Gigantes de Carolina (men's basketball)

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Gigantes de Carolina
Leagues BSN
Founded 1971
Dissolved 2009
Arena Guillermo Angulo Coliseum
Location Carolina, Puerto Rico
Team colors Red and Black
President Joel Katz
Head coach Joel Katz
Championships 0

The Gigantes de Carolina was a Puerto Rican professional basketball team in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional based in Carolina, Puerto Rico.


In 2008, the Gigantes advanced to the league's "Super 6" semifinals. The team earned a lead in this phase and came close to receiving a guaranteed spot in the league's final by defeating the Cangrejeros de Santurce in the final stages of the "Super 6".[1] The Gigantes entered this series with only two games left for qualification.[2] However Santurce won the second game with score of 99-83.[3] Carolina eventually won the series and eliminated Santurce.[4] The Gigantes and the Capitanes were the teams that advanced to the finals.[5] The series extended to seven games, with both teams winning three games at home.[6] Arecibo won the seventh game with scores of 99-94.[7]


  1. ^ Raúl Álzaga Sánchez-Bretón (2008-06-12). "Los Gigantes hieren de muerte al rey Santurce" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Carolina y Arecibo tras la final" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  3. ^ Lester Jiménez (2008-06-13). "¡Están vivos!" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  4. ^ Raúl Álzaga Sánchez-Bretón (2008-06-14). "¡GIGANTE! TRIUNFO PARA CAROLINA" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  5. ^ Lester Jiménez (2008-06-16). "Carolina vs. Arecibo: final candente" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  6. ^ Raúl Álzaga Sánchez-Bretón (2008-06-27). "¡Todo o nada en la 'Petaca'!" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  7. ^ Raúl Álzaga Sánchez-Bretón (2008-06-28). "Buster se crece y los Capitanes reinan" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 

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