Navarro with the Club's 17th ACB title / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

According to EuroBasket’s webpage, FC Barcelona Regal are the best basketball team on the continent. Barça sit atop the list with 220 points followed by CSKA (218), Olympiakos (207), Panathinaikos (188) and Real Madrid (184). Barça’s win rate is only surpassed by CSKA, but thanks to the ACB’s superior difficulty rating, Barça’s wins are given more value.

An impeccable season

Throughout the 2011/12 season, Xavi Pascual’s men showed that they have excellent consistency both in the Liga Endesa and in the Euroleague. In the latter, Barça’s record is solid: 18 victories out of 20 matches. The only defeats in Europe were doled out Siena and Olimpiakos (in the semifinal of the Final Four).

In addition to Barça’s nearly perfect run in Europe, the team’s record in the Liga is just as impressive. The Azulgranas only lost five matches in the regular season and three in the playoffs, one against Valencia Basket and two against Real Madrid. These results allowed Barça to claim the title at the Palau Blaugrana in the last match of the final series against Los Blancos. FC Barcelona won a total of 29 games in the regular season and 8 in the playoffs.

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