real Madrid Y baskonia opened the first semi-final of the ACB League. And the one that ended up smiling was the Merengue, which with gabriel deck on the court they won 94-84 at home to take the first point of the series. Tortu, who started off the bench, scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds and gave two assists in a good performance.
The first quarter started with both teams very erratic in field goals, especially in triples, Item in which neither of them scored in the first half of the set. However, the people from Madrid got help from the bench with Llul (9 points with three triples in a row) and Rudy Fernández (8 goals), who scored 17 of Real Madrid’s 22 points in the first quarter, which they won by 22 -19.
The series will continue this Saturday on the same stage. (EFE)
Fernández continued on fire and scored a new triple to maintain the difference of three (25-19), but Baskonia equalized with a 6-0 run from Marinkovic and Granger. The triple, which now seemed to be easy, this time was the work of Deck, who scored his first three points with 3:15 left to make it 40-33. In the end, the end of the second quarter was a stick for a stick that ended 44-42 for the locals.
around the break, Real Madrid put in a tremendous run of 15-0 to get a distance of 17 (59-42) against a Baskonia that showed handling and processing errors along with poor defensive solidity. The visitors showed an improvement thanks to Costello’s points (9 in the quarter), who, however, could not lower the double-digit difference with which they entered the last quarter (74-63).
Merengue began the third quarter with a 15-0 run. (EFE)
In the decisive chapter, Pablo Laso’s team continued to increase the difference and reached a maximum of 22 points after an accidental triple by Fernández (92-70), who tried to give an assist and ended up putting it in the hoop with just under four minutes to play. The capital team took their foot off the accelerator at the end and allowed their rival to make up the result.
The top scorer of the match was Fabien Causeur, with 16 units. For the Basques, Alec Peters stood out, with 11.
Causeur (left) was the top scorer of the match. (EFE)
The series, which is the best of five, will continue this Saturday on the same stage. Real Madrid have home-field advantage for having finished 2nd in the regular phase, while their opponent was 6th.
Meanwhile, Barcelona (1st) of Nicholas Laprovittola will make its debut in the semifinals this Friday at 4:00 p.m. (Fox Sports) against Joventut (4th) in the Catalan classic.
Laprovittola and Barcelona go against Joventut. (EFE)
The Blaugrana came from removing Nicolás Brussino’s Gran Canaria in the quarterfinals, while the Badalona team removed Tenerife.
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Deck’s Real Madrid got off to a strong start in the semi-finals