Rolands Šmits Photo: “Barca-Korb”
Latvian basketball player Rolands Šmits scored two points in the match of the 23rd round of the ULEB Euroleague in Barcelona on Thursday. The Barcelona players played the USB in Willerban with 84:71 (28:17, 17:13, 23:20, 16:21).
Smith played 12 minutes and four seconds on Thursday and hit the only two-point shot in the basket, but the only long-range shot was inaccurate. He scored a rebound, caught the ball once, collected two personal marks and provoked a mark from the opponent, finishing the game with an efficiency of two.
In the Barcelona team, Nicolas Laprovitola was the top scorer with 20 points, while Nikola Mirotich scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Yusufa Fals had 20 points and seven rebounds for Eli, and Eli Okobo had 17 points and eight assists.
Barcelona are second in the tournament table with 17 wins in 22 games. Also this season, ten countries with 18 teams are represented in the Euroleague, the same number as in the previous season. Teams play in a two-round tournament, with the top eight advancing to the playoffs. The Euroleague champion is determined in Berlin, where the Final Four tournament takes place.
Last season, the champion was Anadolu Efes from Istanbul, who defeated Barcelona in the final.