G. Larentzakis’ triples in the fourth quarter killed the students of Š. Jasikevičius

Šarūnas Jasikevičius’ Barcelona started the EuroLeague season with Rok Jokubaičius, who at home 70:80 (16:13, 12:21, 21:23, 21:23) lost to Piraeus Olympiacos basketball players.

In the first part of the duel the Catalans were in the role of pursuers, but maintained a fighting distance of 5-7 points. 3.5 minutes after half-time, Barcelona finally took the lead – 39:38. Then Olympiacos scored 6 unanswered points (44:39), but the hosts reacted – 47:46.

However, OLY went on an 11-0 run to build a double-digit lead at 57-47, with a layup from Cory Higgins that closed the time 49-57.

Joel Bolomboy, who opened the decisive quarter with a brace with a foul, gave the visitors an 11-point margin (60-49), but the Barca led by Cory Higgins quickly responded with 7 points – 56-60.

GIannoulis Larentzakis, who became the “X factor”, started pulling Olympiacos out at the decisive moment, who scored three three points in a row and maintained a safe margin for his team – 71:62. The point of the match was set by G. Larentzakis himself, who scored another triple with 55 seconds left – 76:66.

In 14 minutes, R. Jokubaitis scored 4 points (2/6 braces), took 4 balls, made an assist, made 2 mistakes and collected 3 useful points.

“Barcelona”: Nicolas Laprivottola 16 (3/7 from three points), Nikoka Kalinicius 11, Cory Higgins 10, Sertach Šanli 9 (5 rebounds), Alejandro Abrines 8 (2/5 from three).

Olympiacos: Aleksandar Vezenkov 20 (3/4 of 3 points, 7 rebounds), Joel Bolomboy (7 rebounds) and Giannoulis Larentzakis (4/7 of 3 points) 12 each, Alec Peters 10 (2/3 of 3 points), Isaiah Canaan 9 .

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