16 June 2012
Edu Bueno / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Real Madrid and Barcelopna will face-off a final time in the last game of the playoffs to see who ends up winning the Endesa League title.
Real have a chance to win their 31st league title after taking the Copa del Rey earlier in the season also at the Palau against Barcelona. The local atmosphere, the refereeing crew and an opponent that will put their mental strength to the test will be the Whites' hurdles towards their objective.
Rebounds and shots outside the key will be decisive yet again. The Madridistas have won every game in the series in which they were better at pulling down rebounds, except for Game 1, in which Barça won thanks to a last-second three-pointer by Huertas. Defensive rebounds are the basis of Real's fast counterattacking style and Tomic is key in this - indeed, the Croatian centre could very well earn MVP honours for the final series if Real Madrid win tonight.