Real Madrid 91-86 Barça: Clásico loss in overtime (91-86)
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It wasn't to be. Barça lost the Clásico in overtime after Real Madrid clawed back a 11 point deficit. The last quarter proved pivotal, 23-14 in favour for the home side who completed the comeback in overtime.
Barça on top in the first half
Saras Jasikevicius' men started really well, based on a great defence. Real Madrid only managed to score four points in the first five minutes (4-12) and three pointers by Mirotic, Satoransky and Laprovittola meant Barça racked up an 11 point lead by the 8th minute (9-20). However, Real Madrid came back, scoring 7 without reply towards the end of the first quarter (16-20).
The second quarter was somewhat erratic for both sides. Barça extended the lead to six points before Madrid again responded to go just three points behind. This time Barça reacted and went seven points ahead through Satoransky and Laprovittola (32-39).
Real Madrid came out strongly after the break, closing the game to 42-44 after scoring a quick fire 8 points without reply. However, Barça again showed character, scoring three consecutive three pointers (Kalinic (2) and Satoransky) to end the third quarter nine points up, 50-59.
The final quarter was very hectic. Again Real Madrid shone in attack, taking the lead for the first time, outscoring Barça 19-8, with only three minutes left on the clock. However, there was still time for the Catalans to tie up the game to force overtime, score 73-73.
Clásico lost in overtime
Musa and Deck stepped up for Real Madrid in overtime and won the Clásico for the home side. Barça were less effective during those extra five minutes and weren't able to force another period of overtime, ultimately losing by five points, 91-86.
Real Madrid, 91
Real Madrid: Tavares (10) , Hezonja (7), Yabusele (4), Hanga (-) and Musa (18) – starting five – Williams-Goss (-), Caseur (-), Rudy (6), Sergio Rodríguez (4), Deck (23), Poirier (-) and Sergio Llull (19).
Barça: Satoransky (12), Laprovittola (8), Kalinic (8), Mirotic (17) and Vesely (12) – starting five – Da Silva (-), Sanli (6), Abrines (9), Higgins (10), Kuric (-), Jokubaitis (2) and Nnaji (2).
Quarters: 16-20, 32-39 // 50-59, 73-73 // 91-86
Referees: Sreten Radovic, Joseph Bissang and Tomislav Hordov.
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