The Barça Lassa has closed this Thursday with a suffered victory before him Anadolu Efes (80-65) the first round of the regular phase of the Euroleague, with outstanding performance of the Spanish center Pierre Oriola thanks to his 14 points, and confirming his recovery in the maximum European competition.
Thanks to this good result, with comeback included, the Catalans signed two consecutive victories and were provisionally placed in the area of 'playoffs', with a balance of 8-7. For its part, the Turkish team conceded its sixth defeat of the course (9-6) and moved away from the 'cock'.
With the memory of his victory on the court of Kirolbet Baskonia (70-77) during the 14th day, the pupils of Svetislav Pesic jumped this time to the Palau Blaugrana with the intention of showing their decisive face, the one that keeps them as leaders without boasts but alone of the Endesa League.
However the Efes started a lot more toned than the local set. By force of outside shot, with 7 of 10 hits in triples, the Turks took a prolific first quarter (23-29) in which only Adam Hanga replicated in scoring tasks. With no more weapons than the Hungarian forward, those from Pesic took a long time to reactr.
A blunt partial of 2-13, with a leading role Shane Larkin and Bryant Dunston, he forged a more interesting income for the visitors. And there Pierre Oriola appeared, cutting the culé bad streak with a triple at 5:30 for the break, with bitter taste for the grandstand of the Palau in tenor of 39-50 adverse.
Oriola finds help, ovation to be Seraphin
But Oriola followed 'plugged in' after the intermission, helped by Víctor Claver in the middle distance throw and by Chris Singleton distributing assists. The Barça arranged on the court a quintet more Moody, with firmness in defense and speed in offensive work.
That's what the Barça players used to return the 'currency' to its rival, initiating a 20-5 of partial that overturned the situation and in the end it began the triumph. The score of 59-55 was fastened with a triple key by Pau Ribas at 1:10 to consume the 30 minutes of the match, without a reply from Efes.
Kevin Seraphin and his namesake Kevin Pangos They joined the good performance of Barça at the beginning of the last quarter, in which the Turks did not find any way to cut distances. Neither under boards nor from the distance, the success of the first part had vanished after the break.
His bad rotation in the changes condemned the team of Ergin Ataman, also weighed by the limited contribution of Tibor Pleiss. The ex of Valencia Basket, star signing of Efes last summer, played 6:17 and scored two points. The one that excelled in the rows rows was Brock Motum, with 13 points but incapable he alone of restraining to a Barça to the rise.
–RESULT: BARÇA LASSA, 80 – ANADOLU EFES, 65. (39-50, at rest).
BARÇA LASSA: Heurtel (8), Ribas (8), Hanga (10), Singleton (13) and Seraphin (13) – initial quintet -; Tomic (2), Claver (5), Kuric (-), Pangos (7) and Oriola (14).
ANADOLU EFES: Micic (11), Beaubois (8), Anderson (6), Moerman (7) and Pleiss (2) – initial squad -; Larkin (7), Balbay (-), Simon (3), Dunston (8) and Motum (13).
–PARTIALS: 23-29, 16-21, 20-7 and 21-8.
– REFEREES: Pukl (SVN), Ryzhyk (UCR) and Trawicki (POL). They eliminated Seraphin for personal fouls at Barça Lassa.
–PAVILION: Palau Blaugrana, 5,969 spectators.