La Bruixa d'Or v FC Barcelona: Victory in Catalan derby (69-88)
FC Barcelona won at the Nou Congost with Marcelinho Huertas leading the scoring with 17 points
Both teams came out wearing shirts in support of the injured Markus Eriksson before getting down to some intense basketball. Barça stormed to an early 5-10 lead but led by an outstanding Bivià, La Bruixa d'Or soon got into their game and were 26-22 up by the end of the first period.
Barça realigned their forces, and Abrines contributed eight of the points that got them back in command at 28-34. The period saw little in the way of scoring but the home side managed to stay in contention and everything was left to be played for when the half-time buzzer sounded at 38-41.
Huertas bagged a three to start the third period, and Oleson and Abrines were soon following suit to put FCB ten ahead at 42-52. It had been a tight game until this point, but now Barça started making their superiority count, and by the end of the period they were well in front at 55-66.
Barça could have just run down the clock in the final period, but instead they kept going at Manresa, and ended comfortable winners by 69-88.
Barça’s next game is on Friday at home to Bayern Munich in the first clash in the 2014/15 Euroleague.