Mirotic snatched the win for Barça in a nail-biting 77-76 victory over Valencia Basket in the Euroleague in a game in which the home side were ahead almost for the whole contest. A basket from the blaugrana star. however, three seconds from the end handed Pesic's side the win and rounded of a 26 point performance for Mirotic.
Valencia stormed ahead early on and only a three pointer from Claver brought Barça back at 21-18 down after 10 minutes. The home side pressed on the accelerator again and were 29-18 up before a Barça fight back saw the lead cut to 43-37 at the break.
In the second half Valencia again appeared to be heading for victory with a 15 point lead at one stage. Nevertheless, an inspired Mirotic lead the fightback brought it back to 76-72 with just a minute left. Abrines scored a three pointer and Mirotic's late winner handed Barça a victory that had seemed unlikely in a tough Euroleague away fixture.
Valencia Basket, 76
Valencia Basket: Vives (5), Sastre (10), San Emeterio (17), Ndour (2) i Dubljevic (14) -starting five- Colom (7), Marinkovic (-), Abalde (7), Labeyrie (2), Tobey (9), Motum (-) and Doornekamp (3).
Barça: Delaney (4), Abrines (8), Hanga (9), Mirotic (26) and Davies (5) -starting five- Ribas (2), Smits (-), Heurtel (8), Oriola (3), Kuric (-), Claver (8) and Tomic (4).