2012-13Top 16Round 13
March 29, 2013 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAESTRA

Jawai, Ingles lead Barcelona to 11th straight win

FC Barcelona Regal rallied from an early 15-point deficit to down Montepaschi Siena 69-77 on Friday night in Siena. The victory extended Barcelona’s winning streak to 11 games and improved its record to 12-1 atop Top 16 Group F, while Siena dropped its fourth consecutive game and now sits in a three-way tie for fourth place in the group at 7-6. Siena stormed in front 21-6 to open the game but Barcelona, which played without its top three scorers - Juan Carlos Navarro, Ante Tomic and Pete Mickeal – made a 2-17 run at the end of the first and a 4-11 run to start the second quarter to go up 29-24 and take the lead for good. The margin reached 48-61 near the end of the third quarter, and when Siena managed to come within 69-72, Marcelinho Huertas sealed the deal. Nate Jawai amassed career-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Barcelona in victory. Joe Ingles netted 20 points, and Huertas finished with 14 points plus 6 assists. Bobby Brown had 15 points and 6 assists for the hosts, while David Moss scored 12. Tomas Ress had all of his 10 points in the first half, and Kristjan Kangur also scored 10 in defeat.

First quarter: Hosts take big lead, Barca catches up

Siena stormed out of the gate as Ress nailed a three-pointer to start things before Brown hit a jumper and David Moss sank a three for a 10-0 lead in little over two minutes of play. After a timeout, Ingles opened Barcelona's account, but Aleksandar Rasic hit a triple and Ress followed it up with another one of his own to make it 16-2. After Jawai and Ingles scored more inside, Brown hit Siena's fifth shot from downtown for the biggest margin, 21-6. Barcelona, however, answered with back-to-back three-pointers from Huertas and Alex Abrines, as well as Jawai's follow dunk. The run continued when Ingles hit a triple, then Huertas and Ingles scored fastbreak layups on back-to-back possessions to tie it at 23-23 before Rasic made a driving layup to make it 25-23 after the first quarter.

Second quarter: Ingles, Jawai put Barcelona in front

Barcelona’s streak continued at the start of the second quarter. Abrines hit back-to-back jumpers, giving the visitors a 25-28 lead, and even though Moss hit a jumper and Benjamin Eze made an uncontested dunk for Siena, Ingles and Huertas hit back-to-back three-pointers for 29-34. The hosts tied the game at 36-36 with a triple from the left corner from Brown and a monster dunk from Viktor Sanikidze, but Jawai made basket-plus-free throw and a fastbreak two-handed slam to keep Barcelona in front. After Ress split free throws, Jawai muscled his way inside for another dunk and 40-45 halftime lead.

Third quarter: Barcelona extends the margin to double figures

Jawai made couple of dunks to start the third quarter before Moss and Victor Sada traded triples for 43-52. Sanikidze kept Siena within range with his offensive rebounding that produced a couple of put-backs, but Jawai answered with two easy baskets of his own after brilliant assists from Sada and Sarunas Jasikevicius. A jump shot from Jasikevicius and an awkward runner from Ingles made it 48-61, before Brown quickly answered with couple of layups. Benjamin Ortner converted a basket-plus-free throw to cut the deficit back into single digits, but Erazem Lorbek hit a shot, making it 55-66 after three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Huertas and Jawai seal the deal for Barcelona

A dunk from Moss and a triple from Kristjan Kangur cut it to 60-67 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, but a tough baseline jumper from Sada kept the hosts at bay. Despite being in a comfortable situation, the visitors never stopped hustling for loose balls and controlling the glass. But Kangur’s three-pointer sparked the hosts’ run, and with a runner from Rasic and a pair of foul shots from Kangur cut it to 69-72. Huertas made a floater and Jawai grabbed a key offensive rebound with 32 seconds to go. Huertas sank both free throws to seal the deal and keep Barcelona’s winning streak alive.

Nathan Jawai - Barcelona Regal
Friday, March 29, 2013
Euroleague.net
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA)
Attendance: 5065
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FC Barcelona Regal23456577
Montepaschi Siena
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 BROWN, BOBBY 30:44 15 3/11 2/5 3/4       6   4   3 3 2 1
8 EZE, BENJAMIN 14:15 2 1/1     3 2 5     1     1 1 6
9 CARRARETTO, MARCO 19:49   0/1 0/3         3 1       4 1 -3
10 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 29:57 9 2/3 1/4 2/2   4 4 1   4     2 3 7
11 KANGUR, KRISTJAN 23:18 10 0/1 2/6 4/4   2 2           4 3 6
13 SANIKIDZE, VIKTOR 18:28 8 4/6 0/1 0/1 4 1 5 1     1   1 1 11
14 RESS, TOMAS 14:45 10   2/3 4/6 1 2 3 1         3 4 12
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 10:30 3 1/3   1/1   2 2 1   1     1 1 3
18 LECHTHALER, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 JANNING, MATT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
34 MOSS, DAVID 38:14 12 3/3 2/8     5 5 2 2 2     3 1 11
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 69 14/29 9/30 14/18 11 21 32 15 3 12 1 3 22 17 60
        48.3% 30% 77.8%
Head coach: BANCHI, LUCA
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
FC Barcelona Regal
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
8 SADA, VICTOR 20:27 5 1/2 1/2   1 2 3 1         3 3 7
9 HUERTAS, MARCELINHO 24:37 14 3/5 2/6 2/2   2 2 6 1 2     2 3 16
10 ABRINES, ALEX 19:09 7 2/2 1/4                   3   1
13 JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 18:21 3 1/3 0/2 1/2   1 1 1   3     1 1 -3
14 TODOROVIC, MARKO 14:13 1 0/2   1/2   5 5 1   2 1 1   1 3
18 WALLACE, C.J. 21:17           4 4 2 1 1     2 1 5
20 INGLES, JOE 35:17 20 4/8 2/3 6/8   2 2 1 1 1     1 3 18
22 RABASEDA, XAVI 1:39                           1 1
24 MBAYE, PAPA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 LORBEK, ERAZEM 17:46 5 1/5 0/1 3/4 1   1   1       1 4 4
31 PEREZ, JOSEP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 JAWAI, NATE 27:14 22 9/10   4/5 6 6 12 1   2 2   4 5 34
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 77 21/37 6/18 17/23 11 24 35 13 4 11 3 1 17 22 91
        56.8% 33.3% 73.9%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI

Head Coaches

BANCHI, LUCA
Montepaschi Siena
"Our approach to the game honored the great fans that were here tonight and one more time this team showed its big character. They were able to come back in the game with the big their consistency in offense and in defense. We didn’t give up and we played 40 minutes with big intensity believing in the game until the end."

Players

RESS, TOMAS
Montepaschi Siena
"We played against maybe the best team in Europe, we played without some important players and also they missed some players. We faced them as best we could, we made mistakes, but they played well and finally won. We are happy with what we have done on court. "
CARRARETTO, MARCO
Montepaschi Siena
"We tried and fought as best we could, but unfortunately, we could not win. We started in a very positive way, but later we suffered from their size. We tried to do our best, but Barcelona is a very big team."
JAWAI, NATE
FC Barcelona Regal
"It was a great game. We won without one of our main guys. It was hard to come here and I think we had a bad start, but came back and competed hard. Everybody in the team put in a lot of hard work. We came up with a win and I hope we can keep it going and finish the Top 16 with a win against Maccabi before the playoffs."