A terrific Barça wears Armani from the protection
The azulgrana crew solely conceded eight factors to the Italians in an ideal second quarter from behind
Tobey, Satoransky and Higgins proceed to make strides ahead and the younger Nnaji marveled within the fourth quarter
With a primary quarter of landing, this Friday Barça has handed over EA7 Olimpia Milano (74-56) with a sensational protection that has shackled the continual and determined makes an attempt of the Lombard squad, misdirected by former Barça participant Kevin Pangos and wherein solely one other former participant, Brandon Davies, has stood out.
(21+22+18+13): Tomas Satoransky (9), Nico Laprovittola (5), Nikola Kalinic (6), Mike Tobey (13), Sertaç Sanli (4) -starting five-, James Nnaji (7), Cory Higgins (11), Rokas Jokubaitis (3), Àlex Abrines (5), Jan Vesely (7), Oriol Paulí (4) and Oscar da Silva.
EA7 OLIMPIA MILAN, 56
(21+8+12+15): Kevin Pangos (5), Devon Corridor (7), Deshaun Thomas, Nicolo Melli (2), Brandon Davies (18) -initial five-, Billy Baron (7), Luigi Datome ( 1), Kyle Hines (6), Johannes Voigtmann (5) and Stefano Tonut (5).
Ilija Belosevic (Serbia), Damir Javor (Slovenia) and Joseph Bissang (France). A technical foul was identified to the native coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius (11:33) and to the visiting bench (24:00).
Match comparable to the fifth day of the boys’s basketball Euroleague performed towards 6,316 on the Palau Blaugrana (Barcelona).
It was an essential check to examine if that ascending line that the crew is displaying from the start of the season it translated right into a victory towards one of many ‘greats’ of the Euroleague. In actual fact, Saras himself assured after dropping to Olympiacos that that match got here “slightly early”.
From much less to extra, the second quarter of the azulgranas needs to be proven in all faculties in order that the little ones perceive the proper philosophy of a great protection, with synchronized modifications, best blocking passes, depth and mastery of the rebound that gave which means to all the pieces (21-14 at halftime).
The primary quarter was scoring. On his return to the Palau, Brandon Davies scored 10 of his crew’s first 12 factors with out fail aside from the ‘cap’ that he took from a James Nnaji who continues to enhance. The Italians took the lead 8-12 and Barça led for the primary time with a spectacular two plus one after Kalinic’s mate (14-12). 3 times the locals broke the visiting hoop within the first quarter.
One of the best Tobey of the season contributed loads in assaultthough a triple by the specialist Billy Baron (ex of Xavi Pascual’s Zenit) prompted the duel to shut the primary 10 minutes in a draw (21-26). Nothing to do with the second quarter.
Barça elevated its defensive stage and solely dedicated 4 fouls to go away its rival with eight factors and solely three baskets at stake with the Palau delivered. One of the best play of the evening got here when Sertaç Sanli grabbed a defensive rebound, ran your complete court docket leaving an opponent sitting down and assisted Vesely to get a 2+1-
That motion meant the utmost Barça revenue to date (30-24) and gave method to a brand new partial of 13-5 with Tobey accountable for the scoring duties (13 factors and 5 rebounds) and a rare Àlex Abrines on his return after a head harm. The Spaniard scored from two, stole a ball and ‘nailed’ a triple. +6 PIR in 52 seconds!
The break was reached with 43-29 and Saras’ males maintained their defensive stage in a 3rd quarter wherein solely the error from the perimeter (2/16 in triples within the final 10 minutes) prevented the distinction from buying scandalous dimensions.
Kalinic depththe abusive dominance underneath the hoops and an amazing basket by Sanli positioned a +21 (55-34) to which a Pangos incapable of commanding reacted with a two plus one. Olimpia Milano acquired near 16 factors (57-41) earlier than Higgins closed the fourth with a handbook basket after bounce and Oriol Paulí with a stratospheric dunk… the fifth for his crew.
The get together was being complete and was accomplished by a younger participant who factors to methods of megacrack. With simply turned 18, with 18 years in summer season the Nigerian james nanji linked a sensational ‘cap’ to a exceptional Davies (the second) and two baskets in penetration after bounce with which he couldn’t have even dreamed of when he debuted.
With 40 rebounds to 30 from his rival and an abusive benefit in PIR (90-48), the azulgrana crew ended up profitable 74-56 in a spherical match with the one ‘however’ of the awful percentages within the outdoors shot with a tragic 3/21 in triples (14.3%).