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Real Madrid dropped a double-digit lead but claimed the 87-85 victory versus FC Barcelona on Sunday.
A crazy finish in the ACB Round 30 contest saw Nikola Mirotic with a contested triple sending Barca to its first lead with eight seconds left. Nicolas Laprovíttola in an immediate response with a three-point play got the job done.
Rudy Fernandez went 3/5 from beyond the arc producing a team-high 13 points. Youngsters Tristan Vukcevic and Usman Garuba had 11 points each. Fabien Causeur made all of his ten points in the final quarter.
Cory Higgins netted a game-high 21 points and Nick Calathes finished with 18 points. Mirotic with 17 points and Kyle Kuric with 12 shaped the remaining double-digit scoring pack.
The Whites jumping to 28-1 and forcing Barca to 25-4 all but secures top position in the Regular Season standings.
Apart from the Clasico, Marcelinho Huertas climbed to second place in the ACB all-time assists list helping third-placed Tenerife defeat Estudiantes, 101-77, and up its record to 23-5. Baskonia dropped to 21-8 off an overtime loss to Murcia.
ACB this week:
Hereda San Pablo Burgos – Lenovo Tenerife 86-98
Acunsa GBC – Coosur Real Betis 68-91
Monbus Obradoiro – Baxi Manresa 90-87
UCAM Murcia – TD Systems Baskonia 92-87 OT (78-78)
Lenovo Tenerife – Movistar Estudiantes 101-77
Urbas Fuenlabrada – Hereda San Pablo Burgos 89-83
FC Barcelona – Real Madrid 85-87
Casademont Zaragoza – Valencia 76-85
Joventut Badalona – Herbalife Gran Canaria 84-103
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