Davis and Taylor, 50 points between them, lead UCAM

Impressive victory for Murcia, the second in two games against Baskonia, and despite the losses of Jok and Strawberry.


UCAM Murcia, with 50 points scored between Jordan Davis and Isaiah Taylor -29 and 21-, has won 92-87 in overtime over TD Systems Baskonia, which has completed a bad week that began with their elimination in the Euroleague and it has continued with the second defeat against this same rival in an Endesa League of which it is the current champion. The match, which was played with the memory of 75-83 of the first round at the Fernando Buesa Arena, was faced by the university team with the casualties of two forwards such as Peter Jok, injured; and DJ Strawberry, with coronavirus, and still unable to count on the newly signed Kostas Vasileiadis.

The clash started with the home team plugged (7-4), but two triples in a row scored by Ilimane Diop and one more by Achille Polonara gave the Vitoria an advantage (7-13). With 8-16 on the scoreboard came the first university reaction in the game by hardening the defense (17-19), although a 3 + 1 from Zoran Dragic allowed Dusko Ivanovic's men to finish the fourth with six rental points (17 -23) In the second, a triple by Taylor placed the team coached by Sito Alonso to just one point (32-33) and another basket of that value plus an additional free throw by Davis made it 38-36. The Granas, with that positive inertia, came to halftime winning by 44-40 despite Pierria Henry's basket on the horn. UCAM CB, led by Davis, remained firm (52-44), but a new time-out requested by the Baskonia coach woke up his team, who closed the room up several minutes later, although with everything to be decided (62-63). Henry took command of operations in the fourth quarter, with Rokas Giedraitis and Alec Peters also doing damage, and TD Systems reached its maximum advantage (66-75 in the middle of the fourth quarter) against an opponent who seemed to be running low on energy. .

However, the pride of Murcia was not going to make them throw in the towel and with a 12-1 run from then on they managed to enter the last quarter with an advantage and Davis unleashed (78-76), although he missed the shot to to win. In overtime, the performance of Taylor was key to the victory, with four penetrations of great merit for eight consecutive points and his ninth assist for the basket from Augusto Lima, and also Tomás Bellas, with four free throws in a row.

The UCAM CB, which always led the initiative in those final five minutes, achieved its eleventh victory in 28 games and three in the last four days, which is very close to certifying the permanence in the Endesa League, while the current champion He has 21 wins in his 29 games.

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