For about 38 minutes it was played a very difficult match where UCAM Murcia and Barcelona They fought with incredible intensity. Ah, the azulgranas won 68-72. But in the end, if it matters, The Murcians deployed all their bodies to defeat their opponent with a run of 14-1. which gave him a more comfortable victory than the park saw: 82-73. They are the ones revealed on the course, third after overtaking the Culs in the classification and dreaming of being included in the Cup thanks to their power at home, where they are undefeated after five games.
- 82. UCAM Murcia Club Baloncesto (23+12+23+24): Hakanson (4), Ennis (19), Kurucs (12), Sleva (6) and Birgander (15) -starting from five-, Sant-Ross ( 6 ), Caupain (4), Radovic (8), McFadden (2) and Diagne (6).
- 73. Bara Basket (20+18+24+11): Satoransky (11), Abrines (3), Kalinic (5), Parker (8) and Nnaji (2) -starting with five-, Da Silva (-), Brizuela (2), Willy Hernangmez (15), Laprovittola (11), Jokubaitis (6) and Parra (10).
- Referees: Benjamin Jimnez Trujillo, Francisco Jose Ara Santana and Ion Gonzalez Glvez. Nothing is eliminated.
- Incidents: The match corresponding to the tenth day of the Endesa Basketball League played at the Palacio de los Deportes in Murcia before 6,860 spectators.
In decisive moments the number of Kurucs, a former Barça player who dominated both sides of the court: six points above his peers, usually paired after some defensive changes in Laprovittola and Abrines, three rebounds and two assists. I completed 12+7. Birgander also became a giant in places (15+8) while Bara’s lights are out, failing outside and helpless inside.
The Blaugranas miss Vesely a lot. By his last minute defeat we understand the 58 UCAM painting points or that the locals did not miss a shot in two until the 14th minute. They scored in the first 13. Willy Hernangmez was the best guest scorer (15 points), but suffered in defense could not stop the small children of the opposite group, who were comfortably planted under the rim. And if they don’t, Birgander said.
It was a duel of alternatives where No team achieved more than ten: nine for the Murcians with the final points and seven for the Blaugranas. with 38-45 after the triple Satoransky, one of the highlights of his team with 11 points and six rebounds. I almost always respond to visiting attacks Ennis (19 points)who supported his team in an afternoon denied from triple (3/18).
Blackout in Barcelona
Laprovittolain a meeting that does not involve his physical appearance, he knows how to wait for his chance. He led Barça in the final action, but also suffered a final blackout. His is the 68-72 basket. Culs only scored a free kick from Abrines and it was there in the last moments looking for an impossible comeback.
UCAM, very intelligently, looks for Kuruc pairs with smaller defenders and the Latvian puffed up: three baskets in a row, three rebounds to secure the victory and two assists, the last for Ennis who put up the final score with a shot at the horn. Spinning with first defeat of the season for Real Madridit’s one of those days that shows the great toughness in the Endesa League even for the greats.