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Bitci Baskonia – Barça: Loss in the last game of the year (94-75)

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Hard Barça defeat in the last game of the year. The culés have fallen before Battle of the Basque Country (94-75) in which was the first match of the second round in the Euroleague, where the culés are leaders after a first round of record. With this defeat, a streak of nine consecutive victories in Europe is broken.

Equalized start

The first quarter has been a constant exchange of blows, with good triples included from a successful Laprovittola, and the tug of war between both teams has ended with Barça leading the score (20-23).

Already in the second quarter, despite starting well with a triple of Jokubaitis, a very negative partial for the Catalans of 16-0 for Baskonia, has catapulted the Basque team, going from 20-26 to 36-26. Mirotic, of three, has cut the local bloodletting, to end up going to rest with a more even score but with the Catalans below (40-34).

Insurmountable distance

Two consecutive triples of Mirotic At the beginning of the third quarter they kept the Blaugrana alive, but Baskonia was also very successful in attack. At the rate of triples, the locals have continued to increase the difference in a bad quarter of the Catalans, who have ended up marching to the last period at minus 20 (74-54).

Already in the last quarter, Barça tried the epic comeback but Baskonia He has not given options, maintaining the good advantage on the scoreboard to end up taking the match (94-75). Thus, a tough defeat to close the year, but the Catalans will quickly have the option of recovering next Sunday with the Clásico against Real Madrid.


Baskonia, 94
Barça, 75

Baskonia: Granger (10), Baldwin (16), Giedraitis (20), Sedekerskis (-), Enoch (13) -starting five-, Peters (8), Fontecchio (14), Costello (13), Marinkovic (-) Àlex Barrera (-).
Barça: Laprovittola (12), Higgins (2), Sergi Martínez (2), Mirotic (19), Davies (4) -initial five-, Exum (3), Sanli (13), Smits (2), Nigel Hayes (2) ), Jokubaitis (11), Caicedo (3), Nnaji (2).
Partial: 20-23 / 40-34 / 74-54 / 94-75
Referees: Mogulkoc, Bissang, Racys.


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