Barça Dominates Básquet Girona 115-78 Behind Hernangómez and Brizuela

Barça Dominates Básquet Girona 115-78 Behind Hernangómez and Brizuela

11/26/2023 Act. at 19:01 CET

With 20 points each, Willy Hernangómez and a reborn Darío Brizuela were the great references of a very choral Barça that went over Básquet Girona before a surrendered Palau (115-78) in a perfect example of what this team is capable of achieving when defense works and can impose its lethal game in transition.

The blaugranas arrived after falling the previous day in the fiefdom of a UCAM Murcia that continues to appear intractable at home, although with high morale after emerging victorious from last Thursday’s battle 90-92 against Maccabi Tel Aviv in their obligatory ‘exile’ in Belgrade. For the second consecutive game, Roger Grimau could not count on the injured Rokas Jokubaitis and Jan Vesely.

And just like what happened against the Maccabean team with James Nnaji as the protagonist, the Barça coach is managing to have all his players engaged whether they play more or less. This Sunday they were youth player Oriol Paulí and the ‘Mamba’ Darío Brizuela those who clung with strength to the opportunity that was presented to them and showed that they are up for anything.

Anyway, The great protagonist of the first quarter was Willy Hernangómez. Although his habit of lowering the ball when he is in a situation of superiority took away at least two baskets, the man from Madrid was dominant especially in the offensive ring with points, rebounds and forcing his rival to stop him with fouls.

With seven points, four rebounds and a +13, the man from Madrid was key in the first local escape helped by the triples of Nikola Kalinic, Nico Laprovittola and a magnificent Oriol Paulí in his fifth point in a row (20-7, min. 7:00). There appeared the Barcelona youth player Eric Vila to lead the reaction of a visiting team that only needed 50 seconds to get closer to just six points (20-14).

However, this reaction coincided with the beginning of Darío Brizuela’s exhibition and with two baskets followed by a Jabari Parker Despite this, it was not consistent for many minutes that allowed Barça to practically recover its maximum advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter (26-14).

The good work of Ike Iroegbu and the Blaugrana youth players Eric Vila and Jaume Sorolla, together with the five offensive rebounds that the Girona players grabbed in the second quarter, prevented the locals from finishing the game. In fact, a good basket by Djordjevic on the visitors’ third shot After two offensive rebounds, it was 39-25 at 4:33 before halftime..

An excellent Kalinic in all facets of the game along with Brizuela and Paulí were key when it came to Stretch the gum again 50 seconds before the break (50-32)but between a triple from Vila and a basket from Iroegbu they left things a little tighter after a first half with a lot of local superiority.

Barça returned with very strong energy and with two triples from Abrines and a very fast game in transition that Grimau likes so much, it forced Salva Camps to stop the game when only 2:33 of the third quarter had elapsed and The scoreboard already reflected 63-41. It was the perfect time not to relax and end the Catalan derby.

The current champions of the Endesa League did not stop and with a dunk from an imposing Willy Hernangómez they completed a 14-0 run that took the score to 70-41 with Salva Camps more concerned about calling for acts of violence that the referees denied after seeing the images. Dear coaches, this is basketball and the players have elbows! Meanwhile, the third quarter closed with 84-55.

The last quarter was a party at the Palau. Based on three-pointers, the local team surpassed the 100-point barrier with 4:24 left (101-69), Willy completed his double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Brizuela was applauded and the young man even had three minutes Lithuanian Kasparas Jakucionis, who scored a triple on the board just like he did on the day of his debut. In the end, 115-78 and 163-69 in valuation. Shivering!

2023-11-26 17:01:52
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