The first Game 5 of the 2022 EuroLeague playoffs will see FC Barcelona host FC Bayern Munich for a ticket to the Final Four in Belgrade.
Keys to victory: FC Barcelona vs FC Bayern Munich
Making threes is critical for Barca
Barcelona was the top three-point shooting team in the regular season with 41.3% and ranked fourth with 9.2 triples per game, but those numbers have plummeted in the playoffs. Barca is last among the eight playoff teams with 7.0 threes per game at 29.2%. While some of that credit rightfully goes to the Bayern defenders, elite marksmen such as Kyle Kuric (3 of 20) and Nikola Mirotic (5 of 16) can be expected to shoot better. More threes at better percentages would open the floor and allow the Barcelona attack to get the points it needs in Game 5.
Games of the Season: FC Barcelona-Real Madrid
Rokas Jokubaitis | Season Highlights | 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Games of the Season: Real Madrid-FC Bayern Munich
Games of the Season: FC Barcelona-Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
FC Barcelona vs Olympiacos Piraeus | Third Place Game | Highlights
Magic Moment: Calathes sets Final Four assists record!
Magic Moment: Mirotic to Calathes
Magic Moment: Abrines dunks off a steal!
Magic Moment: Olympiacos's team effort!
Magic Moment: Vezenkov beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Calathes behind the back!
Nikola Mirotic describes that Season MVP feeling
Top 5 Plays | Semifinals| Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Davies dunks in traffic!
FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid | Semifinal | Highlights
Post-game quotes: Alex Abrines, FC Barcelona
Post-game quotes: Brandon Davies, FC Barcelona
Magic Moment: Poirier's block off the glass!
Magic Moment: Mirotic finds Davies!
Magic Moment: Poirier dunks again!
Magic Moment: Causeur to Poirier for two-handed slam
Magic Moment: Llull puts Real ahead!
Magic Moment: Davies dunks in traffic!,
Magic Moment: Llull to Tavares for alley-oop slam
Magic Moment: Yabusele throws it down
Semifinal vibes: Barcelona vs. Real
Inside the semis with Kyle Kuric, FC Barcelona
Dream Team: Brandon Davies
2021-22 MVP of the Season: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona
Final Four arrivals: Barca touches base in Belgrade
Our Season: FC Barcelona
EuroLeague title memories: FC Barcelona
Ask me Anything: Dante Exum, FC Barcelona
2021-22 All-EuroLeague First Team: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona
2021-22 All-EuroLeague Second Team: Vladimir Lucid, FC Bayern Munich
Top 10 Plays | FC Barcelona | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Mirotic goes coast to coast!
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Hunter takes flight!
FC Barcelona sv FC Bayern Munich | Playoffs Game 5 | Highlights
Magic Moment: Laprovittola from deep
Magic Moment: Jaramaz makes a wild three
Magic Moment: Mirotic goes coast to coast
Magic Moment: Hunter takes flight
Magic Moment: Jaramaz beats the buzzer
Nikola Mirotic, Barcelona: 'I am feeling very confident'
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Sisko to Lucic alley-oop!
FC Bayern Munich vs FC Barcelona | Playoffs Game 4 | Highlights
Magic Moment: Laprovittola to Davies on the third-quarter buzzer!
Magic Moment: Thomas feeds Hunter
Magic Moment: Sisko hits Lucic for the alley-oop!
Bayern needs more scoring punch in the paint
Bayern has played excellent defense, outrebounded Barcelona by 15, committed the fewest turnovers (10.3 per game) and shot well from the line (81.8%), which are all things it must continue to improve its chances to win Game 5 on the road. However, it has not been effective scoring inside. Bayern has made the fewest two-pointers in the playoffs (14.3 per game) and done so at a subpar 46.7%. Augustine Rubit (42.9%), Othello Hunter (50%) and DeShaun Thomas (41.2%) have not provided much scoring punch in the paint and if they can do so on Tuesday, it could be worth a spot in Belgrade.