Surne Bilbao Basket 68-72 Barça: Sealing third place
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Surne Bilbao Basket 68-72 Barça: Sealing third place

Roger Grimau's side win in the Basque Country in the final game of the regular season ahead of the league play offs

The FC Barcelona basketball team have ended the regular season in the league in third place after a 72-68 victory against Bilbao Basket away from home. The game was in the balance until the final quarter when the blaugranes, with Óscar Da Silva scoring 20 points, were able to take victory in the last game before the league play offs. In the quarter-finals of the play offs, Barça will face Lenovo Tenerife after the team from the Canary Islands finished in sixth place with the blaugranes having home advantage in the best of three tie. 

Changes in lead 

The game started well for the visitors with Barça taking a 6-0 lead early on. However, the home side fought back to surge ahead in a game in which the lead changed hand on multiple occasions. 

At the end of the first quarter, points from Da Silva handed Barça a five point lead at 24-19. Nevertheless, Bilbao stormed back to take the lead at 27-26 on 13 minutes before three pointers from Jabari Parker and the guiding hand of Ricky Rubio gave Barça a slender lead at the break at 38-37. 

Barça up the pace 

In the third quarter the dynamic remained the same until three pointers from first Satoransky and then Da Silva saw Barça's lead climb a maximum of 13 at 62-49 on 32 minutes into the game. Bilbao Basket pulled themselves back to within four points but the final hooter saw Barça take a 72-68 win to secure third place in the league. 


Bilbao Basket, 68
Barça, 72

Bilbao Basket: Hornsby (3), De Ridder (3), Rabaseda (1), Hlinason (9) i Kullamae (17) -starting five- Killeya Jones (21), Pantzar (10), Andersson (2), Reyes (2), Rigo (-),

Barça: Vesely (10), Ricky Rubio (-), Laprovittola (9), Abrines (-) i Jabari Parker (12) -starting five- Parra (8), Da Silva (20), Jokubaitis (10), Satoransky (3), Paulí (-)

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