VGB Vs BAR Fantasy Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Unbeaten Barcelona look to keep their sensational run going in the competition
They have needed all of three games to find themselves sitting as high as 5th place in the ACB La Liga 2020-21. Despite seeing limited involved in the league, Barcelona have made the most of their time out in the middle to pull off three wins from their opening three fixtures in the competition.
Traditionally one of the strongest sides in the league, Barcelona have stayed true to that moniker this time around as well. The side has been quick to get off the blocks, a side which has thrived not only in the La Liga but the Euroleague as well to show why they are considered such worthy opponents.
And this is a side hardly going off the boil. Only moving from strength to strength, Barcelona will not only give a good account of themselves today but go onto fulfil their designs of maintaining their 100% winning record.
However, Barcelona are by no means going to have it as easy as they have it till now today. In Baskonia, they are taking on a side which was not too long back on a four game winning spree, a side which pushed second placed Burgos all the way the last time in its 91-89.
We are going to be in for a riveting affair, one where Barcelona’s astute defensive setup sees the side maintain its speckle free run in the league.
Probable Playing 5
Peters, Polonara, Henry, Fall, Diop
Davies, Mirotic, Higgins, Abrines, Hanga
ACB La Liga 2020-21
Match: Baskonia Vs Barcelona
Date And Time: 18th October, Sunday: 10:00pm
Venue: Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Giedraitis: 19 Points
- Hanga: 13 Points
- Giedraitis: 8 Rebounds
- Oriola: 6 Rebounds
Burgos Vs Baskonia: 91-89
Barcelona Vs Bilbao: 82-64
VGB Vs BAR Fantasy Team Picks
Barcelona’s Thomas Heurtel pulled off one of his finest performances till date the last time around. The point guard was present everywhere for the side, delivering a well rounded 9 point, 7 dime and 4 board performance on the day.
Partnering him up for the contest is Cory Higgins. In a clash where the points will flow like water, Cory’s ability to work the zone and shoot from the deep will be just the shot in the arm his side needs to propel its way to a win.
Alex Abrines has been a steady source of points for his side as well to see him become the third successive player from the team to be inducted in our framework.
Adam Hanga’s ability is not just limited to downing the offhanded shots. He’s someone who can latch onto the second chance points as well to ensure a high conversion rate for his side when it comes to dropping baskets in the paint.
Rokas Giedraitis was completely deserving of becoming the first name from Baskonia for the impending encounter. His 19 points, 4 assists and 8 boards the last time around were a testament to his profuse gambits, ones born out of his expansive calibre as a player.
While Barcelona’s defensive setup has been impeccable till now, the backline knows it has a real task up its sleeve when it comes across Alec Peters. He’s capable of sweeping any defence under the mat, a player who dropped a gargantuan 16 points the last time he took to the middle.
Ilimane Diop had 13 points in the same skirmish, a player who made full use of his expertise to send down the floating jump points.
Barcelona on the other hand see us rope in Pierre Oriola for this tie. The centre has been a real force to square off against defensively, a player who has not only blocked shots but pulled off crucial rebounds as well.
His ability to drop points from the deep see Abrines be our star player while Peters is the pro player.
Heurtel, Abrines, Higgins, Hanga, Rokas, Alec, Diop, Oriola
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