Oleson in Spanish League clincher [Basketball]

June 16, 2013
Brad Oleson

Barcelona and Brad Oleson of North Pole need just one more win to call themselves championships of the Spanish League.

The team beat Real Madrid 73-62 today in Game 4 of the Finals to force a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.

Oleson, of UAF fame, scored seven points. He has averaged 9.2 points in the series.

The 6-foot-3, 30-year-old playmaker starts at shooting guard.

In Game 2, Oleson keyed a 72-71 victory by sinking the winning free throws and finishing with 14 points and four assists.

He is no stranger to the Spanish Finals.

In 2010, he led underdog Caja Laboral to a stunning upset of top-ranked Barcelona.

This year, of course, Oleson was traded from Caja Laboral to Barcelona, where he has averaged 9.5 points on 51 percent shooting in 24 games.

Barcelona is 19-5 with Oleson in the lineup.