Barcelona overcomes slow start, beats Burgos

By Eurohoops team / [email protected]

FC Barcelona got over a slow start to beat Hereda San Pablo Burgos at home 84-69 for Round 31 of the Spanish Liga Endesa Sunday.

Alex Abrines scored 15 points along with 3 rebounds to lead the way for Barca, while Rokas Jokubaitis and Brandon Davies each posted 10 points.

Burgos got a one-point lead at halftime (30-29), though the home team quickly recovered to score 30 points in the third quarter and take a double-digit lead en route to their second consecutive victory in the domestic league (24-7).

Marc Garcia posted a game-high with 18 points for the visitors, while Xavi Rabaseda, Cady Lalanne and Maksim Salash all had 8 points. With three rounds remaining in the Liga Endesa regular season, Burgos (9-22) is fighting to avoid relegation.

Barcelona next faces Bayern at home for Game 5 of their Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs series (May 3, 20:00 CET).

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