ANDl Real Madrid will be ready for Tuesday’s momentous match in Istanbul against Efes in which their presence in the Final four, as demonstrated in the very tough examination that a Casademont Zaragoza that ended up giving up (89-78). The whites, lately experts in giving their best in the last minutes, They signed their umpteenth flawless ending with a partial 0-11 to cut the streak of four consecutive victories of the hands, very competitive and with a fluid and prolific attack to the fullest since the arrival of Luis Casimiro to the bench.
Harris (23 + 6) customized the resistance of a Zaragoza who competed face to face with the leader until minute 37 (87-87). To end their resistance the whites had to rebound, monopoly hand the first 14 minutes and fine tune the shot. He took care of the first Garuba, to which Laso had given rest, to put order (7 + 10 in just over 20 minutes). And to the second the whole team contributed with 18/42 triples (more shots of three than two (17/33), with protagonism of Laprovittola (20 points with 5/8 triples) and Rudy (17 with 5/8 triples).
The Saragossa it came out like a shot and with Wiley and Brussino of stilettos shook the first slap at his rival with a 11-0 (11-3, min 4). The whites went out in diesel mode and didn’t see it coming. With a lax defense were overwhelmed on the rebound, and the perimeter hand, with triples by Ellis, San Miguel and Barreiro, continued to make blood (28-17, min 10). Madrid made waters under boards (12-3 in rebounds giving up four offenses) and survived thanks triple (4/11).
Benzing and San MIguel they put Madrid on the ropes at the beginning of the second quarter (38-24, min 13). The whites, lacking in energy, were slowly languishing. Laso had no choice but to turn to Garuba, whom he had given rest with a view to Tuesday’s game against Efes, ya rudy, and the intensity of both reactivated the madridistas, who regained control of the rebound with the pivot (5 + 7 in no time) and they got into the party with a 0-13 after two triples from Laprovittola and one from Rudy (38-37, min 16).
The hands reacted with two triples from Sulaimon and a 2 + 1 from Harris (47-39, min 17), but it was not a good business to compete in triples with Madrid, who with two others from Rudy and Carroll, with Garuba in a colossus plan, allowed the whites to go into halftime with an advantage (51-54). The third quarter continued to mark the perimeter, with dazzling counterattacks with hands and triples of Taylor, Laprovittola and even de Poirier to keep the pulse (75-73).
In the final room Barreiro and Brussino gave a new stretch for the locals (82-78, min 33), they kept the guy with two plays of three by Wiley (87-87, min 36). But Madrid showed again that lately they are an expert in tight finishes. Rudy’s 3-pointer marked the start of a 0-11 run to which Alocen, Carroll and Tyus contributed. with two offensive rebounds with a basket for buckle up trump (87-98). The whites are ready (and aiming) ahead of Tuesday’s crucial visit to Anadolu Efes.
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