- BARÇA: Calathes, Higgins, Abrines, Mirotic and Davies -possible starting five-; Bolmaro, Smits, Gasol, Kuric, Hanga, Westermann, Oriola.
- LENOVO TENERIFE: Fitipaldo, Salin, Cavanaugh, Doornekamp and Shermadini -possible starting quintet-; Marcelinho, López, Jenkins, Guerra, Sulejmanovic, Rodríguez, Yusta.
The game, live
The Palau Blaugrana is once again decisive for Barça in the third and last game of semifinals of the Endesa League Playoff, before a Lenovo Tenerife that recovered in time from the blow of the first stumble in the Catalan capital and forced, in Tenerife, this duel without a network.
For encouragement, Lenovo Tenerife will come better after proving to himself that he can win, and well, Sarunas Jasikevicius’s Barça. But the ‘culers’ have their Palau, which still has magic despite having an expiration date for the ‘future’ new Palau, and which will again have about a thousand souls pushing.
Against ‘Penya’, who also won their match at home, the Palau was effective. Against Tenerife, as it was above all in that historic third quarter of 40 points scored for Jasikevicius’ team, he wants to be a key factor again but, for this, it is essential that the players respond.
Despite the defeat, the morally rejuvenated Pau Gasol did it at the Tenerife Sports Pavilion, Santiago Martín, a ’40-year-old’ who with 15 points and a PIR of 21 was the best of the Blaugranas. He plugged the team in in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to come back.
Not even the living history of basketball that is Pau Gasol could with the exhibition of an ex-blaugrana like Marcelinho Huertas. The pattern of the concert was set by the old rockers, and the Brazilian went to 26 points and 11 assists, many of them to a Giorgi Shermadini who reached 21 points.
Things have gone extreme in this series. Now, despite the fact that the historical balance between the two is 26-7 for the Blaugranas, Tenerife arrives ready to give the total bell, which would be to leave Barça out of the final of the Endesa League.