ANDhe Real Madrid plays this Sunday at Casademont Zaragoza at 6.30 pm. It will be a match in the middle of the war he has with Anadolu Efes to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague. The fifth game of his playoff will be played on Tuesday at Sinan Erdem at 6:45 p.m., less than 48 hours after his ACB game ends and with a trip to Istanbul in between. A very tight schedule before the key game of the season and that the Whites have not tried to modify, as they have not asked the ACB to postpone the clash against Zaragoza. It might be impossible to relocate it, but neither has it made any effort for it.
Probably a postponement was also good for the hands, who next week will play the Final Eight of the FIBA ??Champions League in Russia. Madrid will go to Prince Felipe with casualties and headdresses. Injured Walter Tavares and Trey Thompkins will not play to try and reach Tuesday’s game. Pablo Laso has warned that he has more players with physical problems. Many minutes of the less usual are expected.
Another possibility for the whites to have a little more respite between their two commitments was that the Euroleague moved the fifth game against Efes to Wednesday. Instead, he has advanced it 45 minutes, as it was originally scheduled for 7.30 pm.
The controversy is given because Anadolu Efes has been able to delay their Turkish League match and will have more time to prepare for the momentous fifth game of the playoffs. The Turks were due to face Fenerbahce this Sunday in a postponed match.
Neither will Barcelona play this weekend, which luck has favored with the breaks from the Endesa League as there are odd teams. The ACB, anticipating the tight schedule of its clubs, tried to adjust the days in which they would not play to their most complex weeks. Valencia Basket, TD Systems Baskonia, Madrid and Barça have rested in consecutive days coinciding with the end of the regular phase of the Euroleague and the playoffs.
The same thing happened with the participants in the Eurocup and the FIBA ??Champions League, not playing in the Endesa League when important matches were approaching in their European competitions.
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