Yesterday, Sunday, the 19th February 2012, Rigal Barça FC played against Real Madrid Baloncesto in the final of the Basketball King's Cup at Palau Sant Jordi. The match was led by RMB all the time and Reyes could rise the cup at the end of the game. The last time that RMB won this cup was 19 years ago. Now, Pablo Laso's Real Madrid is the owner of the 23rd King's Cup of the team.
The initial players of Rigal Barça were:
The initial players of Real Madrid were:
The first quarter was matched but RMB started leading the game and its score was always a few points in front of Regal Barça's. Barça wanted tall Madrid players to make fouls and Tomic did the fisrt two fouls of the game, so he was substituted him by Begic. Both teams scored some points and the result was 17-22 at the end of the quarter.
The second quarter was like the first quarter and Real Madrid was 6 points above Rigal Barça when there were two seconds left, but Llull and his magic hand got a 3-pointer just before the bell rang and the crowd went bananas and shouted ''¡ MVP, MVP!''. So the first part finished 33-42.
The third quarter was a bit different. Madrid's atacks stopped being as effective as before and Barça started to play well and they reduced the difference to 1 point. But RMB didn´t give up and their advantage rose to 6 points thanks to Jaycee Carroll and his first 8 points of the game. And, again, ''Magic Llull'' scored his 4th 3-pointer of the match in the last second of this quarter, that finished with the score of 56-65.
In the last quarter, it looked like Jaycee Carroll was the only player in the court, he scored 14 points out of the 26 points that Real Madrid got. Thanks to him Madrid was 22 points above Barça, and Barça players couldn't breath properly. When there were 3 minutes to go, Tomic made his 5th foul and he was substituted because if a player makes 5 fouls, he won't play any more. Carroll was also substituted and Barça could only reduce a bit the difference. The final result was 74-91.
Here, the players' top 3 of the game:
In 3rd position: Boniface N'Dong with 19 points, 11 rebouns, 1 block, and 24 points of rating.
In 2nd position: Jaycee Carroll with 22 points, 3 3-pointers out of 3 tries, 5 points out of 5 free shots, and 27 points of rating.
MVP of the match: Sergio Llull with 23 points, 5 3-poiters, 5 assists, and 25 points of rating.