Eurohoops News: Nikola Mirotic leads Barcelona to win over Breogan

Nikola Mirotic continued with big outings for Barcelona as he led them to another win in the Spanish League By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Nikola Mirotic has been on a mission at the start of this season and has put on another strong performance with 22 points against Breogan, leading Barcelona to a 78-69 win. He also grabbed seven rebounds and accumulated a total of 32 PIR, compared to last game’s personal best of 34. Cory Higgins followed with 15 and Nigel Hayes with 14 points. For Breogan, Dzanan Musa scored 14,…

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Eurohoops News: Real Madrid and Barcelona advance to Supercopa Endesa Final

The first Clasico of the season will take place at the Supercopa Endesa final By Eurohoops team at eurohoops.net  / info@eurohoops.net FC Barcelona secured a comfortable victory against Valencia Basket 87-68 to advance to the Spanish Supercopa for the third straight year. Brandon Davies and Cory Higgins helped Barca impose its rhythm on their opponents right from the first quarter (27-16) and scored 15 and 13 points respectively. Sarunas Jasikevicius’ squad never lost its lead and managed to expand the deficit to 20+ points in the second half en route to the win. Adding up…

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Overseas Hoops: Barcelona picks up forward Nigel Hayes

The former Zalgiris Kaunas forward moves to Spain By Eurohoops team/info@eurohoops.net Nigel Hayes and coach Sarunas Jasikevicius are reunited. Barcelona announced the signing of Hayes – pending the medical exams – without confirming that it’s a one year-deal. The 26-years old forward (2,03 m.)  was also a player of Saras in Zalgiris Kaunas and got a workout this summer in Boston. However, as Eurohoops has reported, while Hayes was aiming for a deal in the NBA, however, playing for a club like Barcelona and aiming for a Euroleague title is a good enough…

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Overseas Hoops: FC Barcelona and Zalgaris Kaunas officially begin their season

The 2021-22 season officially begins for FC Barcelona and Zalgiris Kaunas By Johnny Askounis at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net A brand new season for FC Barcelona and Zalgiris Kaunas. Three additions in the form of Nicolas Laprovittola, Sertac Sanli, and Rokas Jokubaitis have been completed so far during the summer by the Spanish powerhouse. Returning players include Nikola Mirotic, Nick Calathes, Cory Higgins, Alex Abrines, and Brandon Davies, among others. Besides the players of the senior team, seven more players of the junior teams have been named to the preseason squad. James Nnaji, Michael…

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Nicolas Laprovittola signs with FC Barcelona

Nicolas Laprovittola is officially on his way from Real Madrid to FC Barcelona By Johnny Askounis/info@eurohoops.net Nicolas Laprovittola has inked a two-year contract to join FC Barcelona, the team announced Wednesday. Medicals are pending, as noted by the Spanish powerhouse. He was nearing a deal with Barca, as Eurohoops reported. Laprovittola, 31, is currently in Tokyo competing for Argentina in the Olympic Games. At the club level, he spent the last two seasons with Real Madrid and departed upon the conclusion of his contract. The experienced point guard marked his third Turkish Airlines…

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Could Pau Gasol be close to hanging the sneakers up?

By Johnny Askounis of eurohoops.net /info@eurohoops.net Pau Gasol aims to help FC Barcelona capture its 19th domestic title and third of his own. His return in February receiving an enthusiastic response from the fans has been followed by strong outings all the way up to the best-of-three series determining the Spanish league champion. “This can be my last game,” he admitted in the buildup to Finals Game 2 planned to be held Tuesday evening at Barca’s home court, “I have been thinking for years that my last game could have been a long…

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Pay Gasol leads FC Barcelona to Spanish League Finals

From Johnny Askounis of eurohoops.net/ info@eurohoops.net FC Barcelona overpowered Lenovo Tenerife, 89-72, to clinch a third consecutive ACB Finals berth on Friday. Pau Gasol scored a team-high 15 points powering his side to win the Spanish League Semifinals best-of-three series, 2-1. Brandon Davies and Cory Higgins registered 14 points each, and Nick Calathes had 13 points. Barca built a double-digit separation in the first half but knocked out Tenerife with strong defense in the third quarter. The 15-time ACB champions will move on to face arch-rival Real Madrid in the Finals best-of-three…

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Barcelona holds off Real Madrid comeback

From FC Barcelona holds on sending nemesis Real Madrid to a 1-4 start By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net FC Barcelona dominated the first half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 5 Clasico and went on for the win, 79-72, versus Real Madrid Friday at the Palau Blaugrana. With Nikola Mirotic sidelined and Victor Claver also out, Kyle Kuric punched in a team-high 15 points, including ten in the key second quarter. Brandon Davies summed up 14 points and Cory Higgins 13 combining for eight in the challenging fourth period and completing the three-man double-digit…

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