Dusko Ivanovic’s squad beat FC Barcelona at La Fonteta in the ACB grand final.
KIROLBET Baskonia wins the Endesa League CHAMPION title after beating Barcelona in the grand final of the ACB. Ten years after the last league title and with Dusko Ivanovic as the common denominator, the Vitorians achieve their fourth ACB league in their history. After the conquests in 2002, 2008 and 2010, the Baskonia adds a new trophy to its showcase in an exceptional final phase, prevailing over one of the favorites, FC Barcelona.
In a good start KIROLBET Baskonia took the first advantages on the scoreboard with a great Shavon Shields and growing from the defense (minute 7, 9-15). Excessive personal fouls led Pesic’s pupils to the free throw line who managed to get close by the end of the first quarter (16-17). With a better second quarter start, Barcelona got a 10-1 partial in their favor that forced Ivanovic to stop the duel (minute 13, 26-17). The Baskonia team reacted, managing to stop Barcelona’s offense and get ahead (minute 15, 28-23). The Catalans brought out their success from the outside (5/12 three pointers at half-time) and that gave them a six-point advantage in the break time (39-33).
After a good start after halftime by KIROLBET Baskonia, the Vitorians got ahead on the scoreboard with a 4-14 run (minute 26, 43-47). It was all tied up in the fourth quarter, in which in a nail-biting final Vildoza scored the basket that gave Baskonia the victory and Champion Title.
The Baskonia family, the region of Araba-Alava, and Vitoria-Gasteiz city smile and enjoy again after ten years. KIROLBET Baskonia is the CHAMPION of the Endesa League on their own merits after taking over the almighty FC Barcelona in the grand final. Baskonia CHARACTER has imposed itself once again and the time to enjoy has come for the entire Baskonia family.