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Barça manages its efforts in Granada to continue leading

The Catalan team signed a match more effective than brilliant in which he compensated for his poor shooting percentages and his difficulties in attack with an acceptable defense and a great start, with a 3-18 scoreline that left the duel well on track.

Barça came out determined to settle the clash on the fast track and, on top of that, he had the help of the locals, who after going 3-0 up went more than seven minutes without scoring with an unusual 0/14 shooting from the field.

The partial 0-18 of Barcelona during that time allowed him to leave the duel very on track already in the first quarter, which ended 7-22.

The visiting team, with widely distributed points and minutes from the start, The second set began relaxed, which led to a 10-0 loss (17-22, 14′) and the row in the dead time against his team by the Lithuanian coach Sarunas Jasikevicius.

A dunk from the Nigerian James Nnaji ended a scoring drought of four and a half minutes for the visitors, who despite pressing behind and holding on to Nikola Mirotic in attack could not prevent the income in their favor at halftime was less than ten points (23-32).

Barça did not return well from the locker room, thick in attack and too erratic in shooting (28-34, 22′), although he kept adding thanks to his individual talentwith a Granada that was not able to find the necessary continuity to come back (32-43, m.27).

In the final quarter, which began 38-48, equality was maintained with an almost constant exchange of baskets (45-55, m.34) until an acceleration of the visitor left the match decided (47-62 with only four minutes to go) despite the final arreones of a Covirán Granada that never gave up.

In the last seconds the 16-year-old Lithuanian made his debut for Barcelona Kasparas Jakucionis, who made his debut scoring a triple on his first basket shot.

Data sheet:

Coviran Granada, 55 (7+16+15+17): Renfroe (5), Christian Díaz (-), Bropleh (11), Jacobo Díaz (-), Ndoye (5) -starting five- Costa (16), Moore (2), Niang (6), Caicedo (5), Tomás (3), Iriarte (2).

FC Barcelona, ​​70 (22+10+16+22): Satoranski (10), Kuric (9), Pauli (3), Mirotic (13), Sanli (10) -starting five- Martínez (-), Kalinic (5), Laprovittola (2), Tobey (10), Jokubaitis ( 2), Nnaji (3), Jakucionis (3)

Referees: Juan Carlos Garcia, Alberto Baena and Cristóbal Sánchez. No deleted.

Incidents: Match corresponding to day 28 of the Endesa League played at the Palacio de los Deportes in Granada before 6,721 spectators, according to official figures.


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