Euroleague: Bara yields in its procedure in Piraeus and does not do Real Madrid a favor

El Barcelonaknowing that he had assured the leadership of the regular phase of the Euroleaguefaced a procedure in Piraeus. But it was the game that was important to him. Olympiacosimmersed in the fight for second place. He is also in it Real Madrid, who expected a favor from his eternal rival that did not arrive The Greeks took the victory (73-66) taking advantage of its final push and the weak second half for the azulgranas, who only scored 26 points after the break.

technical sheet

  • 73- Olympiacos (13 + 20 + 18 + 22): Walkup (6), Dorsey (9), Papanikolaou (6), Vezenkov (13), Jean-Charles (7) -equival initial-, Lountzis (-), Larentzakis (-), Martin (8), Printezis (4), and McKissic (20).
  • 66- Bara (19+21+8+18): Calathes (7), Caicedo (2), Abrines (6), Mirotic (11), Sanli (13) -initial team-, Kuric (6), Nnaji (2 ), Hayes-Davis (6), Laprovittola (3), Exum (2), Sergi Martnez (2) and Smits (6).

It’s not that Bara didn’t want to winbut devastated by the casualties of Davies, Higgins, Oriola y Jokubaitis and with the loaded calendar from which they come It was not a plan to make overexertions either.. Nobody played more than 19 minutes, Mirotic stayed at 18, Laprovittola did not come out until the third quarter… But the culs did give themselves up, they widely dominated the rebound (25-42) and they sent for 29 minutes coming to win by nine (38-47).

However, it is noted that Olympiacos was at stake much more. After that maximum of the Bara, the Greeks, with the exazulgrana Vezenkov and the rocky Martinresponded with a 10-0 that gave them their first lead in the entire match. A triple of McKissic over the horn closed the third act and a partial of 13-1 (51-48).

Bara, after a solid first half, was running out of steam. He lacked success from the triple (4/23) and had plenty of losses (19). McKissic, meanwhile, breaks into the zone comfortably until he reaches 20 points. The cross of the Hellenes were the free throws (16/27). Despite this, they endured the exchange of blows in the last quarter even when Mirotic left the bench in the final stretch.

a triple of Walkup and a basket of Papanikolauanother ex, They put the victory on track (69-63, 1:04 from the end. Calathes lost a ball to recover it later and that Sanli the best of the azulgranas with 13 points, scored the triple of hope, but McKissic liquidated from the free throw. Bara does not do favors.



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