The Barcelona (1-0) team started the new season of the ACB league with a difficult match full of emotions and perseverance.
Students of Šarūnas Jasikevičius at home 85:78 (26:14, 16:14, 16:30, 27:20) broke the Murcia UCAM (0-1) basketball players.
At the start of the third quarter, Barca took a 14-point lead (47:33) after Nikola Mirotičius’ two-point lead and seemed to break the match, but Murcia’s team made a powerful 25: 9 and Isaiah Taylor rebalanced the result before the end of the third quarter (58:56).
Barca missed 30 points in the third half.
5 minutes before the end of the match, there was still a level playing field and after August Lima’s post, UCAM had a minimal deficit (68:69), but Barca hit 9: 1, which was completed by Rolands Šmits (78:69) with 3 points. .
With 2 minutes left and Barca leading by 7 points (78:71), Nigel Hayes fought his opponent for a position and earned a foul in the attack. Shar, who appealed to the opponent’s play, was penalized for a technical foul. Taking advantage of this, the opponents sprinted and awarded 3 points (75:78) after Thaddus McFadden’s long shot.
Still led by Brandon Davies, who scored 4 points in a row, the Catalans managed to keep a safe distance for the remaining minute and a half and celebrated the victory.
It was the debut of Nigel Hayes and Rokas Jokubaitis, former members of Žalgiris in the ACB league.
Rock scored 2 points (1/1 dvit., 0/2 trit.) In 9 minutes, rebounded 1 ball, made 1 assists, provoked 1 foul, broke the rules and scored 2 utility points.
At that time, Hayes scored 4 points (2/3 doubles, 0/1 trit.), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 interceptions and 11 utility points in 28 minutes.
Cory Higgins competed most effectively in the ranks of Barca, scoring 18 points (5/8 doubles, 0/1 trit., 8/9 penalties) in 30 minutes, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 provoked fouls and 24 utility points .
Barcelona: Cory Higgins and Nikola Mirotichi after 18, Brandon Davies 17, Rolands Schmits 10, Nick Calathes 9.
UCAM: Isaiah Taylor 18, Augusto Lima 15 (Rev. 6), Thaddus McFadden 14, James Webbas 11, Thomas Bellasas 9.
The post ACB start – Barca’s hardships, technical debut for Sharas and Jokubaitis / News appeared first on Newsy Today.