By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
FC Barcelona kept TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz at bay and managed to escape with a 72-71 victory on the road in Round 6 of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague to extend its streak to four wins, improving to a 5-1 record in the competition’s standings.
Nikola Mirotic led Barcelona’s efforts with 18 points, seven boards and two assists, while Brandon Davies and Alex Abrines stepped up in the fourth period as Barcelona recovered from a double-digit deficit, adding 12 and 10 points each, while Abrines also gave Barcelona the final push to the victory with 52 seconds remaining.
Baskonia returned to its EuroLeague duties starving for a victory, though they couldn’t complete their fourth-period run and now falls to a 2-2 record. The hosts managed to get ahead early in the fourth period with a 15-3 run, though Barcelona’s reaction was more than effective towards the end.
Zoran Dragic led all scorers for Dusko Ivanovic’s squad with 14 points, Achilles Polonara had 14 points and six boards. Youssoupha Fall followed with 11 points and Tonye Jekiri added 10 points.