With a basketball binge and sweet hangover, of course (91-72). This is how the resounding victory of Gran Canaria tonight was written at the expense of a lazy Promitheas Patraswho also wins the average. Jaka Lakovic’s pupils continue their imperial trajectory in Group B of the Eurocup, which They go on to lead after adding the fifth victory in a row.
The match faced Gran Canaria practically from the warm-up. Only Simpson, out of three, was able to see hoop in the Promitheas, while the good insular offensive distribution led to a 2+1 score between Benite and Inglis stretching the score to a final 19-3. Four consecutive points from Diop made his team around +20, 25-7, and they were even moving Cowan’s two free throws that closed this uneven first quarter: 29-14.
After this sad first quarter, Patras had no choice but to react. Or at least try. However, it was so bad before that, no matter how much he hooked a run of 0-9 in favor between the end of the previous period and the beginning, he could barely get to 20-21. Despite the fact that Gran Canaria had a hard time reacting after some wonderful 10 minutes, it is not that his partial victory had to be in doubt once the break time came: 41-31.
So confident did the local team jump to the parquet after the break that the incredible was about to be consummated. Kulboka led the reaction of his team, and with a 2+1 that took him out of a clueless Balcerowski put his team just four points behind Granca: 42-38. However, he reacted fiercely to the host of Jaka Lakovic, and with an 11-0 run crowned by Inglis and Slaughter put things back on track: 51-38.
Following the good trend of last Saturday, when he ridiculed a poor Carplus Fuenlabrada (110-65), Gran Canaria, also aware of the importance of the averageHe came out to finish the game as soon as possible, maybe through the big door. His advantage did not stop growing.
Even if it were impossible to have them, any doubt that the sure victory of the island could generate was automatically removed when Slaughter’s three-pointer stretched the home advantage to 84-60. With no more incentive than knowing the exact extent of the beating that Promitheas Patras was taking, the 91-72 final brings even more shine to the excellent trajectory of Gran Canaria, a bully tonight, in this Eurocup, in which They lead Group B with solvency after sealing their fifth consecutive continental victory.