This Thursday Barça Regal will take on Uxue Bilbao Basket in the quarter-finals of the Liga Endesa. Here’s a collection of the most interesting stats and facts surrounding this evening’s match-up:
• Barça Regal and Uxue Bilbao Basket have faced off five times in the playoffs. Barça Regal were victorious in each and every match.
• The two teams have only played against each other once in the quarter-finals (2-0). The other series was in the finals of the Liga Endesa (3-0).
• Barça Regal are the team that have secured the second most rebounds in the regular season, the Basque side are 13th.
• The Blaugrana boast the best defence of the league, while Bilbao Basket have the 9th best defence.
• Ante Tomic leads Barça Regal in scoring, rebounds and blocks. He’s the fourth most effective players in the league when it comes to winning back possession and the fifth in assists.
• Brad Oleson boasts the fourth best conversion rate from the free throw line in the league (92.06%).
• Xavi Pascual has a record of 32 victories and 11 defeats in the playoffs of the Liga Endesa.
• Against Uxue Bilbao Basket, Pascual’s record stands at 13 victories and 3 defeats.
• The FC Barcelona manager has never lost a match in the quarter-final round.
• Navarro is the has scored the second highest amount of points in the playoffs in the history of Spanish basketball. His total is currently 1,455 points.
• Huertas is two steals away from reaching a total of 300 in the league.
• Lorbek’s point average against Bilbao Basket is 15 points per match.