Schmidt’s contract with the “Barcelona” club expires after the season, but other Spanish teams are also interested in the Latvian.
“Barcelona” conceded Madrid Real on Sunday with a score of 74:81 (10:13, 23:21, 23:23, 18:24), which was 3-1 in the series with up to three victories.
Smith spent 18 minutes and 36 seconds on the pitch on Sunday, helping his Barcelona keep up with the lead. However, three minutes and 11 seconds before the final whistle, he was forced to leave the field due to the fifth remark.
The Latvian basketball player took three of the four two-point shots and three of the four “penalties”, won three rebounds, gave two assists, provoked two violations of the rules, had a negative +/- score (-3) and nine efficiency coefficient points.
Nikola Mirotichi was the top scorer in Barcelona with 14 points, but Nick Kallates scored nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, Walter Tavaresh stood out for the new champions with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
“Real” crowned the champion 36 times, winning the previous title three years ago. Barcelona have 19 championship titles.
In the quarter-finals, Barcelona defeated Herbalife of Gran Canaria 2-0, but in the semi-finals they won 3-1 over Badalona’s Joventut, represented by Artūrs Žagars and Krišs Helmanis. The Madriders first defeated Manrez’s “Baxi” represented by Marc Steinberg 2-0, but then defeated Vitorija’s “Baskonia” represented by Artūrs Kurucs 3-0.
Last season, Roland Schmidt and Barcelona became the Spanish champions, beating Real Madrid 2-0 in the final.