Blaugrana bomber | basketball total
With a superb performance from Jayson Granger, Baskonia beat Unicaja and cut five straight matches between the local and international tournaments. The Uruguayan broke his record for scoring a hat-trick in an AFC Champions League match.
By the ninth day of the Endesa League, the faces of Baskonia and Unicaja were seen. The former came from a home fall to Real Madrid, while the latter suffered an away defeat against Morabank Andorra. Montenegro Dusko Ivanovic presented a quintet made up of Jason Granger, Simon Fontechio, Rokas Guderitis, Tadas Sedekerskis and Andre Noko. For their part, these led by the Greek Photios Katsikaris took to the field with Norris Cole, Dario Brizuela, Axel Butel, Tim Abromites, and Michael Eric.
The match at Fernando Buesa Arena provided a clearly favorable start for the visiting team, who, thanks to a good attacking contribution from their home game made up of Tim Abramitis and Michael Eric, managed to gain an early advantage by twelve units. The local representatives had serious problems in defense, while on the other side of the rectangle relied exclusively and exclusively on what Vanja Marinkovic could generate from a distance of more than 6.75 meters. As the minutes went by, the Basques greatly improved their performance, and the scoring of Simon Fontequio and Tadas Seedkerskis was important for this, which was well nourished by Jason Granger. Malagueños started having problems when scoring, as Jaime Fernandez, the team’s main generator, was well controlled.
At the beginning of the second half, the visit was in the foreground in the electronic format from 41 to 36. In the first tape of the sequel, a balanced action can be observed, in which both teams exchanged attack for attack. Those from Vitoria-Justice were hit by Granger’s perimeter shots, while the Andalusians responded in the same way through France’s Alex Botel. Between the close of the third period and the beginning of the last, the homeowner finished matching the stock. In the epilogue, triple was killed, and Barrero and Granger stood out in that department. It was a bombshell from Lithuanian Giedratis with a decisive 48 seconds remaining to tip the balance in favor of those led by Dusko Ivanovic. In the end, he left Baskonia winning 92-89 thus cutting a five-game losing streak between ACB and Euroleague.
The winner was the brilliant performance of Uruguayan Jason Granger, who scored 24 points (7/11 triple, 1/3 double and half free), earned 1 rebounds, distributed 6 assists, and stole 3 balls in 32:22 minutes. She stayed on the field, reaching an overall rating of 26. The seven-triple is a personal record in La Liga.
The player formed in Cordon was well accompanied by Lithuanian Tadas Sedikerskis, who contributed 22 points and 11 rebounds. On the losing side, Axel Buttel finished top scorer with 23 points.
Our compatriot team’s next commitment will be in the local championship on Saturday, when they have to face Gran Canaria on the island. While the Euroleague will be active again on Thursday, visiting FC Barcelona.
Photo: Twitter Baskonia (@Baskonia)