Baskonia defeats Gran Canaria to climb higher in the standings

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Baskonia beat Gran Canaria on the road (71-84) and earned their third straight win in the EuroLeague to climb higher in the standings.

The hosts made a better start to the game (23-14), yet the visitors quickly turned things around and closed the first half in front by six (35-41), behind a 12-27 run.

In the second half, the Basques were dominant and extended their lead to 20 points (62-82) to seal the deal.

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with Matt Janning and Shavon Shields having a game-high 16 points apiece and Jayson Granger adding 15.

Kim Tillie was the only one that posted a double-digit performance for the losing squad (11 points).

Baskonia improved to 6-7, whereas Gran Canaria saw its three-game winning streak come to an end, as they dropped to 5-8.