Seeing some players defend at high intensity and celebrate each basket as if it were important when they are winning by almost thirty points and there are only a few minutes left is something that is not usually seen, but that is what is happening right now in the Barça from Sarunas Jasikevicius. The Barça team once again showed that it is in a sweet moment of play and passed like a real locomotive (82-53) over the Coosur Betis, which barely lasted eight minutes.
It was the sixth consecutive victory for a team that in the last four games has scored an average of 93.5 points per game and has won those games by an average difference of 30.2 points. The BarçaIn short, it has had a spectacular month of November, reaching an unexpectedly fast point of excellence, when only two months have passed since the season began.
This time they were left out of the call Alex Abrines and Cory Higgins, two players quite used by Jasikevicius, but it did not matter. The Barça team signed a first half in which they showed a very high defensive intensity, leaving their opponent with only seven field baskets and 22 points, the lowest figure conceded this season. In attack, the 11 players who stepped onto the court scored some points with excellent percentages (12 of 18 in two-point shots and 6 of 8 in triples).
The Coosur Betis, who came to the game with an average of 75.2 points scored and as the worst team in the ACB in triples scored (7.3 on average), he saw them square. He endured the avalanche until 13-9 but from then on he received a 16-0 run to find himself with a score of disadvantage (29-9). Party liquidated.
The Sevillian team improved its image and the Barça slowed his success a bit in the second part, in which Jasikevicius It gave a field to all its players – a lot, in fact, for the less common – but the energy and intensity continued to be present, leading to a new overwhelming victory that places the Catalans with 8 victories and 2 defeats in the classification of the Endesa League.
[+] See the summary with the best plays of the game:
82 – Barça (23 + 23 + 18 + 18): Calathes (3), Leandro Bolmaro (9), Pierre Oriola (5), Kuric (5), Mirotic (18) -starting five-, Adam Hanga (3), Smits (5), Heurtel (9), Pustovyi (12 ), Sergi Martínez (4), Brandon Davies (5), Badio (4).
53 – Betis (9 + 13 + 18 + 13): Kay (3), James Feldeine (14), Ouattara (9), Youssou Ndoye (11), TJ Campbell (3) -starting five-, Spiers (7), Enechionyia (1), Borg (2), Niang (- ), Almazán (3), Harrow (-), Torres (-).
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Jorge Martínez, Alfonso Olivares.
Incidents: match of the eleventh day of the ACB League played without an audience at the Palau Blaugrana due to sanitary restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.