Barça Lassa – Unicaja: Tough night at the Palau (94-83)

Barça Lassa – Unicaja: Tough night at the Palau (94-83)

Pesic's team won a very tight match thanks to a solid defence and success in the triple

Barça Lassa had a tough time overcoming Unicaja at the Palau Blaugrana, but did so (94-83) thanks to their defensive intensity and success in attack. The most outstanding players for the hosts were Pangos (16 points and 7 assists), Séraphin (13 points and 6 rebounds) and Singleton (13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks). 

Great start

Barça were very focused on the game and, thanks to the triple, they went 10-0 up in the first three minutes. Little by little the opponents got back into the game, and tied the match (15-15, min 9). A basket from Séraphin and a block from Singleton in the last play of the first quarter left Barça ahead (17-15).

The French pivot contributed points, rebounds and drive which saw Barça up by 30-23, however, regular turnover ball meant that the visitors were quickly back in the game, and even went ahead (34-36, min 17). At half-time, the scores were level (41-41).

Excellent defence

Tomic and Pangos were key after the break, the pair easing Barça ahead by 66-59 at the end of the third quarter.

The last quarter began with a constant exchange of baskets, but then the excellent defence from Pesic's side gave them the platform for victory at just the right time. In the final moments there was no time for any surprises and the game ended with a home win, 94-83.

MATCH DETAILS

Barça Lassa, 94
Unicaja, 83

Barça Lassa: Pangos (16), Jaka Blazic (9), Singleton (13), Víctor Claver (1) and Ante Tomic (10)–starters-, Séraphin (13), Pau Ribas (-), Hanga (16), Roland Smits (-), Heurtel (-), Oriola (6), Kuric (10).

Unicaja: Milosavljevic (8), Shermadini (8), Waczynski (5), Roberts(10) and Kyle Wiltjer (14) –starters-, Boatright (17), Okouo (-), Sasu Salin (2), Díez (11), Mathias Lessort (8).

Breakdown: 17-15/ 41-41/ 66-59/ 94-83.

Officials: E. Pérez Pizarro, Rafael Serrano and Alfonso Olivares.

Incidents: Before the start of the match, a tribute to Ranko Zeravika, Barça Lassa coach from 1974 to 1976, was made. A minute's silence was also held in memory of Julen.

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