Barca, and Abrines in particular, started on the front foot with two triples in a row from the No.21 which laid the foundations for this game. Ahead 8-18 not long after the tip-off, the hosts got in amongst it towards the end of the first period (21-21).
Barca Kyle Kuric, the Mallorcan and Smits, who this morning played his 200th match in the ACB League, helped the visitors push ahead again. Their defensive aggression had to be admired, and it contributed to a magnificent second period in which Barça outscored their hosts by 4-33. Great play by Calathes, and a magnificent contribution from Claver saw Barça go into the break 25-54 ahead.
Third victory in six days
Mirotic, Calathes and Abrines excelled in a tighter third quarter, with nothing to endanger the Barça victory. The win was assured in the last period, when Barça continued to put their foot on the accelerator (58-109).
The next challenge in the Endesa League regular season is against Baskonia (Wednesday, May 19 – 9.15pm CEST).
Coosur Betis, 58
Coosur Betis: Randle, Almazán, Feldeine, Spires and Jordan -starters- Kay, Borg, Ouattara, Ndoye, Campbell, Torres and Magassa
Barça: Calathes, Westermann, Abrines, Mirotic and Davies -starters- Bolmaro, Smits, Gasol, Kuric, Oriola, Claver and Pustovyi
Periods: 21-21; 4-33 / 22-23; 13-32
Officials: Jordi Aliaga, Raúl Zamorano and David Sánchez