Gran Canaria faces this Sunday a high-flying mission against a Barça team that continues to grow with Jasikevicius and leads the ACB and the Euroleague
In search of the impossible in a calendar that does not let up. The Gran Canaria Basketball Club visits Barça this Sunday, starting at 5:30 p.m. (#Vamos), in
a high-flying mission at the Palau Blaugrana. After beating Real Madrid in the first round at the WiZink Center, the Claretian team seeks to repeat the feat in the fort of the other transatlantic Spanish and continental basketball.
El Granca, which has a record of 11 wins and 11 losses in the ACB and leads Group B of the EuroCup,
faces are seen with the leader of the Endesa League and the Euroleague after falling against Joventut Badalona last Thursday and, in this way, break a winning streak in the last four commitments (Monbus Obradoiro, Urbas Fuenlabrada, Casademont Zaragoza and Unicaja). The fact of being able to attack the Palau Blaugrana would mean a morale plus for a yellow team
in the middle of the race to be in the Playoff for the Endesa League title.
To have a chance of achieving it, the team coached by Porfi Fisac must play a complete game in all aspects,
starting by correcting the disconnections suffered against La Penya and ending by improving shooting percentages and increasing solidity in defense and rebounding.
For its part, Sarunas Jasikevicius's Barça, who did not have the Turkish center Sanli against Estrella Roja due to back pain, share the leadership of the Endesa League with Real Madrid, both with a balance of 18 wins and four wins. And he rose to first place last Wednesday after overwhelming Bitci Baskonia with an exhibition by Laprovittola from the three-point line -he converted eight of the 11 shots he tried-.
A plethora of talent that does not stop growing under the orders of the Lithuanian coach.
In the first round match held at the Siete Palmas venue, the Gran Canaria Basketball Club was clearly outclassed (64-82), with Dylan Ennis and Nikola Mirotic as the top scorers for their teams with 13 and 14 points, respectively.
Kenny Chery lands on the island to fill in for Kramer's long-term leave
Canadian point guard Kenny Chery and Granca join their paths for the rest of the season, arriving to make up for the loss of American foreigner Chris Kramer, who suffered a
partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
Chery, 30 years old, comes from the Russian Avtodor Saratov, a team with which he recently broke his contractual relationship due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and will coincide in the Claretian entity with Porfi Fisac and Miquel Salvó, his coach and partner at Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket in the 2017-2018 season.