power forward: Max Fjellerup (Basketball Girona) val 19: 19 points (7/10 TC), 4 rebounds and 4 fouls received.
Pivot: Marc Gasol (Basketball Girona) 30 val: 19 points (10/14 TC), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 recovery, 2 blocks and 7 fouls received.

season stats – Mark Gasol:

Games played: 23
Minutes: 25.27
Points: 14.8
Rebounds: 8.4
Assists: 2.8
Recoveries: 1
Plugs: 0.6
Fouls received: 4.7
Rating: 23.2

sports career – Mark Gasol:

Training: Llor Sports School
1997/99: FC Barcelona (Children)
1999/01: FC Barcelona (Udets)

Winterthur FC Barcelona (EBA League and Endesa League)
2005/06: WTC Cornellá (LEB Silver)
2005/06: Winterthur FC Barcelona (Endesa League)
2006/08: Akasvayu Girona (Endesa League)
2008/19: Memphis Grizzlies (NBA-USA)
2019/20: Toronto Raptors (NBA-USA)

2020/21: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA – USA)
2021/22: Basketball Girona (LEB Gold)