A pair of unsurprising results came in last night, with Euroleague superpowers FC Barcelona and Montepaschi Siena taking national cups.
In the Liga Endesa Supercopa, Barcelona handled Caja Laboral Baskonia, 82-73, for its third consecutive title and its seventh in the past eight years. Stop BiE if you’ve heard this before, but Juan Carlos Navarro was named MVP of the tournament after going for 24 points in the final game; Boniface N’dong contributed a double-double in the final match.
In Italy, Montepaschi Siena held off the surprise of 2010-11 (and thus current 2011-12 Euroleague side) Bennet Cantu, 73-70, to take that country’s Supercoppa. Ksistof Lavronic was named MVP after putting in a crazy 25 points plus eight rebounds in just 24 minutes of court time. For highlights, see the Lega Basket official website.