Real Madrid, leader of the Endesa League, He clearly prevailed at the home of the current champion, TD Systems Baskonia, in a controlled duel from start to finish and that served to strengthen his position at the top of the domestic competition table.
As usual in recent dates, Edy Tavares He was unrivaled in the paint and finished with 37 PIR credits in a duel in which Gabriel Deck confirmed his step forward with 18 PIR points and Carlos Alocen took more gallons in the direction of the game.
Those of Dusko Ivanovic paid dearly for tickets in each quarter and were in tow of Real Madrid despite the efforts of Pierrià Henry, who was the most successful of his team with a 20 valuation.
The white team entered the game better and scored easily by taking advantage of the defensive imbalances of a Baskonia that was not fine in shooting baskets either. Two triples from Argentine Gabriel Deck they launched at Madrid, while the entry of Youssoupha Fall did not change things in the Vitorian basket, where white points continued to rain.
The madridista attack flowed under the orders of Carlos Alocen and executed by Edy Tavares, Master and Lord in both paintings in the first favorable room for his team, 20-27.
A 0-7 for Pablo Laso’s At the start of the second round he opened a gap of 14 points, worrying for the locals, who could not find their way to the basket and saw that their rival scored practically in every attack.
The entry of Ilimane Diop improved a Baskonia who punished the whites with their speed, weaker with Edy Tavares on the bench. But Trey Thompkins appeared with seven consecutive points to re-float Real Madrid when the Baskonians approached and the duel went to rest 36-45, after a basket by Luca Vildoza, the most inspired of the Basques.
The Madrilenians started another period in an excellent way and put land in between with a partial 0-7 that forced the Catalans to row again. Though Dusko Ivanovic found his best “five” in Ilimane Diop, later he opted to play without a big man to try to get Edy Tavares out of the paint, but it was difficult for them to adjust the defense.
The exchange of baskets favored Real Madrid, which managed a comfortable income, until three consecutive triples from the locals cut the distance below ten points and he entered the last quarter with a 60-66, thanks to an electric Pierrià Henry.
The Baskonia was found its game little by little and tried to profit from the breaks who took the white roof, a differential factor in the meeting.
The game of the two became enchanted in the first bars of the last round, but it was Real Madrid that first woke up from lethargy and put the victory on track with a triple from an unprecedented Jaycee Carroll that put the 62-76 to six minutes of the end.
Baskonia only scored two points in seven minutes of the last act and paid dearly with 62-85 against. Those of Pablo Laso controlled the difference despite the 12-0 final and they cleared all the doubts of the last month in the Buesa Arena with a 74-85.
74 – TD Systems Baskonia (20+16+24+14): Henry (14), Giedraitis (8), Sedekerskis (-), Polonara (10) and Jekiri (2) -starting five-, Raieste (-), Vildoza (11), Diop (10), Fall (-), Peters (7), Dragic (7) and Kurucs (3).
85 – Real Madrid (27 + 18 + 21 + 19): Alocén (11), Causeur (13), Deck (18), Thompkins (14) and Tavares (16) -initial five-, Laprovittola (4), Carroll (3), Abalde (-), Taylor (4), Tyus (-), Garuba (2) and Vukcevic (-).
Referees: Emilio Pérez, Vicente Bultó and Alfonso Olivares. Without eliminated.
Incidents: match corresponding to the twenty-sixth day of the Endesa League played at the Fernando Buesa Arena without an audience.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.