Matchday 16 of the last runner-up in the tournament, Real Madrid, for 92 to 86to increase his impressive record: He has not known defeat for 11 games. On the side of the Madrid team, Gabriel Deck was the figure of the meeting, although his 17 points were not enough to keep Real at the top.
The Real Madridwho came from facing his duel against Bilbao for the ACB Leaguebegan with a solid first quarter, in which he finished with a four-point lead (28-24) without the scoring presence of the Argentinewho in the last week He was recognized with the Silver Olimpia for his great yearin which it was, for example, AmeriCup champion with the Argentine National Team. Gabi just managed to add his first two units in a second quarter to the relief of Real, who was surpassed 35-15 by the locals, who went to rest 59-43.
After being vastly outclassed in the first half, with the rising figure of the 23-year-old American markus howardwho was drafted into the NBA by the Denver Nuggets in 2020Deck began to be key in the offense of the Real Madrid. The man from Santiago contributed seven of the 26 points of the visit in the third quarterincluding a triple on the closing of this to enter the final part down 73-69, thanks to a dominant 10 minutes that ended 26-14 in favor of the team led by Chus Mateo. The need for victory was key, since, although 18 dates remain for the start of the Final Eightthe fight for the first places is divided between six teams with very even records.
Despite the comeback (even Real Madrid came to be 71-73 at the beginning of the last quarter), at the end of the game Baskonia found effectiveness from the three-point zone with three triples in a row to take a nine-point lead with four minutes to go. That difference achieved in the second quarter by the locals was the dagger that condemned Madrid. about the end, Deck made two more 3-pointersto try to keep the Merengues alive, who finally they fell by 92 to 86. turtle he finished the game as his team’s top scorer, with 17 points, six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.
After what had been a streak of six wins in a row for the Merengues in the Euroleague, in the last four five games for the continental tournament they fell in three games, two of them against direct rivals (Monaco and Baskonia). After finishing this 16th date, the white team was 5th, with a 10-6 recordwhile Baskonia emerged as the only tournament leader with a 11-5 recordAlthough if Monaco were to win (10-5) against Kauno Zalgiris (8-7), there would be a double tie at the top.
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This Friday (from 3:00 p.m. on DirecTV), date 16 of the Euroleague will come to an end (the tournament will resume on January 5) with a key duel between two Argentines. Barcelona (10-5) will play as a visitor in Serbia against Red Star Belgrade (8-7) in a clash between the players of the Argentine National Team, Nicholas Laprovittola (Barca) and the Mar del Plata Luca Vildoza (Red Star).
Who will not be able to be present is Facundo Campazzowho two weeks ago signed his arrival to the Serbian team after leaving the NBA, but is not yet qualified since the Balkan team has a ban on including players in international tournaments, so his debut will have to wait.
The base, however, could debut on Thursday 22 when he came off the bench in the team that beat Borac Mozzart 86-57 in the Adriatic League. The 1.78 meter and 31-year-old point guard exceeded expectations by scoring 11 points (1-2 doubles, 2-5 triples and 3-3 free throws), 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in 19m09, in which he received a rating of +14.
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