By Aris Barkas/ email@example.com
On the day of Juan Carlos Navarro΄s birthday, Barcelona could not lose. The Catalan captain turned 32 years old and his team won at the home court of Real Madrid 81-75. The finals series in Liga Endesa is now tied at 2-2 and everything will be decided at Game 5 that will be played on Saturday at Barcelona.
Navarro had 12 points and four more of his teammates scored in double digits with San Antonio Spurs draftee Erazem Lorbek leading the way with 24 points, along with 5 rebounds and 4 assist. Real missed a great chance to win the championship, despite having also four double digits scorers with Nikola Mirotic scoring 14 points.
In Italy the landscape of the finals is completely different. Siena has a 3-0 lead after a road win in Milan (82-79). Ksistof Lavrinovic was the top scorer of the winners with 17 points and for the loosing side Malik Hairston had a great game with 25 points.