Credit: BasketNews/D.Repečka
Credit BasketNews/D.Repečka

Euroleague side Barcelona (11-3) suffered a defeat at home against Baxi Manresa (9-6). In a very exciting game, Barcelona lost after one overtime 96-95 (25-17, 12-27, 23-15, 26-27, 10-9).

Points this season

Points made: 84,6
Accuracy: 48,8%
Place in standings: 1
Record max: 111
Record min: 68
Best scorer: Nikola Mirotic

In the overtime, a three-pointer by Joe Thomasson with 20 seconds remaining in the game gave Manresa the win (96-95)

The final seconds were really exciting. Rokas Jokubaitis gave Barcelona a two-point lead with just six seconds remaining in the game (86-84) but Sylvain Francisco tied the game at the last second, sending the game to overtime (86-86). 

During the final quarter, Manresa even reached a 10-point lead at some point (77-67) but Barcelona fought back with a 9-0 run, reducing the deficit to just one point (77-76). 

In the second half, Barcelona struggled once again offensively and Manresa took over the game scoring 23 points in the third quarter and obtaining a one-point lead entering the final period (60-59)

Barcelona struggled in the first quarter and finished the first 10 minutes down by 8 points (17-25). In the second quarter, though, the situation changed and the Catalan frontcourt started to dominate the game. Barcelona scored 27 points in the second quarter and finished the half up by 7 (44-37). 

For Barcelona, the top scorer was Nikola Mirotic with 20 points (4/14 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 3/4 FT), 8 rebounds, and 1 block. 

For Manresa, on the other hand, the top scorer was Sylvain Francisco with 25 points (4/7 2PT, 4/7 3PT, 5/8 FT), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. 

Barcelona: Nikola Mirotic 20 (8 REB), Nigel Hayes 17 (6 REB), Sertac Sanli 16, Rokas Jokubaitis 15 (6 REB), James Nnaji 10

Manresa: Sylvain Francisco 25, Chima Moneke 18 (10 REB), Ismael Bako 14 (6 REB), Luke Maye 12

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