Barça's basketball side were unable to lift the Endesa Super Cup against Real Madrid (89-79) in an open match. The most outstanding Barça player was Davies with 23 points.
Barça began the game by racing into a favourable 0-6 lead but Real Madrid's consistent scoring, including from the free throw line, saw them move ahead. At 21-14 in the last minute of the first period, Los Blancos had a healthy advantage, however, consecutive triples from Delaney and a Davies basket saw the score at 21-20 when the period ended.
Real moved ahead again (29-20), and even though Svetislav Pesic adjusted his defence, Madrid were very successful in attack. Barça weren't comfortable, and by half-time they were 15 points behind (48-33).
The blaugranas were much more intense in the third period and were back to within nine (54-45, min 26). Real continued to score, and that kept them just ahead as the teams started the last period (69-63). Despite having reduced the deficit and the score remaining tight until the last few minutes, Barça's luck wasn't in on the day (89-79).
Real Madrid, 89
Real Madrid: Campazzo (16), Taylor (8), Carroll (9), Randolph (2) and Tavares (5) –starters-, Deck (9), Rudy (10), Mickey (10), Llull (9), Laprovittola (9) and Reyes (2).
Barça: Pangos (2), Higgins (13), Claver (3), Mirotic (14) and Davies (23) –starters-, Delaney (13), Kuric (-), Oriola (2), Tomic (4), Hanga (3) and Smits (2).
Breakdown: 21-20 / 48-33 / 69-63 / 89-79
Officials: Hierrezuelo, Peruga and Calatrava.