Justin Doellman is mobbed by his teammates after his buzzer-beater gave FC Barcelona an 87–86 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night. / EUROLEAGUE

FC Barcelona power forward Justin Doellman played the game of his life on Thursday night. Doellman set a career high in Euroleague play with 24 points, the last two of which came on the game’s final play, just barely beating the horn to  send FC Barcelona to a dramatic 87–86 road victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid.

In 31 minutes Doellman shot 9 for 12 from the field including 6 for 7 from three-point territory and had 3 rebounds to go along with 2 steals and a blocked shot. Doellman’s effort helped FCB even up their record at 2–2 in the Euroleague Top 16.

The blaugrana coach Pascual proud of his team

Barça coach Xavi Pascual gave his opinion on the victory in the basketball ‘Clásico’. For the blaugrana boss the mentality and maturity of his team were vital in the second half. “The turning point was at half time when we had to maintain our composure despite being behind. We had to find the right mental state and wait for the right moment, when, little by little we could turn things around, and I think that is what we did right.”

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