By Eurohops team/

A dominant Edy Tavares notched a playoff career-high 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked the ball three times as Real Madrid beat Baskonia 85 – 77 on the road to sweep the Spanish ACB League semifinals 3-0.

Wade Baldwin’s efforts (26 points) weren’t enough for Baskonia that trailed for the entire game after the first minutes in its last game for 2021-22.

Tavares produced 11 of his points in the third period during which Real took a 13-point lead, 53 – 66. Baskonia cut that margin to 64 – 69 but their opponents responded with a 2 – 12 run to ultimately get a comfortable win.

Adam Hanga dropped 17 points while Gabriel Deck scored 15 out of his 16 points in the second half while also adding eight rebounds and four assists for a diverse contribution. Fabien Causeur pitched in 14 points plus seven rebounds for the Blancos that are led by Chus Mateo at the bench during Pablo Laso’s recovery from a heart attack.

Apart from Baldwin, Simone Fontecchio had 16 points and Jayson Granger  scored 10.

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