Barça falls in Fontes do Sar and the upper area is squeezed


Barça fell (76-74) this Saturday against Monbus Obradoiro on matchday 10 of the Endesa League, weighed down by a poor success although they had options at the end, while Gran Canaria relented with their defeat (76-72) against Surne Bilbao Basket in a high area that is also tightening with the triumph of Unicaja.

Thomas Scrubb (13 points, 7 rebounds and a PIR of 19) and Phil Scrubb (PIR of 15 and 16) led the Galician feat, despite the casualties, to beat Barça as they had not done since 2014. The culé team left a 5 of 28 in triples and a lack of intensity in defense that gave wings to the locals in Fontes do Sar.

All in all, a couple of hits, from Satoransky and Higgins in the closing stages, gave Sarunas Jasikevicius’ men the option of a comeback. The home team did not crumple, as did Phil Scrubb despite missing a couple of attacks in a row. The third was also played by achieving a 2 + 1 that gave the prestigious victory to the Galicians, after Mirotic did not hit the last visitor.

Those of ‘Saras’ are seen at 7-3, giving the option to take off the leader Lenovo Tenerife and the pursuer Real Madrid, equalized with Unicaja and Gran Canaria. Those from Las Palmas saw their good moment slowed down by a Surne Bilbao Basket that became strong at home (76-72). The Basque team, which added its third victory in a row, had a very even duel with the great performance of Ludde Hakanson, author of 27 points and a decisive triple.

The canaries are left with 7-3, still in the high zone, while the Basques get hooked on the train of the Copa del Rey, which this year is played in Badalona. Joventut also added the third win in a row, 6-4 against the people of Bilbao, at the expense of BAXI Manresa, in a choral performance that keeps the people from Manresa in the relegation zone.

Six players from the ‘Penya’ were in double digits of valuation, with special mention for Simon Birgander who, after scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and a valuation of 21, it was revealed that he will undergo surgery due to a fracture of the distal phalanx of the third finger of the right hand. Feliz, Ribas, Vives, Tomic and Parra were the other outstanding green and black players.

For its part, Unicaja continues to launch with its fifth consecutive victory by beating Casademont Zaragoza with authority (104-78). The team from Malaga is in the wake of the lead with 7-3. Carter (24 points) and Kalinoski (21) were the best weapons of the great attack from Malaga this Saturday at the Martín Carpena.