Baskonia and Penya meet again after the Cup

The crosses between Baskonia and La Penya are being quite recurrent this season. Doing it against Real Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia is logical because they are rivals in the Euroleague and the League. But, after them, the green and black They are turning out to be the most regulars because they starred in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals and now they are rivals again in the playoff for the title.

Saturday’s will be the fourth game of the season. The people from Vitoria lost at the Olimpic and were left out of the Cup at the first exchange in a game in which the Catalans were superior. Then, in the league, Cazoo added two victories against those from Badalona. “Whenever we play against them they make things very complicated for us”has assured Joan Peñarroya.

The Buesa team has no casualties but, When recovering Giedraitis who had lumbar discomfort, he will have to discard something. Hommes and Enoch are the ones with the most ballots. In the Youth, certain absence of Pau Ribas, an old acquaintance in the Álava capital because he played for Baskonia for several years. “We have to play a ‘playoff’ game, supported by our people and try to take the first victory”, commented the Egarense coach of Baskonia. Ellenson suffered bacterial food poisoning but ultimately traveled with the team. It will be doubt until the last moment.

When analyzing the rival, he said that “They have players with a lot of experience”. “We are a young squad. Of quality but young so we will have to know how to manage the situation ”. Carles Duran, La Penya coach, added that they have “I really want to play against an extraordinary opponent, very solid and with great scorers”. “They have pulverized the records for the pitches of three. They have the track factor in their favor but we have to trust our way of doing things. One of the keys to this tie will reside in the rebound”.

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