After two games lost by one point, it came the time for Joventut Badalona to break the curse and be back on the winning line. Their opponent, Turk Telekom got stronger by adding Tyler Ennis in the last weeks that should help the team to improve their game. But this did not happen yesterday because Joventut had as always a good collective approach to the encounter.
The Catalans have built a very interesting squad with many talented youngsters that are full of energy running and fighting for every ball. They are guided by the experience of the veterans like Ante Tomic, Pau Ribas and Guillem Vives. Even if Brandon Paul is out and Albert Ventura and Arturs Zagars are not 100% ready, Joventut Badalona controlled the game from the first minutes and never looked back.
Even is from the arc the percentage was poor (only 3 shots made from 15), Joventut dominated in the paint with 62%, while grabbing as well more rebounds and more assists than Turk Telekom. The visitors made a couple of bad plays that gave them no chance to win, including silly fouls, technical and unsportsmanlike fouls or turnovers in key moments of the game.
The host team led by Joel Parra with 17 points and 8 rebounds stole an easy win thanks to an organized offense and defense that made the difference over the chaotic game practised by the Turkish side.
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