Credit: Alfonso Canavacciuolo/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Alfonso Canavacciuolo/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

FC Barcelona (4-0) remained unbeaten in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague after another thrilling and physical game decided, like 48 hours before, in the overtime.

Player of the Game
Brandon  Davies
EFF
38
Brandon Davies
Points 27
Accuracy 11-17
Rebounds 10
Assists 4

As it happened against Olympiacos, the Blaugranas lost the first quarter. 

"We did not start well," began Jasikevicius. "But the guys reacted fast. For me, this is the most important. It is not easy to win here, and we achieved it."

Brandon Davies was dominant in both parts of the floor, ending with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 38 of PIR. 

"In some moments, he did not work far from the rim, but then he showed a lot of character and helped us a lot. He got some 2+1. He ended well", explained Jasikevicius.

The Lithuanian coach praised AS Monaco's level during the game. 

"Monaco played in their line. They are clearly trying to make the playoffs. They are going to be a team fighting for the playoffs. People coming in, it is going to be difficult". 

Despite winning the fourth consecutive game, Jasikevicius also sent a message to his players.

"We must play better because this double-week has been good with the 2-0 but hasn't been good basketball-wise."

Nick Calathes, who finished the game with a double-double (12 points and 11 rebounds), was also happy with the result.

"We didn't play our best game, but every road win in the EuroLeague is huge, and it was a good comeback from us." 

Barcelona will not play this weekend (the game against Casademont Zaragoza was advanced and played two weeks ago), so it will have a week to prepare for the game against Zenit St Petersburg at Palau Blaugrana on Friday 22. 

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Monako Basket
Barselonos FC Barcelona
42%
29/69
Field goals
43%
31/72
44
Rebounds
40
18
Assists
19
6
Steals
7
30%
9/30
3-pointers
38%
10/26
5
Blocks
1

Best players

Mike  James
16 PTS
5/13 FG
4/5 FT
Brandon  Davies
27 PTS
11/17 FG
4/5 FT
Will  Thomas
9 REB
6 DREB
3 OREB
Nick  Calathes
11 REB
9 DREB
2 OREB
Paris  Lee
5 As
0 TO
20 MIN
Nick  Calathes
5 As
1 TO
31 MIN
Will  Thomas
28 EFF
71% 2P%
50% 3P%
Brandon  Davies
38 EFF
67% 2P%
50% 3P%