ANDhe real Madrid did not give the option Gran Canariawho were playing for a direct pass to the playoffs, and imposed their intensity and their best collective game to win (83-91) and showed that will reach the Final Four of the Euroleague that he will face from next Thursday in Belgrade.


lasso took the opportunity to shoot all his players, highlighting Tavares (10+8), Yabusele (13+4), Randolph (12), Williams-Goss (11) and Llull (11), these last three at their best of the season. For him Gran Canariawho pressed the whites after the break, highlighted the contribution of Ennis (24+5). It wasn’t enough for them to win, but they take the last place for the playoffs after also losing Bilbao and Murcia.

Williams-Goss and Hanga start strong

Williams-Goss and Hanga They took the initiative for Madrid, who surpassed their rival in intensity from the initial jump. Ennis, Pustovyi and Shurna they barely made the rubber for Granca (17-23, min 10). Laso had already completely changed his quintet after eight minutes. I wanted everyone rolled before the Final Four.


Balcerowski brought something closer to his own, but between Llullvery wise in the last two months, a reborn Randolph and Tavares they shot at the whites (29-45, min 18). Slaughter and Shurna cut the bloodletting (39-49, min 20). The least bad thing for the islanders was the result given their 2/11 triples before a more intense and wise Madrid (7/19 triples) and dominant on the rebound.

Canarian reaction with Chery and Khalifa Diop

after the break, the intensity of Chery and Khalifa Diop he put Granca in the match (46-51, min 24). It was the turning point that the canaries were looking for, but in practice it was for Madrid, who got smart in defense, was able to run and in just five minutes signed a 2-15 run led by Yabusele and Llull to leave the victory behind (49-66, min 28).


Ennis, with nine points in a row before the last quarter, he gave the islanders one last breath, cOnly saved by a 3+1 from a remarkable Randolph (57-70, min 30). Pustovyi and Albicy closed the gap (62-70, min 31) and Khalifa Diop and a great Ennis further fueled the comeback (68-74, min 35). But Tavares raised its voice and Madrid, with five points from Goss and a triple from Abalde, clinched the win (73-85, min 38). The islanders toughened the duel at the end to make up the result somewhat (83-91).

Data sheet:

83 – Gran Canaria (17+22+18+26): Albicy (6), Slaughter (11), Brussino (-), Shurna (10), Pustovyi (12) -initial five-, Khalifa Diop (10), Balcerowski (6), Ennis (24), Salvó (-), Stevic (-) and Chery (4).

91 – Real Madrid (23 + 26 + 21 + 21). Williams-Goss (11), Causeur (2), Hanga (6), Yabusele (13), Tavares (10) -starting five-, Randolph (12), Abalde (7), Deck (4), Poirier (8) , Llull (11) and Taylor (7).

Referees: Calatrava, Sanchez Sixto and Alcaraz. They pointed out technique to the Real Madrid coach, Pablo Laso (min. 40) and eliminated Williams-Goss for fouls (min. 40).

Incidents: Match played at the Gran Canaria Arena before 6,796 spectators.