ANDl Real Madrid It goes from scare to scare, and it doesn’t matter if it is Euroleague or ACB League. He does not finish the games and has to win them several times. As it happened to him Baxi Manresa, 76-77, in a clash that he had controlled in the middle of the last quarter (52-62), but in which he ended up seeing how his rival threw three to win.
Matt Janning had in his hand to give the first victory to Manresa on Madrid at the Nou Congost since 1998. His triple ended, rejected by the hoop, in the hands of Garuba that sealed the Madrid victory with two free throws. Janning shot 73-75 in the absence of seven seconds in a play that the Madrid defense should not have conceded.
Precisely the defending is what led to the control of the party for Laso. The whites, who are waiting to clarify their European future, go from end to end. This in Manresa was crucial to cement a little more leadership in the ACB League.
And if Madrid does not give ground to Barça after their visit to Manresa, it is due to Gabriel Deck, author of 17 points. The ‘Tortuga’ was formidable in the last quarter. He excelled in a Madrid falón and thick in attack, to which held his defense and offensive rebound. The Argentine threw gallons, it is time for them to be officially given, and he came to the rescue of his team when produced the blackout five minutes to go and Manresa was growing, in defense and in attack.
From the hands of the Argentine came nine consecutive points, the last of Madrid before the free throws of Laprovittola (73-75) and the final two of Garuba. The Manresa of Pedro Martinez, who knew how to cut the pace of Madrid at all times, had already managed to tie the clash and threatened the established power.
The failure of Janning makes whites breathe just before a decisive week in the Euroleague. They have two endings, but then more will come in the ACB League. The fate of the whites this year is to go from scare to scare.