Partizan 83-92 Barça: Win to end the road trip
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Partizan 83-92 Barça: Win to end the road trip

Blaugrana victory at the Stark Arena fruition of teamwork and a controlled performance

Win to end the European road trip as FC Barcelona overcame Partizan 83-92 after the wins in Greece and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. A good team performance led to what is now the fifth consecutive win for the blaugrana basketball side.

Three-pointers set the tone

In the grey and vibrant Stark Arena in Belgrade, FC Barcelona in yellow shone brightly, with Oscar da Silva and a Laprovittola three-pointer quickly opening up a nine point lead. Willy Hernangómez also joined the scoring party.

Partizan came back though, and even went ahead briefly in the second quarter, but Barça stunningly hit back with five three-pointers in a row by Abrines, Laprovittola (2), Jokubaitis and Kalinic. Half-time score 34-44.

Barça resist to the end

Being 10 down didn't dissuade the Serbs, but almost every time they scored, the Catalans responded, and the game became to and fro during the third quarter, with Roger Grimau's side remaining in front.

The last quarter began +11 for visitors, the biggest lead of the game. Again, the home side weren't cowed, but Barça again stepped up the pace to maintain the lead via three-pointers from Willy Hernangómez, Laprovittola and Kalinic. The home side fought to the end but a great team performance by Barça ultimately saw them win the third of three games on the road. 

GAME STATS

Partizan, 83
Barça, 92

Partizan: Leady (12), Koprivica (8), Punter (11), Nunnally (14) and Dozier JR (13) - starting five - Kaminsky (5), Avramovic (11), Trifunovic (-), Andjusic (-), Smailagic (9) and Jaramaz (-)
Barça: Da Silva (13), Vesely (12), Kalinic (7), Laprovittola (20) and Satoransky (4) - starting five - Jokubaitis (5), Abrines (5), Willy Hernangómez (15), Parker (9), Brizuela (2), Nnaji (-) and Parra (-)

Quarters: 16-23; 18-21 // 26-25; 23-23

Referees: Fernando Rocha, Piotr Pastusiak and Arturas Sukys 

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