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Baskonia blew a 20-point lead in less than five minutes during the fourth quarter against Real Betis before ultimately getting an 87 – 83 away win and improving its winning streak in the Spanish ACB League to 4-0.

Betis was trailing 55 – 75 halfway through the fourth period but fought back by scoring 23 quick points to make it 78 – 79 with 1:47 to play. Wade Baldwin made a key basket for Baskonia and his teammates retained an advantage in their trips to the free-throw line.

Rokas Giedraitis sealed the win for a pair of free throws for the 83 – 87 with two seconds to play.

Baldwin finished with 16 points while Simone Fontecchio had 16 points plus nine rebounds for Baskonia. Steven Enoch scored 13.

Anzejs Pasecniks scored 18 points for Real Betis.

Earlier on Sunday (19/12), ACB standings leader Real Madrid went up to 13 – 1 by defeating UCAM Murcia 80 – 71 on the road behind 24 points plus seven rebounds by Vincent Poirier, plus the 18 points courtesy of Nigel Williams-Goss.

Liga Endesa Round 14 Standings:

Fuenlabrada – Lenovo Tenerife 104 – 96

Obradoiro – San Pablo Burgos 101 – 94

Unicaja Malaga – Joventut Badalona 72 – 76

MoraBanc Andorra – Zaragoza 83 – 92

Bilbao – Gran Canaria 95 – 80

Murcia – Real Madrid 71 – 80

Real Betis – Baskonia 83 – 87

Valencia – Breogan 97 – 98

Manresa – Barcelona (postponed to March 4 due to multiple coronavirus cases on Manresa)

 

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