Saturday, June 3

Marc Gasol hits on his return before 3,500 fans

  • The president-player of Bàsquet Girona adds 19 points and 16 rebounds in 21 minutes in his successful debut against Huesca, bottom of the LEB Oro (89-47).

Marc Gasol had this Friday the Dream debut with Basketball Girona, with a placid victory (89-47) and a great performance. Thirteen years and seven months after their last official meeting in Fontajau With Akasvayu in the ACB, he once again played an official match on stage that saw him explode as a player, now with the team he founded in 2014 and over which he presides.

There was hardly any departure because Huesca, bottom of the LEB Oro, proved the reason for his situation. Fontajau attended a basketball party that attracted some 3,500 spectators in the stands in the best entry in many years in a men’s game.

End of the bad streak

The Catalan pivot showed that in the Spanish Second Division he will be decisive. The debut of the new coach Jordi Sargatal at home it also served to break the dismal streak of seven defeats in a row that had cost him his job. Carles Marco.

Marc Gasol started and scored his first points at 5:52 left in the first quarter (12-3). In the end, he ended up walking out the front door with double figures: 19 points and 16 rebounds (He also received 7 fouls in the 21 minutes played), for a total of 39 valuation. The pivot enjoyed and did enjoy, responding to the expectation that his return to Girona had generated after 13 years triumphing in the NBA.

Wave in the pavilion

Girona, very focused, gave Huesca no option, which at the end of the first quarter was already losing 24-9, and at halftime they fell to 20 (41-21). It was not enough for the local team, which in the third quarter, with a triple festival (one of Gasol), steals, counterattacks and dunks, he took a 34 lead (62-28) with less than five minutes to close that set.

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In the last 10 minutes it was entered with a 66-35 and everything sentenced. The public hailed his idol after an action of two plus one that put the 69-35, before the entire pavilion began to make the wave to culminate a historic day.

«Sport is this. Are these values. I was very clear that it was worth it come back here. This is priceless, see the illusion of so many boys and girls, feel these emotions… There are things in life that go much further “, reflected Gasol after his debut.

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