Barcelona passed over Movistar Estudiantes and has 14 victories in the Endesa League that is not worth it to shorten differences with Madrid, which continues with a two-win lead at the top of the standings.
Sarunas Jasikevicius rested Davies and continued Higgins’ drop. The Barça bench is unlimited and the absences are hardly noticeable. Pustovyi knew how to take advantage of the minutes that the Lithuanian coach gave him and went to 16 points and eight rebounds.
The locals stayed within a basket of 100 points and left their rival at 68. And they attack well, but defend better. In five minutes, the Barcelona income was already 17-10.
It expanded to 33-15 and reached 63-36 before the break. The student body played not to be massacred, with a Barea who did what he could. Mirotic, in a game in which he could have rested, led the offense with 18 points.
Barça’s 64 points in 20 minutes were his best mark since the 1989-90 season. The logical thing was to relax, and more considering that on Friday they host Alba Berlin in the Euroleague. It took them four minutes to add in the third quarter and they stayed at 13 points. Estudiantes accumulated eight and that is why he landed in the last period with the maximum difference against him 77-47. They lost 38 points (94-56).
– Data sheet:
98 – Barça (33 + 31 + 13 + 21): Westermann (8), Pustovyi (16), Martínez (8), Mirotic (18), Calathes (5) -starting five- Bolmaro (6), Smits (9), Kuric (15), Abrines (5), Oriola ( 5), Hanga (3), Claver (-).
68 – Movistar Students (15 + 24 + 8 + 21): Avramovic (14), Vicedo (7), Brown (3), Delgado (5), Barea (12) -starting five- Jackson (4), Roberson (13), Djurisic (6), Arteaga (4), Sola ( -), Cvetkovic (-), Stoilov (-).
Referees: Juan Carlos García, Jorge Martínez, Andrés Fernández.
Incidents: Match of day 20 of the ACB League played without an audience at the Palau Blaugrana due to sanitary restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. This meeting should have been played in January, but it was postponed due to several positives for coronavirus at Movistar Estudiantes.
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