Playoffs series analysis: FC Barcelona Regal vs. Unics

Mar 15, 2012 by Euroleague.net Print
A classic continental powerhouse meets an up-and-coming Euroleague newcomer in the playoffs, as FC Barcelona Regal goes against reigning Eurocup champion Unics. Barcelona is tied for the best record in the Euroleague this season (15-1), but Unics has been able to steal as many as five road wins in its debut season in the competition. Barcelona beat Unics twice during the regular season, but this playoffs series will be a whole different story. The best two defensive teams in the competition – Barcelona has allowed opponents just 61.4 points per game until now, Unics 67.4 ppg. – go face-to-face for a spot in the 2012 Final Four. Barcelona leads all playoff teams in rebounding (35.4 rpg.) and fewest fouls committed (18.3). It ranks second of all playoff teams in blocks (4 bpg.), steals (7.3 spg.), fewest turnovers (10.9) and assists (15.9 apg.). Unics ranks high in fouls drawn (21.9), three-point shooting (38.1%) and defensive rebounding (25.1). Barcelona has not lost at home and was the only undefeated team in the Top 16. Even though Unics is one of just three Euroleague newcomers in eight seasons to reach the playoffs, nobody will expect it to be an easy opponent.
RECORD
R. SEASON: 7-3
TOP 16: 3-3
OVERALL: 10-6
Unics Kazan
Game 1 @ Barcelona, March 20: FC Barcelona Regal 78-66 Unics
Game 2 @ Barcelona, March 22: FC Barcelona Regal 66-63 Unics
Game 3 @ Kazan, March 27: Unics 56-67 FC Barcelona Regal
The analysis by Johhny Rogers
Jiri Zidek and Johnny RogersTwo-time Euroleague champ Johnny Rogers breaks down the upcoming playoff between Barcelona and Unics. SEE SERIES BREAKDOWN!

"Barcelona is as hungry as any team to make it back to the Final Four after losing in the playoffs last season."

"Veteran teams like Unics usually do well limiting mistakes to stay in games a long time."
FC Barcelona Regal
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 3200:00 1223 347/658 113/316 190/250 154 413 567 255 117 175 64 30 292 311 1466
Average 200:00 76.43 52.7% 35.8% 76% 9.62 25.81 35.43 15.93 7.31 10.93 4 1.87 18.25 19.43 91.62

Totals 3225:00 1134 280/577 112/294 238/312 136 402 538 198 103 224 56 35 319 350 1248
Average 201:33 70.87 48.5% 38.1% 76.3% 8.5 25.12 33.62 12.37 6.43 14 3.5 2.18 19.93 21.87 78
Unics Kazan