Barça 84-62 Bilbao Basket: Win in the final home game of the regular season
A superb third quarter by Barça ensured a final home win of the Liga Endesa regular season
A win at the Palau Blaugrana in the final home game of the regular season. Barça recovered from an uncertain start to take control against Bilbao Basket. A superb third quarter featuring no less than six three-pointers helped seal the triumph, final score 84-62. Mirotić top scored with 18 points.
The last home game of the regular season didn't start well, Barça going-10 down in the first quarter before bringing the score back level to 16-16 thanks to good defensive actions and a drop in attacking intensity from the visitors.
Barça kept pushing, two three-pointers in a row by Higgins and Jokubatis took them into the lead for the first time. Bilbao weren't cowed, however, with the scores even with just a few minutes to go in the second quarter. Then Laprovittola made his mark and momentum was gained in a sign of things to come.
Another key player in the game, Mirotić scored a maximum straight after the break, one of six three-pointers that Barça would score in the third quarter, opening up a 23 point lead to take into the final quarter. The team was flying in both attack and defence.
There was no let up in the fourth quarter either, as the league leaders saw out the game to win 84-62. The fans in the Palau Blaugrana were able to enjoy a fine win in this final home game of the regular season.