Monday, January 30

Granca surprises Real Madrid, which suffers its first defeat

The Gran canaria beat home at Real Madrid by 70-75, breaking a streak of 11 consecutive losses before the whites, with Artem Pustovyi y Dylan Ennis among the outstanding and inflicting the first defeat in the League to those of Pablo Laso.

The Madrid started the easy game, 8-2 (min 3.30), with a Gran Canaria in which only Artem Pustovyi found a ring and that was until at 8.30 minute Chris Kramer scored the first points that had not come out of the hands of the Ukrainian center, 19-9 .

The success in the triple with Guerschon Yabusele, two of two, and a good defensive management of Real Madrid tied up a Gran Canaria that has not just found its place on the track. Jeff Taylor’s defense of Dylan Ennis left the guard dry, bringing the first act to a 21-14 finish.

In the second quarter, the insulares increased their defensive performance, tougher, better placed, more hands on all passing lanes, hindering the attack of a Real Madrid that began to feel uncomfortable.

Kalifa Diop’s third staff in the 11th minute, 21-14, did not take its toll and Porfirio Fisac’s team began to adjust the score, achieving the equalizer thanks to a triple by Andrew Albicy in the 13.30 minute, 24-24.

Equality was installed in the game and although Real Madrid tried to dominate the rhythm again, the truth is that they did not succeed, with which the Grancarios returned the partial to Madrid, 14-21 in the second act, after a triple Nico Brussino final that left a tie at 35 with which the two teams won the dressing room.

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With a 7-2 start, 42-37 (m.22.20) Madrid took a certain air, but Gran Canaria was already very involved in the match and quickly brought the situation back into balance, 42-41 (m.24.10) guided by Albicy’s firm hand.

The problem was that in the next play Pustovyi committed his third personal, but the islanders forgot about that and kept playing and a 0-6 in one minute, from 26 to 27, allowed them to dominate again on the scoreboard, going from a 47-45 to a 47-51 with baskets from AJ Slaughter, John Shurna and Brussino.

At the end of the third quarter, 52-53 for Granca.

With the two Diops on the court, Ilimane and Kalifa, the islanders sowed doubts in the attack and the Madrid defense, entering the game in a phase of exchange of baskets, 58-59 (m.33), until a new offensive arreón arrived. of the visitors culminated with a triple by Ennis, 58-64 (m.33.45).

Real Madrid center Walter Tavares dunks against Herbalife Gran Canaria. EFE

Another triple from Ennis and one against Miquel Salvó put Madrid on the ropes, 59-69 with 5.30 minutes to go.

The Madrid reaction did not wait and a triple by Alberto Abalde and a 2 + 1 by Tavares reduced the distance, 65-69 while waiting for the last three minutes. And a triple by Rudy, on the second attempt, made it 68-69 with two and a half minutes to go.

Tavares with one of the two free throws available to him again raised the tables on the scoreboard, 69-69, with a minute and a half to go.

A triplazo from Slaughter was a jug of water for Madrid and a real boost to the Canarian options. The game stopped, the shots came from the personnel line, but Gran Canaria had already seized the victory and did not release it. In the end, 70-75 and Real Madrid’s first defeat at home and in La Liga.

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70 – Real Madrid (21 + 14 + 17 + 18): Abalde (12), Hanga, Alocén (3), Tavares (18) and Yabusele (10) -initial team-, Causeur, Núñez, Heurtel (8), Rudy (5), Vukcevic (2), Poirier (6) and Taylor (6).

75 – Gran Canaria (14 + 21 + 18 + 22): Salvo (6), Slaughter (9), Brussino (6), Pustovyi (14) and Shurna (2) -starting team-, Kramer (5), I. Diop (4), Albicy (12), López (2) , K. Diop (2) and Ennis (13).

Referees: Fernando Calatrava, Raúl Zamorano and Iyán González. Without eliminated.

Incidents: Match corresponding to the seventh day of the Endesa League played at the Palacio de Deportes (WiZink Center) in Madrid before some 5,000 spectators.

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