FC Barcelona keep Real Madrid under wraps, 76-68

FC Barcelona keep Real Madrid under wraps, 76-68

Xavi Pascual's squad win a game they had control of from the end of the first quarter The win brings Barça even with their eternal rival in the Liga ACB standings

FC Barcelona, 76
Real Madrid, 68

FC Barcelona: Huertas (10), Hezonja (5), Thomas (6), Doellman (12), Tomic (12) (starting five), Satoransky (10), Jackson (8), Lampe (7), Pleiss (6)

Real Madrid : Llull (12), Fernández (8), Nocioni (6), Maciulis (14), Bourousis (3) (starting five), Rivers (7), Reyes (4), Ayón (2), Carroll (10), Sergio Rodríguez, Campazzo, Mejri (2)

SCORING BY QUARTER

FC Barcelona (24+23+11+18)

Real Madrid (22+18+15+13)

Referees: Pizarro, Cortés and Martínez

The final Clásico of 2014 falls Barça's way

FC Barcelona beat their eternal rival, Real Madrid, by a final score of 76-68 in the last game of 2014 at the Palau Blaugrana. After trailing in the opening minutes, Barça took control of play before the end of the first quarter en route to winning thanks in large part to a raucous sellout crowd and a strong inside game.  

The newly signed Edwin Jackson made his debut for Barça while the victory brought them into a second place tie with Real Madrid in the league standings, just one game behind Unicaja Málaga.

Barça were lights out in the first quarter, shooting 83% from the field, and continued to make their baskets through the second.

Real Madrid never looked like they were in it, but managed to stay within striking distance, and were only down 58-55 at the end of the third quarter.

An 8-0 Barça run in the beginning of the fourth quarter tipped the scales to the hosts.

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