CSKA Moscow 80-82 Barça: To the playoffs!

CSKA Moscow 80-82 Barça: To the playoffs!

A great individual effort by Mirotic clinched Barça's win in the last seconds

Barça began the match with a 0-7 in the first two minutes, before CSKA came storming back to level the scores. After a few minutes without a basket, Svetislav Pesic's side converted two consecutive three-pointers from Claver and Hanga (7-13, min 6), before heading into the second period three points up (15-18).

CSKA came out fighting, and turned the tables within five minutes of the second period (29-26). The hosts edged further ahead before a three-pointer from Mirotic brought Barça back into it by halftime (40-37).

Mirotic at the death

The second half remained very even and there was still only three points in it going into the last 10 minutes, although this time the advantage was Barça's (60-63). The game pivoted back and forth until a three pointer from CSKA's Mike James levelled the scores with five seconds to play (80-80). It was then that Mirotic struck with a winning basket on the buzzer. 

It's a victory which qualifies Barça for the playoffs, and was their first victory at CSKA's track since 2012.


CSKA, 80
Barça, 82

CSKA: James (12), Voigtmann (-), Kurbanov (11), Hines (10) and Baker (2) –starters–, Bolomby (6), Strelnieks (2), Hackett (17), Sant-Ross (-), Koufos (6) and Hilliard (14).  

Barça: Higgins (17), Claver (3), Hanga (5), Mirotic (23) and Tomic (2) -starters-, Davies (16), Ribas (-), Oriola (3), Abrines (-), Delaney (6) and Kuric (7).

Periods: 15-18 / 40-37 / 60-63 / 80-82

Officials: Lottermoser, Christodoulou and Nikolic.

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