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Thomas Heurtel scored 8 points for Barça off the bench.

Thomas Heurtel scored 8 points for Barça off the bench. | ACB Photo - I. Martín

FC Barcelona Lassa fell in Game 2 of the Endesa League semifinals, losing to Baskonia 85-79.

Barça, however, dominated the first half at the Buesa Arena, but could not maintain an advantage in a game in which Janning (19 points) and Huertas (15 points) were the key figures.

The result leaves Barça in bit of a bind, leaving them to try and turn it around, now down 2-0 in the series.

Barça was not able to take advantage of a good first half, in which Baskonia turnovers allowed Barça to rack up 48 points and leave them up 10 at the break, 48-38, with Hanga’s 10 points and Moerman’s hot 3-point shooting leading the way

But in the second half, Baskonia woke up at both ends of the court, as well as from beyond the arc, and took advantage of the speeding up pace of the game, to end with a 67-65 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Barça kept it close through the final minutes, eventually falling, 85-79, at the final whistle.

GAME STATS

Kirolbet Baskonia, 85
FC Barcelona Lassa, 79

Baskonia: Timma (5), Voigtmann (15), Huertas (15), Janning (19), Poirier (7) —STARTING FIVE— Vildoza (-), Beaubois (12), Diop (1), Granger (6), Garino (3), Shengelia (12).

Barça: Hanga (13), Jackson (7), Tomic (12), Moerman (18), Navarro (4) —STARTING FIVE— Reynolds (8), Heurtel (8), Sanders (2), Koponen (-), Claver (7).

Score by quarter: Q1 18-26, Q2 20-22 (38-48 HALF:), Q3 29-17, (67-65 END 3), Q4 18-14 (85-79 FINAL).

Referees: M.A. Pérez Pérez, Antonio Conde, Rafael Serrano.

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