Saruns Jasikevicius He appeared in a press conference after the Christmas Clásico that the Barca team won 78–87. The Lithuanian coach analyzed the game when he said he had planned to replace Corey Higgins, but with his triple he left him on the court.
« I was laughing with Cory because I had already prepared the changes. But he takes an offensive rebound, hits a triple…it was impossible to get him out. And in the end the party has decided us. It’s amazing how basketball works.” Saras said to the Movistar microphone.
Higgins scored 14 of his 18 points in a spectacular fourth quarter, deciding the classic. The American showed his ferocity, overwhelming Moses in defense.
“I had Corey’s change ready. All of a sudden, he grabbed the rebound and hit a triple. It was impossible to get it out there. Imagine, I was going to get it out. In the end the game decides for us. Basketball How that works sometimes.” , beyond belief”
Mustard on Higgins.
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This was further stated by Jasikevicius:
,We are saying that we have many ups and downs here. But I believe in this team a lot, what if you have to show it on the track. Some players are not at their best. I. We need more consistency to win something big.
We’ve been very strong throughout the game, we’ve played what we wanted to. Maybe on defense, we could have done better in the first quarter and then with a few more fouls that we didn’t commit. I am happy because we are doing consistently well in the long run of the game which we have been lacking till now. You have to do a lot right to win here.”