NBA : Higgins is still in MVP mode



Alex Molina Perello

18/Feb/21 22:43

Alex Molina Perello

Barça will continue to lead the Euroleague for another week after comfortably beating Zalgiris and with Higgins again as their best man

By Alex Molina /

From the hand of a Higgins once again in a bullying plan, Barça has beaten Zalgiris without problems 86-62. The North American was the best of the game together with Oriola with a PIR of 27, maintaining the very high level that we already saw in the Cup for Barça to lead the Euroleague one more day.

I already warned Jasikevicius that Zalgiris was one of the teams that played the best in the Euroleague and it was proved by Martin Schiller’s men, who started the game putting everything in and playing in a very orderly and intelligent way, a hallmark of the Lithuanian team. But the truth is that the visiting opposition did not last long. With Cory Higgins -19 points- floating on the parquet, Jasikevicius’s men gradually distanced themselves from their rivals, who despite desperate attempts by their coach to make their players react, saw helpless as Barça was simply better.

One of the main complaints of Saras during the season is that her team is not able to play with an advantage, that they are not good at killing games and that they give options to come back. Today was not one of these days. From the hand of an inspired Oriola with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Brandon Davies, Barça’s advantages have come to touch 30 points as a result of the high degree of error of Zalgiris: despite arriving at the Palau being the best team in percentage in triples of the competition with 42.73%, today they have remained at a poor 26%.

And in the last quarter, to play the youngsters. Good minutes today from Bolmaro, who has made the most of the opportunity afforded by the loss due to injury of Westermann and that he has finished with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

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