ImageThe series turned around right in the first game as Tau was not able to hold on to their homecourt advantage and lost to Barcelona 80-82. The matchup came down to final posession where Lucas failed to knail the 3pointer and Barcelona left the court victorious.

Tau started the game strong, wanting revenge for the lost quarterfinal series of the Euroleague and closed the 1st quarter leading 21-15. Things changed in the 2nd though as they were outscore 16-28, being down by 6 at halftime themselves.

3rd and 4th quarters were pretty balanced when in the finals minutes Barcelona had a steady but small lead. Consecutive 3pointers by Tau however in the final minutes brought the game to a tie. 26,6" before buzzer Igor Rakocevic was at the freethrow line with the score being 79-79 where he converted 1/2. The final offense of Barcelona was run by Navarro who run the clock down and tried to drive. He passed outside to wide open Andersen who was unaible to make the 3pointer. Tau's big men however did not manage to get the rebound, instead Tiago Splitter tried to slap the ball as far away as possible so the clock runs out. Unfortunately for him the ball landed in Gianluca Basile's hands who knailed a 3pointer from 8 meters and gave a 2point lead to Barcelona with only 2" to go. After the time out Lucas missed the 3pointer and the game was over.

Andersen had 21, Lakovic 13, Vazquez 12 and Navarro 11 for Barcelona.
For Tau Rakocevic scored 19, Splitter 18 and Teletovic 11