Real Madrid defeated Lenovo Tenerife by Bruno Fitipaldo and got into the final of the Spanish Super Cup. The merengue team added their thirteenth consecutive victory against the Canarian cast.
For the second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup, the faces Lenovo Tenerife and Real Madrid were seen. Both teams participate in the contest for having been semifinalists in the last edition of the ACB League. Txus Vidorreta presented a quintet made up of Bruno Fitipaldo, Joan Sastre, Aaron Doornekamp, Emir Sulejmanovic and Fran Guerra. For his part, Pablo Laso started with Thomas Heurtel, Fabien Causeur, Adam Hanga, Guerschon Yabusele and Vincent Poirier.
The meeting held at the Santiago Martín Sports Pavilion had a very attractive start, in which both teams hurt in a different sector of the rectangle. The home team punished with the throws from beyond the 6.75 meters of Emir Sulejmanovic, while the visiting cast damaged in the paint through their French interns partner made up of Guerschon Yabusele and Vincent Poirier. With the passing of the minutes, the Tenerifeans were adjusting the defense, which added to the good reading of the game by Bruno Fitipaldo and what the captain Giorgi Shermadini contributed, gave them the possibility of opening an advantage of ten units (32 -22) averaging the second period. Led by Thomas Heurtel and Fabien Causeur, the merengue team managed to place a quick 7-0 partial to balance the actions on the closing of the initial stage. The first 20 minutes of play went with the homeowner in front on the electronic in figures from 37 to 31.
In the first bars of the complement, a clearly marked procedure could be observed, in which one team tried to finish specifying the reaction, while the other aimed to manage the difference generated in the first half. Those from the island used the pick and roll between Huertas and Shermadini as their main offensive argument. For their part, those of the capital found the outside scoring of the North American Nigel Williams-Goss. With three minutes remaining in the third quarter, with a pair of free games in the hands of the Brazilian point guard, those led by Txus Vidorreta managed to get an income of ten points (52-42). From that moment, those led by Pablo Laso placed a resounding 23-7 partial, which allowed them to turn the game around. Lenovo Tenerife sought to recover in the final minutes with Fitipaldo as standard bearer, but a triple by Adam Hanga ended up tipping the balance in favor of the visit. Finally, Real Madrid was left with the victory by 72 to 70 and in that way it got into the definition of the Spanish Super Cup.
In the winner, the figure of Frenchman Guerschon Yabusele stood out, who converted 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. well accompanied by his compatriot Fabien Causeur with 13 goals. On the losing side, Georgian Giorgi Shermadini finished as the top scorer with 21 points.
Uruguayan Burno Fitipaldo spent 18:22 minutes on the court, in which he contributed 3 points (0/2 triples, 1/4 doubles and 1/1 free), 2 rebounds and 4 assists, for a -1 valuation.
Early in the morning, Barcelona, current champion of the Endesa League and the Copa del Rey, defeated Valencia in numbers from 87 to 68. In the Culé team, the performance of Brandon Davies stood out, scoring 15 goals and grabbing 5 rebounds, followed by Cory Higgins with 13 points. On the side of the grapefruit cast, Martin Hermannsson and Josep Puerto scored 11 points each. On Sunday, Catalans and Madrid will be playing a new final of the Spanish Super Cup.
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