80-68: A gray Barça falls in Tenerife and everything will be decided at the Palau

Again in the Palau and again without margin of error, the Barça Your access to the final of the League
Endesa in 40 minutes before the Lenovo Tenerife. The Catalans did not take advantage of the opportunity to qualify in Tenerife where they fell 80-68 on an unfortunate night in attack, in line with what happened in the quarterfinals against the Joventut.

After the scoring recital and the records of the first game, the team of Jasikevicius he underwent a radical transformation, once again showing serious problems to get out of negative streaks in shooting and being outmatched by a more intense rival. The 15 points of Pau
Gasoline, the team’s top scorer, to overcome the difficulties since the rest had little accompaniment: Mirotic finished 2 of 12 in field goals and Higgins, which started well, was diluted.

The Lenovo had the contribution of Shermadini (21 points) in MVP mode and a Marcelinho Orchards who took the thorn out of the bad game at the Palau to end with 26 goals and 11 assists.

With the offensive exuberance of the first game, it was already surprising that it started sparingly in scoring: 3-2 in the first five minutes with seven triples in a row missed by both. The Barça took command after one scored by Hanga and with the input of Pau
Gasoline on the track, which forced fouls and made four free throws (15-19).

Lenovo Tenerife – Barça, from the Endesa League playoff, in pictures






The Lenovo reacted at the beginning of the second quarter with Shermadini more successful and Orchards compensated for his bad game at the Palau. Thanks to this those of Vidorreta fought a scoring streak of Kuric (20-25). The local reaction was reflected in an 11-2 that led them to dominate at the break, 38-35, after a few minutes again erratic in all.

Gasol fighting for a ball between Lenovo defenders.


Gasol fighting for a ball between Lenovo defenders.

The locals gave another pull in the third quarter with a partial of 11-0 that placed their income already above ten (49-37, min 24). Mirotic did not score his first point until minute 26 and only Gasoline, with palms and a triple, he sustained something to Barça in this phase. Thanks to this and the first field basket of Mirotic the score was adjusted to 57-55, closing the third quarter with 58-55.

Orchards Y Shermadini they did their thing again at the start of the last period and with a triple of Salin those of Vidorreta escaped (69-55, min. 35). Barça tried to react with pressure to all court that reduced to six (69-63) but needed a little more aim to turn the game around. A robbery of Shermadini at 1:45 he sentenced the crash leaving the series pending now of what happens in Barcelona.

(+) See the summary of Lenovo Tenerife – FC Barcelona







The summary of Lenovo Tenerife - Barça (80-68)

Data sheet

80 – Lenovo Tenerife (15 + 23 + 20 + 22). Fitipaldo (2), Salin (5), Doornekamp (6), Cavanaugh (10), Shermadini (21) -initial-, Huertas (26), Jenkins (3), Rodríguez (2), Sulejmanovic (1), López ( -) and War (4).

68 – Barça (19 + 16 + 20 + 13). Calathes (4), Higgins (12), Abrines (2), Mirotic (10), Davis (12) -initial- Westermann (-), Oriola (.), Hanga (5), Bolmaro (2), Smits (- ), Gasol (15) and Kuric (6)

Referees: Pérez Pizarro, Conde and Manuel.

Incidents: Santiago Martín Sports Pavilion. A thousand people in the stands. The president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres; the mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, and the vice president of the Tenerife Island Council, Enrique Arriaga.

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