The Barcelona He took a very important victory against the Red Star thanks to his good performance in extra time, where he was better than his rival. The great figure was Nikola Miroticthe Spanish-Montenegrin took the match to extra time with a supernatural three-pointer at the buzzer. [Narraciones y estadísticas: Estrella Roja 94 – 99 Barcelona]
The duel was marked by the alternatives on the scoreboard. The first quarter was for the Catalans and the next two for the Serbs. However, a brilliant reaction from Barça, based on the foreign success of Mirotic himself, open either sanlicaused the game to go into extra time.
The triples of Higgins Y Satoranskywho was the best of the culés, tipped the balance for the team jasikevicius. The carousel of free kicks in the final stretch of the five extra minutes led to another victory for Barça, which is now co-leader of the euroleague next to baskonia.
domain without control
Barcelona jumped onto the Red Star field with the mission of adding a victory that would lift them to the top of the lead. The culé team came out with the initiative in their players, as they found the rival hoop more easily. The scoring success of Jasikevicius’ men made them have an almost impeccable first quarter (min. 10, 17-28) and with dominance on the scoreboard.
However, the panorama changed radically in the next two quarters, as Red Star took control of the match. The Serbs led by an exalted Nedovic and an imposing Petrusev They did change the script. A scoring festival from the Serbian team completely turned it around and left the Catalans almost KO.
With the beginning of the last quarter, Barça’s success from long distance began to flourish. Higgins, Sanli, Abrines or Satoransky hit from the triple and that allowed Jasikevicius’ men to continue alive in the match. The end was drawing near and the pressure was mounting. The free kick carousel as the clock approached 0 left the last possession to the visitors.
There the figure of Nikola Mirotic emerged. The ‘4’ brought out all his quality on the horn with a three-pointer against the rival opposition, who could only see how he entered before the delirium of his team. In extra time, things were another matter, as the culés became strong and beat Red Star to put the Euroleague co-leaders to sleep.
Red Star 94-99 Barcelona
Red Star (17+23+25+19+10): Vildoza (-), Nedovic (24), Lazarevic (-), Mitrovic (18), Petrusev (24) -initial team-, Holland (7), Lazic (-), Dobric (14), Ilic (-), Markovic (3), Kuzmic (-) and Bentil (4).
Barcelona (28+15+14+27+15): Satoransky (19), Laprovittola (7), Kalinic (7), Mirotic (12), Vesely (10) -initial team-, Da Silva (3), Sanli (10), Abrines (14), Higgins (15), Tobey (-), Kuric (-) and Jokubaitis (2).
Referees: Robert Lottermoser (ALE), Emin Mogulkoc (TUR) and Aare Halliko (EST). They sent off the visiting coach Sarunas Jasikevicius with two technical fouls (min.41) and eliminated local Petrusev with five personal fouls (min.45).
Incidents: game of the sixteenth day of the Euroleague played at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Belgrade before some 8,000 people. The match started four minutes late because the public threw confetti onto the court during the preliminaries.