ANDl Barça was exhibited in Seville with a beating over Coosur Real Betis (58-109), an unmitigated victory that ensures the Catalans second place in the regular phase of the Endesa League and also the permanence of the Verdiblanco team despite of his debacle in this match, after the defeat of Estudiantes against Obradoiro.
The match, after an equal start, was definitively broken in the second set, in which Barça hopelessly condemned the Sevillian team with a set of 4-33 in the second period and went to rest with more than double the advantage in the scoreboard (25-54), with which the crash was more than sentenced in the absence of the last two quarters.
A 0-8 run, with two triples from Abrines, the match’s top scorer with 20 points, seemed to set the tone for the match for Barcelona against a Coosur Betis that took more than three minutes to start their score, but the Verdiblancos were rowing throughout the first period until he matched it with a very arched shot from TJ Campbell on the horn (21-21, min 10).
The second quarter started the same as the first, with two consecutive triples from the Catalans, this time by Kuric, and a partial 2-13 that took the visitor’s income beyond ten points (23-34, min.13 ) for the first time in the game, forcing the local coach, Joan Plaza, to request a time-out.
This time the Sevillian team did not react, multiplying the losses against the aggressive Barça defense and seeing their disadvantage rise beyond twenty points (23-44, min.17) after a technique to Plaza for his repeated protests to the collegiate.
In the intermission, the duel was completely devoid of suspense after the partial 4-33 of the second quarter (25-54, min 20).
The third period served for Pau Gasol to shine on the track where he won his first professional title, the ACB 1998-99, with some actions of merit in a unique duel with the Jamaican center Jerome Jordan, the only local player who gave some solvency attacking your team.
The Betis continued to bleed out in the final period, with a difference that reached forty points (51-91, min.36) after a Bolmaro basket and almost a score of losses that revealed their bad game. In the end, and before the impotence of Betis, a new exhibition for Barça in the domestic league with a victory by 51 points of difference.
58 – Coosur Real Betis (21 + 4 + 22 + 11): Randle (8), Almazán (2), Feldeine (-), Spiers (9), Jordan (16) -initial five-, Ndoye (8), Campbell (8), Borg (-), Ouattara (3), Nick Kay (2), Magassa (2) and Mike Torres (-).
109 – FC Barcelona (21 + 33 + 23 + 32): Calathes (8), Westermann (5), Abrines (20), Mirotic (9), Davies (4) -the starting five-, Pustovyi (6), Pau Gasol (6), Oriola (8), Kuric (12), Smits (7), Bolmaro (10) and Claver (14).
Referees: Jordi Aliaga, Raúl Zamorano and David Sánchez. Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match of the thirty-sixth day of the Endesa League played behind closed doors at the San Pablo Municipal Sports Palace.