Monbus Obradoiro 63-83 Barça Lassa: A win to close the regular season
Svetislav Pesic's side prevail in Santiago and end the regular season in second position
Barça Lassa have beaten Monbus Obradoiro 63-83 in a game in which the hosts dominated during the first half but were less successful in the second, with Hanga (17 points) the most outstanding Barça player.
The visitors were quickly behind in the match (10-20), but in the final stretch of the first quarter, Svetislav Pesic's side were able to adjust their defence and improve their success at the basket with a 0-6 partial (20-16).
As the game went on Barça were much more fluid in their play, and they were able to turn the result around before half-time (28-29, min 17).
Solid defence, great ball circulation and two triples from Oriola saw Barça move ahead by 10 (46-56, min 30). With an advantage of nine points (48-57) at the beginning of the final quarter, the Catalans closed out the victory with ease (63-83), meaning that they end the regular phase in second position.
Their rivals in the quarterfinals will be Divina Seguros Joventut and the first match will take place next Friday, May 31 (9.30pm CEST).
Monbus Obradoiro, 63 Barça Lassa, 83
Monbus Obradoiro: Sàbat (15), Brodziansky 812), Singler (4), Vasileiadis (12) and Llovet (4) –starters–, Simons (5), Obst (6), M. De Zeeuw (-), Spires (3), Navarro (-), Hlinasson (2) and Costa (-).