Rokas Jokubaitis rescued Barcelona in crunch time
The Round 29 game between FC Barcelona and Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade went down to the final two minutes. Barca needed a go-to guy, and Rokas Jokubaitis stepped up to make sure that his team cruised to its 19th victory.
Barca led 73-64 midway through the fourth quarter and, just when it seemed as though it was on its way to victory, Zvezda came back. Facu Campazzo began to cause plenty of headaches for the hosts, as he brought the guests as close as 75-73 with under three minutes left.
But, then Jokubaitis appeared with three crucial plays: a wild layup-plus-foul, a jumper from the elbow and an assist, finding Nikola Kalinic for a three-pointer that sealed the deal, 83-76, with 50.9 seconds remaining.
Jokubaitis's late heroics capped off one of his best games this season, finishing the contest with 8 points, 8 assists, just 1 turnover and a PIR of 12. Remember, the 22-year-old, who was chosen as the EuroLeague Rising Star last season, is eligible to win the award again. Barca coach Sarunas Jasikevicius gave Jokubaitis a lot of credit after the game, too: "He took these last two decisions and did really well. We found a situation in which he could do some damage. In the end, I believe he was solid all game long and these two possessions allowed us to get out of here with a victory."
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