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Manresa stuns FC Barcelona in Catalan League Final

Manresa FC Barcelona Nikola Mirotic
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Manresa rallied past FC Barcelona on Sunday night (81-70) and won the Catalan League Final.

The hosts trailed by 10 in the second quarter, but turned things around and used a strong fourth-quarter finish to seal the deal and earn the title.

Ismael Bako dominated the paint and led the way for the winners, with a game-high 18 points. This was the first Catalan League title for Manresa (and third overall) after 1999.

On the other hand, FC Barcelona were forced to play without Sertac Sanli and Pierre Oriola and saw Rolands Smits have 14 points in the contest.

FC Barcelona, which have won the Catalan League 22 times, now have their sights set on the upcoming Spanish Super Cup (September 11-12).

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