FC Barcelona Lassa v Valencia Basket: Series tied (91-79)

FC Barcelona Lassa v Valencia Basket: Series tied (91-79)

Bartzokas' side win the second game of the series in the quarter-finals with a fine all-round display leaving a winner-takes-all matchup to come

Barça Lassa brought the quarter-final series level on Thursday night with a 91-79 win over Valencia.

The match began with some fine offensive play from Barça as well as solidity in defence, allowing them to edge the opening quarter by one point (20-19).

Koponen kicked off the second with a treble to bring the Palau crowd of its feet, and it was to be a decisive quarter as Barça's lethal attacking display saw them go into the break 49-32 ahead.

Defensive solidity in the third

The break did not curtail Barça Lassa's dominance however, as their defensive solidity prevented any surprise comeback and by minute 28 it was 70-50.

Renfroe was the star of the show with 16 points to his name and it was just a matter of how many in the final quarter, with the game finally ending 91-79 in the home side's favour.

The decider will now take place on Saturday 27 May at Fonteta (6.00pm CET).

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