Tau ties series against Barcelona

ImageIgor Rakocevic looked determined and wouldn't let this one slip out of their hands. Tau was fantastic in the final 15' minutes and left no chances to the visitors.

Tau took an early lead in the game, outplaying Barcelona and finished the 1st quarter with an 8-point lead (20-12). In the second quarter Tau looked completelly disoriented and had 5 consecutive turnovers and bad presence on both ends of the court. Barcelona had a 16-4 run to tie the game halfway into the quarter when Mirza Teletovic twisted his ankle.
 Halftime found the 2 teams tied at 33-33

Situtation was pretty much the same at the beggining of the 3rd quarter with Barcleona maintening a minimal lead. After about 5', Teletovic returned to the game, worked perfectly with Rakocevic and gave a 5-point lead to enter the final quarter (54-49). Both teams were struggling offensively, and it was Tau to score the first points of the quarter. Barcelona scored their first bucket merely after 4' at which point Tau already had a 9-point lead. Barcelona Tried to comeback but with less than 3 minutes to go Tau reached a game-high 11-point lead after consecutive 3pointers by Rakocevic. That lead was kept untill the end of the game despite Lakovic' desperate efforts and the game ended 75-67 with the series standing 1-1

For the winners Rakocevic had 22, Mickeal added 19 and Prigioni 16

The guests saw Navarro scoring 21 while all the others had less than 10 points.