Baskonia lost to FC Barcelona Lassa 98-92 in overtime on an electrifying game solved within the last minutes. Both teams overcome their opponent’s defense along the clash.
The game started vibrant in the first quarter leading a second one with several runs for each squad. Baskonia got over the most difficult one thanks to the good team’s performance by that time and two three-pointers from Johannes Voigtmann. Josh Akognon, Baskonia’s latest adding, stood out finishing the game with 13 points in 23 minutes.
Right after returning to the game from the locker room Baskonia fought tooth and nails to respond Justin Doellman’s huge game (24 points). Andrea Bargnani and Shane Larkin had 18 points each concluding as the blue and red team’s top scorers.
A three from Akognon closed up the third quarter getting Vitoria-Gasteiz based team just with a 3-point deficit. In the fourth quarter Shengelia with a tip-in put Baskonia in front and Baskonia had the chance to win the game in regular time on a Hanga’s free-throw missed.
During the overtime Larkin held Sito Alonso squad making a three (88-87) but at the end of overtime Doellman and Rice showed up to keep the victory for home team despite Baskonia’s enormous effort to take the win from the Palau Blaugrana.