Driven by the 27 points of Nikola MiroticBarcelona defeated Monbus Obradoiro (94-77) this Friday and retained the leadership of the Endesa League in their last game at the Palau Blaugrana before the Euroleague Final Four.
After to be surpassed in the first quarter (15-21) by the intensity of the Galician team, the Barca team reacted at halftime (35-32) and then scored (68-48, min.30) thanks to Mirotic, author of 15 points without a miss in the period. Robertson (19) and Blazevic (15) were the top scorers for the Santiago team.
Sarunas Jasikevicius decided that the best possible fuel for the Final Four of the euroleague it would feed the good feelings of the team with the tenth consecutive victory and did not reserve any of its figures, although it lost Vesely in the first quarter due to “acute lower back pain”, according to the club, without specifying the scope.
Monbus Obradoiro, who came to the event preceded by a victory in their last seven away games, focused their efforts on painting. Prevent easy baskets and generate advantages in the post and after the direct block.
Moncho Fernández’s plan worked in the first quarter, which the team from Santiago led with minimal income (15-21). Blazevic started with seven points in the low post and Robertson took over to punish with another five the defensive slowness of the Catalan side, who soon lost the injured Vesely.
in attackBarcelona combined disorder with precipitation, slowed down by the visiting aggressiveness and denied from the triple (1-11, min.15). The Catalan team’s reaction came in the second quarter thanks to Nnaji, who raised the physical bar and dominated the paint, with three rebounds and four blocks at halftime.
Satoransky’s return to the court clarified the ideas of the Barça team, unlocked by the wrist of Mirotic, local top scorer in the first half with 12 points, and two triples by Abrines, the last one on the buzzer (35-32). Blazevic and Robertson, with 23 goals between them, were the pillars of Obradoiro.
A plethoric Mirotic, with 15 points in a row without missing a shot, and two triples from Abrines boosted the Barcelona breakaway in the third quarter (55-42, min.24), which was fed in a choral manner until reaching a maximum advantage of twenty points (68-48, min.30).
But the Obadorio had not said the last word, and with a quick partial of 0-7 he forced the dead time of ‘Saras’ (68-57, min.33). Guided by 10 Westermann points and three triples by Zurbriggen, the Galician team pushed until the end, but It was not enough against a Barça that knew how to protect its income under the leadership of Jokubaitis (94-77).
94 – FC Barcelona (15+20+33+26): Satoransky (6), Laprovittola (9), Abrines (12), Mirotic (27), Vesely (-) -initial team-, Sanli (9), Kalinic (11), Kuric (4), Jokubaitis (9), Tobey (-) and Nnaji (7).
77 – Monbus Obradoiro (21+11+18+27): Westermann (13), Robertson (19), Thomas Scrubb (7), Blazevic (15) -initial team-, Zurbriggen (9), Philipp Scrubb (7), Walker (-), Guerrero (2), Muñoz (-) and Suarez (3).
Referees: Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Juan de Dios Oyón and Alberto Baena. No deleted.
Incidents: Match of day 32 of the Endesa League played at the Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona in front of 4,436 spectators.