Barça 81-80 Fenerbahce Beko: Last gasp win at the Palau
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Barça 81-80 Fenerbahce Beko: Last gasp win at the Palau

The blaugranes take a win over the top team in the Euroleague in a nail biting encounter at the Palau Blaugrana

A hard fought win in the Palau Blaugrana for Saras Jasikevicius' team in the Euroleague as Barça overcame Fenerbahce Beko 81-80 to move within one win of the Turkish side who still top the table. 

Early equality 

 The first quarter saw the two side exchange baskets before a series of three pointers from Laprovittola handed the blaugranes a 21-19 lead at the end of the first period. Both defences got on top in the second quarter but Laprovittola kept hammering home from the three point line to ensure a 39-36 lead for the home side at half time. 

Barça take the initiative 

The blaugranes exploded into action in the third quarter and at one point they held a 16 point lead at 60-44. The Turkish side fought back to end the quarter 13 points down at 62-49.

Despite their lead, the game was not over for Barça with Fenerbahce launching an impressive comeback to bring the game to within two points at 78-76 in the final quarter. Nevertheless, a three pointer from Kalinic gave the blaugranes a five point lead with just seconds remaining and despite a late flurry from the visitors, Barça closed out a 81-80 win. 


Barça, 81
Fenerbahce Beko, 80

Barça: Satoransky (2), Laprovittola (26), Kalinic (14), Tobey (13), Sanli (6) -starting five-, Da Silva (-), Paulí (-), Vesely (4), Abrines (1), Higgins (3), Jokubaitis (8), Nnaji (4).
Fenerbahce Beko: Calathes (8), Wilbekin (6), Pierre (-), Hayes-Davis (3), Motley (23) -starting five-, Birsen (2), Hazer (6), Edwards (2), Mahmutoglu (11), Jekiri (4), Guduric (11), Booker (4).


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