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ACB Cup – Basque derby

Caja Laboral edge Lagun Aro 72-65 to advance to Cup semis

02/17/2012

Caja Laboral trailed by 10 points at halftime but fought back to advance to the semi-finals of the ACB Cup. The Basques face Regal Barcelona on Saturday.

  • Salgado and Prigioni. Photo: EFE

    Salgado and Prigioni. Photo: EFE

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Pablo Prigioni scored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and handed out 6 assists to lead Caja Laboral to a 72-65 win over regional rivals Lagun Aro on the first quarterfinal of the ACB Cup on Thursday night.

Milko Bjelica, with 22 points, was the top scorer of the game. Teletovic added 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. For Lagun Aro GBC, Baron scored 22 points and Andy Panko had 14.

After a fist hard-fought quarter, Lagun Aro GBC bossed the second quarter and opened a 10-point gap on the scoreboard at halftime, 28-38.

Caja Laboral reacted well in the third quarter adding a 27-11 run, 55-49. With 6 minutes left, Lagun Aro GBC trailed by just one point, 59-58. However, Caja Laboral stepped up a gear and took control of the game in the last minutes to secure the win.

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