Monday, February 6, 2023

X-ray of Drunk Joventut

La Peña started with two losses and went 1–3 on matchday 4, in 13th place in the table. Since then, they have won 7 of their 8 matches, including the last five: Barca (82–79), Carpalas Fuenlabrada (81–85), Baxi Manresa (68–90), Lenovo Tenerife (78–69) and Monbus Obradoiro (74–91).

Their numbers become relevant with two pieces of information: Three of those five consecutive wins were at home and the last three wins average 16 points ahead. The green and black are already in sixth place, one win away from second place, and will hope to end the year in style when they host Real Betis Baloncesto at home on December 29.

strength in paint

The painting is a pillar in the sweet moment of change. Led by Ante Tomic, Joventut Badalona ranks as the second team with the most hits in the paint (22.6), close to leader Carplus Fuenlabrada’s average (22.8).

But it is not only a question of quantity, but also of success and credibility. Only two teams, Unicaja with 57.9% and Cajo Basconia with 56.5%, improve on the 56% of the Catalan team, which feels like a fish in water the closer the ball is to the hoop.

balance in each segment

Joventut Badalona, ​​after the first 12 games, is the fourth team with the most credits per game (94.4). And it is that the group directed by Carles Duran appears in the top 5 of various classifications: it is the 5th team that guarantees the most points per crash (83.5), the 5th best rebounds (36.7) and the 5th team that most assists. helps more (17,6).

On defense, it is the 8th team that scores the fewest points (79.3), although it has outscored its rivals by an average of 70.3 in the last three games. Balance is the bedrock of their success, with one clear leader, three other players anchored in double digits in scoring and a half-dozen with PIRs of more than 9.5 per game: four cross the ten-point barrier and two make it Let’s touch

Marshall Tomic

The Croatian Joventut center seems oblivious to the passage of time. Far from weakening over the years, he has brought out one of the wildest versions of himself, expanding his repertoire and commanding game after game.

Currently, Ante Tomic is the player who averages the most baskets of two (6), 4th in fouls (4.6), 5th in rebounds (6.5), 6th in points (14.7) and even Endesa appears to be the league’s best center. (20th in the global ranking!) In the assists section, where he ensures 3.2 per placement.

With these numbers, it should come as no surprise that the Green and Black interior is the second most valuable player in the competition (19.7), close in on the lead by North American point guard Shannon Evans (19.8).

thermometer allenson

By more/less statistics, the man from Wisconsin is the most decisive player on the team. The data is powerful: in 276 minutes with him, his Penya achieved a record of +88 and in the remaining 204 with Henri Allanson on the bench, the remainder ended in negative: -38.

Only seven players from the top three ranked teams exceed their +7.3 average: Petr Cornelli (+11.7), Daulton Holmes (+9.5), Vincent Poirier (+8.8), Dzhannon Moses (+8.8), Matt Costello ( +8.6), Mike Kotser (+7.6) and Sasu Salin (+7.5).

seasoned mercury

Joel Parra has become Carles Duran’s all-rounder. With 86.7% from free kicks, the academy player has been able to appear in the Endesa league top 15 in success rankings from two shots (9th, with an impressive 68.5% effectiveness) and rebounds (15th, with). 5.3).

After the first third of the contest, Parra has established himself as the second most valuable player in La Peña (12.8), behind only Ante Tomic, so it should come as no surprise that he gets the most minutes on the court in the template. There is also a player who plays. (28) and was the 5th most used in the entire competition.

a choral team

Whether the leader is one or the other, Andrés Feliz always adapts to his role as squire. With a stellar shooting percentage of 6.75 (his 48.5% endesa is 8th best in the league), the Dominican point guard scores with solvency (30th, averaging 11.5 points) and positions himself as the third most valuable Green. is kept and Black (11.7) so far this season.

Nor should we forget the safety provided by Kyle Guy (28th in scoring, 11.8, and a PIR of 9.7 in his ACB debut season) or Simon Birender, who averaged 59.6% on shots from closer two and ten. 9.8). For his part, Guillem rocks the league top 10 in assists (11th, with an average of 4.2) and his 88.9% in free kicks is surpassed on the team by Pau Ribas (90.9%), for a remarkable average evaluation. With another (8.3) and assist (2.6).

Albert Ventura’s dirty work, Pep Busquets’ struggles and Yannick Cragg and Zombor Maronka’s nods to the future and the present complete a puzzle that finally works. And how!

Seeds in cups?

Joventut was already guaranteed a presence in the 2023 Copa del Rey by being the host, but the green and black squad is determined not only to reach “their” cup in the playoff zone, but also dream of one of the first four places. Have also seen at the end of the first round, which would make him the tournament seed.

After their successful streak of five consecutive wins, Joventut Badalona finds itself with an 8-4 balance, one win away from fourth place, yes, but also from second, so it’s worth following the line of recent weeks. It is possible First drum of the draw.

La Peña has three games left at home (against Real Betis Baloncesto, Coviran Granada and Gran Canaria) and two away (travel to Basket Girona) before the crucial direct duel against Caju Basconia at the Buena Arena.

With the backing of defeats to place second, fourth and fifth in the standings, this Peña is aiming very high, confident that this could be his season.

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