Barça Lassa enjoyed a superb away victory against Tecnycontra Zaragoza (86-91), in the game corresponding to the 27th match day of the Endesa League. Both teams were particularly successful from the perimeter, with Heurtel the highest scoring Blaugrana.
The match started very badly for the visitors, as the Aragonese players stormed into a 10-0 lead. However, through the offensive role of Hanga and Heurtel, Barça were back to 32-23 by the end of the first quarter. As soon as the second quarter began, the locals added another five points (37-23), the biggest margin they'd have all game.
A partial of 10 to 22, saw Barca Lassa right back in the hunt (47-45, min 16). A frantic rhythm from both teams, and with the attackers clearly on top, meant the break was reached with only one point in it (52-51).
At the restart the percentages for successful three-pointers remained above 50%, so by the end of the third period and after a constant exchange of baskets, the hosts led 73-67.
Heurtel - with 13 assists throughout the game - brilliantly led his Barcelona players (77-77, min 34). From there onwards, it was Barça's game to lose. Okoye - with 20 points throughout the game - kept the hosts in the match until the final moments, but they were beaten at the death thanks to the visitors' persistence (86-91).
Tecnyconta Saragossa, 86
Barça Lassa, 91
Tecnyconta Saragossa: Mccalebb (8), Justiz (2), Okoye (20), Barreiro (9) and Radovic (9) – starters - Martín (15), Berhanemeskel (10), Seibutis (6), Alocén (6), Pradilla (1) and Martí (-)
Barça Lassa: Heurtel (14), Hanga (15), Claver (5), Singleton (10) and Tomic (12) – starters – Pangos (8), Blazic (3), Smits (9), Oriola (7) and Kuric (8)
Partials: 32-23 / 52-51 (break) 73-67 / 86-91
Officials: J.C García González, Francisco J. Araña and Sácnehz Mohedas