Barcelona beats Bayern and takes 2-1 lead in Euroleague quarterfinal series

FC Barcelona took a 2-1 series lead by downing FC Bayern Munich 66-75 with a dominant performance at Audi Dome on Wednesday.

Barcelona surged to a 13-point lead in the first quarter, which grew as high as 19 points in the second. The visitors protected the double-digit advantage throughout the third quarter, and the red-hot Nikola Mirotic ensured the advantage was never troubled. Mirotic excelled with 25 points on 8-of-11 field goal shooting, while Rolands Smits scored 12, and Nick Calathes gave leadership with 8 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. Vladimir Lucic paced Bayern with 17 points, Augustine Rubit added 14, and Ognjen Jaramaz scored 13. The teams will meet again for Game 4 on Friday, with Barca one win away from the Final Four.

Barcelona beats Bayern

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