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The streak will only continue at Barça or Baskonia

The streak will only continue at Barça or Baskonia.

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The streak will only continue at Barça or Baskonia

The streak will only continue at Barça or Baskonia


Barça receives Cazoo Baskonia this Friday at the Palau Blaugrana (8:30 p.m.), on the tenth day of the Regular Phase of the Euroleague, in a fratricidal duel between two teams that have just won this week with a double continental date and that will try to stay with the good streak on his side.

While Barça have won four of their last five games in the Euroleague, Baskonia caught their breath, and in what way, against Zalgiris to leave behind a certain bad streak. Both are now sweet and wanting to continue those good feelings.

With Nico Laprovittola leading the Catalans with 15.2 points and 4.3 assists on average, Barça is enjoying the Euroleague and does not want any distractions against Baskonia, a team that has already lost at the Palau Blaugrana in the Endesa League but Not without putting Sarunas Jasikevicius' men in trouble.

Then, in the domestic competition, Baskonia went 39-51 up at halftime and only a great reaction from Culé allowed them to put the final 89-74 on the scoreboard. It is the most recent history of two teams that know each other a lot, even too much, and that it will be difficult for them to find something new for this Friday.

With this week of a double game already usual in the Euroleague coming to an end, Barça wants to take advantage of the 'Palau factor' to put one more finger on the win count. Against Zeljko Obradovic's Partizan, Barça won (79-68) with another leading performance by Laprovittola.

"They are 'Top 3' in almost all attacking categories and they are attacking very well. Here in the Endesa League they scored 51 points for us in the first half, they punished our mistakes a lot. It's a super difficult game. We have to start from the mentality defense on Tuesday, or even do it better", warned the Blaugrana coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius in the preview of this duel.

For its part, Cazoo Baskonia catapulted itself to sixth place in the table (Barça is fourth) with its fifth victory of the season, 93-73 against Zalgiris Kaunas that was lost at the Buesa Arena. And this despite another discreet game by Markus Howard who continues to be the top scorer for Baskonia (15.6 points on average).

The important thing is that Cazoo Baskonia did their homework in an obligatory clash after three straight losses, two of them in the Euroleague at the hands of Panathinaikos and Monaco. Baskonia started 'failing', but came back thanks to Costello (19 points and 7 rebounds), Thompson (19) and Henry.

BARÇA: Laprovittola, Satoransky, Kalinic, Tobey and Sanli --possible starting five--; Da Silva, Paulí, Vesely, Abrines, Higgins, Kuric and Jokubaitis.

CAZOO BASKONIA: Thompson, Howard, Díez, Sedekerskis and Kotsar --possible starting five--; Giedraitis, Hommes, Costello, Henry, and Marinkovic.

--REFEREES: Boltauzer, Jovcic and Bissang.

--HALL: Palau Blaugrana.

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