The deciding game of the quarterfinals. Barça Regal and Uxue Bilbao Basket go head to head this Tuesday (8.45 pm, Esport 3) in the third and last game of the series, which will decide who will go through to the semi-finals. Forty minutes with no way back for the losers in the fight for the league title. The home advantage should tilt the balance in Barça’s favour.
The game follows hot on the heels of a schizophrenic encounter in Bilbao. The Basques enjoyed an 18-point lead at half time but Barça Regal produced a powerful second half performance to come within a whisker of snatching a last second victory. The players will have to learn the lessons of a poor first quarter in which the team "lost control of the game and the control of the defence, and also had problems in attack”, as coach, Xavi Pascual admitted at the end of the game.
Brad Oleson is back for Barça Regal after dropping out of contention for the Bilbao game at the last minute due to a throat inflammation. For their part, the Basques can count on Vasileiadis but Rakovic and Pilepic remain unavailable.