Real Madrid crushed Baskonia as a visitor in a new round of the ACB League. Jayson Granger’s team won its fourth consecutive loss between the local tournament and the Euroleague.

In the match corresponding to the eighth date of the Endesa League, Baskonia and Real Madrid faced each other. The former came from falling on their visit to UCAM Murcia, while the latter from leaving their undefeated at home against Gran Canaria. Dusko Ivanovic presented a quintet made up of Jayson Granger, Wade Baldwin IV, Simone Fontecchio, Tadas Sedekerskis and Landry Nnoko from Cameroon. For their part, those led by Pablo Laso took to the field with Alberto Abalde, Adam Hanga, Jeff Taylor, Guerschon Yabusele and Cape Verdean Walter Tavares.

The game held at the Fernando Buesa Arena showed a fairly balanced start, in which both teams tried to capture their main offensive attributes in the rectangle. The tenant cast hurt on the perimeter through Jayson Granger and Simone Fontecchio, while the visiting team hurt in the painted area through Guerschon Yabusele and Walter Tavares. Between the end of the first period and the start of the second, those from the capital took control of the game, being decisive for this the contribution from the bench of substitutes of the Serbian Tristan Vukcevic. The Basques had serious problems in defense and in attack they depended in excess of what some individuality could generate.

At the beginning of the second half, the visit was at the forefront in the electronic in figures from 39 to 26. In the first bars of the complement, a clearly marked procedure could be observed, in which one team tried by all means to react and the other to maintain the difference in the score. Those of Vitoria-Gasteiz found an outside goal in the hands of Rokas Giedraitis and Steven Enoch. For their part, the Madrilenians had as their main offensive argument the pick and roll carried out by the French Thomas Heurtel and Vincent Poirier. At the beginning of the last quarter, those led by Pablo Laso got an income of 25 points, which would be lapidary for the aspirations of those led by Dusko Ivanovic. Finally, Real Madrid was left with the triumph 83-65 and thus continues as guard for the leader Barcelona, ​​while Baskonia reaped its fifth defeat in the tournament.

In the winner, the figure of Guerschon Yabusele stood out, who scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, well seconded by Adam Hanga with 12 points. On the loser’s side, Tadas Sedekerskis finished as top scorer with 11 points.

Uruguayan point guard Jayson Granger scored 5 points (1/4 triples, 0/1 doubles and 2/2 free), captured 1 rebound and distributed 2 assists in the 21:08 minutes that he remained on the court, for a total valuation of 0.

The next commitment of our compatriot’s team for the local tournament will be in a week, when they host Unicaja Málaga at home. Meanwhile, for the Euroleague he will be active again on Friday, facing Maccabi Tel Aviv at home.

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