Nikola Kalinic shines as Barca defeat Joventut to lift Catalan League title

2022-09-21 21:21

FC Barcelona beat Joventut Badalona 92-82 in the Catalan League final behind a strong performance from Nikola Kalinic (17 PTS).

After finishing second in 2020 and 2021, FC Barcelona reclaimed the Catalan League trophy this year.

Sarunas Jasikevicius' men overcame Joventut Badalona 92-82 (17-21, 24-16, 27-22, 24-23) in the final to win their 23rd title in the history of this pre-season tournament.

Catalan League was founded in 1980. Nowadays, only teams that play in ACB join the competition.

Joventut have 11 trophies on their resume during the 42-year period. The club ranks second in the winners' table.

Nikola Kalinic was the go-to guy for Barca in the final. The Serbian forward finished the match with a game-high 17 points, connecting 3 shots in as many tries from a mid-range, nailing 1 triple in 4 attempts, and pouring in all 8 free throws.

He scored 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Barcelona: Nikola Kalinic 18, Nicolas Laprovittola 12, Alex Abrines 12, Sertac Sanli 12, Kyle Kuric 11, Cory Higgins 8, Rokas Jokubaitis 8.

Joventut: Simon Birgander 16, Henry Ellenson 16, Ante Tomic 15, Kyle Guy 10, Andres Feliz 8.



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