Real Madrid managed this Friday to balance its balance of victories and defeats in the Euroleague with a hard-fought victory on the pitch of the Red Star (67-73) after a duel in which he went from less to more and where he found his best feelings in the third quarter.
The white team jam in attack and his concessions in defense allowed the Serbian escape at the first opportunity. Kuzmic near the rim and Jordan Loyd from the perimeter hit a visiting team at the start, in which Walter Tavares had to go to the bench earlier than planned after committing two fouls in just over a minute and a half.
Triples were the ideal throwing weapon of a local team that added in all its attacks and that in six minutes was thirteen up against an opponent who had difficulty getting into the game (21-8, min 6.30). The departure of Jaycee Carroll spurred on the Whites and an 11-0 run, culminating with his triple and Trey Thompkins’ second, returned the waters to its course and forced Sasa Obradovic to request a timeout.
The first act closed with 26-21 in favor of the Balkans after a triple by Walden and in the resumption Loyd continued to hurt from all positions. As Laso’s men continued to play stumblingly, without regularity in the game and with many problems in attack, they stopped the game when they were ten down again (37-27, min 16).
It was good for the Spanish team to take a breath, then He returned to the track aware that he could not let the Red Star escape before the break.or. His patience, and a bad moment of the rival, allowed him to put himself several times to four. Considering what was seen in some sections of the initial twenty minutes, the disadvantage of six in the intermission could be considered good.
Whatever it was that was discussed in the Madrid dressing room, the reality is that it worked because it was accompanied by a necessary change of face and a 7-0 start that put them ahead for the first time all afternoon.
Thus began a ‘new’ party faced by the whites with renewed strength. Randolph’s Five Points, three of them from the perimeter, and another triple from Llull turned the tie at 46 into a comfortable 46-54 (min.26.30). Finally the advantage to face the decisive quarter stayed at six.
The tranquility changed into tension when the Belgrade men were immediately at two. And although Rudy slightly turned off the alarms with a triple mix of agony and fantasy, the host’s production did not cease until he managed to get ahead (65-64, min.36).
The moments of having a cool head and a warm hand made an appearance thus. And there Real Madrid managed better, among other things because two followed by Thompkins outside pitches They gave him a five-point cushion on which to rest the pressure and that served to sustain the final victory by 67-73.
Red Star 67 – (26+16+11+14): Hall (2), Loyd (22), Lazic (-), Reath (4) y Kuzmic (6) -cinco inicial-, Rochestie (-), O’Bryant (7)Walden (16), Davidovac (6), Dobric (-), Jagodic-Kuridza (-) y Terry (4).
Real Madrid 73 – (21 + 15 + 23 + 14): Abalde (3), Campazzo (8), Randolph (13), Tavares (4) and Llull (9) -initial five-, Deck (3), Carroll (9), Garuba (4), Rudy Fernández (6), Laprovittola (-), Thompkins (14).
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Emin Mogulkoc (TUR) and Amit Balak (ISR).
Incidents: Match corresponding to the eighth day of the Euroleague played at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall behind closed doors as a result of the coronavirus health crisis. AND
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