Despite letting go of a 21-point lead in the first half and 12 at the end of the third quarter, Barcelona patiently managed to prevail in the end and beat Real Madrid 79-72. Mirotic did not play at Barsa, as he did not complete the regulation days after being positive for Covid. Kuric and Davies were the winners with 15 and 14 goals respectively. Campazzo and Deck, who retired in the 5:17 minute of the third quarter with a sprained ankle, scored 7 and 3 points, respectively, while Laprovittola contributed 1 assist. Bolmaro did not enter.

The first period started slow for both teams, but in the second everything changed and Jasikevicius’s team unleashed all its despotism on both sides, scoring 30 points (lethal Kuric) and allowing just 13 to go into the long break with a wide advantage that It gave him the opportunity to control the rest of the match (48-27).

In the third quarter Barcelona dominated again and bad news came in the 5:17 minute, when Deck bent his ankle after receiving a ball in the offensive field. Inexplicably, this seemed to motivate Madrid, which with the help of a good passage from Campazzo narrowed the gap (64-52).

In the last ten minutes, it was Llull who pushed his team and with five in a row he put Laso’s men at stake. However, the Catalans froze the ball and wore down the clock, scoring from the line and through the deconcentration of Real Madrid, who could never finish turning it. It was a triumph for Jasikevicius’ men 79-72.

. Facundo Campazzo (Real Madrid): 7 points (1/4 in doubles, 1/5 in triples and 2/2 in free), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 loss and 3 fouls in 20:28 minutes.

. Gabriel Deck (Real Madrid): 3 points (1/2 in doubles) and 1 rebound in 8:30 minutes.

. Nicolás Laprovittola (Real Madrid): 0 points (0/1 in doubles and 0/2 in triples), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 losses and 1 foul in 10:39 minutes.

. Leandro Bolmaro (Barcelona): did not enter.

Official boxscore of the match.


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