Barça Lassa host Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday, the ninth matchday of the Euroleague. It will be a special game and will also feature a tribute before the start for Juan Carlos Navarro, to celebrate 20 years since he made his debut with the Barça first team. It will be an emotional moment with many special surprises for the player and supporters.
Maccabi remain a very dangerous team. Pierre Jackson (15.3 points) and Norris Cole (11.5 points and 4.4 assists) are regular scorers, and their speed allows them to break down defences with ease. They are accompanied by Michael Roll, (50% success rate on three-pointers), DeShaun Thomas (13.3 points) and Alex Tyus, who has weighed in with 8.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Don’t forget Bolden, Parakhouski, Kane and Di Bartolomeo either.
On a special day for Juan Carlos Navarro, Barça Lassa are in good shape after beating Valencia Basket twice; once in the Euroleague and once in the Endesa League. Continuing to win at home in Europe is the key to qualification for a team that currently has three wins, five defeats and is 10th in the table.