FC Barcelona Lassa overcame a 17-point first-half deficit with an enormous second-half turnaround to beat Anadolu Efes, 80-65, in Thursday night Euroleague action at the Palau Blaugrana.
Barça's Pierre Oriola led the way with 14 points and four rebounds. Christ Singleton chipped in with 13 points.
A streaky first quarter saw Barça go on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 21 before the visitors went on a run of their own to take a 29-23 lead at the start of the second quarter.
Anadolu were hot from three-point territory, making eight of 12 in the first 15 minutes. Along the way, Barça's deficit grew to 11 by the end of the first half, 50-39.
But the third quarter was a whole other story. Tenacious defending — the Turkish team only scored 15 points in the entire second half — and a renewed urgency on offense allowed Barça to go on a 20-7 run, giving them a 59-57 lead to start the fourth.
That lead grew further down the stretch, with a bevy of steals and excellent ball handling providing plenty of fuel to send the Catalans to their eighth Euroleague win of the season.
Barça Lassa, 80
Anadolu Efes, 65
Barça Lassa: Ribas (8), Heurtel (8), Singleton (13), Seraphin (13), Hanga (10) — Claver (5), Pangos (7), Oriola (14), Kuric (-), Tomic (2).
Anadolu Efes: Beaubois (8), Micic (11), Anderson (6), Moerman (7), Pleiss (2) — Larkin (7), Balbay (-), Motum (13), Dunston (8), Simon (3).
End of quarter: 23-29 / 39-50 / 59-57 / 80-65