ANDHe hereda San Pablo Burgos was not able to beat Bitci Baskonia (62-78) in a match in which San Pablo lasted five minutes plugged in, in what seemed like a brilliant game by the Burgos but the disconnection lasted for them the remaining 35 minutes and could not continue adding in this fight for permanence.
For its part, Baskonia takes a giant step in its fight to be in the playoffs, although it received the bad news of Costello’s injury.
San Pablo started the match very involved, dominating in both hoops with a partial that took it to 12-3 thanks to the great success from outside and that was extended to 17-7, but soon Fontecchio and Peters came into play and lifted the team coached by Neven Spahija to finish fourth just two points behind (20-18).
Giedriatis added to Baskonia’s offensive potential, totally leveling the game with an exchange of baskets until San Pablo got stuck at 34-31, the team’s second unit did not respond as expected from then on turnovers condemned the team Burgos who were conceded a partial 0-9 (34-40).
The team from Burgos rebounded and defended well in the first half, but Baskonia’s success (47% triples at halftime) kept them in the game at critical moments and helped them get ahead.
Going through the benches did not help Paco Olmos’ men who started with a loss and a run of 0-6 (34-46), only broken by a mate from Nnoko and again a run of 0-6 that forced the coach Valencian to ask for time out due to the team’s lack of energy.
San Pablo was erased and Baskonia put one more gear, coming to dominate by 19 points difference, but Benite put the team on his back to prevent the Alava team from closing the game (47-61).
Baldwin made the game even more difficult for the Burgos team, who once again clung to captain Benite’s game, reducing the Baskonia advantage to 12 points, but two triples in a row by Fontecchio restored calm to the Spahija team, which finally took the Burgos victory 62-78. .
62-Inherits San Pablo Burgos (20+14+13+): Benite (14), Phillip (0), Rabaseda (5), Eddie (12) and Nnoko (8) – starting five – Queeley (0), Kullamae (3), Salash (-), Díez (2), García ( 0), Renfroe (4) and Gamble (14).
78-Bitci Baskonia (18+22+21+): Baldwin (13), Fontecchio (17), Costello (0), Peters (16), Giedriatis (9) – starting five – Raieste (-), Barrera (0), Sedekerskis (4), Marinkovic (8), Granger ( 0), Enoch (11) and Kurucs (-).
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Rafael Serrano and Joaquín García.
Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 28 of the Endesa League held at the Coliseum Burgos. A tribute was made to the former Hereda San Pablo Burgos player, Álex Barrera, now at Bitci Baskonia.