This clash is between two Spanish teams in Euroleague between Barcelona and Baskonia, at Palau Blaugrana, the home of Barca. In our opinion, it is an interesting matchup so please, review our thoughts on this match, here below.
Currently, Barcelona is standing in the 5th seed of the Euroleague standings (13-9). They have been winning a lot lately as Barca won 7 of their last 9 games. Kevin Pangos is dishing a lot of assists lately. Last 3 games he makes 6apg and his season average is the only 3.4apg. Chris Singleton is really efficient and is probably the main reason for wins. He averages 12.7PIR last 3 games. Overall, Barcelona is a nice defensive team which has many assets on offense too. 6 of their players are scoring 8 or more points this season. Barca is doing well at home (7-3). This season’s Barcelona’s leaders are Thomas Heurtel (11.1ppg, 4.6apg), Ante Tomic (9.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 12.1PIR), Kevin Seraphin (9.1ppg, 4rpg), Adam Hanga (8.4ppg, 3.9rpg).
Currently, Baskonia is in the 8th seed of the Euroleague standings (11-11) and they really need wins to stay in that playoff picture. Victoria is in a good shape and has won 4 of their last 5 games. Baskonia is playing fantastic defense these 5 games as they are allowing only 71.4ppg. Tornike Shengelia won’t be playing again this game as he missed 7 last games for Baskonia. But lately, Vitoria has found other leaders. Darrun Hilliard and Johannes Voightmann are the main scorers of them now. This season’s leaders for Baskonia: Vincent Poirier (11.2ppg, 7.6rpg), Matt Janning (11.2ppg, 2.4apg), Darrun Hilliard (9.2ppg, 2.5rpg). On road, Baskonia is playing awful and are 4-8 in this category.
Barcelona and Baskonia saw each other in the Spanish league at January 20th and Baskonia came victorious 73-82. In Euroleague’s last game Barcelona won 77-70. Leaders for Barca in this game: Kevin Pangos (16pts), Kevin Seraphin (14pts), Thomas Heurtel (11pts, 6ass), Chris Singleton (10pts, 3rebs). Baskonia’s leaders: Matt Janning (19ptsm 6rebs), Luca Vildoza (12pts, 3ass). Shavon Shields (11pts, 3rebs, 2ass).
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