Vitoria, Nov 25 (EFE) .- Real Madrid reopened Bitci Baskonia’s wound on Thursday with a resounding 60-88 victory that made old ghosts appear in the Vitorian team and confirmed the good moment for the whites, who reaped their fifth consecutive victory in Euroleague.
The Madrilenians set the pace practically from the beginning and there was only competition during the first five minutes of a duel in which two teams appeared with two very different marches.
Six white players surpassed ten valuation credits and each one found his moment to maintain the high level of Real Madrid.
The superiority in the rebound, the shooting percentages and the sparks of several players such as Fabian Causeur or Thomas Heurtel, ruined some timid attempts at local reaction, which only had in Steven Enoch his most intoned man, although only in the first half.
The Barça pivot showed his teeth to Edy Tavares and scored the first nine points of a Baskonia that faced Real Madrid at the start of a game in which Fabian Causeur, with 11 points, kept the whites ahead.
But six turnovers by the locals in this period and the absence of other sources of annotation caused the first advantages of the Madrid players, 14-25.
The second round opened with a clash between Thomas Heurtel and Wade Baldwin that gave way to a rain of triples from Pablo Laso’s men, with which the French base, who threw himself on the public with gestures to the stands, and Rudy Fernández drove Real Madrid to 20-37 with a lot to play (min 13).
Vincent Poirier capitalized on the punishment of his team in the offensive rebound, while the outside scoring of the visitors destroyed a defense that lacked some more energy and communication in the indirect blocks and found a 34-53.
The script did not change at the beginning of the second half. The pace of Real Madrid continued to be higher, while the unforced errors of the Catalans followed one another.
The electronic did not advance, but Barça Lamar Peters insisted on increasing the defensive intensity, which gave Baskonia quick points that were countered by a white team that did not lose the level of play and closed the third quarter with a triple from the Hungarian Adam Hanga to put a final 47-71, in a good defensive period for the visitors.
Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis scored his first points at the start of the last act, an unmistakable symptom of Baskonia’s offensive problems.
The advantage went above 20 points and the game lowered the intensity in a final stretch that certified the two very different moments that both teams live with the final 60-88.
– Data sheet:
60 – Bitci Baskonia (14 + 20 + 13 + 13): Granger (-), Baldwin (8), Giedraitis (5), Sedekerskis (3) and Enoch (14) -starting five-, Lamar Peters (6), Fontecchio (14), Marinkovic (6), Nnoko (4) and Kurucs (-).
88 – Real Madrid (25 + 28 + 18 + 17): Hanga (7), Causeur (13), Abalde (5), Yabusele (7) and Tavares (12) – starting five – Williams-Goss (7), Heurtel (12), Llull (8), Poirier (8), Rudy Fernández (9), Vukcevic (-) and Nuñez (-).
Referees: Olegs Latisevs (Latvia), Tomislav Hordov (Croatian) and Rain Peerandi (Estonia). Heurtel and Baldwin (min.12) signaled an unsportsmanlike foul after a collision without the ball between them. They eliminated the local Peters for personal fouls (min.37).
Incidents: match corresponding to the twelfth day of the basketball Euroleague played at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria before 8,218 spectators. A minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims of sexist violence. Both teams posed before kick-off with a banner commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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60-88. Real Madrid reopens Baskonia’s wound – Basketball – ABC Color