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Copa del Rey basketball: El Carpena thrills a Felipe Reyes of record

Gabby Barker

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Sunday,
16
February
2020

10:37

The 39-year-old white captain was cheered by the pavilion after becoming the player with the most victories in the tournament (34).

Felipe Reyes, in a free kick, during the semifinal.
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Yesterday's may have been Felipe Reyes' last cup match. Or he may have his moment in the final today or even next year he will continue to extend his unique career. Just in case, Martn Carpena decided that the time to pay tribute to the captain, cheered again and again.

The decision of Pablo Laso to opt for Trey Thompkins instead of Jordan Mickey made this time the presence of the captain on the track, as a substitute for Tavares in the position of five, was necessary. He had not played a minute in the fourth duel against Bilbao. Its presence supposes a record, another one of the infinite Felipe. It was his triumph number 34 in 48 games in the Cup, which nobody, beating Juan Carlos Navarro. Llull (23) is still in third place.

But his presence was not much less testimonial. Nothing else to appear, perhaps in the only moment of collective doubt in Madrid throughout the afternoon, caught four rebounds in a sigh. Specialty of the house. He finished with six – he accumulates 259, of course, more than anyone, like steals (46) and valuation (536) -, plus two assists, plus four points, for a total of 12 valuations in 13 minutes of play. Only Randolph, Campazzo and Tavares beat him.

“Not only my hobby”

We have made a remarkable game back, with great shots and great quality in the rebound, I admitted. Because the Carpena in full, aware that perhaps he was facing one of the last nights of the legend, stood up. I have been very excited. It was not just my hobby, but the whole pavilion, which makes it bigger and more beautiful, conceded Reyes, who this afternoon, at almost 40 years of age, looking for his seventh title butt.

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Gabby is someone who is interested in all types of sports, she loves to attend watching matches live. Whenever there is a match being played in her city, she makes sure to get the tickets in advance. Due to the love for sports, she joined Sportsfinding, and started writing general sports news. Apart from writing the news, she is also the editor for the website who checks and edits every news content before they go live.

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