Catalan victory in first game of playoffs of ACB (76-65). Navarro and Sada led triumph over the joint malaguista. Regal Barcelona left no surprise by Unicaja (76-65) and assured the possibility of solving your pass to the semifinals in the Palau Blaugrana in a hypothetical third party. The Catalan set broke the encounter at the start of the second half, when directed by a brilliant Victor Sada in attack, also exhibited the virtues that have become the better defending basketball team. In a three games series, winning the first essential. Xavi Pascual why during the eve requested the help of the Palau, who nevertheless was not either in attendance or ambience of grand occasions and knew it.
Chus Mateo was also aware of the importance of the clash on Thursday. In fact, with him, Unicaja already managed to surprise Barca at home on the stage to regulate, and thought, why, that win tonight in the Catalan pitch wasn’t again feasible. So both technicians bet strong since the beginning of the shock, ordering constant rotations so that their computers not lowered the intensity in the game. However, it was Barca who commanded from the beginning, with small advantages of six and seven points that the Andalusians enjugaron only twice during the first half (11-11, min.7 and 29-29, min.17). Unicaja, however, never came to never get ahead, despite the efforts of Archibald, Sinanovic and Freeland, who took turns in the annotation to the ineffectiveness of the outdoor game typesetter (4 of 13 triples during the first half, with a sonrojante Fitch 5 0). Barca on the other hand, was not so much ctividad in the area, but survived thanks to a good intensity dnsiva, several easy baskets of counterattack and some flashes of his small men.
Led by a great Sada locals endorsed to Unicaja a partial 9 – 0 at the beginning of the resumption (46-35, min.24) and definitely set the match. There were no visitor reaction, because Barca does not let you. Drowned in the Catalan dnsa, Chus Mateo’s remained at seven points in the third quarter, which ended with a virtually definitive marker (58-43). Shy arreon Fitch, Triptovic and Berni Rodriguez seemed to awaken in the fourth quarter, but by then, Barca because playing pleasure, dominated the boards, thanks to the success of Vazquez and N Dong, and had led the party to a grateful and comfortable exchange of baskets. It was phase more inconsequential but spectacular party, with Navarro joining the party with several actions the House brand that would make it to the dessert, the leading scorer of the shock.