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Juan Carlos Navarro / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB

Barça Regal begin the second part of the first phase of the Euroleague with a 100% record after the first five games with a match at the Palau against Olimpija Ljubljana, who have won just one game so far, but count on Danny Green, Damir Markota and Ratko Varda as their main threats.

Navarro closes in on record

Navarro is again in the spotlight for Barça in a week in which he extended his contract with the Club. Tonight at the Palau he has the chance to break the all-time Euroleague points record, needing just 14 more points to overtake the American Marcus Brown's current record of 2.715.

The fact that he may pass the record on his home court is, as he commented in his Tuesday press conference, an added bonus, though coach Xavi Pascual insists the team won't be playing with the record, or indeed Navarro as their main focus: "he is a generous player and he's not obsessed with the record. He is though, the best player in the history of the section".

Should Navarro achieve his 14 points tonight, it has been arranged that, unless it happens in the decisive final stage of the game the game will stop to allow the crowd to pay their homage to the new record holder, who will also receive the match ball as a memento.

Avoid any drop in intensity

Coach Pascual's main aim in tonight's game is to avoid any repeat of the relaxation which nearly cost his team dear against Blancos de Rueda de Valladolid in their last league game, though he believes that his players have learnt from their errors and have overcome that problem.

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