ANDl Real Madrid he is living a season of contrasts where troubles alternate with satisfactions according to the prism through which his performance is viewed. In Europe the picture is bleak, with a foot and a half outside the Final four after a series of quarters before him Efes that it has become impossible (2-0). Between the injuries and the march to the NBA of basic players like Campazzo or Deck the white team does not give for more on the continent. However, these major obstacles have not prevented him from maintaining with an iron fist his hierarchy in the Endesa League, where he is in a position to beat various historical records of the ACB.
Shot records in the Endesa League
The Whites have virtually assured the lead five days after the conclusion of the regular League with a impressive balance of 30-1 and three wins ahead of him Barça, his most immediate pursuer. It also remains undefeated away (15-0) and accumulates 16 consecutive victories. His career is flawless and meritorious with the adversities he has suffered.
Right now he equals the numbers of Madrid 2013-14 that he chained 28 wins in a row, but that presented an identical balance after 31 games. No one reached similar numbers in the CBA era. That squad trained by Laso, in which they were already Rudy, Carroll, Llull Y Kings, has the record for league wins: 32-2 (94.1%), which they could now overcome.
In search of 35-1
The madridistas face the last five regular phase matches (Fuenlabrada, Saragossa, Valencia, Bilbao Y Unicaja) with the challenge of signing the best regular league in history. With five wins in the remaining five games, they would raise the cap to 35-1 that would mean 97.2% of wins unparalleled in competition history.
Since the establishment in the 1996-97 season of the current format with 18 teams, (with the exceptions of 2008-09 and 2016-17, with 17 teams, and this 2020-21, with 19), only Madrid Laso, the Barça and the Valencia have ever reached 30 victories. And covering the entire ACB period, counting old double-phase formats, only the Joventut 90-91 (30-4) could join this select club.
Real Madrid also has in hand to establish another historical record never seen with the current competition format: finish an entire regular season undefeated away from home. They have played 15 away games so far and have won them all. And in a forceful way. More than half was for a difference of two digits and an average of 12 points. Although in his last two visits he suffered before Manresa (76-77) and Barça (85-87).
In contemporary white history, the most similar precedent occurred in the 2013-14 season, that one full of records by Real Madrid, in which he only yielded in his penultimate displacement, on the Barcelona court, to end a 16-1 at home.
Laso’s only need three more wins to get the perfect full: this Sunday on the court of a Fuenlabrada who fights to escape the descent, next Sunday in Saragossa before a Casademont that hurries his options to enter the playoffs, and on the last day in Malaga before a Unicaja you have yet to certify them.
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