Juan Carlos Navarro

Navarro / PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

Barça were defeated once again at the Palau Blaugrana, and let slip another chance to secure a spot in the final of the Liga Endesa. The final match of the semi-final playoff will be away at La Fonteta on Sunday (7:00 PM CET). The men managed by Xavi Pascual were only the better team at the start of the match, but from that point on they were outplayed by Valencia Basket. The 18 points scored by Navarro were not enough to stave off game five.

MATCH FACTS

FC Barcelona, 63
València Basket, 81

FC Barcelona: Huertas (7), Navarro (18), Papanikolaou (9), Lampe (8), Tomic (2) –starting five-, Dorsey (2), Sada (1), Abrines (5), Oleson (0), Lorbek (0), Nachbar (2) i Pullen (9).

València Basket: Ribas (9), Doellman (14), Van Rossom (17), Lishchuk (4), Lafayette (9) –starting five-, Triguero (4), Lucic, Rafa Martínez (2) i Larry Abia (0)