Basketball: Kuric propels Barça in Manresa (76-99)

He Barça solved your visit to Baxi Manresa with a remarkable performance (76-99), showing solid defense and scoring 99 points thanks to the emergence of an inspired Kyle kuric, author of 25 points in just 20 minutes, well accompanied by Cory Higgins (15 points in 16 minutes), Artem Pustovyi (14 in 23) and Nick calathes (11 points and 10 assists).

The azulgrana team adds in this way its third consecutive victory and remains in second place in the classification of the Endesa League. The Manresa team, for its part, says goodbye with this defeat to its options to play the Cup and remains with 8 wins and 9 losses. His new signing made his debut in ACB for the Barça team, Leo Westermann and so did the junior Michael Caicedo. Were low Niko Mirotic, Victor Claver and Brandon davies, in addition to Rolands smits, last minute leave due to recent paternity.

The Catalans were not behind on the scoreboard at any point in the game. They started with a Higgins very effective (10 points in the first quarter) and they already stored in minute 8 an income of 13 points (9-22). He Baxi Manresa He started badly in his care of the ball (9 losses in the first period), but did not give up and took a shot with a 12-0 run (21-22). However, in the closing bars of the first half, Kuric with two triples in a row and from there the team he directs Sarunas
Jasikevicius he found in his scoring inspiration a lode to cling to.

After the 38-49 break, the Barça increased rents to twenty with a Kuric protagonist without the Manresa team managing at any time to find the key to reduce those differences. In this way, the Catalans reached a placid end in which they were able to dose some players, to the point that the one who played the most in their ranks was a Sergi Martinez (26 minutes).