Jay Jay to the rescue

With a good showing from Jayson Granger, Baskonia defeated Obradoiro and snapped a four-game losing streak between ACB and Euroleague.

In the match corresponding to the fifth round of the Endesa League, the faces Baskonia and Obradoiro were seen. The former came from falling on their visit to Manresa, while the latter from beating Fuenlabrada at home. Those led by Dusko Ivanovic took to the pitch with Jayson Granger, Simone Fontecchio, Rokas Giedraitis, Matt Costello and Landry Nnoko from Cameroon. For their part, those led by Moncho Fernández began with Braydon Hobbs, Laurynas Beliauskas, Thomas Scrubb, Álex Suárez and the Lithuanian Laurynas Birutis.

The match played at the Fernando Buesa Arena presented a favorable start to the tenant team, who with a good offensive contribution from their backcourt made up of Jayson Granger and Simone Fontecchio, managed to quickly take control of the actions. With the passing of the minutes, those of Vitoria-Gasteiz increased the difference in the score, which reached more than 20 units, being important in that period what Matt Costello and Landry Nnoko did in the internal game. The visiting team had serious problems in defense, while on the other side of the rectangle they could not find their main goal routes. The second quarter was much more balanced, standing out in those of Santiago de Compostela the duo of Lithuanians made up of the Laurynas, Birutis and Beliauskas.

At the beginning of the second half, the homeowner was in front of the electronic in figures from 47 to 29. In the first bars of the complement, the best version of the Basque cast could be observed again, with a good effectiveness from beyond the 6.75 meters through Rokas Giedraitis and Vanja Marinkovic, managed to get an income of 25 points (74-49) at the end of the third period. Those led by Moncho Fernández were a strainer behind, while ahead they depended excessively on what Beliauskas could generate. Those led by Dusko Ivanovic were dedicated to managing the difference, having Granger as the brain of the team at the time. Finally, Baskonia was left with the victory by 91 to 70 and thus cut a streak of four consecutive losses between local and international tournaments, reaching a 3-2 record in the ACB League of Spain.

In the winner, the figure of Rokas Giedraitis stood out, who scored 16 points and captured 8 rebounds, seconded by Wade Baldwin IV with 14 points. On the loser’s side, Laurynas Beliauskas finished as the top scorer with 17 points.

Uruguayan point guard Jayson Granger spent 21:41 minutes on the court, in which he contributed 14 points (4/5 triples and 1/1 doubles), 7 assists and 1 steal, for a total valuation of 17.

The next commitment of the team of our compatriot for the local tournament will be in a week, when in local condition he will have to face Lenovo Tenerife. While the Euroleague will be active again on Tuesday and Thursday, first receiving Panathinaikos and then visiting Alba Berlin.