ACB Liga Endesa The direction of Calathes and the inspiration of Higgins, keys
El Barcelona overcame and, at times, convinced, on his visit this Sunday to Fuenlabrada (67-83). It was enough for him third quarter, where he scored three more points than in the first two periods (30 by 33), to get a victory that allows you to catch Iberostar Tenerife in the second position of the domestic competition.
Before starting, it was felt that the game was going to be bad. It was worse than that. The break was reached with a very poor 27-30. The azulgranas, for example, were ahead after failing the five attempted triples.
The casualties of Mirotic, Kuric y Davies. Heurtel is no longer available and Claver has not quite overcome his plantar fasciitis. Fuenlabrada suffer to stay in the Endesa League because it plays with the right. And if you do not respond, Trimble becomes a set without annotation.
The tournament’s top scorer had added eight points in 20 minutes and his coach, Javi Jurez, gave him more rest than usual. Barcelona, with a maximum income of six points (16-10), alive from Higgins ’punctual inspiration.
The Madrid fight allowed them to turn the scoreboard in the 11th minute after a 0-7 run. The result was 17-16. The home advantage did not go further and Jasikevicius, who received a technique for protesting, bet on the young Martnez, Badio and later Badji.
The presence of the giant Pustovyi and Oriola’s intensity helped to make a difference in the fight for the rebound: 13 to 24, of which nine had been in attack. That is where the Fuenlabrada game was losing. And it is that with the veteran’s fight It tempts, which does not exactly stand out for its centimeters, it was not enough.
Jasikevicius, due to the lack of troops since he only had nine senior chips, came to resort to Smits to play five. Trimble, who was complaining after the knee, scored the only triple before the break. It was like water in the middle of the desert. An unsportsmanlike attack to Samar allowed the visitors to continue dominating the scoreboard.
The perfect storm was the Bara in the continuation of the hand of Calathes. A 14-31 starting run allowed Jasikevicius’s men to finish the game 41-61. The shots from long distance that they resisted were beginning to enter all of the hand of Abrines and Higgins.
Fuenlabrada, and more specifically Eyenga, gave him courage to approach with a 10-2 in his favor. But the Barça counterattacks, with Oriola as a standard bearer, they gave no place to hope. The referee’s hat trick made life complicated by kicking Eyenga and whistling a second technique to coach Javi Jurez. Barcelona took the opportunity to reach a maximum of 57-79.
Saras, despite the absences, put everything she had on track.