ANDhe Valencia responded to the exchange of blows Real Madrid and knocked down the leader (93-94) after a first part of total offensive mess of both teams. But it was the taronjas who found the best balance and, from the hand of Prepelic (16) and Rivero (16 + 4)which put the white rooks in check, frustrated one by one all of his rival’s comeback attempts to add his fifth win in a row. Madrid, good in attack, rose in the end hand in hand with his old guard -indomitable Llull (17) and Rudy (16)-and had chances of victory, but added his third loss in a row in the league and compromise your leadership.


Both teams led to the letter in the first half the ‘laissez faire’ doctrine, the let-do of the eighteenth-century French free market. And there were two Gauls, Yabusele and Heurtel, with three triples each, which led a partial 16-2 (23-13 min 6). But Valencia also enjoyed the permissive white defense, as weak as theirs, to hit back with a 2-14 led by two of their ‘babys’, Pradilla and Puerto (25-27, min 9).

A formidable success of both teams

The Madrid lost despite accrediting 6/7 t3 and 5/9 t2. But Valencia was not far behind (11/14 t2 and 3/5 t3). The sit-down dynamic didn’t change, with Lull and Rudy neutralizing the triples of Prepelic and Van Rossom. Then Dimitrijevic and Puertor they established the maximum taronja (44-51)trimmed by Tavares and Yabusele before the break (48-51). An NBA score.


With so much success, the team that lowered its ass back before would have won a lot. and that was Valencia, who pressed in defense and could run to kill with a 4-15 (52-65, min 24)with Rivero dancing to Tavares. But the whites did not give up. They bit in defense with an exemplary Rudy, and Williams-Goss and Llull, this one with two triples, they resurrected their own, who tied with a triple from the Mallorcan (74-74, min 31).

Taronja sentence threat

Llull from triple and Tavares in the area neutralized the success of López-Aróstegui and Prepelic In the first instance. However, the Biscayan and Rivero they put the taronjas on the path to victory (83-90 min 38). But the word surrender is not in Laso’s dictionary. Rudy, with a triple, Poirier and Yabusele they made a comeback (90-90, at 1.19).


The joy did not last long, because Valencia was better in those last 79 seconds and tied the triumph with a 2+1 from Rivero and a free kick from PrepelicWhile Tavares and Heurtel white attacks failed (90-94). The triple by Llull three seconds from the end added emotion to the last moments of the meeting. Above all because Lopez-Arostegui He missed his first free throw. But threw second to miss and the rejection ended in a throw-in for Valencia, the fair winner.