69-74: Herbalife sneaks into the playoff against a saved Betis

The Herbalife Gran Canaria did his homework in Seville and won 69-74 at Coosur Real Betis, saved three days ago, with which the island team, which reacted in key moments, won the ticket for the ‘play-off’ for the title with the contribution of the Unicaja, who lost against him Real Madrid.

John shurna, Lithuanian player of American origin, was with his 27 points the great architect of a victory for the Claretian team also facilitated by the absences in the local team of his two forwards, James feldeine and Ibrahim Magassa, which limited their coach’s rotations, Joan Plaza.

The Canaries started very badly due to their passivity in defense, which the Verdiblancos took advantage of to make a difference (16-5, min.5). The yellow technician, Porfirio Fisac, asked for time and abronó his men, which gave results with the greatest intensity in defense of the French base Andrew Albicy, although the Betis maintained an important income (22-11, m.10).

A 2-11 start partial in the second period tightened the score (24-22, min.14) for a Gran canaria which continued to rely on the defensive contribution of Albicy, now helped by Stevic and the exbetic Slaughter.

The forward with a Polish passport came back for the ‘Granca‘with a triple (26-27, min.17), then ratified by Slaughter with another long-distance shot that gave them a short lead at halftime (30-34, m.20).

At the restart, the offensive jam of the Herbalife I only mitigated it Shurna, who began to force his shots because the clock began to press his team, aware due to the news that came from Malaga that he depended on himself.

Thus, the Gran Canaria team toiled once again in defense with Albicy Y Stevic, which led to three consecutive baskets in the yellow box, two of them out of three, which set a new maximum income in their favor (59-66, m.36).

A 0-17 partial that continued to grow despite the time-out requested by Plaza, he assured, certified the visiting victory against a Betic team that always played with dignity and gave everything until the end, despite the losses and not playing anything , but could not prevent the triumph of Gran canaria (69-74), who was the one who was doing the best in the game.

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Summary of Coosur Real Betis - Herbalife Gran Canaria (69-74)

Data sheet

69 – Coosur Real Betis (22 + 8 + 24 + 15): Campbell (14), Borg (4), Almazán (6), Nick Kay (9), Jordan (5) -the starting five-, Ndoye (7), Randle (5), Mike Torres (10), Spiers (-), Tisma (-) and Ouattara (9).

74 – Herbalife Gran Canaria (11 + 23 + 15 + 25): Slaughter (17), Okoye (-), Dimsa (2), Balcerowski (-), Costello (7) -the starting five-, Albicy (-), Javi López (-), Beirán (11), Stevic (8), Diop (2) and Shurna (27).

Referees: Carlos Peruga, Luis Miguel Castillo and Alfonso Olivares. They eliminated the visitor Albicy by five personnel (min.39).

Incidents: Match of the thirty-eighth and last day of the Endesa League, played behind closed doors at the San Pablo Municipal Sports Palace.

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