Barcelona lets off steam against Manresa

2023-03-12T20:44:51+00:00 2023-03-12T22:25:14+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

12/Mar/23 20:44

After three straight losses, Barcelona put up a dominant performance in ACB.

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The duo of Tomas Satoransky and Rokas Jokubaitis scored and created as Barcelona routed struggler Manresa 93 – 72 in a Spanish ACB League game. The Blaugrana got back on a winning track after a loss to Zaragoza in Spain and two defeats at Olympiacos Piraeus and Fenerbahce Beko during the double-game EuroLeague week.

Satoransky scored 19 points and dished out five assists while Jokubaitis finished with 18 points and five dimes as well to set the pace for a quality Barcelona offense. Sarunas Jasikevicius’ players set the tone early by taking a 32 – 18 lead in the first quarter and then closed halftime up 56 – 39, never to look back.

Manresa couldn’t recover from such a deficit. Adam Wazcynwksi scored 12 and Juan Pablo Vaulet dropped 11 points for the visiting side that has dropped to relegation zone, at 4-17.

Barcelona is 18-4 and tied with Baskonia in the second place in the standings. The latter defeated Real Betis 73 – 82 on the road with Vanja Marinkovic (11 points) leading five players in double figures.

Real Betis needed much more than Tyson Perez’s 20 points and eight rebounds.

ACB 2022-23, Round 22 Results: 

Coviran Granada80 – 66 Gran Canaria
Lenovo Tenerife 85 – 68 Joventut Badalona
Casademont Zaragoza 78 – 79Monbus Obradoiro
Real Madrid 86 – 65 Surne Bilbao Basket
Bàsquet Girona75 – 79Valencia Basket
UCAM Murcia 85 – 80Unicaja Malaga
Real Betis Baloncesto 71 – 83 Cazoo Baskonia
Barcelona 93 – 72 BAXI Manresa
Carplus Fuenlabrada 73 – 92 Río Breogán

Standings: Real Madrid 19-3, Barcelona 18-4, Baskonia 18-4, Lenovo Tenerife 15-6…