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Gran Canaria defeated Baskonia at home for another round of the ACB League. Jayson Granger’s team lost four of their last five games in the tournament.

In the match corresponding to the tenth date of the Endesa League, the faces Gran Canaria and Baskonia were seen. The former came from falling on their visit to Breogán, while the latter came from beating Unicaja Málaga at home. Porfirio Fisac ​​presented a quintet made up of Dylan Ennis, Chris Kramer, AJ Slaughter, Ilimane Diop and the Senegalese Khalifa Diop. For their part, those led by Dusko Ivanovic took to the field with Jayson Granger, Simone Fontecchio, Rokas Giedraitis, Tadas Sedekerskis and the North American Steven Enoch.

The game held at the Gran Canaria Arena had an extremely balanced start, in which both teams exchanged attack for attack, without taking differences in the score. The home team had a good offensive contribution from Chris Kramer and AJ Slaughter, while the visiting team hurt with shots from beyond 6.75 meters from Jayson Granger and Simone Fontecchio. The parity was maintained throughout the second period, being important for this the players of the second unit. Those from Las Palmas found the scoring of Miguel Salvo and Artem Pustovyi on the substitute bench. For their part, Matt Costello and Vanja Marinkovic were in charge of providing solutions in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

At the beginning of the second half, the visit was at the forefront in the electronic in figures from 41 to 36. In the first bars of the complement, an open procedure could be observed, where the attacks exceeded the defenses. Those from the island had an inspired Slaughter with their triples, while the Basque team continued to have Granger and Fontecchio as their main offensive exponents. Averaging the last quarter, those led by Porfirio Fisac ​​obtained an income of eight points, which would be lapidary for the aspirations of those led by Dusko Ivanovic. Finally, Gran Canaria was left with the victory 83-77 and thus achieved a 7-3 record, leaving Baskonia with a 4-6 balance.

In the winner, the figure of AJ Slaughter stood out, who scored 22 points, well accompanied by Canadian Dylan Ennis with 15 points. On the loser’s side, Italian Simone Fontecchio finished as his team’s top scorer with 14 points.

Uruguayan point guard Jayson Granger spent 29:08 minutes on the court, in which he contributed 13 points (3/8 triples and 2/4 doubles), 2 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, reaching a total valuation of 17.

The next commitment of our compatriot’s team for the local tournament will be in eight days, when they host MoraBanc Andorra at home. But before that game, he will have two Euroleague games, on Tuesday against Red Star and on Friday against CSKA Moscow, both in local condition.

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