Cup 2002 Final: Baskonia wins an unforgettable final against Barcelona

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 2002 Barcelona Baskonia Cup Decade 2000

The 2002 Cup was held in Vitoria, leaving a final with a victory for Baskonia against Barcelona (85-83) that they will never forget at Buesa Arena. The MVP went to Dejan Tomasevic, but the glory of the winning basket went to Elmer Bennett

It was a real finale between two teams that never gave up. At half-time the advantage was minimal for the Blaugranas (32-34). In the second half the basketball was unleashed, more points, more verticality, but the same equality. An equality that benefits the local Baskonia, with a Buesa devoted to the cause. Anyone could have won, but it was Bennett who decided. Navarro was lost in the end due to injury.

Tomasevic (20 points), Bennett (17 points) and Nocioni (14) were the top scorers on the Basque side. In Barcelona, Jasikevicius went to 28 points, long the best by Blaugrana


Barcelona 73 – Seville 66
Real Madrid 75 – Students 78
Unicaja Málaga 73 – Valencia Basket 59
Baskonia 74 – Joventut 72

Barcelona 88 – Students 68
Unicaja Málaga 72 – Baskonia 83

Baskonia 85
*Corchiani – 3p, 2a, 1r
*Vidal – 0p, 1a
*Nocioni – 14p, 6r, 1a
*Tomasevic – 20p, 8r, 3br
*Oberto – 12p, 2r, 2a
Scola – 10p, 4r, 1a
Bennett – 17p, 6a, 1r
Foirest – 9p, 1r, 1a

Barcelona 83
*Jasikevicius – 28p, 4r, 2a
*Digbeu – 5p, 4r, 3a
*Karnisovas – 9p, 4a, 2r
*Okulaja – 10p, 1r, 1br
*Alzamora – 2p
Rodríguez – 8p, 2r, 2a
De la Fuente – 2p, 1r
Dueñas – 7p, 6r, 2t
Rentzias – 12p, 4r, 2t