Barça Lassa lost to Iberostar Tenerife (63-57) in an encounter that was characterised by the intense defending of both teams.
It began with offensive inaccuracies, but by the end of the first ten minutes, the hosts led 16-13. The turnovers - 10 in the first 20 minutes - hurt the Catalans, and the success of the Canarian team, thanks to Abromaitis in particular, increased the score (26-19, min 15).
Poor shot selection combined with only two successful triples from 11 attempts, ensured the locals reached half-time in the lead by 35-24. After the break, the errors and difficulties continued, but, a daring Ribas helped Barça back into the game by the end of the third period (44-40, min 30).
Defensive pressure from the Canarians saw a partial of 9-2 (58-50, min 37) that hindered the Catalans' attacking options. In the final stretch of the match, Abromaitis - the highest scorer of the game with 20 points - took the game away from the visitors, condemning them to their third defeat of the season in Liga Endesa. However, Barça Lassa still maintain the leadership of the domestic competition.
Iberostar Tenerife, 63
Barça Lassa, 57
Iberostar Tenerife: San Miguel (6), White (2), Beirán (7), Abromaitis (20), Iverson (10) –starters–, Staiger (9), Mamadou (2), Bassas (-), McFadden (3) and Gillet (2)
Barça Lassa: Pangos (12), Blazic (2), Claver (1), Singleton (-), Tomic (4) –starters–, Seraphin (6), Ribas (5), Hanga (11), Smits (-), Oriola (8) and Kuric (8)
Breakdown: 16-13 / 35-24 / 44-40 / 63-57
Officials: Antonio Conde, Vicente Bultó and Rubén Sánchez Mohedas