Triples hand Regal massive win (84-44)
Any team can slip up, as Regal Barça showed against CAI, but the European Champions don’t do it twice and against Menorca at the Palau on Sunday they ran up a massive win to put things back in their place.
Xavi Pascual’s team were superior in all aspects of the game, especially with their three
pointers – five players reached the 10 point mark –but this was a team effort, and what
a team! Regal were 15 points up at half time and they extended that to a stunning 40 points by the
end of the game.
Ndong and Lorbek lead the onslaught
Regal made it clear there was no risk of a surprise this week, as they
powered to an early 14-5 lead with Ndong, Lorbek and Morris setting the pace. The American was one
of the stars of the show and one of the players to reach double figures.
There were quite a few away fans at the Palau, but they could only look on as Barça brushed
aside their team, who managed to rally a little in the second quarter, finishing with a Servera
three pointer on the hooter from the half way mark to leave the scores at 42.27 at the break..
Only four Mallorca players managed to score in the first quarter and
although that improved in the second, the ever-willing Donaldson with 9 points seemed their only
argument and that was never going to be enough to stop Barça in this mood.
No change in the second half
The team came out with the same mentality for the third quarter and
Mickeal and Navarro upped the pace as the Mallorca team failed to stop the three pointers from
flying in. The splendid Jaka Lakovic made it 61-33 with one such score and Mikeal and Lorbeck hit
two more immediately after that as the distance between the two teams continued to grow. Mallorca
were unable to make any head way in attack as a plethoric Sada made a total of 10 blocks and scored
just 9 points in the final quarter, 17 in all the second half, to record the fourth worst points
score in ACB history.
REGAL FC BARCELONA, 84
MENORCA BASQUET, 44
Regal Barcelona (25+17+27+15): Sada (3), Lakovic (13), Mickeal (14), Lorbek (12), N'Dong (6)
–starting five-, Navarro (16), Grimau (4), Vázquez (2), Morris (10), Rubio (3) and Perovic
Menorca (13+14+8+9): Ciorciari (-), limonada (2), Victor (12), Donaldson (15) Torres (4)
–starting five-, Huertas (2), Radenovic (4), Servera (3), Otegui (2) and Sánchez (-).
Referees: Juan Luis Redondo, Carlos Cortés and Ana Cardús.
Venue: Palau Blaugrana (4.332).