Barça 81-79 Fuenlabrada: Hard work at the Palau
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Barça 81-79 Fuenlabrada: Hard work at the Palau

The Catalans suffered right to the end but close the week with another win

The match began with a constant tug-of-war between both teams, though it was Barça's dominance of the rebound led by Pustovyi, Davies and Smits that helped them to end the first quarter slightly ahead (20-17).


However, a run of 11 points without reply for Fuenlabrada put them in front on the scoreboard (22-28), an advantage that they maintained throughout the second period. In fact, Barça's lack of success at the basket saw the visitors up by four at the break (31-35).

The third quarter didn't start well for the hosts either, and a 0-5 meant that Barça were nine points behind the team Madrid. Abrines, with two triples, led Barça's comeback, and as they eventually drew level (47-47) thanks to a basket from Davies. A late flourish from Fuenlabrada meant they took the lead into the last quarter (56-59).

Victory at the horn

Thanks to Davies and Bolmaro, Barça somehow managed to claw themselves past the visitors with four seconds to play. At 81-79, and the last possession for the visitors, Novak missed his shot and the win for Barça was assured.

Match Details

Barça, 81
Urbas Fuenlabrada, 79

Barça: Calathes (6), Bolmaro (13), Abrines (11), Smits (13), Pustovyi (9) -starters-. Davies (23), S. Martínez (-), Westermann (-), Hanga (-), Oriola (-), Kuric (4), Claver (2).
Urbas Fuenlabrada: Trimble (17), Meindl (11), Samar (2), González (2), Eyenga (9) -starters-. Emegano (10), Alexander (12), Novak (14), Urtasun (-), Sharma (2), Cheatham (-).
Periods: 20-17 / 31-35 / 56-59 / 81-79
Officials: Cortés, Manuel, Fernández

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