Maccabi Playtika 85 - 68 Barça: First EuroLeague loss
Saras' men suffered their first EuroLeague defeat of the season due to a poor first-half showing
The first EuroLeague loss. Barça were second best to Maccabi in the first half, going in more than 20 points down at the break. A better second half wasn't enough to recover and the undefeated run ended with the final score 85-68. Higgins (20) and Mirotic (17) were Barça's top scorers.
Maccabi managed to stop Barça's attack and continually break through their defence to run up a lead of 59-36 at the break.
Second half reaction
Saras' men improved in all respects in the second half, managing to come within 11 points with 10 minutes left. It was all in vain, however, as Maccabi came back to take the game 85-68 and end the leaders' unbeaten run.
Maccabi Playtika, 85 Barça, 68
Maccabi Playtika: Wilbekin (16), Evans (9), Williams (12), Taylor (7) y Zizic (10) – starters l-, Caloiaro (2), Sorkin (2), Nunnally (17) and Ziv.