Darussafaka alive and kicking, Barca on the ER

2017-03-17T19:43:36+00:00 2017-03-17T19:43:36+00:00.

Aris Barkas

17/Mar/17 19:43


Darussafaka Dogus has not the legacy of Barcelona, but has the team in order to fight until the end for the EuroLeague playoffs and they just got the win that helps them do that.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The unit of coach David Blatt made things easy on the way to a 67-56 win which keeps them one step away from Anadolu Efes and the 8th spot of the standings with a 13-13 record.

Darussafaka dominated the secord period, scoring 32 points while Barcelona scored only nine points and finished the first half with 9/31 field goals. The hosts got a 43-22 lead and after that the Catalans had to climb a mountain and said goodbye to the playoffs, even if making them was already a longshot for quite sometime.

Barcelona tried to get back in the game, even cut the lead of Darussafaka to 7 points (59-52) with less than four minutes left but that was the best they could do.

Will Clyburn with 15 points and Ante Zizic with 10 and 13 rebounds led a balanced offensive effort for the winners and had a huge role on defense. Specially Zizic demonstrated once again his progress against fellow Croatian Ante Tomic who was kept in check with 8 points on 3/7 shots.

Stratos Perperoglou with 16 points was the only scorer in double digits for Barcelona. Τhe 56 points are the fourth worst performance in the club’s history.